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Unread 12-12-2008, 03:34 AM

Anyone else experiencing insomnia post op? Had a Abdominal Hysterectomy on Dec 2nd (tubes/ovaries remained). Can't seem to sleep at night. Usually lay in bed for 2 hours & then after that I get up & read & then go back to bed. My sister who also had a Hysterectomy says this isn't normal? Whats up with insomnia anyways?
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Unread 12-12-2008, 06:38 AM


I had my Da Vinci on Dec 1 and have had the same problem the whole time. I cant stay asleep more than 2 hrs. I get stiff/sore or stuff starts falling asleep. Needless to say I am exhausted, I just can't stay asleep.

Someone told me my pain prolly isnt adequately controlled. I need to have hubby pick up the Lortab 7.5s (I'm taking 5s) but doc called in some 7.5s.
Unread 12-12-2008, 06:43 AM

Me too had mine done 2nd dec. ive put it down to not doing the same physically as before therefore not really tired. Watched some good programmes on tv though, so has its advantages. Hope it doesn't go on for too long though.
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Unread 12-12-2008, 07:31 AM

I suffered with insomnia after my tah/bso too. My dr prescribbed Ambien for a couple of weeks while my hrt got under control. It helped a lot and allowed me to sleep for at least 6 hours each night.

Maybe you could discuss your problem with your dr?

Unread 12-12-2008, 09:25 AM

I was also having problems with insomnia after my LAVH. I had mine done the end of August and I was about at the end of my rope because I was only getting a couple hours of sleep a night so I finally went and saw my family Dr. about it. She gave me some Ambien for it for a week to get me back on schedule and that helped until I ended up all night the other night with a sick family member and now I am off schedule again and feel like I am going crazy again. It definitely did help to get me back on schedule initially though.
Unread 12-12-2008, 09:27 AM

I'm two weeks post-op, and the insomnia has just started. I lie in bed, and just lay there. I have even taken advil PM, which does eventually kick in, but it takes it a long time.

Eating a bowl of cereal helped me the other night.
Unread 12-12-2008, 10:20 AM

I had my da Vinci on 11/24. Menopause symptoms kicked in on 11/29 and one of them was insomnia. If you lost your ovaries and are in surgically induced menopause insomnia is one of the symptoms. I was getting maybe 2 to 3 hours of not great sleep for days (some of it was night sweats waking me up and not getting back to sleep). I've been dreaming very vivid conflict filled dreams so even when I got more sleep it wasn't restful. 2 days ago I took a low dose Xanax, I was still dreaming but must have gotten some better sleep because I was more rested yesterday. Yesterday I did more walking (i have some walking tapes and put in one for 15 minutes) that helped to tire me out. I didn't take anything and slept all night but the dreaming continues. I'll see my family dr. on Monday and want to talk to him about some of my hormone levels like melatonin and the ones that control sleep we'll see what happens.
Unread 12-12-2008, 10:32 AM

A drop in estrogen can be a factor with insomnia. Perhaps your doctor will have a solution for you. When you do not have a lot of activity throughout the day, it's tough to wear yourself out enough to sleep!
Unread 12-13-2008, 04:41 PM

I also had TAH with tubes/ovaries remaing and suffered from insomnia the whole 6 weeks I was off from work. I think it was from inactivity and not having a set sleep schedule like when I work. I just started back to work this past Mon, and my sleep pattern seems to be getting back to normal.
Unread 12-13-2008, 05:12 PM

I have joined the club of insomnia. I am almost 2 weeks post op (dec 2). I joined the sisters website last night at 3:30am

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