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I’m 2 weeks and 2 days post op RNY. I am non stop starving. Like I literally feel like my stomach is eating itself. I follow my schedule to the T. I have never felt full since surgery. I have also only lost one pound in the past week. Doesn’t seem right. I’m frustrated and starting to wish I hadn’t done the surgery.

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the slow down in weight loss is the infamous "three week stall" (it's not always during week 3, but rest assured that almost all of us experience our first stall sometime during the first month after surgery. I had mine during weeks 2 and 3. Once my weight loss started up again during week 4, I dropped like 6-8 lbs practically overnight....)

the starving part is sometimes due to dehydration or stomach acid. Are you getting enough to drink? Do they have you on an antacid? Many of us are prescribed something like omeprazole for the first 3-6 months after surgery.

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Yes, I have stalled for the last few days, fluctuating up and down .5 lbs. Today I was down a pound, so maybe it has broken, I'm hoping? I am 3 weeks post-op. I am not "full" either, but sticking to my eating plan. My dr said the idea is not to see how much you can eat until feeling full, but how little you can eat to feel the absence of hunger.

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1 hour ago, delfie said:

Yes, I have stalled for the last few days, fluctuating up and down .5 lbs. Today I was down a pound, so maybe it has broken, I'm hoping? I am 3 weeks post-op. I am not "full" either, but sticking to my eating plan. My dr said the idea is not to see how much you can eat until feeling full, but how little you can eat to feel the absence of hunger.

what your doctor said - that's a great way of looking at it. "The absence of hunger...". Also, "full" isn't going to the same for many of us as it did before surgery. I rarely feel full anymore like I did before - now, I start feeling a little uncomfortable (hard to explain the exact feeling - but..uncomfortable), and I know if I keep eating, I'm going to get sick. Early out, too, you're probably dealing with nerves that have been cut and not yet regenerated, so "stop eating" messages may not be getting from your stomach to your brain. So it's doubly important to measure things then....

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On 5/24/2019 at 9:04 PM, Je$$ica36 said:

I’m 2 weeks and 2 days post op RNY. I am non stop starving. Like I literally feel like my stomach is eating itself. I follow my schedule to the T. I have never felt full since surgery. I have also only lost one pound in the past week. Doesn’t seem right. I’m frustrated and starting to wish I hadn’t done the surgery.

Jessica how are you doing? I am three weeks today and I feel like I don't get full on the few bites people talk about. I am eating at least a half a cup of cottage cheese, or two scrambled eggs.

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