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Old 05-08-2006, 01:17 PM   #1
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Just had surgery, cannot sleep

Hi new to this forum and new to the thyroid thing.
I have felt crappy for around 7-9 years after haivng my child, swelling of feet and low energy and finally a doctor found nodules. The have been monitering for 7 years and nodules grew so they decided to do surgery. I am glad becasue i have felt so bad. All my darn blood work would always come back "within normal ranges". Yeah right then why am i feeling like death eating a cracker?
the questions have are:
Post operative, i cannot sleep incision is bothering me and i am so tired but cannot get rested because of the tightness and muscle spasms.
Also: how many of you had the surgery and started losing weight , swelling and starting to feel like a real person insead of a invalid costantly? the swelling and tireness made me feel 2x's my age.
thanks for any help.

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Old 05-08-2006, 01:22 PM   #2
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Re: Just had surgery, cannot sleep

I had surgery for thyroid nodules/cancer---not for hashis---so I can't give you any comparisons since I felt fine before surgery. Did your doctor give you percocet or any pain killers? That might help you sleep. I didn't really have much pain, but the first two nights I took tylenol pm to help me sleep.

Hope you feel better soon.

Old 05-08-2006, 03:24 PM   #3
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Re: Just had surgery, cannot sleep

I had a total thyroidectomy for a very large substernal goiter, so my progress may be a little different. I am still having tightness in my throat and neck area and the incision is still painful and lumpty (bad scar) since my surgery Dec 2005. I tried sleeping on 3 pillows and still do to keep my neck raised. I was allergic to all the major pain medicines and antibiotics, so I ended up just using over the counter tylenol and currently use motrin. Pray things work out for you.

Old 05-08-2006, 05:23 PM   #4
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Re: Just had surgery, cannot sleep

I had my surgery 2 1/2 weeks ago and had major insomnia following the surgery..... I still have some problems sleeping but it's gotten much better. I tried the pain pills, hoping they would also zonk me out and it didn't work - so I asked the dr. for a sleeping pill.....something I've never taken before - but boy I needed it. The sleeping seems to be getting a bit better each day for me. Good luck and hope you can get some rest.


Old 05-09-2006, 06:25 AM   #5
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actually slept pretty good last night

hi thanks actually slept pretty good last night,, thanks for the advice... No not on any pain meds, they wired me up. So i just take a tylonol when needed..

Old 05-09-2006, 09:14 PM   #6
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Re: Just had surgery, cannot sleep


I went through the surgery a few months ago. My concern is that you are talking about muscles spasms...are you taking sufficient calcium?

Take care,

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