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    AorticDysection posted:
    Hello Doctors,

    I'm a thoracic aortic dissection survivor , by emergency surgery, they also replaced my aortic valve.
    Since my surgery, I have lost 30 lbs, I'm almost down to my high school weight. I'm 5 ft 10 and 175 lbs. Blood pressure is perfect now and also my cholesterol.

    I walk on my trend mill for a hour or more everyday at a pace of 3.5 to 4 miles per hour. I do have some nerve damage on the outside of my legs, which causes numbness and sharp pain off and on.Due to my spine not getting oxygen for a short period of time.

    I have some nights were I can not sleep at all, ether from pain in my legs or just good old restlessness.(I'm taking gabapentin).

    What can i take on those nights to help aid in my sleep!
    A.) The new NyQuil ZZZZ
    B.) Benadryl
    C.) ?????
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