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I am checking out 2 programs for my WLS, and after first info session last week I was all for the sleeve. Then had info session tonight with the other program, and they made RNY sounded like a much more sound choice, given that there's 20 years of data on the procedure, most reliable loss, AND. The surgeon told us not everyone experiences dumping syndrome.....I thought ALL RNYs caused dumping for all patients???

The surgeon said only about 20% of their patients experience dumping.... Is this possible?

Please tell me your experience with RNY and dumping syndrome?

I really was leaning sleeve out of fear of living with dumping, but maybe it's not as prevalent as I feared?

Any info appreciated.

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I'm only 7 weeks out but so far for me I avoid dumping by watching sugar intake which includes yogurt, milk, etc. And most important is eating slow, I learned the hard way twice eating too fast at work, never again. You build the habits, I'm still learning but wouldn't change a thing, no regrets.

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First off, I did not see dumping as a fear, but as a tool. I was actually disappointed when I didn't get it.

The first six month, I "felt like crap, had to use the bathroom, then vomited" every time (about six before I just quit) I would eat meat and I tried all different kinds. Everyone said this was not dumping because it was not related to sugar, but that is what I called it. After about the 6-7 month mark, I could pretty much eat all meats again, though I am still cautious.

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I am 3 years post-op RNY and have experienced dumping syndrome. It is not all bad. It is a teaching tool. Once you go thru dumping once, you can quickly recognize the pre-triggers, such as sneezing, mucous accumulation, hiccups, changing taste in foods that warn you to stop eating immediately and avoid the problem in the future.

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I think statistically, it is actually lower than 20%. I am 11 1/2 months post-op RNY - I do not dump. (You will see people posting on here that they ate too much and dumped and vomited. That is not dumping. Dumping involves shakes, sweating, etc caused by food moving too quickly through your system - not being full and having to have it come up.)

I initially wanted sleeve but had very bad acid reflux the day of my first consultation and the surgeon said sleeve could make that much worse and RNY would be a better option for me. I walked away dead set against RNY but after a lot of research and thinking, I finally came around to the idea and am so glad I did it!

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Exactly, eating too much is NOT dumping. Eating excessive sugars or fats can lead to dumping; stomach pain, intestinal pain, sweating, diahreha, vomiting. I can eat fat and sugars from yogurt and milk. Any highly sugared food is a No/no for me.

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Thanks for the replies....the idea of dumping worries me bc my 20 year old daughter (who is thin) lives with a digestive issue that sometimes causes her to feel faint, nauseous, and in serious pain....and it looks pretty awful. Hers has to do with her colon, and the only treatment is to have her colon removed.

I know dumping has nothing to do with the colon, but when she and I heard the symptoms, we couldn't believe how it sounded just like her pain/condition.

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I am 10 weeks out and have experienced dumping syndrome a couple times but only because I knew I ate too fast! Feels kind of like a stuck feeling and can't eat anymore. A lot of thick slimes and then I try to throw up and it comes right out (liquid). Then I feel great! But I never have experienced any pain or nausea since my surgery other than that.

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I'm 2 yrs out and occasionally get dumping. The worst case was when I was out alone and ordered food that was supposed to be within my guidelines, and the person taking my order lied. I was lucky that day I was driving our conversion van and when I felt I was going to pass out ran to it and called the hubs. I blacked out on the phone, lucky us we have GPS apps on our phones that track location and he was able to find me and get dropped off and drove the van and me home. Have also learned that starbucks frozen drinks are not our friend and do the same thing to me. I sleep it off if I'm at home and rarely eat out alone unless it's familar food.

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I am checking out 2 programs for my WLS, and after first info session last week I was all for the sleeve. Then had info session tonight with the other program, and they made RNY sounded like a much more sound choice, given that there's 20 years of data on the procedure, most reliable loss, AND. The surgeon told us not everyone experiences dumping syndrome.....I thought ALL RNYs caused dumping for all patients???
The surgeon said only about 20% of their patients experience dumping.... Is this possible?
Please tell me your experience with RNY and dumping syndrome?
I really was leaning sleeve out of fear of living with dumping, but maybe it's not as prevalent as I feared?
Any info appreciated. []
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Hi, I'm only 19 days post op (full bypass) but I have not experienced dumping at all. I eat really slow, make all my food so I know there is very little to no fat or sugar and I only eat 1/4 cup each sitting. I recommend the full bypass for all the reasons you mentioned. Don't let the fear control you!!


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8 hours ago, SleeveDreamer said:

I am 10 weeks out and have experienced dumping syndrome a couple times but only because I knew I ate too fast! Feels kind of like a stuck feeling and can't eat anymore. A lot of thick slimes and then I try to throw up and it comes right out (liquid).

again, this is NOT DUMPING SYNDROME.

i believe this is called the "foamies" and is even less common.

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I have not experienced dumping and I'm more than 4 months post-op.

I have experienced mild "foamies" twice when I ate too fast & too big a bite.

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I'm going for RNY soon I hope. I'm assuming dumping is the same as what you get when you have ischemic or ulcerative colitis. Is that what your daughter has@gina171?


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I do think dumping is rare. My surgeon does a month info session/support group, and no one who shares their experiences there seems to have experienced real dumping. They are getting that stuck feeling or vomiting after eating too much too fast etc, some have diarrhea after eating, and call it dumping, but dumping is very very different. It's an extreme feeling of being unwell/dizzy/lightheaded/racing heart/sweating that happens 20-30 minutes after eating something high sugar/fat. For me, I get it from Cereal, even from what I thought would be a healthy cereal - grapenuts, and once when I shared some ice cream with my toddler. I think it is a blessing if you have it since you will avoid foods that cause it. I will not touch those foods now, it's just not worth feeling that way. My surgeon was happy to hear that I have it.

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I don't really get Dumping syndrome. The Foamies, maybe. I only throw up if I eat more than what my pouch can handle.


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