For the past 3 nights I wasnt able to fall asleep until 4am-5am.I got to bed at around 1 or 2 am at the lastest and i lay there doing nothing until the time I do fall asleep.I dont fell like I fall into a deep sleep.After I do wake its like 6am and i do try to go back to sleep but i basically lay there til 10am and then I give up.I take lasix and k-dur for leg swelling,ranitidine for heartburn and Vitamin d supplement.Im 24 years old and im obese waiting for gastric bypass surgery.My head has also been hurting and my eyebrow has been twitching.I called my pcp and she told me to wait until i go see my phyciatrist(maybe spelled wrong)to get any help or meds.I couldnt get an appt until sept 2.I dont think I can go any longer without a good nights sleep.Sept 2 is way to far away for me to not getting much sleep at all.My biggest fear is that I have a brain tumor or something!Im soooo tired!I even tried benedryl but it only made me more tired and agitated that i couldnt get to sleep.PLEASE HELP!!! Thank u
Have you tried going to the ER? they have to treat you weather you have insurance or money or nothing at all. Since your doctor cant see you for a while i suggest going to the ER so they can help you till you can be seen and maybe they can prescribe you something to help you sleep and for the pain.
I feel your pain,dawn. I do not sleep,sometimes for 4 days. I think it is a side effect from the Morphine I take. I have tried Clonazepam, Ambian, and other prescriptions but they caused side effects like, hallucinations and confusion.I decided to try Melatonin,you can get it over the counter. It works some but it takes me awhile to feel the effects, sometimes a day. I also tried Valarian. It is made from an herb. The psychiatrist I worked with told me his wife takes it. Again, it helps some. Tylenol pm has worked some but also takes time to have any effects on me. Everyone's chemistry is different so you just need to try some and see what works for you. You can also buy Valarian over the counter at grocery stores and pharmacies. Well I hope I helped in some way. I wish you the best with your surgery. Do not give up. You will find the right answer to help you sleep. I will say a prayer for you!
Hello again, Dawn. I thought I would try and help you to be alittle less scared about your surgery. I was a surgical nurse before I retired. Everyone in the operating room are very experienced. Everyone is focused on you. There is intense monitoring of your vital signs and everything is strictly documented. There is a special doctor who monitors your breathing very closely. There is usually a head surgeon , 1-2 resident doctors and 2-3 nurses in the room. You will be given something to help you relax before your surgery begins. Usually patients do not even remember being in the room before their surgery. You will be totally relaxed . After surgery you will go to the recovery room so that the nurses can monitor you closely. I had female surgery this past December and I did not remember anything except laying in the bed before surgery and the waking up in my room. Alittle nursing advise. Do not be shy or afraid to ask for pain medication. You will need it.
You may be on a pump machine that allows you to push a button when you are having pain. The pump will deliver the medication through a tube into your IV. I hope that I did not overwhelm you with all this information. I just hope that you know that you can lay back and let the experts do their job. I know your surgery will have a good outcome. I wish you the best!
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