Sleep meds after weight loss surgery?
on 3/4/21 10:15 am
After weight loss surgery, in the first month or so, were you more tired than usual? And did you take sleep medications of any kind? I haven't had surgery yet but currently take sleep medications off and on. They don't seem to work for very long though. (2-3 hours max!) I would like to know if you had to change your sleep medication routine once you were post op or what you have found that works for you?
Oh yes, I slept more than usual for about 5-6 weeks. I certainly didn't need any sleep medication!
You don't mention what type of sleep problems you have, or what type of medication you're on. I do have problems with my biological clock (I am an extreme night owl). A few months after surgery I spoke to my medical team about it, and we experimented with melatonin. I found that taking melatonin once a week helps me reset my sleep schedule. You have to take it a couple of hours before you go to sleep, so it's not a quick fix. I'm not recommending it to you, just saying it's something you might look into if you haven't already.
on 3/10/21 6:17 am
I am a night owl too! I have problems falling asleep and most often don't sleep before 1am. I have tried to stay away from my computer after 10pm because I was told that might be helpful. I take 10mg of melatonin when I take anything but still only sleep a couple of hours or so and then I am awake again.
on 3/10/21 6:18 am
I do take 10mg of the fast dissolve melatonin but just can't stay asleep!
I had my RNY in 2005. I never had problems sleeping before that, but since the surgery I am a double-insomniac (difficulty falling asleep and staying asleep). I turned to alcohol the first few years but really that just made me feel even worse and caused weight gain. I have been on Quetiapine for a few years now and sleep a good 6 hours a night, more like 7-8 if I work out that day. This is a prescription drug, and I take the smallest dose they make (100mg).
Pre-RNY Weight: 280 lbs (09/14/05)
Lowest Post-Op Weight: 148 lbs
Pre-Keto Weight: 192 lbs (12/11/17)
Current Weight: 148 lbs (08/10/18)
Goal Weight: 145 by August 31st (PS date!)
Follow "My Keto-ish Journey So Far" for frequent updates!
on 3/10/21 6:21 am
That's me! I have problems falling asleep and staying asleep both most nights. Ill ask my doctor about the quetiapine. Maybe that would help me as well.
Especially for the first week after surgery I was exhausted! I still am a little more tired than usual and I'm one week post op. Before surgery I regularly took melatonin, and I have been given the okay to continue it, but I just haven't really felt like it.