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Newbie questions ... docs here don't understand

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Michelle97, Aug 3, 2017.

  1. Michelle97

    Michelle97 New Member

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    Hi there,

    I had the gastric sleeve surgery on 7/11/2017. There was no pain associated with the surgery but I've been having problems since the surgery. The Bariatric Institute here as well as the staff said they don't know how to answer these questions as they have not seen a case like me before.

    I did the 2 week pre-op diet (powdered meals) which really had my blood sugars out of whack. I had been taking Topomax to help lose weight for the surgery. I didn't stop the Topomax until the day before the surgery.

    After the surgery during the 2 week liquid phase I was extremely hungry, and I do mean hungry. I wasn't craving anything. I didn't want a steak or a cheese burger. I was legitimately hungry. I was going over the suggested amount of fluids per day (suggested was 64 oz. and I was up to 160-180 oz. per day) and still hungry. When I called to ask about this I was told to start taking the Topomax again. I did not.

    I started this process 2 years ago and at the time there was a different book for the procedure which would have included mashed potatoes, soup, etc... for the 2 week post op. I changed to that and I was fine. I was no longer hungry all the time.

    However, at the 2 week post op visit I was advanced to the next stage. This is the soft food stage (the old book shows soft foods, new book shows pureed foods). I am still following the old book guidelines but now I notice that I throw up a lot and I am still hungry more often than not.

    Has anyone else experienced this? If so, how did you get through it? More importantly, are you losing weight? I weighed myself today and it is 1 week past my last appointment and I have not lost weight.

    Please advise.

    Kind Regards,