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Hardware Removed - 2 weeks post op - need help for insomnia

AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,900
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:25 AM in Sleep Problems
Can anybody help me? Maybe I should post on the meds board. I just had my hardware removed (yeah!) after one year of convincing the doctors that I needed it. Now, though, 2 weeks post-op I can't sleep. Partially due to the leg / muscluar pain, but I'm used to that after two years of this crap. Here are the meds I am on--

750 mg Robaxin
Norco
Noritriptiline (40 mg / day)
Mobic (15 mg at night)
1800/day Neorontin (600 mg at night)

I can't believe after taking all of these meds at night, I still can't sleep.

Plus, the Norco isn't even touching the pain anymore. I don't want to take Perocet or Oxicontin - any suggestions?

Thanks!
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  • :D this is a perfect place to post!! =D> you could try chronic pain as well. i know how pain can keep you from not sleeping. you say your meds are not covering your pain at all. is there a possible correlation between the increase in pain and lack of sleep? I) that may be a good place to start figurering things out. i sleep only every 3 or 4 nights myself. depression can be a problem with sleep as well. this might be a good time to talk to your doctor about that. :-C you are still in recovery and going through alot of different changes physically. be easy on yourself! do some homemwork on some common sleep remedies used by SH spineys. please see a doctor. and drop by the sleep forum anytime you are up!! ~X( Jenny :D
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