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Hi everyone,

I'm 17 days out and for the last couple of days, I've been feeling strange. I've been completely drained of energy (nearly passed out while driving last Thusday - I did mention it the dr., who oddly didn't seem too concerned) and have been feeling increasingly "full". My sleeve feels like an overinflated beach ball. I'm not in pain, but it's definitely very uncomfortable. I try to force myself to eat & drink, but it just makes me more uncomfortable and borderline nauseous. I haven't mentioned the fullness part to the dr. because it really started Friday afternoon/evening, after they were closed for the holiday weekend. It's also very uncomfortable if I lay on my back and cross my hands over my stomach when taking a nap or trying to sleep - or if I put any pressure on it whatsoever, even super light. This never bothered me prior to Friday. Any idea what this might be?

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Hi everyone,
I'm 17 days out and for the last couple of days, I've been feeling strange. I've been completely drained of energy (nearly passed out while driving last Thusday - I did mention it the dr., who oddly didn't seem too concerned) and have been feeling increasingly "full". My sleeve feels like an overinflated beach ball. I'm not in pain, but it's definitely very uncomfortable. I try to force myself to eat & drink, but it just makes me more uncomfortable and borderline nauseous. I haven't mentioned the fullness part to the dr. because it really started Friday afternoon/evening, after they were closed for the holiday weekend. It's also very uncomfortable if I lay on my back and cross my hands over my stomach when taking a nap or trying to sleep - or if I put any pressure on it whatsoever, even super light. This never bothered me prior to Friday. Any idea what this might be?

Oh no i am so sorry your experiencing this. I cannot relate so it's hard to know what to say to u. This is obvious, but ld def talk to ur doc asap after the holiday. I know everyone is diff and some ppl do feel extremely full, nauseous and even hungry. Since everyone is so diff its hard to know what is "normal" and not concerning. Good luck and keep us posted!

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i felt that way back when i was on just shakes and waters. when i got the purees was a new game. could it be a food intolerance to your shake kind i heard those could come on. also did u try the gasx for it yet (chewable) I was prescribed 80mg "simethicone" that i can take for bloat

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8 minutes ago, tarotcardreader said:

i felt that way back when i was on just shakes and waters. when i got the purees was a new game. could it be a food intolerance to your shake kind i heard those could come on. also did u try the gasx for it yet (chewable) I was prescribed 80mg "simethicone" that i can take for bloat

Thanks, but this actually started after I was doing only shakes & Water. I'm in the "soft" food phase now (sleeved 8/19), but can hardly eat anything. I constantly feel like I'm force-feeding myself after eating a 10 course Thanksgiving dinner and can barely move. I literally can't get down more than about 20oz-30oz of water and less than 10oz of my Protein Drink per day. I could go days without eating as it just makes me super uncomfortable. It's not a gas thing (just fine in that department! LOL!), so I'm not sure GasX would help, but I guess it couldn't hurt to try.

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You’ve probably heard all this but are you eating slowly? The time allows you to realise you are full or don’t need anymore before you’ve eaten too much. Are you drinking before, during or after you eat? It could be something you are eating. Your tummy is still healing & is learning to tolerate food again. It will let you know very quickly what it can or can’t tolerate yet. Take it slowly.

I couldn’t tolerate anything around my waist for weeks & folded the waistbands of my pants down to low on my hips but I found gently resting my hand on my belly very comforting. I’m sorry it’s the reverse for you.

The energy drop is not that uncommon though almost fainting whilst driving must have been scary. You’re not eating much & recovering from surgery. I found diluted hydralite very helpful - took it everywhere to give me that little boost & keep me hydrated. I still get odd drops in my blood sugar if I’ve been rushing about. I usually grab a few blueberries or some grapes to give me a boost now. Also a lot of us experience a drop in blood pressure post surgery which can cause lightness, dizziness, loss of vision (couple of seconds on rising) & blackouts. (I have this many times a day. ☹️)

Don’t be afraid to tell your doctor everything you’re experiencing so they can provide the best help. I’d contact them about this sooner rather than later just to be sure.

Good luck.

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10 hours ago, Arabesque said:

You’ve probably heard all this but are you eating slowly? The time allows you to realise you are full or don’t need anymore before you’ve eaten too much. Are you drinking before, during or after you eat? It could be something you are eating. Your tummy is still healing & is learning to tolerate food again. It will let you know very quickly what it can or can’t tolerate yet. Take it slowly.

I couldn’t tolerate anything around my waist for weeks & folded the waistbands of my pants down to low on my hips but I found gently resting my hand on my belly very comforting. I’m sorry it’s the reverse for you.

The energy drop is not that uncommon though almost fainting whilst driving must have been scary. You’re not eating much & recovering from surgery. I found diluted hydralite very helpful - took it everywhere to give me that little boost & keep me hydrated. I still get odd drops in my blood sugar if I’ve been rushing about. I usually grab a few blueberries or some grapes to give me a boost now. Also a lot of us experience a drop in blood pressure post surgery which can cause lightness, dizziness, loss of vision (couple of seconds on rising) & blackouts. (I have this many times a day. ☹️)

Don’t be afraid to tell your doctor everything you’re experiencing so they can provide the best help. I’d contact them about this sooner rather than later just to be sure.

Good luck.

Thanks. It's such an odd feeling! I literally feel like I'm force-feeding myself. I've also been VERY weak. Oddly though, my 18 yr. old son came home from work yesterday saying he felt very weak and has now been sleeping 13 hours. We both have a very slight cough (nothing terrible), no fever, etc. but I wonder if we have some kind of bug. That said, he didn't have WLS, so no issues with his tummy. I will send my doctor a note today and hopefully will hear from them first thing in the morning (today is a holiday here in the US).

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Only being 3 weeks out I would imagine you are weak. It takes a good 4 to 6 weeks and sometimes longer to get your energy back. You have gone through a major surgery. I felt like it was Thanksgiving with the sleeve too even after being 2 1/2 years with it although it did relax the 2nd year it was still restrictive. You may be only able to take a couple of small bites of food or only be able to drink a small amount of a Protein Shake and that is normal right now. It would take me a whole day to drink a shake in the beginning and I could not have more then 5 bites of food and I was stuffed for hours.

From what you are saying about your son though it wouldnt hurt to go get checked out. I hope all is well with the both of you and its nothing too serious. Good luck on your journey !!

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