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Feeling lethargic post surgery



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I had surgery 7 weeks ago and it took me awhile to start having any energy. But the last 3 days all I want to do is sleep. Like I'll sleep for 12 hours! I've been so good about my Protein, my Vitamins, my Water intake to a minimum 64 ounces and have been trying to increase my calories to 700 like my doctor said. I see my surgeon next week and I'm going to ask him about checking my Iron. Anyone else go through this? Any suggestions?

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That's odd given it's been 7 weeks since surgery. Could it be the colder winter weather and so many ours of darkness? Could it be Seasonal Affective Disorder? How's your mood?

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I had a distinct drop in energy about 3 months out. Just so damn tired. Almost fell asleep walking on my treadmill!

I don’t have any answers unfortunately. Some say it’s the lack of carbs in our diets. Some say it’s just our body getting used to the reduced calories & increasing activity. It could be your Iron levels as you suspect.

My iron levels were very good & I ate rolled oats a couple of times a week, so .... It eventually passed. Mind you I slept really well at night & I’d been a bad sleeper for years.

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