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Anyone taken an appetite suppressant post op?

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Started by mp8btpc, Dec 05, 2010 11:07 PM
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    juliarh

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Posted December 6, 2010 - 12:40 PM

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I second what Irene said -- the carbs are a killer -- good luck and let us know how it goes!


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Posted December 6, 2010 - 2:49 PM

#18
I just wanted you to know I'm thinking of you and it sounds like you have some really good advice here (love this board!)

I also read that book "The End of Overeating" and loved it. It was a slow read at first but picked up about half-way through it is truly astounding what the food/restaurant/beverage industry has done to our food. Glad you are reading it, and good for you for searching out ways to conquer the hunger/carb monster!


    mp8btpc

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Posted December 6, 2010 - 3:57 PM

#19

Hi there! I think you said that you have a lot of head hunger. I'm confused how an appetite suppressant will cure head hunger. Perhaps you need to journal your thoughts and feelings and figure out what is it that is making you want to turn to food to fill that need. Postop I personally want to avoid taking any pills or putting any drugs into my body that aren't necessary.



I guess I was hoping it would alleviate any unecessary hunger and help with cravings. I mean if I feel NO hunger then it would stop me from thinking man that sounds good, I think I need to eat some.

LiLMissDiva: thank you for fixing my typo in the title of the thread.

Sleevesearch I felt similar post op and changing up my PPI did work on my tummy and at that time I felt the burning frothy GERD stuff.

Stacy160: I will bring up the Wellbutrin if I start feeling like I might need the antidepressant again. I wont see him until next month and I stopped my other one without consulting him first. He will probably scold me but like someone else mentioned I hate taking meds, of course if I feel like they are necessary I will but that is why I stopped the PPI because I thought well if my body doesn't need it then I wont take it. I was going to try something over the counter for the hunger just to get me through the next 15 pounds but I guess if the PPI was doing the job then I should just take it for a while longer.

Mommy2Girls: I think it might have been a post where you mentioned the book that led me to purchase it about a month and half ago. It is good reading and heck ya it was slow at first hehe. I also want to try Eat this Not That.... both home and restaurant editions.

The 5 day pouch test doesn't sound to appealing right now as I am heading to DIsneyland for my birthday Friday of this week. Then next week I am making all the candy for my holiday baskets and then Christmas! I am starting the PPI today, buckling down on my choices of food and stepping up my exercise routine to counter balance things a bit. I will however do the pouch test to sort of cleanse my body of the crappy carbs that I LOVE OHHH SO MUCH after the holiday like as in December 26th hehe.

I will report back and thank you all for the time you took to offer advice and support. I will try them so they were not given in vain.


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Posted December 6, 2010 - 8:15 PM

#20

Stacy160: I will bring up the Wellbutrin if I start feeling like I might need the antidepressant again. I wont see him until next month and I stopped my other one without consulting him first. He will probably scold me but like someone else mentioned I hate taking meds, of course if I feel like they are necessary I will but that is why I stopped the PPI because I thought well if my body doesn't need it then I wont take it. I was going to try something over the counter for the hunger just to get me through the next 15 pounds but I guess if the PPI was doing the job then I should just take it for a while longer.



Please don't take this as criticism, but if you don't want to take medications that are medically necessary, like PPIs and antidepressants, then why would you want to take something that's NOT medically necessary like an appetite suppressant? I too am struggling with cravings lately - but I know it's not real hunger 99% of the time. As someone who tried plenty of weight loss drugs before surgery, I just can't see putting that in my body after doing something as drastic as WLS. I'm SLOWLY getting myself back on track and it's taking me one day at a time. You can get your head back in the game without the drugs. One thing that helps me is to increase my protein supplements. The more protein drinks I get the less unhealthy food I take in. Increasing your protein might help balance out some of the carbs you're taking in until you can gradually decrease them. Good Luck - to both of us! ;)


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Posted December 6, 2010 - 11:35 PM

#21

Please don't take this as criticism, but if you don't want to take medications that are medically necessary, like PPIs and antidepressants, then why would you want to take something that's NOT medically necessary like an appetite suppressant? I too am struggling with cravings lately - but I know it's not real hunger 99% of the time. As someone who tried plenty of weight loss drugs before surgery, I just can't see putting that in my body after doing something as drastic as WLS. I'm SLOWLY getting myself back on track and it's taking me one day at a time. You can get your head back in the game without the drugs. One thing that helps me is to increase my protein supplements. The more protein drinks I get the less unhealthy food I take in. Increasing your protein might help balance out some of the carbs you're taking in until you can gradually decrease them. Good Luck - to both of us! ;)



LoL I know it probably sounded a little askew but I was meaning something that had a little caffeine and some herbs in it for appetite suppression, not some crazy prescription like Phentermine. But I am past it. I will be honest I was emotional and frustrated last night and just throwing it out there in response to my hunger issues. I am a reasonably intelligent person (I think ?) so I just needed a little get your head out of your butt and a little talking down from my perch. I am not going to take the meds. I picked up my PPI again and I popped one this evening before dinner. I busted my ass at gym today. I know I can do it. I got this.


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Posted December 7, 2010 - 12:51 AM

#22
Im glad that you are not going to take any appetite suppresants. I abused anything with ephedra in it years ago, and its now off the market. I lost mass amounts of weight, but once I was off it, I blew up again. Thats what happens. Once you are off it, everything slows way down. Just remember that if you get the idea of taking something in your head again :)

You mentioned that if you lose 15 more pounds, your BMI will be under the range for your height. So, I was thinking, maybe your body is happy at the weight it is at right now. Sometimes I wonder if everyones body has a set weight it should be at, and maybe you are at that weight. You probably don't want to hear that though. Just a thought


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Posted December 7, 2010 - 1:00 AM

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Not sure why it didn't post all of my comment.....

Could you be pregnant? Not sure if this is even a possibiliby and I hope I don't sound like an a$$. My friends think its crazy because I always know when someone is pregnant before they tell anyone :)

I am hungry A LOT too!!!! I will eat and be stuffed and then about 30 mins to an hour later I will be hungry again. I am glad I am not alone. I was starting to think I was a FREAK :lol:


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Posted December 7, 2010 - 1:02 AM

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LoL I know it probably sounded a little askew but I was meaning something that had a little caffeine and some herbs in it for appetite suppression, not some crazy prescription like Phentermine. But I am past it. I will be honest I was emotional and frustrated last night and just throwing it out there in response to my hunger issues. I am a reasonably intelligent person (I think ?) so I just needed a little get your head out of your butt and a little talking down from my perch. I am not going to take the meds. I picked up my PPI again and I popped one this evening before dinner. I busted my ass at gym today. I know I can do it. I got this.


I'm glad you got past your worries, but don't feel like you can't ask questions here. We are all here to support you, so don't feel like it's not OK to ask. Believe me, I've got some doozies up my sleeve! :-) BTW, I've tried Phentermine, and it raised my blood pressure almost immediately. I had to stop taking it because I felt like I was going to have a heart attack! Blech.


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