I recently had surgery on both feet for removal of fibromas. I try very hard to stay away from using pharmaceuticals as possible. I was given some non narcotic pain meds as well as high dose ibuprofen. I used both sparingly. I used pipe breathing in the morning and evening before bed and slept very well thru the night. Following the doctors orders I have been laying down with feet elevated for the last two weeks. EE help not only with the pain but the anxiety I would get from being cooped up for an extended period. I am a walking person and like to get out and walk every day. I saw my doctor last week and she said that the healing process was going well and that I should be able to get the stitches out in 16 days vs the 21 days which is normal for this type of operation. Another added benefit I have seen using EE on a daily basis is that I have not had sleep paralysis since adding this to my daily regime. The last week in March I had it five nights in a row. On the sixth night I had that eyes wont stay open, strange yawn effect coming in, I started pipe breathing and did not have sleep paralysis that night nor since. It takes me a while sometimes to implement things into my life that are helpful. Reprogramming is an ongoing effort.