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Unread 10-20-2004, 01:06 AM
Insomnia

I had my hysterectomy back on July 13. I am doing great -no pain at last and feel wonderful except for the insomnia. I can't sleep...I have tried everything but nothing seems to work. Has anyone else had this problem after a hysterectomy- I am on hormone replacement. Does anyone have any suggestions to help me relax and finally get some sleep? I would appreciate all suggestions... Thanks,
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Unread 10-20-2004, 02:15 AM
Insomnia

My dr has prescribed me ativan for anxiety and to help me sleep. Doesnt seem to be working all that well at such a low dose but I plan on talking to her about doubling my dosage so that I can get the necessary sleep to heal.
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Unread 10-20-2004, 08:01 AM
Same issues

Hi there:
I had my hyst back in June , Before and after the hyst I dealt alot with insomnia. I did alot of research and have found that natural progesterone cream has saved me. I started using the cream a week ago, and I have slept every night since then. The insomnia issues are a thing of the past, and thats where I want them to stay....
Hope You find the answers you need to get through this difficult time.
Best wishes for a full nights sleep.
Snickers
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Unread 10-20-2004, 08:08 AM
Insomnia

Good morning ladies,
I have been up since 4am. I have been doing this a lot and it is getting old. I hadn't heard that the progesterone could help with the sleeping. I have some that I haven't been using,but think I will get it out today. Funny how most of the doctors say we don't need it. I wonder if anyone else has seen this to be true of progesterone after a hyst.

Have a great day, Rita
  #5  
Unread 10-20-2004, 08:15 AM
Insomnia

I've also been having insomnia for a while! Plus, now experiencing sexual dysfunction. When will this roller coaster end???

Snickers ~ I pm'd ya.
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Unread 10-21-2004, 09:10 AM
Insomnia

I thought I was the only one not sleeping at night. The first two weeks were fine. Then I found I couldn't get to sleep. Tried drinking herbal tea before bed, got up to read when I couldn't sleep. Still didn't work. I've had two weeks of sleepless nights. Seeing the doctor in 10 days for recommendations. I don't know if the HRT is affecting my ability to sleep. I'm going back to work in two weeks and need to be ready.

Any other thoughts would be appreciated.
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Unread 10-22-2004, 03:28 AM
Insomnia

HI.

My problem is that I am up all night and sleeping all day. I guess it realyy doesn't matter since I am not doing anything, but when things get back to normal I wonder what will happen
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Unread 10-22-2004, 06:27 AM
Insomnia

When I went to my dr Wed for my 6 week, I told him I still could not sleep at night. He asked me what time of day did I take my Premarin. I told him 8:30 am. After 10 minutes of how drugs go in our system and filter through and on and on, he finally told me to switch to taking it in the evening about 2 hours before I go to bed and always keep it within a 2 hour range. So wed night I was up ALL night and then I was a nervous wreck all day Thurs because my body was waiting for its hormones. Took my premarin at 9:00 pm and went to sleep at 10:30 back up 2 more times, finally gave up and got up at 6:30. I am hoping that after a couple days this switch will work.
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Unread 10-22-2004, 07:02 AM
Insomnia

6 weeks post op today and still can not sleep. I am on no HRT and from what I am reading it doesn't matter if you are or are not sleep still seems to be a problem for a lot of us. I too have my sleep time mixed up since I sleep when I feel like it and not on any real schedule established yet. I did take a low dose xanax last nite and this did seem to help some but have not slept a solid nite since surgery. Our bodies must have taken a real hit and I am assuming it will just take time, I plan on going back to work in 2 weeks and this will be my focus to work on some kind of schedule - no naps, going to bed at same time even if cant sleep and rising the same time every morning - hope all have good nite sleep tonite

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Unread 10-22-2004, 08:21 AM
this worked for me...

I don't know if it's coincidence (I don't think so), but I had insomnia big time during week 5. I was on the Climara patch .05. Up to that point I had experienced no sleeping problems since the surgery. Then it hit me during week 5.

I upped my Climara to .075 last Saturday and have slept like a log this week. I am theorizing that my natural estrogen reserve depleted and the .05 wasn't enough anymore! Just a little more estrogen did the trick.

Time will tell if I am right on this...

Deb
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