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What causes low energy, tiredness, no appetite, and feeling sad after an unsuccessful for treating spinal stenosis?

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Posted on Mon, 24 Sep 2018
Question: Low energy. tired, no appetite, sad. I have spinal stenosis and had surgery 8 weeks ago to implant a cord stimulator that does not appear to be helping the pain. Been in a sad mood the last 4 weeks as a result of the surgery not working. Any suggestions?
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Answered by Dr. Raju A.T (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:

Regular counselling may help.

Detailed Answer:

Hi,

Thanks for your query.

Based on the symptoms you are experiencing I could postulate that you may be suffering from depression.

It is essential for you to combat the same at the earliest by meeting a psychiatrist.

Regular sessions of counselling with psychiatrist may be needed to overcome the same.

Is there any improvement post surgery ? Even a mild difference can indicate the recovery is in a healthy trend.

Waiting for your response,

Regards,
Dr. Raju A.T, General & Family Physician
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There has been no improvement. The surgeon now says he will have to go and due another surgery to remove the simulator and wires. 2 major surgeries in 3 months and I still have the pain and limitation of walking due to the spinal stenosis.
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Answered by Dr. Raju A.T (3 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Hope, it goes right

Detailed Answer:

Hi,

I pray you get through this well.

Hope, it works this time. Spinal stenosis is is a difficult problem to treat.

Please do consult a Psychiatrist before you go for the surgery.

Wish you good health.

Regards,
Dr. Raju A.T, General & Family Physician
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What causes low energy, tiredness, no appetite, and feeling sad after an unsuccessful for treating spinal stenosis?

Brief Answer: Regular counselling may help. Detailed Answer: Hi, Thanks for your query. Based on the symptoms you are experiencing I could postulate that you may be suffering from depression. It is essential for you to combat the same at the earliest by meeting a psychiatrist. Regular sessions of counselling with psychiatrist may be needed to overcome the same. Is there any improvement post surgery ? Even a mild difference can indicate the recovery is in a healthy trend. Waiting for your response, Regards, Dr. Raju A.T, General & Family Physician