I had my first lap surgery for endometriosis Friday. Physically, I think things are going well. My left ovary was attached to my colon and left tube. All Endo was removed. I'm feeling depressed, though. I have been emotional since waking from surgery. I have struggled with depression for several years, but surgery seems to have aggravated it more. Has anyone experienced this or something similar?
I haven't experienced this personally but my mom came out of surgery with severe depression and it turned out to be a reaction from the anesthesia.
how long did it last?
it lasted about 5 days, I read that it could be a reaction from the anesthesia and suggested that maybe a benadryl would help, she took one and it stopped, it was so strange but might be something to try
It’s a common reaction post operatively, it can last up to a few weeks unfortunately 🥲 so can decreased appetite
Post laparoscopy, I did feel a little down, but at the time I thought that was FOMO. I never considered it being due to surgery itself, but that's interesting to think about for next time.
This happened to me! It was immediately apparent as soon as I woke up. It lasted about a month. I was physically doing great, but mentally so down and hopeless. I seriously felt like it would never end. I still have no clue why it happened, but it went away and it will for you too! Don’t give up it will get better!! It takes time
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