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Unread 01-17-2012, 04:38 AM
Post op insomnia

Hello, I am new to this site and am looking for suggestions on how to deal with post surgical insomnia. I had a laproscopic supra cervical hysterectomy with removal of both tubes and the right ovary on 12/30/11 for chronic excessive menstration, endometriosis, frequents cysts to the right ovary & pelvic pain.
I thought my sleeping difficulties were related to the Tylenol with codeine I was taking or pain but I have now not taken any for 5 days & continue to be awake but tired. I have tried benedryl, flexeril 10mg (a muscle relaxer I use for my back), sleepy tea, Xanax .25mg, and melatonin to no avail.
I didn't expect this since I still have one ovary. I have 2 weeks before I return to a very mentally challenging job & need to be very clear headed and rested. Help....
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Unread 01-17-2012, 04:56 AM
Re: Post op insomnia

I had trouble sleeping the first couple of weeks, like my days and nights were switched around. Have had success with not napping more than once a day, and sometimes a melatonin. Hope you get better rest very soon!
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Unread 01-17-2012, 08:23 AM
Re: Post op insomnia

The post-op insomnia is very common and I found that fighting it just makes it worse. I napped when I was tired and if I was up half the night, wide awake, so be it.

It does get better over time, but even 9 weeks post-op I still get a 'crashing' fatigue now and then. Fortunately, I am self employed and work from home, so I take naps when I can't manage to stay awake.

Good luck.
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Unread 01-18-2012, 09:58 PM
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Originally Posted by SusieQ00 View Post
Hello, I am new to this site and am looking for suggestions on how to deal with post surgical insomnia. I had a laproscopic supra cervical hysterectomy with removal of both tubes and the right ovary on 12/30/11 for chronic excessive menstration, endometriosis, frequents cysts to the right ovary & pelvic pain.
I thought my sleeping difficulties were related to the Tylenol with codeine I was taking or pain but I have now not taken any for 5 days & continue to be awake but tired. I have tried benedryl, flexeril 10mg (a muscle relaxer I use for my back), sleepy tea, Xanax .25mg, and melatonin to no avail.
I didn't expect this since I still have one ovary. I have 2 weeks before I return to a very mentally challenging job & need to be very clear headed and rested. Help....
I am just over 5 weeks post op and am still having insomnia. I have had insomnia as long as I can remember but with the additional post-surgery fatigue it is brutal. I have not found anything that helps get rid of it. I have been back to work two weeks and it can be very very hard to focus. I find myself reading the same sentence over and over again with the words not making sense. I also find that I am super sore and achy and tired by the end of the day if I have had no sleep. Even 3 or 4 hours sleep makes a huge difference the next day. Good luck to you and I hope you find some relief.
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Unread 01-18-2012, 11:26 PM
Re: Post op insomnia

I'm dealing with insomnia as well. Been 7 wks since surgery. I've taken benadryl, melatonia and took some sleep aid about an hr ago. And here I am wide awake. I go back to work Monday and fear I'm going to be so tired & miserable. I can't even fall asleep during the day and when I do get some sleep it's only for 3 or 4 hrs and I'm up all day and fight to sleep at night. Doc just tells me to try over counter he won't perscribe me anything. Any suggestions?
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Unread 01-18-2012, 11:51 PM
Re: Post op insomnia

Insomnia here also. Pre-surgery .25 mg of Xanax did the trick. Now I have to take .75mg (still not a lot in terms of Xanax). I'm not napping at all and usually don't get to sleep until after 1am and end up sleeping until after 10am. I think it may have something to do with not moving around a lot and therefore not expending a lot of energy during the day. Have never had this after surgery in the past. I'm on an estrogen patch and am not having any other symptoms so I don't think it's hormones but who knows?
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Unread 01-19-2012, 08:44 AM
Re: Post op insomnia

I don't think it is lack of activity. I am back to work and completely exhausted. Still can't sleep. It is pretty frustrating.
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Unread 01-19-2012, 09:43 AM
Re: Post op insomnia

I agree it's not from lack of activity. I ran a mile and walked a half mile yesterday and still could not sleep even with sleep aid. I was up until after 5am and back up at 8am. I am not on any estrogen. Doc wants to deprive my body of it for 6 months due to Endo. I'm so frustrated I feel like a walking zombie. Since he won't perscribe me anything for sleep I think it's time to give my regular doc a call to see if he will.
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Unread 01-19-2012, 10:14 AM
Re: Post op insomnia

Well, darn! I was really hoping it was the lack of activity and that the insomnia would pass as I became more active. Guess I need a plan B.
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Unread 01-26-2012, 06:06 AM
Re: Post op insomnia

I have been doing unisom and it works, hope u all find some relief soon, it us mentally exhausting.
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