We use melatonin here and it works great..........in fact, one of our sons has adhd and he doesn't sleep. His pediatric neurologist suggested it for him and since he has taken it at night, he sleeps so much better. In fact, he feels rested, so the rest of his day is not muddled by his lack of sleep. We used to be up all night, every night until after dawn and sometimes even longer.
Since it is a natural sleep substance found in the body, and after trying many , many other options to try to get him to sleep, we gave in and tried it. He takes a small 3 mg. tablet and he is asleep in half an hour.
I also take it and it helps me get to sleep as well. But I take a bit more than he does.
PLIF/TLIF Fusion w/Instrumentation L4-5 Spondololysthesis L4-5.Laminectomies L4-5, foraminal stenosis L3-4, L4-5, L5-S1, herniations L3-4, L4-5, L5-S1, central canal stenosis L3-4, L4-5 and L5-S1
POST OP CES 3/30-06
Neurogenic Bladder and Bowel, bilateral numbness legs and feet
Revision for failed Back surgery, pseudoarthrosis L4-5, hemilaminectomies L3-4, L4-5, L5-S1, bmp added to revision fusion, replaced two bent screws that were reversing out of vertebrae - August 2, 2007
On going back pain and neuropathic pain, failed back surgery, consult for scs, decided not to do that at this point.
Adhesive Arachnoiditis also......just what I didn't need..9/08- adding bilateral ulnar neuropathy with severe compression to the mix. They want me to see a surgeon for ulnar nerve surgery, but I'm not biting.
I've seen enough surgeons over the last few years.
Avascular necrosis of left wrist- maybe hips too