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Vomiting after 4 weeks after surgery........

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Started by Graziella, Jun 17, 2011 9:17 PM
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    Graziella

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Posted June 17, 2011 - 9:17 PM

#1
Hi
I had the Sleeve (VSG) surgery on May 20th. I am not able to eat because I keep on vomiting and having diarrhea. All I can keep down is Popsicle..... I am so afraid to go to work this coming Monday. What can I do so that I can stop vomiting? My doctor said I can add a few more things to my diet but I don't know how to cook something that I can only eat 2oz of. I am always tired. Its hard to keep down my protein drinks. I'm been home for four weeks and its been a hard 4 weeks.
Can anyone help me with some suggestions on what I can do so that I won't vomiting & have diarrhea? what can I take to stop it? I bought so many different medicines from the drug store and nothing has worked.
Thank you for your time.
Grace
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    Foxbins

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Posted June 17, 2011 - 9:27 PM

#2

Hi
I had the Sleeve (VSG) surgery on May 20th. I am not able to eat because I keep on vomiting and having diarrhea. All I can keep down is Popsicle..... I am so afraid to go to work this coming Monday. What can I do so that I can stop vomiting? My doctor said I can add a few more things to my diet but I don't know how to cook something that I can only eat 2oz of. I am always tired. Its hard to keep down my protein drinks. I'm been home for four weeks and its been a hard 4 weeks.
Can anyone help me with some suggestions on what I can do so that I won't vomiting & have diarrhea? what can I take to stop it? I bought so many different medicines from the drug store and nothing has worked.
Thank you for your time.
Grace
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What does your doctor say about your vomiting? Adding "a few more things" to your diet is not going to help if you can't keep any of them down. I would suggest making a batch or Eggface's protein ice cream (www.theworldaccordingtoeggface.com) if you can keep down a Popsicle, but really you need to stop vomitting or you'll end up in the ER with dehydration.


    sarsar

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Posted June 17, 2011 - 9:45 PM

#3
Have you had this ever since the beginning? For four weeks you have not been able to keep anything down?? If so I would go right to the ER. You are probably very dehydrated and need fluids. I wouldn't wait until Monday when your doctor will be in the office, I would go now!
I was dehydrated 1 week after and I needed 2 bags of fluid. After I felt so much better and have been fine since I was juiced up.
Please keep us posted.


    meepmeep17

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Posted June 17, 2011 - 10:06 PM

#4
I am so sorry you are having a rough time. I didn't have that issue after surgery. I am a nurse and I say you are probably dehydrated. There are medications they can give you for nausea. They have Zofran dissolve tabs that you put under your tounge or Phenergan gel that you put on your wrist. Call your surgeons on call service that they have for the weekend and ask for one of the two. If you are not able to keep down fluids after that, go to the ER. The diarrhea is probably from all of the liquids, I did have that. If you can drink Gatoraid or Pedialyte for the electrolytes. Good luck.



Hi
I had the Sleeve (VSG) surgery on May 20th. I am not able to eat because I keep on vomiting and having diarrhea. All I can keep down is Popsicle..... I am so afraid to go to work this coming Monday. What can I do so that I can stop vomiting? My doctor said I can add a few more things to my diet but I don't know how to cook something that I can only eat 2oz of. I am always tired. Its hard to keep down my protein drinks. I'm been home for four weeks and its been a hard 4 weeks.
Can anyone help me with some suggestions on what I can do so that I won't vomiting & have diarrhea? what can I take to stop it? I bought so many different medicines from the drug store and nothing has worked.
Thank you for your time.
Grace
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    MegInNOLA

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Posted June 17, 2011 - 10:22 PM

#5
I'm sorry to hear you're still having problems. I did, too. I wasn't on a PPI after surgery until around week 5--and I threw up regularly, once or twice a day, for the first few weeks postsurgery. It didn't matter before what I ate; a food might stay down one meal and then not work the next. Once I started Prilosec, the vomiting slowed and now has been gone for almost 2 weeks (YAY). You don't mention if you're taking Prilosec or Nexium or anything for acid. I take mine at night, and it has made a HUGE difference.

As for cooking stuff that you only eat a small amount of, it's pretty simple to keep the "fixings" of various meals in the fridge and then combine as you feel like eating it. For instance, if you keep a small amount of lunch meat, some cream cheese, some yogurt, some cottage cheese, etc., you can pull out a bit of whatever you feel like when it's meal time. Our microwave is also a great help--we ALWAYS have leftovers. I take a can of soup, eat around 1/4 c., and put the rest in the fridge for another meal.

Hang in there--I have definitely been where you are, and you CAN feel better. If you're not on a PPI, call your doc and ask about it, and if you are, call and see if you need a different or stronger one.

Best--

Meg


    Graziella

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Posted June 17, 2011 - 10:34 PM

#6
Hi
Yes I have taken Prilosec, & pepto-bismol but nothing has worked.
I am getting so tired of vomiting & the diarrhea.
I think I will go to urgent care tomorrow. I don't think
I want to take another day of this.
Thank you on the hints regarding what to do about food
and preparing it.
Thank you so much.
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I'm sorry to hear you're still having problems. I did, too. I wasn't on a PPI after surgery until around week 5--and I threw up regularly, once or twice a day, for the first few weeks postsurgery. It didn't matter before what I ate; a food might stay down one meal and then not work the next. Once I started Prilosec, the vomiting slowed and now has been gone for almost 2 weeks (YAY). You don't mention if you're taking Prilosec or Nexium or anything for acid. I take mine at night, and it has made a HUGE difference.

As for cooking stuff that you only eat a small amount of, it's pretty simple to keep the "fixings" of various meals in the fridge and then combine as you feel like eating it. For instance, if you keep a small amount of lunch meat, some cream cheese, some yogurt, some cottage cheese, etc., you can pull out a bit of whatever you feel like when it's meal time. Our microwave is also a great help--we ALWAYS have leftovers. I take a can of soup, eat around 1/4 c., and put the rest in the fridge for another meal.

Hang in there--I have definitely been where you are, and you CAN feel better. If you're not on a PPI, call your doc and ask about it, and if you are, call and see if you need a different or stronger one.

Best--

Meg




    sarsar

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Posted June 18, 2011 - 9:49 AM

#7
Please update when you get back so we know what happened and how you are doing.
I will be thinking about you today.:hug:


    Graziella

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Posted June 18, 2011 - 11:58 PM

#8
I went to Urgent Care today. I was dehydrated & I was given two bags of IV. They doctor also thinks I might be having a problem with my stomach and he wants me to go see a GI doctor. I was also given an injection of Zofran, plus I was given the pills to take home.
Its been a long day and I am very tired. Thank you everyone for the advise and concern.
I appreciate that very much.
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    sarsar

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Posted June 19, 2011 - 6:33 PM

#9
Thanks for updating! I am glad you got fluids that should help a bunch. Please keep us posted when you see the GI doctor and let us know what he says.


    LisaM

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Posted June 21, 2011 - 2:48 PM

#10
I'm thinking the same thing, dehydrated. I would go to the hospital right away. It's sounds dangerous to me. You're job isn't worth your life.


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