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Tubal ligation changed everything

I have missed the person I was before my surgery, the energy and the enthusiasm I used to have for life.

I can relate to pretty much all of the stories on this site. I had a tubal ligation 5 years ago and immediately felt like a different person. Not too soon after I started feeling lethargic and extremely fatigued, along with low grade nausea, dizziness and fuzzy thinking.

These symptoms got worse and I found myself forgetting where I put things, why I went into a room or even what I was saying mid-sentence. I have even found my phone in the fridge and have no recollection of how it got there.

At the same time I started feeling anxious all the time, I was never a worrier but I started worrying about everything and was experiencing panic attacks for the first time in my life. I have not been able to get a good nights sleep in years, where previously I always bragged that I could sleep through a tornado, I have come to dread 4:30 in the morning. Oh and yes, a libido, what is that?

I have experienced pretty much all of the symptoms listed on this site. I have missed the person I was before my surgery, the energy and the enthusiasm I used to have for life. If I had known that having a tubal ligation would accelerate and intensify perimenopause I would never have had it done. If you know someone considering this procedure please share my story.

Thank you everyone for your stories it makes me feel more sane!

Laura

 

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Updated  09/29/2010