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I am 13 days post op. I have had diarrhea for 11 days. I am barely getting fluids in and am hitting the Protein benchmark of 90 grams half of the days. The rest of the time I get at least 45g in. My struggle is, the moment I get something in, it comes out! I’ve been tested, by my primary doctor, for everything...negative. I see my surgeon tomorrow for the first time...has not spoken to me on phone...office staff says, “Just drink your liquids and get your Proteins in.” Surgeon’s office days I can’t take anything to slow down system.
Now for numbers:
According to my scale, I was 181lbs when I went in for revision from band to sleeve.
Came home with Fluid weight of 186.5lbs.
Have been down to 172lbs I’ve last few post op days.
Woke up this morning and weighed 174.5lbs AFTER using the restroom!
How am I gaining weight when I can’t hold Water, let alone protein or even begin my supplements!!!

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You’re not gaining weight, the scale is simply up two pounds. These fluctuations are completely normally. Get used to it, it will happen often, down 5 up 1 etc.. As I’ve read on here before, weight loss is not linear.

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Weight is just 1 number, and should not be the sole metric in which you base your WLS journey on. You could be gaining weight and dropping body fat... odd, but it happens to me pretty much every other day. Have you tried to change out your Protein to something different to see if that helps with the diarrhea?

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What type/brand of Protein Drinks are you having? If you’re having diarrhea it could be because if your drinks. You may want to think switching them

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Thank you. I have been using all whey Protein from different brands (same protein powders/liquids I’ve used for years). I’m going to try some Pea protein today.

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Just now, Screwballski said:

Thank you. I have been using all whey Protein from different brands (same Protein powders/liquids I’ve used for years). I’m going to try some Pea protein today.

Pea Protein is slightly higher in calories, just something to be aware of, also depending on what brand of protein you've been using, a different (potentially higher quality) brand of whey might help out.

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Hi, Matt. I’m using Isopure Zero Carb powders and Clear Liquids. I’m also using Premier clear liquids. At this point, I’m barely hitting 300 calories a day so a few extra in Pea Protein probably won’t hurt. I have no hunger. No flavor except mild fruity Water is palatable. Living the dream! 🙂

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40 minutes ago, Screwballski said:

Thank you. I have been using all whey Protein from different brands (same Protein powders/liquids I’ve used for years). I’m going to try some Pea protein today.

It's not uncommon for people to develop a sensitivity to whey after surgery. The pea protein seems like a good way to determine if the protein is causing it. Your surgeon's office sounds extremely unhelpful. Eleven days of diarrhea should be cause for concern. Hope you feel better.

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I’ve eliminated all whey and only used Pea and Bone Broth Protein powders today. It appears the problem is solved! Why on Earth couldn’t my Surgeon’s office have suggested this days ago? I can’t possibly be the first patient to experience this!
I thank everyone for their help!!!

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Just wondering how often you’re weighing yourself?

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Every day. I have for years. I know...I know...

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On 05/30/2018 at 11:22, Screwballski said:

Every day. I have for years. I know...I know...
Just like me!!! I have a love hate relationship with the scale. I’m almost as addicted to the scale as I am to food!

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20 hours ago, Screwballski said:

Hi, Matt. I’m using Isopure Zero Carb powders and Clear Liquids. I’m also using Premier clear liquids. At this point, I’m barely hitting 300 calories a day so a few extra in Pea Protein probably won’t hurt. I have no hunger. No flavor except mild fruity Water is palatable. Living the dream! 🙂

I know Isopure Zero Carb is on the higher end for sodium, make sure to up the Water intake to counter.
Agreed, if you are only hitting 300 calories, a few extra is NOT going to hurt!

Hope it gets better as you work though this!

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15 hours ago, Screwballski said:

I’ve eliminated all whey and only used Pea and Bone broth Protein powders today. It appears the problem is solved! Why on Earth couldn’t my Surgeon’s office have suggested this days ago? I can’t possibly be the first patient to experience this!
I thank everyone for their help!!!

So happy you're doing better!

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