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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.) ?????
cardiostarusa1 responded:

"What can I take on those nights......"

Please consult with your doctor(s). Also, your local pharmacist may/can be helpful.

Best of luck down the road of life.

Take care,


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