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I’m two weeks post surgery. I’ve been told to expect fatigue for up to a month. Been feeling rather fatigued as predicted. Has anyone else had fatigue after surgery? How long did it last? Thanks.

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oh yes, the exhaustion was intense. It was worst in the first 3 weeks for me, but really lasted for 4-6 weeks. I'm nearly at 3 months out and I still get really tired right after eating sometimes. I'm not sure why, but guessing my body isn't fully used to handling real food when it hits my tummy.

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yes - I felt that way for several weeks. Maybe six weeks?

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3 hours ago, dennydenco said:

I’m two weeks post surgery. I’ve been told to expect fatigue for up to a month. Been feeling rather fatigued as predicted. Has anyone else had fatigue after surgery? How long did it last? Thanks.

It was about 5 weeks for me.

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I am almost 11 weeks out. I do find when I don't take my Vitamins as I should, I am sluggish. I now set a phone alarm to remind me. Very helpful reminder.

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Mine lasted about a month.

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Mine was about 2 months. I remember being excited when I was able to cut down my naps from 2 per day to just 1 per day! LOL!!!

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Thank you, All. Very grateful for your responses. 🙂

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I’m 6 weeks post op and was going through the same. Was a roller coaster someday ms were good for energy and some weren’t and some were half and half, such as the morning I felt energetic in the morning then after lunch the 2nd half of day I was just crash. So I was told from my dr/surgeon it was I needed more Protein. So now he has me doing Protein Shake for Breakfast , lunch and for dinner I can have something else. And of course Water nothing else. And sure enough it’s doing the job for me. But overall I understand you. Maybe try more protein.

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I'm two weeks post op and the fatigue just kicked in for me. Or maybe I was just taking it really easy those two weeks so now that I'm back in the swing of things I am noticing how little energy I have. If I fold laundry or load the dishwasher, my arms and back get really weak. I literally have to sit down after. I'm taking my Vitamins and following the diet, but I've been wondering if I'm not getting enough calories or lacking some micros. I'm glad to hear it isn't uncommon to feel this way.

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