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On 5/26/2020 at 4:22 AM, Darktowerdream said:

From your side banner your weight seems in healthy range on the BMI scale. But if you are feeling unwell then that’s something else.

Have you had your gallbladder checked out? You might need a HIDA scan with CCK and also check the bile ducts you could have bile reflux from the gallbladder. Rapid weight loss leads to gallbladder surgery for a large percentage of people. I had mine out during my surgery due to chronic inflammation.

I haven’t considered my weight too low yet, I’m still within BMI range for my height of 5’ though I did go past my goal. I probably shouldn’t go further. Some parts of me are just bony and we’re before losing weight. I’m not worried about it at the moment unless it effects my chronic illness. I feel like I eat as much as I can.

I Do still have issues and know how it’s a pain dealing with doctors. I had been told some months back now, that I had stricture, Schatzki’s ring, sliding hiatal hernia. My surgeon did one balloon dilation but it was so narrowed it likely needed several. But I made the mistake of having my gastroenterologist do my second endoscopy since I was told I needed a colonoscopy which I regretted afterwards. I won’t get into why.

i kept telling the dr I’ve been having such intense pain and spasms under my ribs on the left side where the remnant stomach is. I had history of ulcers there. I’m having a double balloon enteroscopy June 10th. It was postponed we’ll actually canceled since I discussed it with my surgeon in February, didn’t see the special gastroenterologist until March and couldn’t schedule the test until April and then it got canceled ... that wasn’t even the only medical test to be canceled indefinitely.

had to try to edit myself I write too much and I realize, I’m sorry I’m no help. It can be hard to pinpoint what the problem might be. The surgeon needs to know in case they need to run any tests. Try increasing your Protein intake. Mixing plain Fage Greek yogurt (Or TwoGood yogurt) with PEScience select Protein powder tastes really good.

protein I use: http://rwrd.io/c6uus2e

no gallbladder, had it out years ago. The surgeon thinks it's something mechanical, but my surgery wasn't straight fwd (sleeve to bypass in 2 weeks), so not surprising it's a mechanical issue (if it is). Gosh you've been through the wars too, bless you!

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@Bastian I hope that things get better for you. That they figure out what is wrong.

my life has been endless battles. But we do what we can to get by and sometimes it’s still worth the price we paid. I paid hefty price physically to battle with my weight but I wouldn’t change it.

I hope this leaves you no regrets where the path takes you. I find it hard when answers aren’t clear or even there. I didn’t get them myself. I wanted to answer though I’m a tad exhausted.

I will say, Not all whey Protein is the same, you can have allergic reaction to some not others. Depending how pure they are. The quality I’d say. I had the best results with PEScience select Protein Powder, although they do make a vegan select. Have you tried mixing protein powder in yogurt, like Ripple brand yogurt that’s non dairy. I don’t do well with dairy but have a little Greek yogurt since it’s protein rich. To get dense protein BariatricPal has excellent protein shots. It very well could be Vitamin deficiency and more an overall ill feeling you need higher absorption nutrition until they figure out if it’s mechanical.

I highly recommend taking Whole Foods based Multivitamin in Gummy or liquid form. Because your body utilizes it better than traditional Vitamins. most vitamins shoot right through your system especially after bypass. And you went through a lot with yours. I kind of wish they had taken my remnant stomach. I wonder if I feel pain from it but they didn’t see ulcers there.

sorry I go off on tangents. I had my gallbladder removed also. I take chewable digestive enzymes that helps. I also read bike salts are beneficial.

all the best to you in getting the care you need

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It's not up to anyone here to say you are at a healthy weight or underweight. You know your body best. Advocate for your medical needs. Annoy them with phone calls. Get second opinions.

Some things to try:

Weight gainer shakes add whole milk - available on Amazon or GNC.

powdered carbs (mix in water) available on amazon or GNC.

Nut butters are high in calories.

If your surgery restriction is still tight, Eat several meals all day long to get your calories in.

Best of luck, Keep us updated.

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It's not up to anyone here to say you are at a healthy weight or underweight. You know your body best. Advocate for your medical needs. Annoy them with phone calls. Get second opinions.
Some things to try:
Weight gainer shakes add whole milk - available on Amazon or GNC.
powdered carbs (mix in water) available on Amazon or GNC.< br> Nut butters are high in calories.
If your surgery restriction is still tight, Eat several meals all day long to get your calories in.
Best of luck, Keep us updated.

Hey [emoji846] complete dairy intolerance now so i have vegan powders but they fill me up so much i can only get 1 a day in. I'll just follow the dietician and wait for ct. She's put me back on liquids for now [emoji846]

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