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Unread 01-30-2008, 04:27 AM
Can't sleep at night

I'm now at 7 days post-op. I've been getting up several times at night b/c I'm drenched in sweat. I'm wearing a hormone patch, but I guess maybe it's wearing off. I wake up every morning around 4. I feel like I've got things crawling all over me. The only thing I can think it is is withrawals from the pain medication. Have any of you experienced this? Any tips on staying asleep all night?
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Unread 01-30-2008, 05:19 AM
Can't sleep at night

I didn't have the hormone issues you have, but from pre-op on I couldn't sleep at all. I don't take pain or sleeping meds but found that 1 Tylenol PM worked very well for me. I took one every night until I had to return to work.
Unread 01-30-2008, 05:39 AM
Can't sleep at night

I forgot to mention that I take Ambien. So, I have sleeping pills. They are just not working like they did before the surgery. When I was pregnant with my first child, I took Tylenol PM. It worked like a dream! But once you start taking Ambien, nothing works. I wish I would have never started it.
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Unread 01-30-2008, 06:14 AM
Can't sleep at night

Hi, I had trouble sleeping when I was in peri-menopause. I used Ambien too and I found that it worked better if I didn't take it every night. I would switch it up, some nights I took Melatonin , some nights a tylenol pm, some a unisom. I think your body gets used to anything so varying it kept everything working better. I also found that if I got outside and walked for at least 30 minutes a day, it really helped my sleeping.

Once I got through actual menopause, my sleeping got better so I'm sure your hormones are part of the problem. I still have my ambien for the occasional nights I have trouble sleeping and since I don't use it that often, it works like a charm when I do.

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