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Sep 19, 2018 · scar tissue after knee replacement in Joint Replacements

Hi mylin,
I still have stiffness, swelling and heat and still have a problem bending my knee. Going up and down steps is problematic. I did therapy for almost 10 months and I finally stopped. It was becoming more irritated and inflamed. Decided to work on my own, and I feel like I am
Improving. Can get in and out of SUVs without too
much trouble. Interested in the splint as my leg knee s crooked and Zi think that might help with the bend and hopefully help it to straighten. Did your doc order it ? Thanks for your help.

Sep 4, 2018 · scar tissue after knee replacement in Joint Replacements

One year after TKR, manipulation under sedation, and 10 months of PT, and still have swelling, heat and pain. The doctor that Did the manipulation said nothing more can be done and dismissed me. I asked about lazer and he said he had no knowledge about it helping a knee that won’t bend.

Sep 3, 2018 · Weaning off zolpidem (Ambien) in Sleep Health

Will try Calm. Thank you.

Sep 2, 2018 · Weaning off zolpidem (Ambien) in Sleep Health

Hi Mary, I’m off Ambien now but still not sleeping very well. Take an anti anxiety pill (klonapin) to help me sleep and I smoke. I’ve tried every holistic way, over the counter meds, and supplements, ie. Melatonin. Nothing really helps. I even took the TV out of my room. I take an Ambien once every 4/5 weeks to get a deep sleep. I wouldn’t have given it up the Ambien, but if I took it for more than a couple of days I was getting pains in my stomach and nausea. I even put up with the digestive issues so I could sleep. That’s how desperate I was. I finally knew I had to stop when I woke up with a pot of food and potato chips on my bed and had no recollection of the night and what I did. Ambien was the best and if I didn’t have the side effects I would have continued. The quality of my life is poor when I don’t sleep. So will continue to smoke and take the Klonapin.

Aug 16, 2018 · Weaning off zolpidem (Ambien) in Sleep Health

I have gotten off Ambien a number of times. Tried the holistic route.essential oils, deep breathing, prayer plus all kinds of other sleeping pills. The only thing that worked, was Ambien, which gave me some sleep—never 7/8 hours but at least I slept. It’s so frustrating I wish I was normal. People sleep through all kinds of horrendous situations, war, medical issues, homeless and sleeping on the streets. Living in refugee camps, in freezing conditions or sweltering conditions, prisoners in concentration camps, and I can’t sleep in a nice comfortable bed.
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Aug 16, 2018 · Weaning off zolpidem (Ambien) in Sleep Health

I was taking Ambien for almost 15 years…no problems..Started having bad side effects such as bringing food into bed and not remembering a thing, bad pains in my stomach with nausea. . Stopped it cold turkey. Tried anxiety meds, melatonin, chamomile tea, but didn’t do anything to help. Smoking MJ helped in the beginning but it’s not helping much now. I’m desperate. The only thing that knocks me out is Ambien but I’m afraid.

Jul 10, 2018 · Knee ROM post TKR in Joint Replacements

Nine months after a TKR and a manipulation to break up the scar tissue and adhesions; still have swelling, knee is warm to touch, and pain and stiffness, numbness. I’ve been in PT for nine months and finallly stopped last week. It wasn’t helping me and it was causing more pain. I have scar tissu; and I know that it limits my range of motion and causes pain. All the doctors say is it takes a year to recover. My surgeon turned out to be a jerk and I didn’t trust him to do the manipulation. Went to another surgeon and he did the manipulation for me. Unfortunately, I got sick at the hospital and wound up in the hospital for 3 days. Was supposed to be in and out surgery, but not for me. I’m sorry that I had the TKR as I was better before the surgery. One surgeon wanted to try something less intense, but the surgeon who did my surgery said my knee was too far gone.

Jun 22, 2018 · Weaning off zolpidem (Ambien) in Sleep Health

Never helped me, but you might as well try and see if it helps you. Everyone is different.