- Jul 18, 2012
- sterling heights, michigan, usa
And thank you for your concern, yes I think I am predisposed to anxiety and not sleeping that great. Things in life seem to cut a little deeper for me, but before my surgery I could sleep decently. Now after surgery, the clicking and thumping that the valve causes has pushed me over the top as far as sleeping. I have seen therapists many many times, and have taken various medications as well. I have pretty much lost hope in solutions other than where I am at right now, and there is not much anybody will be able to do to change that. Not that I am not willing, but it's just the way it goes. Thanks.sorry to read this, have you consulted a therapist? I would suggest that even hypnotherapy would perhaps be beneficial (and is a good low price starting point).
I would also be interested if you were one of the people who had insomnia before surgery and if the valve has simply added another point to your issue.
Insomnia is a common sleep disorder. You may struggle to fall asleep, stay asleep or get good, quality slumber.my.clevelandclinic.org
Insomnia symptoms occur in approximately 33% to 50% of the adult population while Chronic Insomnia disorder that is associated with distress or impairment is estimated at 10% to 15%
I feel a tissue valve would have been better for being able to sleep and less anxiety, but at age 32 a biological valve was pretty much out of the question. Also, I never thought I would be bothered by the noise, believe it or not. The noise bothering me was probably one of the last things I was thinking about before surgery, in fact, it probably never crossed my mind. If I had to do it all over again, with the same knowledge I have today in reference to the noise and clicking, I would demand having a biological valve and just getting it changed out every 10 to 15 years or whatever. No pun intended, but that decision would be made in a heartbeat.Would tissue valve have been better ? I am a lifelong insomniac, depressive, lots of anxiety and have had full blown reactive tinnitus and hearing loss for 26 years so I dread the ticking as well but also dread future surgeries from a tissue valve