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Unread 01-09-2012, 02:11 PM
10 days post-op, can't stop crying

It's been 10 days since surgery, and since day 7, I have not been able to stop crying. I'm already on Cymbalta (been on it for years and doing well), so I don't think it's depression. My recovery has otherwise been fantastic. I'm off the pain meds, and just using Advil.

Any thoughts?
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Unread 01-09-2012, 03:13 PM
Re: 10 days post-op, can't stop crying

It could be your ovaries are not fully functional yet. Give your doctor a call, maybe they can give you some lose dose HRT to get you through.
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Unread 01-10-2012, 11:44 AM
Re: 10 days post-op, can't stop crying

hang in there, it will get better. i havent had the crying, so im hoping others storys here will help me to not have more symptoms
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Unread 01-17-2012, 07:21 PM
Re: 10 days post-op, can't stop crying

I am 26 days post op LAVH - bladder sling - kept ovaries - I take Pristiq -- I am still having emotional outbursts - cry for no reason - doc said my ovaries in shock - go back Monday for 4 week post op - have other menopause symptoms even though I have ovaries - hope they shall pass soon as doc says - insomnia the worst - sucks since I am back at work so family and close friends think I M "a ok" when I'm not - that is why I come here because I know I can always find someone who understands and who cares,what I am going through!
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Unread 01-17-2012, 09:20 PM
Re: 10 days post-op, can't stop crying

I really think It's normal. I've been crying more than usual and at ridiculous things that wouldn't normally make me cry. I'm 14 days post op.
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Unread 01-17-2012, 09:29 PM
Re: 10 days post-op, can't stop crying

I agree with the thought that your ovaries haven't "woken up" yet. I started crying seven days after surgery. Then, after a couple of days, I was fine. It just takes some people longer. At least that is what I've been told. It can take up to two months, and a low dose HRT is a great idea if you can handle hormone pills. Take care! Much love.
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Unread 01-17-2012, 11:36 PM
Re: 10 days post-op, can't stop crying

I was pretty much hysterical around the 7 -14 day point. I had a few issues with my incision which I blew totally out of all proportion. I was yelling, crying, the lot. My poor DH had no idea how to deal with me.
I personally don't think that it is to do with ovaries, I think it is to do with the major assault of surgery. I read an amazing article about how your body deals with the surgery. One of the things that happens is the release of the hormone prolactin. This hormone is normally associated with pregnancy and lactation, another time when women are emotional - I think this is the real culprit.
I have to say that the emotional effect of the surgery was the most unexpected and difficult part for me. I had expected pain and coped ok with that, but the emotions were another matter all together.
By about 4 weeks after surgery, I was approaching normal and now 12 weeks out, I am well and truly back to myself.
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Unread 01-18-2012, 12:38 AM
Re: 10 days post-op, can't stop crying

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I think it is to do with the major assault of surgery. I read an amazing article about how your body deals with the surgery. One of the things that happens is the release of the hormone prolactin. This hormone is normally associated with pregnancy and lactation, another time when women are emotional - I think this is the real culprit.
I have to say that the emotional effect of the surgery was the most unexpected and difficult part for me. I had expected pain and coped ok with that, but the emotions were another matter all together.
I was also very surprised by the emotional impact of the surgery! You are right, it is really is a major assault on our bodies!

Prolactin is a feel-good hormone, and my post-op crying spells have not been anything like prolactin felt at other times in my life. What has helped me so much is taking a very low dose of bioidentical progesterone every 12 hours. I take Emerita's Pro-Gest in the individual packets, using half a packet twice a day. After a week on it there is a very noticeable improvement in my insomnia, breast tenderness, and mood stability, and the "big weeps" are almost gone or last just a few seconds if they do come around.

Big hugs and prayers, I hope you feel better each day sister.
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Unread 01-18-2012, 10:53 AM
Re: 10 days post-op, can't stop crying

Hang in there. I'm still having days like that......I'm 11 weeks now. I'm on vivelle. I had a total hyerterectomy. When I feel that way I just talk to my husband or friends, they listen and give me this biggest hug they can and let me get it out.
I hear it could take months to a year to feel normal.
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Unread 01-18-2012, 12:20 PM
Re: 10 days post-op, can't stop crying

I know you said you kept ovaries. I did not. Yesterday was the first day I was supposed to change the patch to get the new dose. Before I realized and had it available I found myself crying over several different things. Everything seemed to matter and all was out of sorts. Once I had the patch on things seemed to realign. Don't under estimate the hormone suggestions people have made for you. Talk with your doctor to get your options.
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