Chronic hunger pains that hurt, 5 days post-op


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I've been dealing with this awful, gnawing hunger, and it actually began right after surgery, of all things. So unexpected. Anyway, I've read a bit about it being stomach acid, but I'm taking Famotidine (sp?) and have for a couple of years now. I also read that Gaviscon helps with this kind of hunger. I also have no signal from my stomach when to stop eating/drinking, and I mean none.

It's hard to imagine hunger being acid, but with it being a painful hunger, do you guys think this is what I'm dealing with? It stinks to have gone through surgery to come out on the other side hungrier than before I had it done. :(

i'm also retaining Water (ankles, etc).

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Contact your surgeon's office. Its best to get medical advice from professionals not from strangers on a forum. hope you figure out and correct what is going on.

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Talk to your team about adding liquid Mylanta or Maalox to your acid control regimen.

Not sure what to think about your lack of feedback. The stomach nerves were cut, but usually we get a full feeling around the stomach someplace. (I get full low in the gut, others feel it in the chest).

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Sometimes we take thirst for hunger. Try drinking more, much more - it might be a sign of dehydration.

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