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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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@erikas @anklesurgeryguy Any time I have had surgery I have been very tired afterward, and slightly light-headed. I think the fatigue was probably simply from my body working hard to heal. After my transplant, I could barely stay awake in the hospital. Any light-headedness I had though was not enough to cause me problems.

Regarding your dizziness, is it possible that you actually have developed vertigo? I know a number of people who have had that, including my sister and my daughter, and it really can be a nuisance. I don't think the surgery caused it, but it could just be coincidental. What has your surgeon said about it?
JK

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Hi JK, thanks the reply. I think I might have vertigo. Its a feeling as if I am swaying, slightly in motion, like on a boat. So when getting around on my crutches, I am not very dizzy like I will immediately fall, but I definitely have to concentrate to not fall. It has to be related to the surgery or maybe the Tramadol I took for 6 days post surgery. But now its 10 days since I stopped the Tramadol & I still feel dizzy all the time except when lying down (but I am still mentally alert / sharp). What happened with your sister & daughter for their vertigo? Did they remedy it somehow? I am 52y old & am in good shape other than this broken ankle.. it’s really annoying! Thanks for your reply!

Hi JK,
Forgot to say, my surgeon had nothing to say other than I should go see my primary physician. His staff said past surgery patients never mentioned dizziness.
You know how it goes with mechanical surgeries.. its a factory! But I am curious what happened with your sister & daughter having vertigo?

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