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Hey y'all-- I'm two months post-sleeve and something a little odd's been happening lately (maybe the last week, though the past few days is when I've really been paying attention). I get hit with just massive, intense hunger pains; they seem to radiate out of my stomach. It doesn't make much sense, though, since I will have eaten at least an hour before. (I've also been sticking to the high Protein, low carb diet, so this isn't a sugar crash or anything.) A nurse at my surgeon's office told me that it's likely thirst (huh!), and if drinking doesn't make it go away, then I can turn to a little snack like nuts. But she said it is most certainly thirst. Interesting: I mean, often when this happens, my mouth IS dry... But I'm not sure why the hunger pains don't go away after I drink something--perhaps a sign I'm really, really dehydrated? I HAVE started exercising in the past week, maybe I'm more dehydrated by that than I realize...

Anyone else experience this?? Is this maybe stomach acid, too? Oh, who knows. Any feedback is appreciated!

Also, unrelated but I just want to say: Two months as of Sunday; 38 pounds lost in pre-op diet, 41 pounds since surgery. 27 pounds from now I'll finally cross 300lbs, and oh my god, y'all. I got a long long way to go after that, but it's incredible that something that was only a dream two months ago is within reach. Makes these weird hunger pains worth enduring :)

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yes - dehydration can cause that - so can stomach acid. Are you on something for that? Many clinics put people on some kind of prescription antacid for the first 3-6 months.

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Yes, they did, though I had zero issues that first month, so I was told, "Use as needed from here out." I guess the need has arisen, huh?

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I was told the same thing about the acid in stomach and being thirsty when you get really strong hunger out of no where.. I drink Water and it seems to help with the hunger.. Hope this helps

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How ironic, I’m 10 weeks out and I feel the same way. Sometimes within an hour how eating. It almost makes me feel a little nauseous. I know that sounds weird. I was told dehydration could be the cause. The nausea could be my Vitamins? Not sure but definitely things that are different from the beginning

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