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Unread 11-04-2011, 03:33 PM

I had DVH Oct. 27 and have had some pretty intense nightmares. Do you know why and when these will stop?
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Unread 11-04-2011, 04:11 PM
Re: Nightmares

My guess is once you stop the pain medication. The Motrin doesn't do that but the stronger meds can. I've had a few crazy dreams since I left the hospital!! I usually say a prayer and try to go back to sleep.

Good luck and sleep well!!!!
Unread 11-04-2011, 06:05 PM
Re: Nightmares

In my case it took almost 2 weeks for the nightmares to stop. Mine weren't scary but they were heart wrenchingly sad. My mother could hear them through two closed doors. It can be from the anesthesia still leaving your system or the pain meds your on. A nurse friend of mine told me that it can also be your body subconsciously working through the emotions and issues that your body is going through to process this huge surgical change. hang in there and if they don't go away in a few days then contact your doctor. I saw you had your ovaries removed so if you aren't already on hormones they may be needed.
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Unread 11-04-2011, 08:21 PM
Re: Nightmares

I had my surgery on oct 4th and I am still having some crazy and far out dreams LOL. they had me up all night the other night.
Unread 11-04-2011, 09:20 PM
Re: Nightmares

OMG, I thought that I was the only one who was scared to death by nightmare in the first two weeks. I could not close my eyes when I was in the hospital at night time. I was crying to my husband on the phone, and let him to come to the hospital at 11m, and I cried to nurse and let her opened door and all the lights for me. I was going crazy by those nightmares.

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