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5 days after Surgery, and I feel terrible. Lethargic, light headed, low blood pressure.

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by , 08-28-2011 at 01:09 PM (2555 Views)
Ok so I had my surgery on Tuesday the 23. Everything has seemed to be going very well. I haven't even had to vomit. I havent even taken any of the pain medication since I have been home. But today I woke up and after taking my prevacid and vitamins I started feeling very lethargic, and about ready to pass out. I tried drinking some water and a protein shake to get rid of the feeling but it didnt pass. I laid down to try and shake the feeling as well. I know my blood pressure dropped super low and I started feeling clamy and cold. I had my daughter make me a glass of sugar water and I drank as much as I could get down. After a few minutes I started to feel better.
Has anyone else experienced this after surgery? If so can you share your experiences?
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  1. slim&proud's Avatar
    About 10 days after my surgery i felt like that while i was at work, I had a coffee made with milk and i felt much better. I also bulked up my meals more as i was under feeding myself.
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  2. Msvetrn's Avatar
    Sometimes, I think our bodies need some sugar! I did a three day clear liquid diet (where everything was sugar free only beccause I don't drink sugar filled drinks) prior to a colonoscopy and the same thing that you describe happened to me. I got a Slurpee at some drive thru and I felt much better. I'm not a diabetic and don't know if you are. If so, consult your Endo Doc.
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  3. chrissynena's Avatar
    Same thing started happening to me, and I am diabetic, doctor said I was on to much sugar meds. It was bottoming out my sugar!! Stopped taking it, and now I'm fine!
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  4. haymar's Avatar
    I'm not diabtic. But I have had low blood sugar in the past. That may have something to do with it.
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  5. Msvetrn's Avatar
    Try to have at least a couple sips of regular gatorade throughout the day to keep your sugar stable.
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  6. crystal's Avatar
    Sounds like your sugar dropped or dehydration.
  7. haymar's Avatar
    I have tried the Gatorade and it seems to be the best for keeping me from getting shaky and weak feeling. I just bought some to keep on hand with me now where ever I go. It is a terrible feeling to not have any sugar to process, your body just sort of shuts down and decides no to do anything at all.
    I also started runnning a 100.9 fever last night about 6pm. I called my surgeon and he said that a low grade temp is normal after the surgery as long as there was no pain associated with it. It is just the bodys healing response to all the trauma from the surgery and the inflamation.
    I woke up this morning and I m fine and the fever is gone. I been sleepy and been napping all morning.
  8. Ericam's Avatar
    Are you doing protein drinks? what kind of diet are you on post op? I get cranky, fuzzy headed if I haven't had enough protein during the day.
  9. crystal's Avatar
    Hope u feel better soon luv!
  10. lovy's Avatar
    Speedy recovery Haymar
  11. haymar's Avatar
    Well it's been awhile since I have been on here because I started back to work. I am now feeling fabulous and back to my old self. The only difference now is that I can't eat as much as I use to which is fabulous. The only other problem that I am still having is the low suger ever so often. i tire out pretty easily, and still have to limit my activity, but I am pretty sure that is because I am still on the liquid diet. I can have blended liquified food. Doesn't really make much of a difference and seems to just make me more hungry later on. And after I drink the real food shakes, I end up getting this weird hot flash cold sweat thing for about 10 minutes after I eat. It isn't bad it is just different and slightly annoying. I am not sure what the cause of it, I am assuming something to do with calories and suger my body hasn't had in over a month now.
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