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  1. I am really craving taste, I am not hungry only craving food. Can I put the food in my mouth chew , suck then spit it out without swallowing or eating it? Has anyone every tried this?
  2. I went for my check up and my doctor realized that after several blood tests over the last year that my TSH levels were high. I didn't know what that meant but I realized that I am almost 7 weeks out and I am so tired that I can't even get up and walk around without feeling like I did a 5K run. I know my vit-D levels are low. I now have to take a 50,000 IU's of Vit-D once a week. My B-12 came back up to normal, now I have to take a B-12 shot. I have to also continue to take Calcium and Iron and I still feel very week. I was put on an anti-depressant which helps a little. The doctor then checks my last blood test and said to me " I think you have a thyroid problem. I replied " I thought high levels of TSH means high functioning thyroid. However, high TSH means low functioning thyroid. After the doctor goes back into my record and realizes that all my blood test from last year showed a problem with my thyroid I had to take another blood test to see if the TSH levels are still high. High TSH levels leads to the following You may experience chilliness or sluggishness or feel weak, depressed and tired, symptoms often labeled as chronic fatigue syndrome. You may have problems thinking and with cognitive functions, have difficulty breathing or experience muscle cramps with vague or specific joint pain. You may be plagued with uncontrollable weight gain, dry skin, constipation, menstrual problems, hot flashes, PMS, increased menstrual flow or have a miscarriage or be diagnosed with infertility. The list of common symptoms of high TSH levels includes weakness, fatigue, difficulty waking up, difficulty losing weight and/or weight gain, roughening of the hair and skin, hair loss, a pale or yellow tinge to skin, brittle nails, intolerance to cold, constipation, depression, mood swings, abnormal menstruation, decreased sex drive and memory loss. High TSH levels can affect a person's overall outlook and mentality. I had all these problems pre surgery. Now I thinking did I have to do this surgery at all. I hope this test confirms my worst fears so I can finally feel normal again. I don't have any energy. Read more: Symptoms of High TSH Levels | eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/...l#ixzz23woxuHNH Read more: http://www.livestron.../#ixzz23woj9MJF
  3. ChristyLove

    Sweets and Sleeve don't mix!

    That happened to me twice when I ate a bowl of cereal with splender and when I ate some sweet potatoe pie. I hated the feeling. I just opened up all the window because I was hot and sweaty. Then I slept it off. I am learning what not to do. Sorry hope you feel better.
  4. could it be dumping that occurs when to much sugar is put into the body?
  5. ChristyLove

    Hey July Sleevers!

  6. Dont worry you will get there soon
  7. ChristyLove

    Hey July Sleevers!

    I am down 35 and I have 30 to go
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    Hey July Sleevers!

    I have been going between 167 and 169 for weeks. I was sleeved July 3rd and I don't feel like I have lost weight either. I don't know what to do. Everyone says that I getting smaller but the scale just wont move. I dont know what is going on. I had a hitiial hernia so it still bothers me when I eat. I can't eat chicken I always throw it up. I feel like I can barely eat anything without feeling it go down.
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    I am curious on what they suggest to fix the problem. What did the doctor say would help?
  10. ChristyLove

    Feeling Sad

    I sorry to hear that. I was told many people had the gallbadder out the same time they were sleeved. I hope everything else comes back ok for her. Just be auntie that never fails. Maybe research with her alternatives. I hope it works out.
  11. ChristyLove

    Any New Jersey Gastric Sleevers?

    We are really close
  12. ChristyLove

    Any New Jersey Gastric Sleevers?

    I am post op now. I am starting to feel better
  13. ChristyLove

    Vsg & Hypo Thyroid

    So the only way TSH levels would go down is with medication? I am just curious and a little nervous. My levels were high or through the roof as the doctor would say. Now they are taking another blood test 7 weeks post op. If it comes back high she said I have to go on meds. I am wondering because stress can cause it will less stress lower scores? Or if it's high it will be high until meds are taken?
  14. ChristyLove

    Vsg & Hypo Thyroid

    Can your TSH levels change without medication? I am just wondering maybe now that I lost some weight the levels could have changed? Does anyone know?
  15. ChristyLove

    Vsg & Hypo Thyroid

    Thank you so much for your thoughts.
  16. ChristyLove

    Vsg & Hypo Thyroid

    I was shocked because I have every single symptom. They did put me on anti-depressant. I thought I was losing my mind. I didn't understand why I couldn't get it together. I am a teacher and I have a hard time concentrating. I crave ice for some reason and I try to eat for energy but nothing has helped. I am so happy because I know I not going crazy now. Thank you for your thoughts
  17. 200 mg of Zinc, Iron, and Biotin are all to aid in protecting your healthy hair and regrowth of hair that has falling out. Taking all your supplements and getting all your protein in also helps.
  18. ChristyLove

    Drinking During Your Meals

    wow this is a great video
  19. ChristyLove

    Any New Jersey Gastric Sleevers?

    Anyone wants to chat in the chat room?
  20. ChristyLove

    Am I Eating Enough?

    that is more than what I was able to get down 2 weeks out. Make sure you keep up your water
  21. ChristyLove

    July Sleevers

    What are July Sleevers doing to pass the time? I have another month left for the end of the year and I don't know what to do. I was told not to start my pre-op liquid diet yet , I have not a clue as to what to do while waiting? I am hearing all these numbers about percentage of weightloss after surgery do you know is the wightloss percentage 30% 50% less or more?
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    I started a work out routine. I didn't even work out hard. I was walking and drinking water. I went around I think twice. Soon after I passed out.
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    I had this condition with the lapband. I was sleeved July 3rd however, this condition can be very serious. I low potassium slows down your heart and gives you low blood pressure. Makes you weak and dizzy. I thought low blood pressure that's good right? It is the opposite of high blood pressure. You can have a heart attack because your heart can stop. I ended up in the ER and they not only gave me 2 potassium IV I had to take a bunch of potassium pill orally. It was the worst feeling.
  24. same thing happens to me ( hot flash explains it)

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