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3 week post op gastric sleeve

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Started by Julie K. Brown, Feb 07, 2014 11:11 AM
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    Julie K. Brown

    Novice

  • Posts: 17
  • Joined: Feb 2014
  • Gender: Female
  • Location: TEXAS
  • Surgery: Gastric Sleeve
  • Surgeon: Thomas Umbach
  • Surgery Date: Jan 2014
  • Height: 5 feet 6 inches
  • Starting Weight: 215
  • Weight Lost: 30
  • Current Weight: 185
  • Goal Weight: 125
  • BMI: 29.9
Posted February 7, 2014 - 11:11 AM

#1

Hi All,

 

I'm new to this forum.  I'm 3 weeks post op gastric sleeve with Blossom Bariatrics (Dr. Umbach) and have lost 27 pounds so far.  My day before surgery weight was 215.  I feel I'm doing well, but am still bothered by nausea.  Is this normal?




    slvrsax

    Junior Guru

  • Posts: 364
  • Joined: May 2013
  • Gender: Female
  • Location: WA
  • Surgery: Gastric Sleeve
  • Surgeon: Ariel Ortiz
  • Height: 5 feet 8 inches
  • Starting Weight: 278 lbs
  • Weight Lost: 101 lbs
  • Current Weight: 177 lbs
  • BMI: 26.9
Posted February 7, 2014 - 11:17 AM

#2

I struggled with nausea weeks 3 and 4.  I had run out of my prescription strength liquid antacid and tried an over the counter liquid antacid (Galviscon).  It didn't work.  The nausea stopped when I switched to Prilosec 2X per day (morning and night) in pill form.  I hadn't tried the pill before because I was worried about swallowing one but I finally got desperate enough to try and it worked.   




    TheRealMeIsHere!

    Bariatric Guru

  • Posts: 427
  • Joined: Oct 2011
  • Gender: Female
  • Location: NEW YORK
  • Surgery: Gastric Sleeve
  • Surgery Date: Jan 2012
  • Height: 5 feet 2 inches
  • Starting Weight: 230 lbs
  • Weight Lost: 121 lbs
  • Current Weight: 109 lbs
  • Goal Weight: 115 lbs
  • BMI: 19.9
Posted February 7, 2014 - 11:24 AM

#3

I think nausea is fairly common. Your stomach is healing and has a huge incision, if your dr. didn't give you a scrip for Prilosec or another PPI, call and ask. If you are already on a PPI, mention the nausea to your dr., he may give you something else.




    Julie K. Brown

    Novice

  • Posts: 17
  • Joined: Feb 2014
  • Gender: Female
  • Location: TEXAS
  • Surgery: Gastric Sleeve
  • Surgeon: Thomas Umbach
  • Surgery Date: Jan 2014
  • Height: 5 feet 6 inches
  • Starting Weight: 215
  • Weight Lost: 30
  • Current Weight: 185
  • Goal Weight: 125
  • BMI: 29.9
Posted February 7, 2014 - 11:25 AM

#4

Thanks so the feedback.  I'll try the antacids and hope this goes away soon! :)




    McButterpants

    BariatricPal Host

  • Posts: 1,733
  • Joined: Sep 2013
  • Gender: Female
  • Surgery: Gastric Sleeve
  • Surgery Date: Nov 2013
  • Height: 5 feet 4 inches
  • Starting Weight: 255 lbs
  • Weight Lost: 72 lbs
  • Current Weight: 183 lbs
  • Goal Weight: 150 lbs
  • BMI: 31.4
Posted February 7, 2014 - 1:27 PM

#5

If it doesn't go away, contact Dr. Umbach's office - they are more than willing to help!  He's a great surgeon and has a great staff.

 

Congrats on your loss so far!




    Julie K. Brown

    Novice

  • Posts: 17
  • Joined: Feb 2014
  • Gender: Female
  • Location: TEXAS
  • Surgery: Gastric Sleeve
  • Surgeon: Thomas Umbach
  • Surgery Date: Jan 2014
  • Height: 5 feet 6 inches
  • Starting Weight: 215
  • Weight Lost: 30
  • Current Weight: 185
  • Goal Weight: 125
  • BMI: 29.9
Posted February 7, 2014 - 2:03 PM

#6

Thanks so much.  I'm also trying to drink more water as I've heard that may be a cause.  And I agree that Dr. Umbach and his staff are terrific.  I will contact them if it continues.  Did you have him as a surgeon too?  And congratulations on your weight loss!




    McButterpants

    BariatricPal Host

  • Posts: 1,733
  • Joined: Sep 2013
  • Gender: Female
  • Surgery: Gastric Sleeve
  • Surgery Date: Nov 2013
  • Height: 5 feet 4 inches
  • Starting Weight: 255 lbs
  • Weight Lost: 72 lbs
  • Current Weight: 183 lbs
  • Goal Weight: 150 lbs
  • BMI: 31.4
Posted February 7, 2014 - 2:40 PM

#7

Hi there.

Yes, I went to Dr. Umbach - traveled there from out of the area.  It was a great experience.  Couldn't ask for a better team.




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