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Whew I am so glad I read all this. My psych nurse made me feel like I was nuts when I started crying in her office. (My therapist totally gets my emotional rollercoaster right now and this thread just proved what my therapist said) My psych wanted to up my meds and send me for intensive outpatient therapy. I didn't up my meds or go to more therapy and Im fine. Hormones are a real b***h kitty! Some days Im like la di dah! And the next Im a hot mess. Hopefully this will all even out soon enough.

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Check out this short video from my surgeon's office. It's from the previous psych doc they had on staff (they have a new one now). It was required to watch it yesterday. It explains everything you may be experiencing regarding mental health and what's normal and what isn't : The post op stuff starts at 2:50.

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@mousecat88 thank you for posting that video! That was incredibly helpful. I actually took a few screen shots. I wish my surgeons office had explained the mental/emotional side of things a little better and that video seals a lot of holes in my knowledge. Thank you!!!!

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And weird things set you off, you can cry at the drop of a hat or because someone couldn't afford a hat. I can admit to being a Medical Geek, thought I might be having Pseudobulbar Affect, then I said" Relax , you're merely hormonal", had a lot of fat, a lot of things released. 😛Oh well, as I bounce,off the wall there will be,others bouncing with me. LOL and Boing Boing.

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Thank you mousecat, I never played the video until today, it is very good. For some reason I only had the audio but I still liked the presentation very much.

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And I can't sleep tonight,, too much,on my mind. When will I learn the entire world doesn't need me solving their problems? Oh maybe I'll hang things up mentally for the night after all!

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On 5/13/2019 at 4:05 AM, Melissa W said:

Oh yes! For about a month or 2 after surgery I was a hormonal nightmare. No one warned me. It was awful

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I am SO glad I came across this. I literally feel like I have been losing my mind. I cry, have anxiety, bordering on panic, buyer's remorse anxiety about how I'm going to live like this. Am I ever going to be normal again. ALL of the things she spoke of in the video. I'm in tears now knowing I'm going to be ok and I'm normal.

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This may explain why I was so pissed off today... I’m 7 days post op.

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On 05/21/2019 at 15:28, CNDC said:



This may explain why I was so pissed off today... I’m 7 days post op.


Up until recently I was raging and anyone and anything over nothing. Truly a maniac. Part of my brain would say stop, you’re being crazy but I couldn’t help myself. Happened after my sleeve, after shoulder repair and now after bypass. I call it the post op blues.

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On 05/22/2019 at 10:07 AM ,KateBruin said:

Up until recently I was raging and anyone and anything over nothing. Truly a maniac. Part of my brain would say stop, you’re being crazy but I couldn’t help myself. Happened after my sleeve, after shoulder repair and now after bypass. I call it the post op blues.

Think that is an excellent assessment. So sorry its happened so often to you.

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Omg I've been struggling alot since surgery my emotional state is worse now! I had a working interview this morning but had a severe panic attack I've done this so many times now I don't know we're to go from here any advice will be helpful thanks

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1 minute ago, mparker26 said:

Omg I've been struggling alot since surgery my emotional state is worse now! I had a working interview this morning but had a severe panic attack I've done this so many times now I don't know we're to go from here any advice will be helpful thanks

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I have been struggling with anxiety and panic since my surgery I'm 3 1/2 months post OP and it's really getting to me. I've been told that the incredible amount of hormones that are trapped in fat are released with rapid loss and wreak havoc with our emotional states. It gets better I've been told. I am getting better because I know feeling this way is normal. I also see a therapist because this journey has opened doors I insisted remain shut thru my life and now they need to be cleaned and aired out. I will be okay and you will too my friend YOU WILL TOO.

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1 hour ago, mparker26 said:

Thank you I did not realize that about our hormonal change I just hope I can get through this it's been so hard but I want to be strong to overcome this that I'm feeling

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The hormonal changes can be really bad and effect our emotions really hard while we are actively losing the weight. If it gets really bad for you please don't hesitate to reach out to your Primary Dr. Your Surgeon's office, or even seek out a therapist to talk to. There is even a thread here called Mental Health and a lot of members discuss these same issues. Don't ever think you are alone. You're not.

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