Ask an expert
Search expert health advice:
Browse by expert
- Allergy expert
- Anti-ageing expert
- Arthritis expert
- Breast cancer expert
- Cancer expert
- Oral health expert
- Diabetes expert
- EnviroHealth expert
- Family law expert
- Fertility expert
- Flu expert
- Headache expert
- Healthy Bones
- Hearing Expert
- Hypertension expert
- Incontinence Expert
- Labour lawyer
- Meditation Expert
28 Jul 2006
I recently had surgery *my third in five years* and ever since I woke up from the anesthesia I've been an emotional train wreck. I feel like i am going to just break apart at any second!! I've never had anything like this happen to me before in my life after my other surgeries!! Please let me know WHAT this is, and WHAT to do! It's awful. I can't sleep, i have no appetite, I am just a bag of nerves. I'm jumpy and can't focus. This is not me, and I'm scared. Any advice?
I wonder, too, what is happening here. Any surgery can be highly stressful. Usually more so than the surgeon realizes or recognizes, and often more than the patient expects. The best course of action in the situation you describe, would be the usual best practice --- to see a good local shrink for a thorough assessment, and then a discussion of treatment options based on the findings. This is probably an uncomfortable but very treatable acute anxiety disorder, and could be helped by CBT counselling and perhaps some temporary medication
The information provided does not constitute a diagnosis of your condition. You should consult a medical practitioner or other appropriate health care professional for a physical examination, diagnosis and formal advice. Health24 and the expert accept no responsibility or liability for any damage or personal harm you may suffer resulting from making use of this content.
- The common cold might protect you from coronavirus – here’s how
- J&J Covid-19 vaccine: Are blood clots and the pausing of SA’s rollout a cause for major concern?
- SEE: Woman’s nose collapses due to rare autoimmune disorder
- Some form of long-term symptom lingers in one in 10 who had mild Covid-19, new study finds
- HIV and cervical cancer: Behind SA’s extraordinarily high numbers
- 'Hlophe should not only be impeached, he should be put in prison' - Kriegler
- Family finally gets justice 10 years after their three-year-old boy drowned at a North West lodge
- Meet Soweto's 'cemetery navigators' - the men attending to dilapidated graves
- High risks or picky banks: Why is microfinance not taking off in SA?
- SATURDAY PROFILE | Judge Dennis Davis: ‘To accuse the judiciary of being captured is outrageous’
Have you entered our Health of the Nation survey?Please select an option Oops! Something went wrong, please try again later.
32% - 9435 votes
68% - 19981 votes