FMS/CFIDS caused by surgery?

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by ZosoLight, Nov 16, 2002.

  1. ZosoLight

    ZosoLight New Member

    I was wondering if anyone developed symptoms after surgery or experienced a worsening of symptoms after surgery?
  2. ZosoLight

    ZosoLight New Member

    I was wondering if anyone developed symptoms after surgery or experienced a worsening of symptoms after surgery?
  3. namow

    namow New Member

    Hello! I am one of those whose life changed radically after surgery. I had a complete hysterectomy with removal of both ovaries, after that I never recovered and here I am 9 years later with FMS/CFIDS
  4. SharonR

    SharonR New Member

    severe stress to the body occurs with any surgery, accident, and if you think about it, you are in the first stages of death with anesthetic.
    Lots to ponder, but in answer to your question, yes, people do develop symptoms afterwards.
  5. younghope

    younghope New Member

    Hi, I had a partial hysterectomy(leaving my ovaries) and within 4 months I started to have food allergies, which has lead to FMS. My mother had the exact same experience. I have always wondered if hormones have caused the whole thing.
  6. teach6

    teach6 New Member

    I had arthroscopic surgery on my knee for torn cartilage at the beginning of a school year (stressful time). Afterwards it took me much longer than my doc expected to heal and my symptoms worsened dramatically. I ended up being hospitalized for depression which I now believe was really not the problem, just one of the symptoms.

  7. DebinMN

    DebinMN New Member

    I had back surgery in 1995 and about 9 months earlier I had a kidney stone surgically removed. I never seemed to be my old self..more tired, crabby, etc. In 2000 I had my gallbladder out. I know I never recovered from that...symptoms of FMS stronger. then about a year ago I was rear-ended..the whiplash has never healed. I have been in a full FM flare since. I no longer work or go to college. I am housebound....cant do anything...
  8. little

    little Member

    I had some symptoms as a child. Like very bad leg pain. The doctors said that it was growing pains.I'm 57 so it still can't be growing pains. After I had a gall bladder operation in 1972 all hell broke loose. I have been down hill ever since.
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  9. Pat UK

    Pat UK New Member

    17 years ago I had gallbladder removed, three weeks later I developed irritable bowel syndrome and went downhill after that. In May 2000 my symptoms worsened and I am now housebound and unable to walk outside of my house. I have cfs.
  10. Rozmund

    Rozmund New Member

    Me too - deep abdominal surgery - 6 hours on the table after an accident - went in full of beans - came out
    a weakling - blamed the surgeons for a long time even after surgery was all healed - but finally had to concede I had something else - so after the usual round of specialists they came up with FM - and I was put on amitryptilene
    for 2 years - which I admit did help - but then I turned into an unfeeling unhappy person so slowly weaned myself off. I will say though that in that 2 year period - with the meds reducing the pain I did keep very active so my muscle tissue is still there. One thing about not doing much physically is if you do not use it you lose it and this creates a cycle of more weakness and discomfort and pain I have found anyway - swimming is good - as your body is supported by water - too bad more doctors do not read these posts - as there is such good honest information on this board - and alot of symptoms which are not necessarily found in books.
  11. Spoonerpaws

    Spoonerpaws New Member

    I am so glad you posted that!


    I had a laparoscopy in 2000, and never really recovered. I tell this to everyone and they think that I am wierd. (even doctors)

    It was a short simple surgery, but I took me about a month to recover for the anesthesia (sp)

    I haven't been the same since

    YES - I think that is when my symptoms became VERY BAD
  12. toots2

    toots2 New Member

    Diagnosed one year after having a terrible experience and surgery for a frozen shoulder. I had never been in so much pain. The stress from it all brought on the fibro I am sure. Any kind of trauma can bring this on, I hear. Toots
  13. lucky

    lucky New Member

    NMy fate is the same as that of Nameow, same operation, and although it happened almost 25 yrs. ago, I never was the same after. Lucky
  14. Rozmund

    Rozmund New Member

    Me again - after reading all the posts that are so similar I am thinking - since our surgeries were each
    unique and we are each unique - the only common denominator is the anesthetic - what do you all think.
    Last year I went to the dentist to have my mercury fillings removed and he put me under - it took me a week to get over it. The dentist was amazed that I could be groggy for a week - but I was - I told him I had FM before we
    started and he said that removing the mercury fillings would help - well frankly, I am $1200 poorer and I do
    not have any change.
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  15. Mikie

    Mikie Moderator

    Can TRIGGER our illnesses, but at this point, no one knows what actually CAUSES them. It is doubtful that surgery could be the actual cause since not everyone's illness(es) is triggered by surgery.

    Love, Mikie
  16. sybil

    sybil New Member

    2 cervical ribs removed and sinus surgery 12 months before i was DX'd with FMS.
    the sinus surgery was awful and it was ages before i felt well,i lost loads of blood too,my nose gushed blood for 3 weeks.
    i don't think that my surgical proceedures caused my FM,but they may have contrubuted to it.any surgery is very traumatic to the body,

  17. lucky

    lucky New Member

    probably triggered the onset of CFS/FMS for some of us, but when I look back before I had a hysterectomy, I had terrible infections, so the immune system well before the operation was not healthy. Kind regards, Lucky