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Im going from a sleeve to MGB june 19th with dr illan in Mexico. I am wondering, for those of you that are revisions, if and when did you start actuallu feeling hunger sensations again after surgery? Like real hunger pains not head hunger. TIA.

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On 3/14/2017 at 11:02 AM, Crystal Cole said:

Im going from a sleeve to MGB june 19th with Dr Illan in Mexico. I am wondering, for those of you that are revisions, if and when did you start actuallu feeling hunger sensations again after surgery? Like real hunger pains not head hunger. TIA. emoji5.png

Hi

You shouldn't feel hunger pains at all with the sleeve or the MGB. My previous surgeon didn't properly reduce my fundus during my sleeve surgery and I still never truly felt hungry after my surgery or throughout the years. The only time I felt hungry was when I ate sugary foods which makes you crave more sugary foods. It's a never ending cycle if you don't contain it. You can eliminate that with the MGB. Many people who've had the MGB avoid sugar because they fear dumping. Hunger will be the least of your worries with the MGB.

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Hey. Thanks for the reply. I didnt feel any hunger pains for while after the sleeve but as time went on i did start to get that empty and hungry feeling back again. And now 5.5 years later i get hungry about like i did before surgery. I have almost no restriction anymore and can eat pretty much whatever I want. Which is one reason I chose to switch to mgb. Hoping this will get back the restriction i need plus get rid of the horrible reflux i have because of the sleeve.

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16 hours ago, Crystal Cole said:

Hey. Thanks for the reply. I didnt feel any hunger pains for while after the sleeve but as time went on i did start to get that empty and hungry feeling back again. And now 5.5 years later i get hungry about like i did before surgery. I have almost no restriction anymore and can eat pretty much whatever I want. Which is one reason I chose to switch to mgb. Hoping this will get back the restriction i need plus get rid of the horrible reflux i have because of the sleeve.

Sounds like you might be carb sensitive. Too many carbs can mimic hunger as well. I hope the MGB works better for you. It's working for me. I wish you well on your upcoming surgery.

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I'll also be there June 19[emoji4]


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2 hours ago, Shaniceh01 said:

I'll also be there June 19emoji4.png

Oh that's awesome. Surgery buddy!! 😁😁.. Find me on Facebook if you have it and we can chat. Im also in Dr. Illans facebook group also. Btw, what procedure are you having? Sleeve, mgb? Talk to you soon!!😊

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I'm a year post op from VSG and already have very little restriction... I have to say though... I don't get much actual hunger... but I get a LOT of head hunger... I think a lot of that is because my medication makes you crave carbs [emoji14]

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