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Nausea And Lightheadedness After Gastric Sleeve Surgery...

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Started by mchez1986, Dec 15, 2011 11:21 AM
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    mchez1986

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Posted December 15, 2011 - 11:21 AM

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So I have another question....as I tell everyone I always syke myself out and over think when I feel bad. Ihad my drain taken out yesterday, and he put the gauze and tape over the open hole, says everthings ok, double up on the protein and calcium and sends me on my way. I slept ok last night but tossed and turned and just couldnt sleep comfortably. I wake up this morning and feel like crap. So far today I had an oz liquid calcium with a crushed flinstone vitamin, 3 oz protein shake and 4 oz grape/water combo. Am I not drinking enough in the am?? I feel weak and very nauseous, especially when I get up from the couch. Normal???


    Felicia

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Posted December 15, 2011 - 12:01 PM

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I am 3 weeks out and I still get very dizzy and light-headed when I stand up or get up from like a squatting position. We aren't eating a lot of calories so the body does that. You should be drinking about 8 oz over an hour, or so I was told. In the beginning I would always feel so crappy when I didn't have enough fluids. You can always do jello or SF popsicles. Good Luck hun, I think it is normal though.


    mchez1986

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Posted December 15, 2011 - 1:32 PM

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thank you felicia, like I said I always syke yself out, just gotta make sure im getting enough fluids. I am only one week post op today, so I guess this is just the normal in the early stages.


    UXgrrl

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Posted December 15, 2011 - 1:45 PM

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I think I was having postural hypotension (lightheadedness after standing up) until about three days ago, so it took almost two weeks for it go away.

Like Felicia said, our bodies are basically going "OMG! WTF!" and is adjusting to a drastically lowered calorie level, plus probably less fluids, combined with stress from healing from abdominal surgery. The lightheadedness is probably to be expected.

Just when I thought it would never go away, and that I'd never be able to climb the flight of stairs to my 2nd floor without feeling like I was going to pass out or vomit, it did!


    twoboysandagirl

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Posted December 15, 2011 - 2:15 PM

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I suffered from dizziness for months after surgery and it was ALWAYS worse when I didnt get in enough fluids that day or the day before. Try to increase your fluids and see if you feel better.


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