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Quote from snowcountry:
Thanks for your reply, I don't know alot about this medication I am taking, it helps to know others views that have taken this. what to expect and watch for, ect...I will continue with the lowest does that he prescribed and hope that eases me and my sleeping habits...

I understand what you mean about the anesthesia, never slept well since those surgery's, I grind my teeth awful at night been doing that for so many years, dr said if I am doing that I am not sleeping. I know I can tell in the mornings I have such a awful headache and severe pain in my neck - feels like a huge lump

I was in a abusive marriage for 20 yrs, guess that may have done more harm to me than I let on to everyone, not blaming my problems on my x by any means, I just woke up and seen the light, actually, the last person I talked to about it should have been the first, my Pastor from Church.... I had talked to counclers before, but didn't make any progess....

I climbled a mountain, so many times I turned back thinking I would never reach the top-- when I finally reached the top, I saw what was waiting there on top.....

I met a wonderful, loving, kind, caring, understanding man -- his name is John -- his brother is Mark- nephew Matthrew-- best friend Luke-- his Dad's name is Joesph-- I married John just over a year ago- I beilve he was "heaven sent" to me -- I have been blessed. He helps me so much with the words he says, the look in his eyes, and the touch of his hand....

thank you all for your replies- my husband is clueless about the pills I am taking, doesn't know any more than I do-- and he has his own health problems to deal with too...

Take Care & God Bless you all


Yes, seems that surgery can cause some anxiety and/or sleep problems afterwards. That brain damage can reverse. My husband has a collegue in that same boat; after surgery he couldn't sleep much at all, which lead him into high anxiety. His doc suggested he was depressed, as per usual when they can't explain or deny drug/anesthesia involvements in sleep/anxiety chemicals in the brain.

He was given Zoloft which seemed to help at first but, well, not for long. He was a wreck by the time I got a chance to talk to him on the phone, you could obviously hear it in his weak, winded, scared voice. I assured him he did not have depression and it was drugs in the hospital that kicked it all off, and taking Zoloft just delayed the brain's recovery and could even be making it worse.

Luckily, he wasn't on Zoloft too long, he slow tapered off. After 5 months he talked to my husband again and he said he was much better; the 2 hours a night sleep had lengthened to 5 hours a night. He says we saved his life, as even working at a job he loved seemed to be slipping away after the surgery..

So this is a common reaction it seems for some people after surgery it seems.

You know, it might be the type of anesthesia and also perhaps how much is needed, which depends on the operation severity perhaps??

Both I and my daughter went through very short surgery a long time ago, outpatient, and it seems we had no problems with after-effects, so who knows if that's it or maybe depends if any painkillers(narcotics) are necessary; those also can cause some after effects....