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Unread 03-10-2012, 12:27 PM
Newfound Insomnia, 4 days post-op

I am 4 days post-op and have not been sleeping much at all. I want to but end up laying in bed at night frustrated because I am so tired but not falling asleep!!! I have not napped at all during day since returning home. I hardly slept at all the two nights prior to my surgery and of course I didn't sleep much my night at the hospital. Prior to surgery, I fell asleep at the blink of a hat, if I was watching a movie, I'd be out before the middle of the movie. Last night it was 4 o'clock before I fell asleep!

Is anyone else experiencing this "new insomnia"?
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Unread 03-10-2012, 12:40 PM
Re: Newfound Insomnia, 4 days post-op

I am about 2.5 weeks post op & have been having a very difficult time with sleep as well-it started at about one week post op. That first week I felt like all I did was sleep. Now I wish I could get a full nights sleep or even a nap in the afternoon.
Unread 03-10-2012, 12:48 PM
Re: Newfound Insomnia, 4 days post-op

Almost 5 weeks post op. I have been awake since 3:00 am. The night before it was 1:00. Awake all night. 1st 2 weeks I was on percocet, and managed to get some sleep. I go to the dr. at the end of next week for post op, and will ask him what the cure is. Everyone that I have spoken to has the same problem. Will let you know what he tells me. Very frustrating. I just come out on the sofa and watch TV in the wee hours of the morning hoping that I will doze off. No such luck. Feel revved up, but not doing anything to justify the sleeplessness. No fun here. Just hope this passes for all of us.
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Unread 03-10-2012, 01:37 PM
Re: Newfound Insomnia, 4 days post-op

I'm in the same boat almost 5 weeks and haven't taken Percocet or Ibuprofen since 2 days after surgery......As of 2:30am this morning I've been up yes working on almost 15 hours now and this has been going on and off now since week#1 atleast 3-4 days a week

I have never been a person too take naps and I guess my body still remembers that so come around 7:30-8pm tonight I'm ready for bed and PRAYING I don't get up the next day until atleast 8am...and before surgery I'm a early bird up no later than 5am.

Yes Jersey revved up all are we healing with not enough rest?
Unread 03-10-2012, 01:54 PM
Re: Newfound Insomnia, 4 days post-op

Have you ladies checked out our Insomnia article? It might have some suggestions that might help.
Unread 03-10-2012, 02:10 PM
Re: Newfound Insomnia, 4 days post-op

This is so common with or without ovaries. I have had it a year and brought anxity with it which just adds to it. Some things to try melatonin time released walking in the sun if you can, I ended up on sleeping pills that.just made it worse, so bad I wasnt all, benadryl helps but only for a short time, if you are early post op.and just having the meds clear takes awhile, I now take a mild anti anxity and klonipin and thix has what finally helped never thought I would have to but when it became unbearable I gave in give it time and try to get outside even at night going out has a calming effect
Unread 03-10-2012, 05:21 PM
Re: Newfound Insomnia, 4 days post-op

Hi there, I'm feeling this sleepless pattern too. I will be on week 5 tomorrow. It doesn't happen every night but at least 3-4 a week. I'm trying different things to see if anything helps. I take naps durning the day, I try to get out for a two hrs a few days week to see if that helps. I drink Chalomine / mint tea at night. Listen to relaxing music on my iPod, read a book. It can be fustrating but have patience it's part of recovery.. Take care sending hugs your way. Xoxo
Unread 03-10-2012, 06:01 PM
Re: Newfound Insomnia, 4 days post-op

I had the same problem. I'm 6 weeks post op and it is getting a little better. It's so frustrating. I was always able to sleep as soon as my head hit the pillow. Good luck!!
Unread 03-11-2012, 08:03 AM
Re: Newfound Insomnia, 4 days post-op

I had this problem too. I would lay awake all night. If i fell asleep it was around 4am but i would wake up around 7am and not sleep during the day. I tried melatonin, OTC sleep aides, lavender and finally amber (only tried that once with supervision from my husband). My doctor had given me a list of hings to try and said to use ambien as the last resort. It did not do anything for me. Turns out the only thing I needed was to go back to work. I went back to work full time on March 1. (@7 weeks) and I have no more sleep issues. As a matter of fact I'm falling asleep faster and sleeping 8-9 hours.
Unread 03-11-2012, 08:09 AM
Re: Newfound Insomnia, 4 days post-op

novelist-great to hear somebody is sleeping. 5 weeks post op.hope to sleep soon. still be carefull not to overdo it.

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