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Going Mental (3 days after surgery) Going Mental (3 days after surgery)

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Unread 02-17-2012, 03:17 PM
Going Mental (3 days after surgery)

I don't know if its the lack of sleep, the pain meds, or whatever. but I am going mental, I am so restless, irritable and isolated. I feel stoned and unsure of my thinking. Is this a precursor for later problems?
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Unread 02-17-2012, 04:08 PM
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You sound perfectly normal for 3 days after surgery. Yes, it could be partly your pain meds,but it is also the whole experience. Surgery is a major insult to your body and it sends all your hormones up the creek - I don't mean just the obvious female ones, but those that control your whole body systems.
I was quite irrational and I would say almost manic in the first couple of weeks after surgery. It was the most unexpected and difficult part of the whole thing as far as I was concerned. By about 3 weeks, I was starting to feel more on top of things. It does take a while, but you will return to normal.
Unread 02-17-2012, 05:17 PM
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The same thing happened to me, and it definitely was the Vicodin that they prescribed for me. I was irritable, emotional, my vision was blurred and I got headaches too. IT was horrible.I took myself of the vicodin on day 4 and just took tylenol. The next morning I woke up clear headed and feeling myself. I called my doctor and explained to them what had happened. They prescribed me something else and I've been great ever since. You may want to call your doctor and discuss it.
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Unread 02-17-2012, 06:20 PM
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Thanks ladies I will keep those things in mind xoxoxo I'm not alone
Unread 02-17-2012, 06:24 PM
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I look back now and realize I was in a state of shock the first 2 weeks after ... Completely not myself. But it is major surgery, a huge shock to your body. Give yourself time to rest and go easy on yourself, it is very early for you.

Check for the group that is the same week that you had your surgery done. Everyone posting will be experiencing similar stages, you will find similarities and support.

Happy healing ... Rest!
Unread 02-17-2012, 06:35 PM
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What you are experiencing is perfectly normal. I do think checking on pain med problems is a good idea. I dont do any well at all. It is important to eat even though you have no appetite especially before meds! try walking around inside it helps a little with the "cabin fever" as I called it (I also had mine in winter). Rest and hydrate. I will pray for you. Hugs.

Keep positive and keep posting
Unread 02-18-2012, 02:29 PM
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It is a big change to your body and I know the meds can make you tired and irratable. My biggest advice (as I went through a partial hysterectomy last year) is to rest! You will get back on your feet faster if you just allow your body to heal for 3 or 4 weeks. Pamper yourself! I will say a prayer.

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