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Unread 04-22-2008, 08:43 AM

I've been having a hard time falling asleep and staying asleep. If I wake up I'm awake for hours. I asked my Dr and he said that my body has to adjust to the HRT. I sure hope he is right and I adjust soon because I'm having trouble function during the day.

My DD told me that when she has trouble falling asleep that she imagines what her "Superwomen" :superman: costume would look like. Maybe I'll try this tonight! LOL
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Unread 04-27-2008, 08:15 PM

Talked with dr. a couple days ago due to me not sleeping. She prescribed klonipin. It works but I do have to take it earlier in the night so I am not wanting to sleep all day. We will see how this stuff works. Also she upped my Lexapro to see if it isn't anxiety keeping me up.
Unread 04-27-2008, 08:51 PM

i had trouble both falling and staying asleep prior to surgery and i still have that problem. I am 3.5 weeks out from surgery and on a climera patch. i was ready to try anything to get a full night's sleep. i started using melatonin 3 mg prior to bed time and that helps me fall asleep. i started a little oral progerterone and that puts me into a deeper sleep so i dont wake up as much during the night, and if i do, i can go back to sleep. i hope it continues to work!

TAH BSO 4/3/08
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Unread 04-27-2008, 08:54 PM

Simply listen to your body. If you need to sleep, you will.

I have never been one to nap....never took one post op. So I cannot say if that plays into insomnia.....but I go back to, listen to your body. It will tell you when you need to sleep and when you need to wake up.
Unread 05-01-2008, 07:56 PM

Still an issue for me. Also one who can't fall asleep even when exhausted. sighTried Ambien for a month. Worked well enough so that I could sleep for 6-7 hours (and was excited). Now trying over the counter - Tylenol PM, Simply Sleep. Will check out Sleep MD. Right now, I'm averaging 4-5 hours a night. I'm trying to avoid the call to the Dr for something stronger.
Unread 05-02-2008, 01:24 AM

I'm typing this as my nightly Ambien is beginning to kick in. Couldn't live without it! I usually have no problem falling asleep, but awaken around 2 or 3 AM. Take an Ambien, surf the web, finish up a few emails, then back to bed snuggle time with kitty, and out like a light!
Unread 05-02-2008, 04:24 PM

I will have to say the Klonopin is working wonders for me. It takes about an hour to kick in but then I am out. Today I didn't wake up until 1pm. Holy cow. Must have needed the sleep. This week was a lack of sleep week though. My poor son I missed his play they did at school today. I did feel bad. Nothing woke me not even the dogs. Yikes.
Unread 05-02-2008, 04:27 PM

Yeah, not sure why I'm having insomnia problems. I have never had insomnia, but I have a prescription of Trazodone to help me hit a deeper sleep when I'm suffering anxiety. But have never experienced a totally sleepless night until this week!

Took my Trazodone last night and slept like a baby. Hope this insomnia doesn't last. Middle-of-the-night t.v. is worse than daytime t.v.!
Unread 05-03-2008, 11:23 AM

Suffered the same problem after my surgery. Insomnia was worse than the surgery recovery. Dr. prescribed Ambien and that seemed to work pretty well. Am about 1 year post ob now and dont seem to need it as often, only occasinally for insomian now, hopefully this works for you. Good luck!

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