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Help!!! I can't sleep 1 month post hysterectomy Help!!! I can't sleep 1 month post hysterectomy

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Unread 11-13-2016, 10:43 PM
Help!!! I can't sleep 1 month post hysterectomy

I'm 1 month post hysterectomy iv tried everything possible to try and sleep and can't, in one night (actually every night) I take ambien,melatonin, benedryl, hot tea n honey, my pain pill and soaking in a tub oh n my doc also added another dose of estrogen pill b4 bed. Ladies I can't sleep!! And I don't mean 1 night iv gone 3 DAYS of NO SLEEP and nights I actually do sleep I'm lucky if it's 4 hours. Did/do u hav this problem if so how did u fix it? I hav 3 kids and it's so hard to function wen ur a walking zombie. I'm calling my doc in morning but from what it sounds like he's giving me all possible ideas. I'm desperate please help asap
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Unread 11-14-2016, 03:21 AM
Re: Help!!! I can't sleep 1 month post hysterectomy

I've not been sleeping since before surgery. I've personally found a link to inability to sleep and taking my pain pill. I think med is doing a reverse effect on me. No drowsiness here, quite the opposite!!
Have you noticed it started since starting a med?
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Unread 11-14-2016, 06:47 AM
Help!!! I can't sleep 1 month post hysterectomy

The first thing I would recommend is checking your sleep aids for artificial colours; in some people, myself included, they can act as a stimulant, disrupting your sleep cycles. I would also recommend avoiding caffeine after 3 PM, because it can take up to 6 hours for it to leave your system. Also turn off all electronics at least one hour before bedtime, and keep them out of your bedroom, so your body regards it solely as a place for sleep and intimacy. As for teas, my picks for sleep include chamomile and valerian, but first check with your doctor or pharmacist for any contraindications. Taking a daily walk outdoors can help to normalize your sleep cycles. Also, if you get into bed and don't fall asleep within half an hour, then don't just lie there; get out of bed, go to another room, and do some light reading, like a "Chicken Soup" story, or the owner's manual to one of your appliances; that should put you back to sleep quickly. Here's hoping you'll get your soon!
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