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I'm 18 days post op Roux-En-Y gastric bypass. I am feeling really great with the exception of low energy. I am working hard to get all of my calories and Protein requirements in daily and wake up with a lot of energy but as the day goes on, I get really tired really quickly and feel like I need to rest. I would like to get more walking in but taking a shower wears me out! At this point I feel like I had more energy when I weighed 60 pounds more than I weigh today (that includes presurgery weight loss). Am I expecting too much too soon? I realize rest is important in recovery as well but I feel like I'm doing a lot of resting.... Any thoughts?

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I'll be 14 days post-op come Monday and I too have little energy. Primarily it's in the morning until I have my Vitamins and take a shower. Keep in mind that we're not taking in as many carbs as before and carbs is where we get most of our energy from. It was encouraging (to me) to read that it took a month and a half to feel somewhat normal. I was thinking something was wrong with me because all of this is so new. Hang in there!

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Thank you!

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I had very low energy for the first month. After that I have improved a great deal. At almost 7 weeks I feel better then before surgery by a mile. Hang in there this is normal. Your body has to heal and let's face it surgery is no walk on the park.

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I suffered from low energy also. Then, around month 3 I started to feel better. I attribute it to being to eat a bigger variety at that stage and my body getting used to the changes from the surgery. Also, remember that this is still a pretty significant surgery and your body is healing. In time you will feel better.

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That's what I was thinking. I can be a little more patient! :)

Thanks everyone! Very helpful.

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It could be a change in blood pressure, not taking all Vitamins every single day, not drinking enough or not getting enough Protein. I have the same issues with low energy and even occasional being light headed. I know that I am not drinking enough fluids and forget to take vitamins. Speak to your doctor and get blood tests to make sure you are not deficient or dehydrated. Best of luck!

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