I had my surgery June 30 and am now about 5 1/2 weeks post-op from my kyphoscoliosis surgery. I have been feeling substantially better and am off all of my pain meds except tylenol during the day. The thing is, I have been falling asleep OK as long as my legs aren't going crazy (restless legs syndrome, which I had before, but is a little worse now) but I haven been waking up a couple of hours after I fall asleep with insane ITCHING! It's mostly my back but even my arms and chest and head itch when it's really bad. I usually cannot fall back to sleep when this is happening. After a few nights of almost no sleep I have been taking benadryl before I go to bed and that usually takes care of it. Bad thing is that i wake up sleepy and groggy in the morning.
Did anyone else experience this post op? I really don't itch that much during the day it's just in the middle of the night. Is it just my nerve endings healing? If so, how long does this last!? I just think it's odd that it's only during the night that it's really bad. HELP! LOL.