Any surgery can lead to post op depression - it is very common to get within 6 months of a surgery. Thought to be the result of the general anaesthetic whn it comeson quickly after an op, like in your case, but more from anxiety if it comes on later.
It may lift in a weak or two or you may feel that you are falling deeper in to depression - in which case please visit your GP. A short course of anti-depressants should help you cope and recover a lot quicker than riding it out.
If you have used them before - then stick with the one you found most suitable for your body rather than trying anything new.
Also whatever drug they have put you on - check the patient information leaflet online and see if depression is a side effect of that and check for hot flushes too.
The fact you have hot and cold sweats could indicate you have picked up an infection either in a lap hole or one of the wound sites inside you, so please get that checked with your GP asap.
If you can get back to us with the name of the pill they have given you we can give you better advice on what it can do to you. Some drugs certainly can do both - give you hot flushes/cold chills and depression.
But being aware of and getting checked for infections is an essential first step. If you do have an infection you want to get battling it urgently and I mean URGENTLY. try and see your GP tomorrow, the depression aspect you can discuss with him at the same time - but the priority is to make sure you haven't caught an infection and if you have then to get treatment for it immediately. I your GP cannot see you tomorrow then call the gynae ward where you had you op, the phone number will be on the hospital discharge letter. Explain to them that you have having fever symptoms and you want to be checked out for post op infection.
it is quite separate to the depression side of things and don't be too surprised if you do get post op depression, so many of us do. And get help for that if you feel you need to - you can try an go it alone, but quite honestly if you have had anti-depressants before and they have pulled you back to a state where you cope better then it's worth considering getting them again to help you out. Don't think for a second you are experiencing anything abnormal by being tearful and despairing, post op depression is real and so common, but how badly it affects you does depend on the individual person.
If it is something on the side effects of the medication then your doc will review the meds, but if that isn't it then put it down to the operation and don't let it take over your life before doing something about it.
If you use the search box on the green bar at the top of the page and type in depression - or post-op depression, you'll see so many mentions of it and what other ladies have done about it too.