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I felt tired all the time with mine. But I think it was just like being pregnant. Had 4# fibroid with 4 month size uterus. I think body senses that and acts accordingly. Now I am still tired from working way to much and still healing. Hope this helps...
Yes, yes, yes, fibroids can make you feel really tired. I wasn't anemic either. But I felt like I was a slug. It's hard to explain but I know exactly what you mean.
I'm almost 5 months post-op and when I get tired now, from doing too much while still recovering, it's a different kind of tired. I know what's causing it and if I rest up, I get a kind of cheerful energy back. And even when I'm tired, I feel good, if that makes sense.
I wasn't anemic either, but noticed over the past couple of years that as my fibroids got bigger and bigger, I started getting fatigued more easily. The other women that I work with who also had hysterectomies also felt tired from their fibroids. The constant "pressure" and bloating, increased need to urinate, increased cramping etc was such an energy drainer!
prior to finding mine i had no pain and thought i had no symptoms, so my surgery was a real surprise cause i had no idea anything was really wrong, just abnormal periods,BUT now i know that i was exhausted and thought it was just me becoming lazy, i was putting a dent in the couch cushion and the house was more than i could handle... i also am tired now after the surgery and also can now see that it is a different kind of tired...
Very interesting that you asked this question... I was wondering 2.
Prior to my hysterectomy TVH,BSO, HRT 2 weeks ago... I was having trouble w/ energy. In fact... that's all I was having trouble w/. No menstral problems at all. I was tired, didn't feel like doing my hiking (I hike 10Ks) then in Dec started getting sick. In Jan went to the Dr for a sinus infection... and came out w/ a scheduled hysterectomy. LOL. For the 6 weeks of waiting until my hytsterectomy I had 2 sinus infections, the flu for 2 weeks, bronchitus, throat infection, and an ear fungus. I was horrible... but now after the surgery I FEEL GREAT!!!! I can't believe the difference in energy. I'm still recovering... but it's not a "sick" feeling any more.... not even really tired.
YOU'LL DO GREAT... and you'll feel 100x better! Good luck.