So very tired 2 1/2 weeks after surgery

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How long should I expect to feel this bad- super tired and the awful sweating and heartburn. I had the sweating and heartburn before the surgery and tiredness but not this bad. Anything I can do to feel better soon? I had more blood work and all the tests are "normal".

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    Beth for me it took awhile to feel better. I would have good days mixed in with bad and every now and then an amazing day and as soon as I would have a really good day the next day I would feel horrible. The good days kept coming and after a few months they started out weighing the bad. Then good weeks came in with a bad week mixed in. As your body heals you may feel many weird symptoms that can be alarming that leave as quickly as they come on. I am 10 months out and I still feel much better and younger. Every now and then I still get some type of symptom but it's short lived and normally it's because by body needs something like calcium, magnesium or potassium. Listen to your body and make sure you take in electrolytes when you need them.

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      Thank you for taking time to answer. Guess I need to be patient and wait for time to pass. It's so hard to with the tiredness worse than before the surgery. I hate the sweating and heartburn but I can deal with both but not this extreme fatigue.

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      It can take your body a few weeks to fully get rid of anesthesia. But even though it was a quick surgery your thyroid may have been manipulated and your hormones, electrolytes, calcium and so many other things are going for a roller coaster ride and you will be on it. Some people feel immediately better but I think most take awhile. Several people told me that they have heard in can take a month for every year you had this to normalize. Be patient. You will get there.

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