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On 4/11/2022 at 9:59 AM, Future Sleeve Diva said:

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.

hey!! I'm curious to know how your surgery went or if you've gotten it? how has ur MS been after it

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3 hours ago, cruzsteff777 said:

hey!! I'm curious to know how your surgery went or if you've gotten it? how has ur MS been after it

My surgery is May 3rd. I'll update here and let you know how things go!!

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5 hours ago, cruzsteff777 said:

hi! any update? how was your surgery?!

My surgery went well. Haven't had any MS flares at all. Had a bit of a slow recovery because of the incision they removed the stomach from. That one really hurt for a while. Other than that, things went well and I didn't have complications. Don't really have any restriction, and my hunger definitely never went away. I lost a lot of weight really fast, and then hit a 2 week stall, and now the weight is coming off super slow. Like SLOOOOW. But this is a marathon, not a sprint. I'll get there in the end.

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