Sleeping - 6 months post bi-lateral TKR
I am 6 months post bi-lateral TKR. In general I am doing well with a few lingering issues. Worst is sleep. I awake every night with an aching that completely disrupts my sleep. I finally resorted to Ambien but it is no longer getting me through the night. I can't sleep on my side because the weight of my legs caused a throbbing ache after about 5-10 minutes, even with a pillow in between them.
Also concerning is that I was exercising every day and just excepting the night time soreness and lack of sleep. At 4 months my Dr. told me to back off the exercise, every other day, well, I can bike, row, use the machines, swim for 45 minutes and feel fine throughout but still pay for it at night. I know everyone is different and I have friends who have not had this difficulty.
Any suggestions / thoughts / comments ??