Fatigue after Gallbladder removal

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Hello all!

Just need to share my with the group my symptoms after my gallbladder removal. It has been 27 days since my surgery and I still feel very tired and lots of times have the need to lie down. Is that common to anyone of you? Has anyone got past that phase? Have you used any supplements at all?

Thanks in advance., would appreciate any replies

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    hi! yes, this is very normal! I took an afternoon nap for about the first 7-8 weeks post op. no supplements other than my daily vitamin. I am now 3 months post OP and my energy levels are back to normal! your body needs time to heal. rest as much as you can!

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      Thanks Sarah93260. It is such a relief to know that this is normal! I get exhausted and have the feeling that I will faint especially when I am out of the house! So with patience this will pass. My doc never said anything about it and he told me that none of his patients have had this kind of exhaustion!! Thanks again for your reply!

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      yes I also had some stomach aches, not like the attacks but just an ache. my dr said he has never heard of that! so it stressed me out! but that has passed as well. i think everyone is so different and some people bounce back after a week and others, like us, take longer. definitely normal!

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    Yes my friend was kept in hospital in severe pain for 12 days after her laparascopic removal, then spent the next 4 weeks at home hardly able to move from the couch due to pain and exhaustion. She slept most of the time, and was totally unable to concentrate on anything. It took 6 weeks at home before she felt able to tackle small jobs, and 3 months before she felt more or less back to normal. She felt her age (in her 70's) slowed down her recovery. In contrast, my neighbour in her 30's was sent home same day, driving after 1 week and back at work after 2. So I suspect everyone reacts differently.

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