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Any recommendations for dealing with insomnia following lumpectomy and node removal (one node) ?

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anonymous

Learning About Breast Cancer about 6 years
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  • Marianne R. Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2011
    Ambien.....my doctor gave me a script on our first consultation.
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  • cindy stephenson Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    I took an Ativan
    about 6 years Comment Flag
  • Jennifer Jones Profile
    anonymous
    Patient
    Call your doctor and get some meds.
    about 6 years Comment Flag
  • Laurie Kelly Profile
    anonymous
    Stage 1 Patient
    Audio books with ear buds. You will get engrossed in the story and fall asleep.
    about 6 years Comment Flag
  • Mimi Carroll Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    Read... Something easy and sweet... I am not in to adding more drugs so I just read.. Steroids are the culprit for keeping me awake!
    about 6 years Flag
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      anónimo
      Aprendiendo sobre el cáncer de mama

      Thanks.

      Mary

      about 6 years Flag
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    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    if you cannot sleep, you can use that time for imagery and visualization -- think of a bunch of PacMan figures, traveling through your blood vessels and lymph system, and gobbling up any stray cancer cells --- another Sister used the image of mini polar bears digging them away from healthy tissue and chowing down on them I had some trouble sleeping after mastectomy so used the image of a crew of weavers, knitters, and crocheters, pulling that tissue back together and making it smooth -- your brain has amazing powers to heal your body and few people are using that
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  • Ali S Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2011
    Ativan helped me. Anti anxiety and knocked me out for the night
    about 6 years Comment Flag
  • jennifer boles Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    Melatonin helped me.
    about 6 years Comment Flag

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