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I had my surgery August 30, 2014. Every day since then I have suffered with severe nausea and vomiting. When I woke up from surgery I also had a runny nose and every time I eat my nose pours After a few bites I get so nauseated that I can't finish and or I start vomiting. And the really sad thing is I have lost very little weight. What I can eat is junk, popcorn, chips, candy. I can only drink a small amount of fluids or I throw up if I drink too much. I take Prilosec twice and day and a probiotic twice a day. I have no energy and dread every meal. Thanksgiving we went out to eat, I took 3 bites and ran to the restroom to throw up. I have had several EGDs done, all normal and a test where I drank and they timed it and it was normal. My surgeon has written me off, said he knew of nothing else to do. Am I going to be liked this the rest of my life? Help,please

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If you can eat junk without throwing it up then u can eat regular food u should be eating perhaps there's a psychological reason behind the nausea ? Maybe a therapist wouldn't be a bad idea at least try it see if it helps

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I would get a second opinion from a different bariatric surgeon if you haven't already. Is there a possibility that revision to bypass would help your issues?

As far as eating goes, can you tolerate foods that are healthier, such as yogurt or cottage cheese?

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I agree with bufflehead, go to a different Bariatric surgeon.

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Have they done the test (xray?) that shows the shape of the sleeve from the outside?

I have heard of an incorrectly-shaped sleeve causing these issues. Specifically, wide on the ends and skinny in the middle/barbell.

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Have you tryed eating foods with broth nothing with to much in it so you can get your stomach used to it... Try tofu ( soft) cut it up and get those packs of tofu miso Soup. Try this stop all junk food.. Every time your hungry eat this if you need to mix it up boil a couple of chicken breasts put some spinach's alitte maybe some barley..... Super bland....start that way.. Hope this helps...

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Are you tracking and logging your food? How many calories, carbs and fat grams are you taking in daily? That might help you determine why you are not losing. Also, how much Water are you taking in? Are you exercising at all?

Your experiences are VERY much like mine at your stage in the game. I had a slight stricture and had to take an anti nausea pill as well as a pill that made my stomach seize and cramp every time I ate for about 3-4 months.

I stayed on the full liquids stage for 2 weeks, and then pureed for about 3 more. I moved very slowly with food progression and was not able to tolerate more than a tablespoon at a time. I was almost a full year out before I could eat more than 600-800 calories a day or meet my Protein and Fluid goals.

I would encourage you to STOP eating popcorn, chips and definitely candy. You are wasting a lot of valuable real estate when you put junk in your teeny tummy. Concentrate on Protein shakes and in one really soft Protein at a time until you catch your rhythm. I loved chicken salad with extra mayo, crab cakes made with no bread, finely diced shrimp salad, guacamole and hummus on a spoon, refried Beans, soft scrambled eggs...

Good luck to you.


I had my surgery August 30, 2014. Every day since then I have suffered with severe nausea and vomiting. When I woke up from surgery I also had a runny nose and every time I eat my nose pours After a few bites I get so nauseated that I can't finish and or I start vomiting. And the really sad thing is I have lost very little weight. What I can eat is junk, popcorn, chips, candy. I can only drink a small amount of fluids or I throw up if I drink too much. I take Prilosec twice and day and a probiotic twice a day. I have no energy and dread every meal. Thanksgiving we went out to eat, I took 3 bites and ran to the restroom to throw up. I have had several EGDs done, all normal and a test where I drank and they timed it and it was normal. My surgeon has written me off, said he knew of nothing else to do. Am I going to be liked this the rest of my life? Help,please

Wait. Is that a typo? You had surgery in 2014??

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Thank you all for your suggestions. I do eat yogurt, Soups, eggs, rice and smoothies made with light apple juice and non sweetened fruits. Things that do not require a lot of effort to digestive do stay down but still make me nauseated. My stomach feels like it is in spasms as soon as food hits it. I have given up spicy foods for over a year, tried Protein Shakes only for weeks and the nausea never let up. I think I will see a another surgeon for a 2nd opinion. Thanks so much.

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You could have a hernia that's what happened to me the week after my surgery. I had to have another surgery a week later and I've been fine ever since. Ask your doctor to order you a CT scan of your abdominal region

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Amen! There are a lot of suggestions have been posted, don't give up the fight

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