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Why am I so tired?!

Hey girls. Had second Lap for grade 4 endometriosis and ovarian cysts on 21st October. First op was 15th July. After first op I started a 4 month treatment of zoladex which I came off the month before my second op so the last injection was September 15th. I have had 5 weeks off recovery before returning to work two days ago. From nowhere I am suddenly SO SO SO TIRED! I don't recall feeling this on the zoladex and even during my initial recovery I never felt sleepy or lethargic. I am a sporty person and had been back at the gym and horse riding but for the last 3 days I've literally been feeling my eyes close by about 3pm. This really isn't me and I refuse to put it down to being back at work as even during the recovery I was exercising and getting up early

Can anyone advise if they have expericed this also? xx

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I am experiencing this fatigue and physically so tired by the afternoon. I am putting mine down to a spell of ill health and my body needing to repair itself.

Also it can be pain related but I am not sure with regards to the hormones.

I have always felt better after laparoscopies as they remove the endo.


I have it all the time, can't shake it off. I now work short hours part time, because I cannot shake off the fatigue. Even after 1 hour of work i need to sleep again for a couple then i am up for a bit then sleep and my whole day every day is made up of sleeping as and when I can. Can't seem to stop then utter constant tiredness.


I suffer with fatigue (presumably) as part of my endo too. My boss even commented the other day that it's like I haven't got any energy anymore. I'm sure it wasn't this bad before my lap either =\


I was feeling like this after my 2nd lap and after further investigations I was diagnosed with CFS/ME, which was brought on by the surgery.


I never thought of the surgery bringing something like that on. I told my GP how tired I'm feeling when I went back last week in pain again but not got anywhere.


It was my Gynae Consultant who finally had me tested and diagnosed. Please keep on pestering them till you get answers x


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