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Insomnia after hysterectomy?

Sunflower1968
Sunflower1968
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Ladies I wondered if any of you had severe insomnia after your hysterectomy?

I had my surgery on the 11th Dec and initially I slept for 12 hours for the first couple of days.

Now I just lay wide awake in bed? I’ve tried hypnosis (recordings) I’ve tried lavender I’ve tried chamomile tea. Nothing is working?

Any suggestions? Thank you x

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Lara1244

Hi Sunflower - I am post op by 14 weeks for total removal of all of reproductive system to get rid of endo cancer - successful.

Like u I slept a lot during very early days but then had awful insomnia and tried everything to no avail - but I did find reading immediately before sleep helped a lot - no tv or checking phone - that blocks sleep - now I’m back into reading and sleep not perfect but better - try it!!! Sometimes we try too hard to relax and blocks sleep.

I also have back ups - amtryptaline from GP - low dose - I use a combination of things but reading has helped the most - hope this advice helps - oh also going back to work tires u to a degree and gets u back into a routine.

Wishing you all the best in your recovery xx

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Sunflower1968

Hi thank you so much for your reply, I am so pleased your surgery was successful 💓 I have lots of books to read so I shall give it a try tonight - merry Christmas 🎄 xx

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Lara1244

Merry Christmas to you Too and all the best for the future xx

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74Slyder

Yes! A lot of insomnia!! Until I went back to work full time and then exhausted enough to sleep through. Everything was better by week 10.

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Sunflower1968

Many thanks & merry Christmas 🎄

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Tonkatruc

Did they take your ovaries? Are you in surgical menopause? Lack of hormones will also keep you awake. I had to adjust my bioidentical hormone creams . Also, once you start exercising again, you will sleep better.

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Sunflower1968

Hi yes they did take my ovaries and luckily I’ve got an appointment at the menopausal clinic tomorrow so I’m going to ask did blood tests as I had them taken prior to surgery so we shall see.

Thank you for your reply x

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