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I feel your pain. I also had a lot of nausea and what I thought was hunger pangs, was just gas. It didn't resolve until 10 days out. I was on full liquids for 5 weeks and my stomach didn't like anything. I lived on pudding, not fat free or sugar free, they made me sick but just the regular individual cups. Premier Protein went down well because it's thin. I used the 2oz med cups they gave me at the hospital. Drank 2 oz of Protein or Water or Gatorade every 15 min all day except when I had pudding. Had to use Zofran, Tums, etc for several weeks. The NP at my doctors office said the stomach is inflamed and "angry" from being cut and if takes about 6 months for it to heal. Sept 1 was my surgery and today, just over 3 months out, I still have those days. When I first got the go ahead to eat, my stomach didn't like anything. I just drop back for a few days to fluids until I feel better. Take my Vitamins religiously and sip the fluids. But I also have days that I can snack all day long. Very important not to get dehydrated. I agree with previous posts in that you should see your surgeon and find a support group.

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I hope this poster is ok, she hasnt posted since this thread. At any rate I wonder if she has considered that since they cant find anything wrong with her physically that this is more of a psychological thing? I know food aversions and such are usually a result of irrational fear and not a physical intolerance of food. Just a thought...

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I hope this poster is ok, she hasnt posted since this thread. At any rate I wonder if she has considered that since they cant find anything wrong with her physically that this is more of a psychological thing? I know food aversions and such are usually a result of irrational fear and not a physical intolerance of food. Just a thought...

I hope the OP is okay too.

Food aversion is often the result of food intolerance plus reinforcement created by post op nausea. Not really an irrational fear.

We are taught that due to the severity of our major surgery, that vomiting post op can tear our stitches which would result in a possibly fatal leak.

So when we have overwhelming nausea, at even drinking Water, post op, food is out of the question in both our bodies and minds.

Then add the intolerance of lactose, the weird odd feeling of food in the new sleeve, weird taste changes, pain, gas etc. which makes you nauseous post op, all physical issues in the body.

So a symbiotic problem. One that isn't often discussed. And I haven't been able to obtain any treatment from my bariatric team so am having to push my already stretched GP for help.

The usual answer is that all of this will pass. And I must be honest, things do evolve continually.

I just hope that someone is supporting her, looking after her.

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Omg my heart hurts for you I'm so sorry you are suffering through this you do need a support group and our friends here have the best advice because we have all gone through some differences I had a great after surgery experience with the exception of my short term stall but it's ok it will happen but please keep us posted I'm really concerned

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9 hours ago, Depressed diva said:

I am one week post op and I regret I got the surgery. I wish I would’ve listened to my husband.

It gets so much better from there. Don't give up on it yet. The first week is the hardest; the second week is the second hardest. In a couple of months you're going to be astounded at the positive changes in your life. Hang in there.

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I had my surgery nearly three years ago and have turned into a horrible person. My language is awful and I'm a alcoholic

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If you have starvation ketosis, have you tried eating carbohydrates?

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