Peripheral Neuropathy And Riding On A Big Rig

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Patrick 's Comment
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I would like to know if there are any driver's who have spouses riding with them as passengers, who have peripheral neuropathy. I want to know how you handle the problem of sleep, when they have to get up in the middle of the night because their pain is so much it wakes them up. And what about the problem of them taking naps during the day while you are driving and you having to slam on the brakes, and preventing them from falling out of the sleeper?

Tracey D.'s Comment
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I don't have neuropathy, but I have had back pain since a teenager. Sometimes my ribs hurt so bad, I can't take a normal breath - I have to breathe shallowly. I usually toss and turn and curl into a fetal position a lot when I am at home by myself. When all else fails, I have to sleep in my recliner with a heating pad. This is not possible in a truck! When two people are sharing a twin size bed, tossing and turning and curling up are nearly impossible and always wakes the other person. I feel so bad for my boyfriend when I ride along with him. I know that I wake him up several times a night. (But he snores like hell, so we're even!) I have tried pain pills and sleeping pills, hoping they would help to keep me quiet and still during the night. Doesn't really work. Not sure what the solution would be for this problem. But your other question is easy! How do you keep a person in bed when slamming on the breaks? They make a cargo net type thing that attaches to the back wall and the base of the bed. Not real pretty to look at, but you won't end up on the floor, or worse, going out the windshield.

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