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i am a year and 4 months post op. really pleased i had op done and doing well. Has anyone else experienced nightmares post surgery please? I have relived all the noises from being in theatre. Also found down and miserable which just isnt me. Anyone else had this please?

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    My wife had brain aneurysm surgery almost 9 years ago. Has been taking Prazosin 5 mg to relieve her nightmares. Started at 1-2 mg but needed the 5 to get the desired effect. Talk to your doc to see if this would help and check for med interactions. Here's something on depression...

    Post-Op Depression

    Hope you find this helpful.

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    Trish, were you awake during your surgery? How CRUEL!!!! From what I was told they bend and twist, pull and pound on your leg. I was totally unconscious. How horrible for you.

    As for the down and depressed I can vouch for that. It was the most traumatic surgery and recovery, and I am still no where healed, I have ever experienced. The fear of never fully recovering,

    the constant pain, numbness, swelling

    (tourniquet) all the way to my foot and very little improvement left me overwhelmed. I am not a crier but I sure have my moments now. I feel hopeless sometimes. This experience has shaken me to the core. I haven't had ONE day without pain, most above a 5+. My leg is so swollen it is next to impossible to lift it into the bath tub. Nothing but the ice cooler helps. May 17 will be my 5th month. I still can't do stairs without putting both feet on each step going down. I am constantly in fear of falling or bumping into something. I feel sad. I am a crafter and have no desire to craft anything, I don't want to leave the house. My quality of living is half what it used to be. I

    have never felt like this in my life but I would have to say I am depressed now. Dr. does not care just says it takes time.

    So glad you got thru it. Me, I am taking it one day at time.

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