uprightdoc wrote:That's interesting Robert. You have degeneration (spondylosis) and narrowing (stenosis) of the spinal canal. I suspect that in your case, lying down most likely further compresses the vertebral veins inside the spinal canal, which decreases perfusion pressure and blood flow to the long tracts and motor neurons of the cord.
Interesting how lying down can create this. I find that lying down also sets off things like tingles, shakes, buzzing sensations and sensory things.
The other factor that occurs is how if PwMS lie down for about 1.5-2 hours then other sensory things occur and particularly need to get up with bladder sending false signals. The restless legs and other more physical need to move occur after this period of lying down.
My personal experience because of being on the Wheldon Protocol is that the issue seems to be related to toxin build up in the CSF and that being upright helps the issues to stop. It is interesting that if I stay up for 15-20 minutes I can get back to sleep, but if I have just 5 minutes upright and then go back to bed the chances of relaxing and sleeping are nil and the reasons I woke are still an issue until I spend the time upright.
Every one is different I guess but I do have a few friends with the same problems occurring.