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Last August I fell and broke my left hip. I had a hip

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Last August I fell and broke my left hip. I had a hip replacement. Last 12/31/08 I fell and broke right my shoulder. If I sleep on either side, I wake with excruciatin pain..If I sleep on my back my pain subsides however I do not have the deep sleep that I need.

Any suggestions?
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. M. Lahkar replied 8 years ago.
May i know your age and sex?

Are you diabetic or hypertensive?

Since when are you taking the pain killer oxycodone, vicodin? No relief?

I'm still online to answer your queries after you send me this info.
Customer: replied 8 years ago.
female age 58

I take only a half of these pills.
Expert:  Dr. M. Lahkar replied 8 years ago.
Hi, since you are already taking narcotic pain killers, you could continue taking those as they are quite effective as pain relievers.

Ambien is usually prescribed for short term insomnia and should help you get some sleep. However, as you are still not having a good sleep, you could get a new prescription medicine like lunesta or sonata which can decrease the amount of time needed to fall as leep and also reduce the number of awakenings during sleep. Please consult a doctor.

Besides taking the medicines, you should also try out other alternative methods to have a good sleep like:

Develop a regular sleeping schedule.
Avoid caffeine andnicotine just beforehoing to bed.
Maintain a comfortable bedroom temperature.
Increase exposure to sunlight in the morning and avoid it later in the afternoon.( 5 to 6 pm).Check this site.

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