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I had RNY in 2015. I had great results - i started at 254 and had been holding steady at around 128 . I was very pleased where I was. Last fall, I became very ill, not holding anything down. I dropped to 117 and was in and out of hospital and they couldn’t find anything wrong with me. I called my RNY surgeon and asked her to look through my recent test results to see if she could find something other doctors were missing. She said all test looked good, but, suggested i see a digestive disorder specialist who they share a clinic with. I saw the digestive disorder dr and through some test, found that I had a bought with gastroparesis. Finally, a diagnosis and because of diagnosis, they were able to begin treatment. They have some meds that worked and i was, finally, able to start holding food down. As I started holding food down, I started rapidly gaining weight. So, the 10- 12 pounds I lost from being sick was gained back in less than a week. A little startling, but, figure it must’ve been Water weight and I’m right back to the weight I started at. But, I continued to gain and gain. In 2 months, I gained atleast 30 pounds. I’m afraid to get on scale to see exactly how much I gained. But, I did stop gaining and have been holding steady for about 2 months. But, I am very unhappy at the weight I’ve gained. I hardly have any clothes that fit me now and I don’t want to buy new ones because I don’t wasn’t to be this weight. So, my question pertains to gastroparesis AFTER RNY. I know Rny is recommended to treat gastroparesis, but, has anyone heard of it after Rny - I never had any symptoms of gastroparesis in my life. Then with the rapid weight gain. Do you think it’s possible that all the vomiting I did, stretched my stomach or the food sitting in my stomach stretched it or some other side affects? I just don’t know what to think. I do know that I can eat a lot more than I had before the gastroparesis. I can’t make an appointment with my surgeon until all this coronavirus stuff passes since this is not life sustaining, at this point. Any feedback would be appreciated. I am afraid I’m falling into depression over this weight gain. I’m very unhappy and embarrassed.

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what kind of meds did they have you on? If steroids, they can make people gain weight, too.

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No steroids. I don’t take steroids or nsaids since my Rny. They had me on Reglan and Protonix. I haven’t taken either in about 2 months..

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42 minutes ago, tls1210 said:

No steroids. I don’t take steroids or nsaids since my Rny. They had me on Reglan and Protonix. I haven’t taken either in about 2 months..

Protonix won't do it - but I just looked up Reglan since I wasn't sure. Yep - that could be a culprit

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12898564

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12 minutes ago, catwoman7 said:

Protonix won't do it - but I just looked up Reglan since I wasn't sure. Yep - that could be a culprit

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12898564

Well, that sucks, lol! How am I going to get this weight off. I hate it!!!ive cut back on what I had been eating and was going to start back to the gym (I hadn’t been to the gym since i got sick, I really didn’t have the strength or stamina). But, now, this pandemic happened, so no gym. There’s nowhere to walk around in my neighborhood. Plus, I work in a civil 19 essential business and I have been working so many extra hours that I am exhausted when i get home - too tired to try and exercise. What a predicament, lol. I know, I’m happy to be alive and have my health - I’m just whining a little. Thanks for the info!

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