• After neck lymph node dissection for melanoma I can not sleep. I fall asleep for a half hour then wake up sweating and having bad dreams.

    Asked by gopats on Wednesday, December 5, 2012

    After neck lymph node dissection for melanoma I can not sleep. I fall asleep for a half hour then wake up sweating and having bad dreams.

    Did anyone else have this and how long did it last?

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    • GGP's Avatar
      GGP

      Did you have a Radical Neck Dissection?

      about 4 years ago
    • SueRae1's Avatar
      SueRae1

      I was having lots of issues sleeping and lots of disturbing dreams. I went to see a psychtrist as part of an inclusive pharma consult, as I was having other issues with anxiety, anger, etc. He prescribed a mild non addictive sleeping pill, which I take as needed - usually the day of my infusion a 2-3 days after, it really helped with sleeping through the night and the dreams

      about 4 years ago
    • StrongSteph's Avatar
      StrongSteph

      I had a lot of trouble sleeping during the treatment cycles I went through. I learned to just go with it and have my Kindle close by for late night scrabble games or reading. Cancer is SO hard to go through and some of the corny things to help are deep breathing....and meditation. It seems hard, but you can do this! I had to get in the mind set of fighting cancer and being able to handle whatever came my way. Settling your brain down and know others have fought the fight and you can to ! Hope this helps...hang in there!

      about 4 years ago
    • KRBaum's Avatar
      KRBaum

      Ugh I went through this...... I'd get like two hours a night, and I'm a "need sleep" kinda girl. Ultimately, the doctor prescribed me Adavan, which was too strong. I started taking advil or alleve which helped, and I also invested in lavender candles, lavender bath gel/lotion, comfy pajamas, and a sound therapy machine. All of helped, but still have restless nights on occasion. It'll get better!

      about 4 years ago

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