I am a 20 year old male who is 5 days PO from an extended tummy tuck and liposuction of the flanks. I have not been able to sleep since the surgery for more than 2 hours. When i do sleep i enter the twilight sleep state and will stay there until i awake only minutes later. My doctor prescribed me xanax but that isnt helping me stay asleep and they after calling regarding the issue he gave me ambien, the ambien gave me hallucinations and kept me up all night in a panic. What do I do?
I Havent Slept in More Than Two Hours at a Time Since my Surgery! What Do I Do? (photo)
Doctor Answers (3)
No sleep post surgery
Insomnia after surgery
Work with your surgeon to find the right combination of treatment for you. This too shall pass and when it does, you will never take a good night's sleep for granted again!
Not being able to sleep is somewhat normal after surgery the pain pills can be keeping you up. Seeing your Surgeon and addressing that with him is important.