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Unread 07-20-2009, 11:15 AM
3 weeks Post OP and debilitating anxiety

Hi. I am 3weeks post op tah/bso. All of a sudden yesterday I began crying and did not stop. Then came the panic and anxiety attack. I have not slept or ate in days. I called the doctor last night and asked if he could give me any sort of anti-anxiety meds so I could at least sleep. The doctor on call was a complete *** and refused to help me. He suggested I go to a shrink...will this feeling of dread, doom and anxiety ever ever go away? I wish to God I never had this surgery, as what I am going through now is hell. I am a wreck...like a caged animal. ANyone else going crazy?
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Unread 07-20-2009, 12:41 PM
Re: 3 weeks Post OP and debilitating anxiety

First go see your real doctor, not the creep on call. Tell him exactly what you have told us. If you are not satisfied after the consultation, go get a second opinion.

There is a whole plethora of anti-anxiety meds out there that can help you.

There seem to be a lot of ladies that link hormonal disruption with changes in psychological health. I've never experienced that, but there does seem to be a causal link in some women, and if that's the case, then it is logical to look into meds as a solution. A psychiatrist might be more appropriate if there was an underlying mental illness.
Unread 07-20-2009, 01:00 PM
Re: 3 weeks Post OP and debilitating anxiety

I am also dealing with anxiety- not as severe and am three weeks post-op from TAH/ kept ovaries. I have an appt. with my regular DR to discuss this, as I do not normally have anxiety. definitely see your regular DR and get some advice! I am having some success with walking and keeping a bit busier. Are you able to walk outdoors at all? do you have support at home? Good luck and I hope you can get some relief.
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Unread 07-20-2009, 01:06 PM
Re: 3 weeks Post OP and debilitating anxiety

I have been on anti depressants for a few years, including meds for anxiety. I hadn't needed the anxiety meds for awhikle, but after my surgery I did. I felt stressed about everything and worried all the time. Please remember that your hormones are going through changes, and you body has been through a huge trauma with the surgery. That LOSER "doctor" that was on call was totally out of line tellimng you to see a shrink-I am NOT knocking therapy at all, I am in it myself, but for a doctor that doesn't know you and your history to say that was downright rude and uncalled for I think. For most people that I know the anxiety has relaxed alot ofter some time goes by.
Unread 07-20-2009, 01:17 PM
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Yes it can be normal for you to have overwhelming anxiety. I would have days where I felt good (emotionally) & then a day where I was scared to death at what I had done to myself by having this surgery. I have healed just fine but I still now & then get very upset & scared. For me I think it was because I was so vulnerable for that first month during recovery & I had never felt that before. Due to the medications & being put to sleep, that takes a while to work its way out of your body. You will feel better as time goes on. Best wishes.
Unread 07-20-2009, 01:39 PM
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I have tried the Bach flower treatment-it's called Bach rescue remedy. It is totally herbal, and it calms me down, doesn't make you sleepy but helps with the anxiety. I have PTSD from a car accident, and the docs had me very drugged up. I was so scared to get in a car I would make myself sick. The Bach flower rescue remedy really helps me, I carry it everywhere I go. I use alot of herbs for menopause, and for sleeping- I use the Bach rescue sleep for that. They are all drugs you put under your tongue. They all have worked for me, as I am already on anti depressants and xanax as needed, I really try to use the herbal things when I can instead of chemicals, I know many people that use the bach flower oils for different things, and they all rave about it. There is a bach for many different problems
Unread 07-20-2009, 01:42 PM
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Sorry for my last post I said they were all drugs that you put under your tongue-sorry I meant to write they are all herbs, not drugs. You can find all of this at a health food store,
Unread 07-20-2009, 01:44 PM
Re: 3 weeks Post OP and debilitating anxiety

Hi, I am 4 weeks post-op from a TAH 1 ovary remaining,,, (and I sure hope that it "wakes up" soon),, just this weekend I expierienced something like never before,,, I have a wonderful, supportive husband, and an awesome 12 year old son,, well let me tell ya, THEY almost didn't survive the weekend with me,,, I could have gotten divorced and commited murder!! (well ok not litterally lol) but I just felt that they were being mean too me,,, ok looking back, today, I realize I had a role in this too.. but at the time it was happening, I was so overcome with frustration, anger, hurt, and yup, rage,, that I spent almost all of Sunday in my bedroom alone for fear of really jepordizing my relationships with them,, this was unfortunately not a good weekend for me to be around people,, luckly they are very supportive and didnt leave me homeless lol.... hope this doesnt happen again cuz it was rough,,, good luck take care Vickie
Unread 07-20-2009, 05:18 PM
Re: 3 weeks Post OP and debilitating anxiety

Thanks for your words of support. I did go in the the office today and saw a P.A. She was awesome. I could barely speak through my sobbing, and told her waht the jerk said to me last night and how I was feeling. She asked if I were suicidal and I said if it continues like this, then yes, I will be. She looked at what I was taking and was shocked at the little amoung of estrogen I had been taking. She said the med was not an appropriate one to have some one with surgical menopause on, but more for some one beginning menopause. She said with that little amount in me, no wonder I was feeling the way I was. She got right on it and then put me on 2mg a day of Esterdial and some paxil. Paxil for the anxiety. THANK GOD> I took a lorazapam to ease the 2 day HORRIBLE anxiety attack and should be feeling a ton better in a matter of days. God I hope so...at least there is hope. I had no idea that lack of estergen could cause so many problems.
Unread 07-20-2009, 05:43 PM
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It is so wonderful that you got the help that you needed, I am glad you will start feeling better soon-that is great news!!!!

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