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Ok when does the insomnia go away? Ok when does the insomnia go away?

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Unread 01-12-2008, 04:09 PM
Ok when does the insomnia go away?

I feel the same way...I went back to work this week so I have been extremely tired and I can not sleep. I took Tylenol PM last Sunday because I knew I had to have a good night sleep the night of going back to work. I did not take it Monday night and I did not fall to sleep until around 2a and had to get up at 5a, so I took one each night until last night and I could not fall asleep. I hate taking sleep aids but I don't have a choice. I was doin okay until this week. I go to my 6 wk checkup Friday and I will see if my doctor has any suggestion.

If anyone has any suggestions...let us know.
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Unread 01-12-2008, 04:16 PM
Ok when does the insomnia go away?

Its funny isn't it how we are all in the same boat. I was thinking when I go back to work the first week going half days. I don't see how else I can work. Unless I worked midnights! That would be easier! I have tried hot showers before bed, tea, a little bit of the treadmill, changing the sheets, reading and snuggling with my husband. Other than the tylenol pm....Nothing has helped.
Unread 01-12-2008, 05:15 PM
Ok when does the insomnia go away?

It's been 3 months since my surgery and I still have trouble sleeping at night. The doctor told me to make sure I don't take naps during the day (I never did). He also told me to get into bed when I am ready to go to sleep , in other words, don't watch TV or read in bed. Well around the holidays that helped but now it is back to falling alseep for 2 hours then waking up and being awake for 4 hours before I fall asleep again, not very condusive to leading a normal life. I hav used ambien but it doesn't always work, I may need an adjustment to my estrogen, next appointment I will ask.
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Unread 01-13-2008, 11:56 AM
Ok when does the insomnia go away?

Going back to work at 5 weeks did the trick for me. The night before I went back I was up until around 3:00. Then after teaching all day, I was wiped out. I've been able to sleep okay since then.

I am finding that since surgery, HRT or for whatever reason, it is easier to wake up in the mornings. Has anyone else experienced this? I used to hate mornings and had a hard time getting up. I never felt rested. Now, I am up and at 'em!
Unread 01-13-2008, 12:15 PM
Ok when does the insomnia go away?

i had a lsh on 1/11. barely slept at all the first night but hospital was noisy and the nurse came every 2 hours and woke me for vitals. i am terrified to get in my bed so i slept in the recliner. i slept most of the night but lightly... is the insomnia something that happens if you keep ovaries as well?
Unread 01-13-2008, 05:51 PM
Ok when does the insomnia go away?

I am a little over 3 weeks out. I can't stand the insomnia. I went to post op and complained to GYN. I take 10 mg of ambien. I notice if I take it every night it doesn't work wonderfully. I will take it 3-4 nights, them take advil pm, then ambien. I am still only sleeping for about 4-5 hours though, but I can fall asleep. Sometimes i am tired during the day and wish I could fall asleep, but can't.
I go back to work on the 20th. I have off the 21st, then back to work on the 22nd. I am hoping I will be rested enough. I teach 4-5 year olds.
Unread 01-13-2008, 09:14 PM
Ok when does the insomnia go away?

I'm 3 months post opt and I still have thaty problem. Some nights I go to sleep then I'll wake up about 1am and won't fall back to sleep til about 4. I started back to work and it didn't change. Then there are the night where I lay in bed and don't fall asleep until 1 sometimes 2 am. And no matter what time I fall asleep I only sleep four hours at a time! I am really going crazy with this. I'm calling my doctor about it because I can't keep going at this pace.

TAH-due to Adno-kept ovaries
Unread 01-14-2008, 05:56 AM
Ok when does the insomnia go away?

Ok, well after reading these post at least I know I am not alone. I am 10 days post of TAH/BSO and I was thinking it ws becasue I had not started the HRT yet as I was still researching the type DR wanted me to take first. Put this was the third night in a row of no sleep (well at least the last two I had gotten to sleep around 5 for about 3 or 4 hours) I am not sleeping a wink during the days either. I managed to fall asleep at 2 am and work up wide awake at 3 so I stumbled across this website adn now this post. Figure at this point I will just remain up as the kids get up in 10 min for school. Then maybe when kids and dh are one I will sleep a little. I jsut took my first HRT thinking maybe that will help though it sounds like some of you are on it......as for taking a sleep aid I had Gastric Bypass 7 months ago and have to be careful what I take......but this has got to stop. I need to sleep! I know my body needs sleep to heal. I have been resting but not for long and then I have to walk around. But reading posts from those of you 5-6 wks or more with the continuation of this problem does not sound good.

I guess I will call the dr this am and ask for something.....maybe try something (after chekcing with my GB surgeon).

I do not want to sleep today for fear I will not sleep tonight but in 72 hours I have slept maybe 5 hours tops. I am so tired but my body will not shut off!!
Unread 01-14-2008, 09:30 AM
Ok when does the insomnia go away?

I had my TAH on 12/26/07 and kept my ovaries. I am in the same boat. I feel tired, I go to bed, I lay there for hours. I am getting maybe 3 hours per night. I have not taken anything to help sleep, but I called the doc this am and left a message. I am tired and yawn all day; I don't nap because I want to sleep at night.

Unread 01-14-2008, 12:43 PM
Ok when does the insomnia go away?

Well I slept a few hours this am but did nto allow myself to sleep long. Tonight I will try taking something to see if that helps. This too I am sure will pass.....just hoping it is soon! At least I know it was not due to the descision on the ovaries!


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