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Hi, just got on this today...I'm looking at getting sleeved...waiting for authorization from insurance but I am diagnosed with MS...anyone else have MS and had or will have gastric sleeve surgery??

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anyone else have MS and had or will have gastric sleeve surgery??

@@MSer07

not me bud

just wanted to say hi and welcome to the board :)

people are here to support one another

give valuable info like "what do eggs and our mind have in common??"

give up? the answer is............

they are either cracked/scrambled or both LOL

talk to your PCP about MS and surgery. hopefully you will get the go ahead from him. maybe your regular doctors have already approved you?? just waiting for official OK from ins co saying "go for it" (sleeve)

just starting the process??

exciting times ahead

watch u-tube about WLS

read as much as you can

knowledge is power

ask your normal and abnormal questions too

we've heard them all!!! LOL

have fun jumping the hoops of insurance

good luck

kathy

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thank you for your reply @@proudgrammy had all my pre-op appointments, waiting for insurance auth...I've been told I'm looking at October or November. I was just wondering about anybody with MS and beginning this journey...

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I have MS and my surgery date is Oct. 3rd. My doc said I should be good to go since neuro cleared me. I'm on tons of nerve meds but he said those will be fine too. Both of you CONGRATS and Good Luck With Your Surgery :)

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I have MS and my surgery date is Oct. 3rd. My doc said I should be good to go since neuro cleared me. I'm on tons of nerve meds but he said those will be fine too. Both of you CONGRATS and Good Luck With Your Surgery :)

Proud Nana of a very handsome grandbaby

good luck to you too @DJ's Nana

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Hey guys, MSer here, and had surgery in March this year. Everything went well & no flare up after either! Good luck to all of you!

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@@demonchick so no issues with taking Vitamins? I'm taking Vitamin D-3 B-12 Biotin and Aubagio...how long after surgery did you return to work?

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I'm having B12 injections, much easier for me & less often so winner winner lol. Just a jab at the docs every 3 months. I take Vitamin d daily & a multi Vitamin, but nothing else. I took a few months off post surgery, but that's because I had surgery then 6 weeks later I had Lemtrada 2nd year dose, and my job is very physical with some heavy lifting. Then the week before I was due back, I tripped over while out walking & fractured both wrists

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I'm having B12 injections, much easier for me & less often so winner winner lol. Just a jab at the docs every 3 months. I take Vitamin d daily & a multi Vitamin, but nothing else. I took a few months off post surgery, but that's because I had surgery then 6 weeks later I had Lemtrada 2nd year dose, and my job is very physical with some heavy lifting. Then the week before I was due back, I tripped over while out walking & fractured both wrists

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oh wow OK...you are very physical, fatigue isn't an issue then it seems...I have a desk job so I'm guessing a couple weeks should suffice after surgery...

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I am lucky I live at home with my parents, my mum does all my washing of clothes, ironing them etc, does all my cooking, so I can come home and flop on the couch and not move lol. Fatigue was shocking the first year or two, I am better with that symptom now, and just know that I probably won't be doing much on my days off.

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I know I'm bringing back a "dead" thread, but I have MS and I'm set for surgery on May 3rd. My neuro cleared me, but I only just found out that wls can actually aggravate MS and bring on a flare. I had no clue. Now I'm really nervous about the surgery. I wasn't until I read the articles online this morning. I was hoping that having the sleeve would present far less issues with taking my pills (I'm on Tecfidera, Baclofen, Celebrex, and Gabapentin) but then I read about people who had a harder time with the nausea and keeping anythng down and struggling with their pills. I think I'm in a bit of a panic now. Hoping there's others on here with MS and wls that can gie me their honest opinions and experiences.

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I know I'm bringing back a "dead" thread, but I have MS and I'm set for surgery on May 3rd. My neuro cleared me, but I only just found out that wls can actually aggravate MS and bring on a flare. I had no clue. Now I'm really nervous about the surgery. I wasn't until I read the articles online this morning. I was hoping that having the sleeve would present far less issues with taking my pills (I'm on Tecfidera, Baclofen, Celebrex, and Gabapentin) but then I read about people who had a harder time with the nausea and keeping anythng down and struggling with their pills. I think I'm in a bit of a panic now. Hoping there's others on here with MS and wls that can gie me their honest opinions and experiences.

I've been wondering the same thing...I also have ms

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