Am looking for a bit of advice. I had a partial thyroidectomy 6 days ago and I am having a couple of issues that are worrying me, that I'm hoping others have experienced and can tell me if it's normal or not? I've been trying to get hold of my hospital ward all day (no luck) and the earliest GP appt is over a week away. The receptionist was pretty unhelpful when I tried to explain - I don't want to book an emergency appt if I'm just being ridiculous and dramatic!
So, literally as soon as I woke up from the op, I was pretty gassy/hiccuppy/burpy with a touch of reflux and it's been pretty constant ever since The last couple of days however, it's been getting progressively worse. 15+ times a day, as of today, I get the acid reflux feeling come into my chest (not up to my throat) and I get a funny thick/wooly head, feel sick to death, cold sweat, bit shaky and I have to sit as still as poss for 5-10 mins till it passes. I haven't actually been sick at all through all this and I have no idea if this is all linked to drugs/anaesthetic working it's way out of me (it was a 4.5 hour op in the end) or if it's normal once your airway etc has been aggravated by the breathing tube.
Gaviscon doesn't touch it. It doesn't seem to be any worse with eating/drinking or taking meds.
Has anyone had anything similar? Is it normal and/or will it pass, or should I be making a fuss with the doctor for something to control it?
Any thoughts/advice would be appreciated!