Checking in - week 6 post-op (little long)
I am having trouble with having anxiety-like symptoms first thing in the morning that last for 4 or more hours. I don't know if it is true anxiety (knot in stomach, tightness in chest) or hunger or a combo of the 2. I drink about 4 oz of water immediatly upon rising and then try to get a protein shake in the first hour or so. I don't really feel better until after I have my snack that is protein/carb combo of some kind. I am trying not to use my anxiety meds at work because although they make the discomfortable feelings go away, they make me sleepy and I really don't need to be bothered be even less energy than I feel right now. Any suggestions on how to make my mornings start a little quicker/smoother?
Other than that I am making good progress with protein/liquids, I lost another pound in the last week and need to add some more supplements. I am currently only taking B12 sublingual (200mg), multi-vitamin, 5k Vit D, and Omega-3. I need to find a good iron with C that will not irritate my stomach and some calcium citrate - I would love some suggestions of some good choices on those.
Even with the current stresses I am making progress with my depression and anxiety but would love for some energy to return. I am still not happy with my sleeve but I am working hard at acceptance first and I am sure once I have that and more energy I will be well on my way to feeling great about it.
Thank you all, as always for your support!!!
Just wanted to let you know you are not alone. I too went back on anti-depressants and am 3 months out struggling with mood and fatigue. But I am feeling more normal everyday so I know eventually everything will be ok.
Congrats on your surgery!! And bless you for having to move, ugh I hate that!
HW: 258lbs SW: 240 CW: 140 I am 5 foot 7 and 30 years old
VSG 12/21/10 Plastics: Tummy tuck, breast lift, and augmentation 11/3/11
Soon to be veterinarian!! xoxo