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Post-Op Nausea

Discussion in 'General Post-Op Chat' started by JimP, Jan 21, 2017.

  1. JimP

    JimP New Member

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    Surgery Type:
    Gastric Sleeve
    Surgery Date:
    12/01/2016
    Start Weight:
    285
    Current Weight:
    230
    Goal Weight:
    190
    Location:
    Mississippi
    I am 45 days post gastric sleeve, everything seemed to be going well for the first 2 weeks and then I began to get nauseated all the time. Just looking at a protein shake would send me into stomach spams. Doctor had me get an ultrasound and they decided I was suffering from gall stones. Several medical personnel said that they estimate between 20% to 30% of people with rapid weight loss develop gallbladder problems which require removal.

    I am now 2 weeks post gallbladder removal and am still unable to eat hardly anything (mouth stays dry, basically living on can peaches and water). Going back to my surgeon next week for a follow-up, but would love to hear if anyone else has had this experience.

    One thing is sure, if you can't eat you will lose weight, I am down 55 pounds in 45 days. No longer taking any BP meds and have dropped 2 of 3 diabetic medications. So am achieving the primary reasons for the surgery, but if I can't get back on track with my nutrition I'm afraid I'm going to develop some serious problems.
     
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  2. mert

    mert Member

    Messages:
    33
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Surgery Type:
    sleeve
    Surgery Date:
    dec 23, 2016
    Start Weight:
    302
    Current Weight:
    266
    Goal Weight:
    150
    Location:
    Chambersburg pa
    I am so sorry to hear about your gallbladder problems. That is one of my fears. I am loosing weight about 2-3 lbs a week. I am happy with this. I am hoping this is slow enough weight loss that I will not have gallbladder problems. But congrats on your weight loss. I hope you start getting better soon. Keep us updated.
     
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  3. Anna( Lady Truck driver )

    Anna( Lady Truck driver ) Member

    Messages:
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    33
    Surgery Type:
    Sleeve
    Surgery Date:
    January 31
    Start Weight:
    315
    Current Weight:
    285
    Goal Weight:
    180
    Location:
    Shelbyville,Indiana
    I'm sorry you're having a hard time of it. I just wanted to give you a hug. Have you tried some liquid vegetable juice in the fruit isle? They make a lot of good smoothies. If you could get any of those down you could add protein powder to it after you see the reaction your body has with them. When you talk to your surgeon ask for a consultation with a nutritionist. He needs to give you more support.
     
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  4. Christine Seese

    Christine Seese Bariatric Guru

    Messages:
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    59
    Surgery Type:
    Gastric Bypass
    Surgery Date:
    12/6/16
    Start Weight:
    363
    Current Weight:
    218.8
    Goal Weight:
    170
    Location:
    Dahlonega, Ga
    I have also been dealing with nausea. Like you, I was fine the first few weeks. I'm constantly taking anti nausea meds. Saw my doctor today. He poked and prodded at my gallbladder. No pain. No worries. Basically I think he is hoping it will work itself out since I'm able to keep water down. If it doesn't improve, I'm to go back and see him.
     
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  5. Keith Wells

    Keith Wells Bariatric Guru

    Messages:
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    59
    Surgery Type:
    Bypass
    Surgery Date:
    Feb 14th
    Start Weight:
    298
    Current Weight:
    210
    Goal Weight:
    180
    Location:
    Richlands, NC
    Sorry to see this thread, I hope you better luck. I hear alot of people say they have Nausea and alot that don't so I guess it is a 50 50 shot..Have you tried meds to help with it? Again I hope you feel better soon
     
  6. Debbyg

    Debbyg Member

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    Surgery Type:
    gastric bypass
    Start Weight:
    278
    Current Weight:
    204
    Goal Weight:
    150
    Location:
    St. Peters, MO
    I was told to take Prilosec once a day for the first 6 months after surgery. It is supposed to help with the nausea and gas, as I burp a lot. It has helped with the nausea and I guess it has helped with the burping some. I still burp but not as much. When I see the doctor on the 15th, I'm going to ask him about the burping. It is annoying.
    I hope you are better. Has to be scary.
     
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