It gets better

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I am just under six months and my body has begun to feel much better, thank God! I have more energy, but equally as important, my digestion is seemingly almost back to normal. I’ll pray for all of you. I did go on a low dose of amitriptyline and ativan at bed, but I'm unsure if that’s what did it or it was just the time it took to heal or faith in God. i believe it was the faith.

I just wanted to write this and let you know that it will get better!

I leaned on this website for quite some time. Thank you so much for all of you being there.

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    its a yr since my removal and i still have issues especially developing IBS and bad acid reflux and it hasnt left me, i cant eat fats or the bad ones nor too much or else i will pay the price. its a nightmare and am really trying to stay positive and try to live life with these problems, i really hope these go away.

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    hi there ! so glad to hear someone is feeling better after having this vital organ out ! i am 5 months post op! ive been really good with my diet but ive lost so much weight i look ill ! ive prayed to get better for my familys sake so pray for me too please yesterday was a very rough day ! my husband had a suspicious lump removed had already cancer of the bladder which hes got camera job monday i need to be there and to feel better to give my support all the best .

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    Thank you for your encouraging post.

    I too have faith and believe in the power of prayer. it's what's got me through these past months of feeling ill and anxious.

    I'm 4 months post op and have begun to see some progress and reading your post I just know I'll be completely well again. I just need patience.

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    I have had severe anxiety since my surgery 10 days ago. I started taking Zoloft again after not needing it for years. I also can't sleep well at night, a few hours at best. And tonight I had night sweats for the first time. The Zoloft has helped but I still feel the adrenaline-anxiety, restlessness. I've read alot in forums and Facebook groups about similar experiences and I too am discouraged thinking it may be weeks to months to resolve. It's like my body has totally wigged out! I take vitamins, enzymes, probiotic, but my hormones or something are totally out of sync. I don't have digestive issues since the surgery so far, just mental. I really hope that this resolves in time.

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    Rich777, I am just two weeks post op and I feel minimally okay. it's just my stomach and digesting foods and lack of energy sometimes. What did you do to feel better? Do i just need to be patient?

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      Two weeks is so early. Everything you’re experiencing is completely normal, and yes, I think with time you will be fine. Try not to let the anxiety overwhelm you because it makes the stomach issue even worse. I had early setbacks because I tried to get back to regular eating too soon. Lowfat, exercise, digestive enzymes are a good start. low-dose amitriptyline and Ativan at bed really help calm things down in my stomach. I think I also had some crazy anxiety because my stomach issues had been going on so long. I can say now that I’m six months post op, I am 85 to 90% better. I prayed a ton and believed in my faith. I’m confident you will feel better too. Everyone is different and recovery times vary. God bless.

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