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rfkavesh (@rfkavesh)

post surgical fatigue and lightheadedness

Bones, Joints & Muscles | Last Active: Sep 20, 2021 | Replies (32)

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@anklesurgeryguy

Hi there, how are you feeling now? Did your dizziness go away? I had ankle surgery 17 days ago, was under general anesthesia for ~3 hrs, had metal plate & screws done for my broken fibula. Surgery went well I am told. Recovering now, age 53, in vgood shape, normal blood pressure, etc, but whenever i am not lying down, I feel dizzy. Getting around on crutches requires concentration to not fall. Its not a terrible dizziness that I am going to fall immediately but more so a constant feeling of swaying & being in motion when I am stationary. Also, I don’t feel extra tired at all and my mental alertness is normal. Hopefully this vertigo type feeling ends soon!

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@anklesurgeryguy Welcome to Mayo Clinic Connect, a place to give and get support.

You had a recent surgery but since then you feel dizzy anytime you are not laying down and you are looking to connect with members for suggestions and support.

Members like @hriviere @contentandwell @sunnyflower have recently discussed this topic and may be able help.

May I ask if you discussed these symptoms with your provider and if you started any new medication/treatment since surgery?

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