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I'm hungry, all the time. Does it go away after surgery?

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im having the same problem so glad im not alone. i eat every 2 hrs faithfully on schedule. i know when you eat often your metabolism speeds up and you get really hungry. i noticed if i eat a heavy protien i dont get as hungry but 2 1/2 hrs it hits. im wondering will it stop myslef even though the past two days i was not as hungry and i am 6 weeks out today

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It takes a while to go away. You won't be hungry immediately after surgery, but there is still a lot of mental hunger you will fight through for a while- months in many cases. The good part is that, regardless of how hungry you are, as long as you follow the rules you won't be able to over eat and will be in a much better position. Good luck.

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I'm 6 weeks out too and have been feeling hungry most days since my surgery. I met with the NUT today and he said to continue to have 3 planned meals and 2 Protein based Snacks daily (I've been doing this since the puree stage). It does help but doesn't eliminate the hunger. NUT said to give it some more time - just takes longer for some people's hormones, etc. to re-set.

NUT also said to make sure to get 60+ grams Protein (I've been averaging 72), drink 60+ oz (I average 68) and EAT SLOWLY (I've totally forgotten what a hot meal is!).

It's nothing I can't live with but hope it's not permanent!

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are you guys getting your Water in? i felt that way until i got my water (and then some) in.... just a suggestion! (also PPI's are a suggestion)

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Hunger completely went away for me after surgery...I still get cravings (especially once a month), but other than that I don't ever get hungry anymore.

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I'm taking a Prilosec Complete (antiacid)and a PPI daily. Drink average of 70 oz/day. :(

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I'm 9 days out and have no hunger pains. I cook for the family but haven't had a desire to actually eat solid food.< /p>

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getting there girl i hate eating now because its so much dang work lol. my nut took one protien drink away because i get in over 100grams of carbs a day. im so happy about that.

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i was taking prilosec but it wasnt working for me i was still very hungry i dont take them any longer i dont get heartburn or anything so why take it, it does nothing for me.

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i was taking prilosec but it wasnt working for me i was still very hungry i dont take them any longer i dont get heartburn or anything so why take it, it does nothing for me.

Maybe I'll try dropping it from my daily handful - I wouldn't mind decreasing the # of pills I take every day. (Only 2 of which I took pre-surgery! The rest are Vitamins, etc. required post-surgery!)

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Make sure you are getting plenty of Water or non-caloric/non-carbonated/decaf beverages. Often times your body confuses thirst as hunger. Staying adaquetly hydrated will help curb some of the hunger.

Good Luck!

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For most VSG'ers the hunger goes away, eventually. But not for every VSG patient. I was hungry ALL the time to prior to surgery. For me it went away which was bad since I had to remind myself to eat. Slowly my hunger has come back, but not the all consuming demand of before. Now it might be head hunger...my sleeve allows me to have a tool to beat my demons.

Measuring your meals in important and making sure you drink your liquids. Good luck!

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I'm not hungry but I'm hungry...know what I mean?

I ate when I wasn't hungry before so trying not to eat now is just as hard...

I have to battle myself

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i drink all my Water daily my hunger comes right at 2 hrs like clockwork

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