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Insomnia After Surgery
I had surgery to remove tonsils and correct my narrow sinus, but after two months, my insomnia came back. What should I do?
Sleep disorder in which there is inability to fall asleep &/or stay asleep, followed by daytime functional impairment. It accompanies several sleep, medical, or psychiatric disorders. It can occur at any age, but more common in elderly. It can be short-term (up to 3 weeks) or long-term. It can lead to memory impairment, mood changes, & increase risk of ...Read more
Consult your MD: A lot more needs to be discussed about your new-onset insomnia. There seems to be no chronological correlation between your surgery and insomnia. Please discuss it with your primary md and mention any additional stressors, any new ideas related to prior surgery, any changes in family/environment, any other medical symptoms and any other information that could help md to help you. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ever since having surgery , I have had extreme insomnia i'm maybe sleeping 2 hours a night if that . Is this normal ?
Low side: 2 hours a night of sleep is lower than average. However, daily sleep time can vary greatly from person to person. If you are not feeling rested or is drowsy during the day, then you are not sleeping enough. Hard to know whether your surgery has anything to do with your sleep or not from your question. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Rarely: Most major surgical procedures done under general anesthesia have risks, which include but are not limited to death ("fatal insomnia"), and other complications particularl to the procedure in question. Death is generally rare to encounter considering the volume of surgeries performed. ...Read more
What,s the main reason of insomnia in an eldery adult (75) years post surgery which caused brain hypoxia ?
Difficult to know: insomnia can occur with depression, worry, chronic pain, acute pain, congestive heart failure, caffeine or as a medication side effect. It can occur if there is reversal of the normal sleep wake cycle (taking naps in the daytime then up at night) Sometimes confusional states can lead to insomnia ( eg, urinary track infection in someone with pre-existing brain dysfunction or a degenerative state) ...Read more
Post-op pain from spine surgery fusion 12/15/14. Off hard meds. on over-counter med that don't help. Anxiety, insomnia, mild depression symptoms. Help?
Help available: There are some medications that can help. Talk to your doctor about which ones are right for you. ...Read more
What are the rules about sleep position after spinal surgery? Will i need to sleep on my stomach after spinal surgery? I'm concerned since that's the only position i absolutely cannot sleep in because it aggravates my heart.
70 year old male going to have cataract surgery in 10 days and told he can take Tylenol for unrelated joint pain. Can he take Tylenol PM instead? He has trouble sleeping with the pain.
Talk to your doctor : Tylenol PM has acetaminophen and diphenhydramine (benadryl). Benadryl has historically been prescribed for sleep. Some people tolerate this well with good sleep. Some people experience excitation and insomnia. Long term use of this drug in the elderly can cause memory impairment and is not generally recommended. Talk to your doctor about alternatives for treatment of your insomnia. Best wishes! ...Read more
Hi, post nasal drip since 13 yr.I'm 30 now.Trouble sleeping, fell tired.Nose also congested.Had three surgery for congestion then again come back.
I had emergency surgery a few yrs ago & have started to have panic attacks along w/mild symptoms of depression, trouble sleeping, & nightmares.
See doc.: I think you have defined your problem. You need someone to talk to and may benefit from medications. ...Read more
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