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I'm 4 days postop n not feeling too great, my body is achey n my chest hurts bad, I just want to sleep, my meds make me feel too drugged up, I want to be alirte n awake, but in so much pain...i wish I felt better...

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You should sleep, that is when your body heals. The pain will get better slowly. Try liquid Tylenol or Advil if you don't like the other meds. That is what I did.

Best of luck!!

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Keep taking your pain meds! Let them do their job and help get you over the first days. I thought I could be tough yesterday and not take them, boy was I wrong. You will have plenty of time to feel alert in the coming weeks. I'm on day 3 post-op and I think day 2 was my worst day so far. I haven't had much appetite and am basically forcing myself to eat. Have you been using a heating pad? It seems to be helping me a lot. I have some shoulder pain too which I think is just from all the extra gas in my system, not much you can do about that but try and walk and wait for it to pass. Hang in there and I hope you are feeling better soon!

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Thanks, ,I feel like today is my worst days ever as well r.. Feeling super sick..

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Yeh its painful the first week but it will get better, i say just keep taking your pain meds and just rest try to walk as much as u can..it gets better!!

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I hope so, my Lil ones come home from there God parents today n need to be ok to watch them I hope by this evening ill b sumwhat ok. I have my husband to help me till Tuesday evening. Hope it all works out..=)

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It gets better. I'm on day 6, still sore but mostly back to normal. I switched to Tylenol and Advil and started feeling so much better. The pain meds made me so drowsy and nauseous. Those little ones will give you the strength to keep going. They have a way of lifting our spirits. Good luck!

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Every one on here is sweet n helpful, in happy to have u all to tt n understanding bout what I'm going threw... Thanks all of u!

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I will be 3 weeks post banding tomorrow with my first fill on Oct 3. I am a stomach sleeper and had a very difficult time for the first 2 weeks after surgery. I am just now beginning to feel better. I use Tylenol during the day but still take a prescription med at night. It does get better!!

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I hear ya, bad chest/shoulder pains due to gas but I was able to go walking today to try and work it out I just got banded Friday and I'm trying to go all out and be as successful as everyone on here!!! Stay positive!! Today was my first day on this site and it's the best!! Keeps you motivated and when you think it's bad there's a group of people here that know exactly what your goin through!!! Good luck and keep your head up!

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get your colon moving walk if you can or get milk of mag to get it started you first BM will make a huge differnce and stay with the heating pad it worked better for me the the pain meds. keep taking a laxitive if you arent having a bm regularly.

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