Total knee replacement surgery-SLEEP problems

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Total knee replacement surgery-SLEEP problems

Post by southernCeltic » Sat Mar 24, 2018 12:08 pm

Hi. Had both my knees replaced 3 weeks apart. Had left one done approx 8 weeks ago, the other one about 5. For the most part things are going well. One problem though. Now all of a sudden I can't get to sleep. Tossing and turning, not really pain just can't get comfortable. Any suggestions? Pain pills worked before but they are now gone.Thanks, Mark T
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Post by Beeman » Mon May 07, 2018 7:07 am

I hope your situation improved Mark, but even if it didn't, I wouldn't rely on pain pills for that. That's a slippery slope. If you get any sleep at all at night and can somewhat function during the day, I'd ride that wave a while longer before getting on any kind of meds.
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Post by southernCeltic » Tue May 08, 2018 11:22 am

Thanks Beeman, I tried something last night for sleep that was recommended by my physical therapist and it seemed to work pretty well, I iced both knees for about 20 minutes and was able to go to sleep. I think it probably deadens the nerves for awhile. Thanks
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Post by Vonzipper » Sun Jun 10, 2018 7:28 am

As sort of an export on this subject, with a hip replacement many years ago, migraine headaches and three eye surgeries since February, I have access to Hydrocodone but I avoid it like the plague. It gives me restless legs and constipation. So I use herbs like Valerian Root and Melatonin. I take three of the valerian root and it calms me down. I stopped taking the CVS SleepAid I was taking for a couple of weeks right after the surgery three weeks ago. It is easy to get hooked on them putting you to sleep and they make you feel dazed in the morning. If you do find yourself up and can't sleep, listen to some soft music with your eyes closed and turn your mind off. Or think about Jerry and all the snakes at Simpson creek.
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Re: Total knee replacement surgery-SLEEP problems

Post by southernCeltic » Tue Jul 24, 2018 6:58 pm

My sleep is good now because I am all healed,however I have to get up to pee about 3-4 times a night. I'm sure its not related to my knee surgery. Probably a prostate problem. Going to see my doctor next week unless someone has any ideas on what might help.
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Post by captkenroy » Tue Jul 24, 2018 9:56 pm

Consider medical marijuana. My wife has a prescription and it is an absolute God send. She has degenerative disc disease, scoliosis, typhosis and Fibromyalgia. When we met, 28 years ago, she was 5'6". Now she is 4'9". Yeah, she has lost 9" in height. Soon, she is going to have 4 ribs removed to help her breathe easier.

She has a prescription for a morphine compound that really relieves the pain but it constipates her and makes her dopey. I bought marijuana from unlicensed pharmacists until she got the prescription. She's tried several legal marijuana compounds until she found a couple that work for her. She says "9# Hammer" really helps her sleep. Even with the exorbitant doctor fees (rip off) the legal stuff is much cheaper, safer, and works better than the illegal stuff.

Many years ago, I puffed some but not in a long time. We've had weed in the house for years and I haven't taken a puff. I get a real high on Tarpon and Snook.

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Re: Total knee replacement surgery-SLEEP problems

Post by captkenroy » Tue Jul 24, 2018 9:56 pm

Consider medical marijuana. My wife has a prescription and it is an absolute God send. She has degenerative disc disease, scoliosis, typhosis and Fibromyalgia. When we met, 28 years ago, she was 5'6". Now she is 4'9". Yeah, she has lost 9" in height. Soon, she is going to have 4 ribs removed to help her breathe easier.

She has a prescription for a morphine compound that really relieves the pain but it constipates her and makes her dopey. I bought marijuana from unlicensed pharmacists until she got the prescription. She's tried several legal marijuana compounds until she found a couple that work for her. She says "9# Hammer" really helps her sleep. Even with the exorbitant doctor fees (rip off) the legal stuff is much cheaper, safer, and works better than the illegal stuff.

Many years ago, I puffed some but not in a long time. We've had weed in the house for years and I haven't taken a puff. I get a real high on Tarpon and Snook.

Mods, if this violates your rules, please trash it.
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