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I’m new to this forum and would love any advise please. I am one week post op as I had by lap band removed four weeks ago and had gastric bypass last Tuesday (11/27), is it normal to gave back pain and be hungry?

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Hi! Sometimes it's stomach acid mimicking hunger (a PPI should help) and some people will be hungry 😢

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Yes, this sounds normal to be. I has gastric sleeve not bypass but still experience a ton of back pain for a couple weeks following my surgery. I think it had to do with how much I was laying down while in the hospital.

I personally didn't experience hunger until about one month post op but form what others have said on this forum, experiencing hunger so early is normal. It all depends on the person.

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I mistook heartburn for hunger in the first week post op. The PPI and a prescription for Carafate fixed the acid and I realized the gurgling and hollow feeling wasn't hunger at all.

I'm now two weeks out and I do get peckish but it doesn't feel like it used to. For instance, this morning, I had to leave the house insanely early (0430), and I wasn't hungry at all. I got back home at 0630 and felt a bit peckish so I had half a green smoothie. I did not feel hungry again until about 1300.

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On 12/4/2018 at 7:07 PM, Rayemcl said:

I’m new to this forum and would love any advise please. I am one week post op as I had by lap band removed four weeks ago and had gastric bypass last Tuesday (11/27), is it normal to gave back pain and be hungry?

I definitely was starvinnnnggg the first 2 weeks or so. Like "omg why did I have this surgery if I am still starving" starving. lol. I didn't have back pain, but a lot of people I know did because of gas and muscle soreness overall.

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I appreciate your responses!!!!! I was thinking that there was something wrong with me. I will be two weeks post op tomorrow (I could cry with joy!!!). This has been an experience, but there is so much that I still don't know and feel stupid for even asking, now I know how some of my students feel. You would think that a grown women would know these things before having a life changing surgery but it happened so quick, my mind is still wrapping around the fact that it is done.

The hunger is going away slowly but I have incorporated cottage cheese and small bites of chicken on some days, but after a few bites I am full for the rest of the day. The scales are not showing much weight loss but my nutritionist stated that it all depends on how much weight you have to lose pre and post surgery, I think that I may have lost eight pounds, but I am drinking so much Fluid so I did not know if that could be the cause. I am trying to not get down as I thought that I would have lost more by now. Have any of you all struggled with losing right after surgery?

Remind you I had lap band revision as I started out around 220 before the lapband and then had the gastric bypass two weeks ago and before going into surgery weighed 165lbs.

I welcome any suggestions and or thoughts.

Once again I want to THANK YOU for taking the time and helping and supporting me with these questions.

I have introduced my friend that is starting the weight loss journey and encouraged her to join as it would be very beneficial for her to have support as well.

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