Jump to content
×
Are you looking for the BariatricPal Store? Go now!

Dizziness after eating



Recommended Posts

I have been battling with eating, still barely sipping my liquid foods and Protein Shakes. But any time I eat or attempt to, I feel dizzy and can barely eat enough. No pre-conditions before surgery and I lost 20+ pounds in 9 days post surgery. After eating i have to lay down or I'd pass out or fall. I start panting, breathing fast and I have to lay down to catch my breath. Anyone has this....I'm just now 10days post surgery.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm having this BEFORE eating, but I think a trip to your doctor should be the next step 😕

Good luck, be safe ❤️

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Definitely contact your medical team & make an appointment for as soon as possible.

Good luck.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I had a similar experience, most important thing is to reach out to your team. Good luck

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Reached out to the team, they have said its 'dumping' which also happens with gastric sleeve. I am now 16days after surgery; I started trying soft food but no good. I can barely take a spoon before I get tired. But hoping things will get better before the 1 month mark.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Oh gosh I'm sorry. It's the #1 thing I'm wary of (mainly because of the name - could we do better doctors??).

Let us know how you get on, sending good luck your way ❤️

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Reached out to the team, they have said its 'dumping' which also happens with gastric sleeve. I am now 16days after surgery; I started trying soft food but no good. I can barely take a spoon before I get tired. But hoping things will get better before the 1 month mark.
What kind of things are you eating? I am on soft foods as well and I am terrified of dumping. I'm trying to stay away from carbohydrates as much as possible and I haven't had any major issues.

Sent from my SM-G950U using BariatricPal mobile app

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Sugar can make you dump. It’s not as common with sleevers but it does happen. Check the sugar content of what you’re eating - there could be some hidden sugars.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Reached out to the team, they have said its 'dumping' which also happens with gastric sleeve. I am now 16days after surgery; I started trying soft food but no good. I can barely take a spoon before I get tired. But hoping things will get better before the 1 month mark.
I had my first episode of dumping this morning and I literally thought I was going to die.

I hadn't eaten anything. I had just taken my morning medication with some sugar free Powerade. My bowels got super loose, and I made it to the bathroom just in time. I got extremely dizzy and lightheaded, started sweating and I was worried I was having a heart attack and there was no way an ambulance could get there fast enough and I was going to die for sure... and then I started dry heaving. Nothing came up, but as I dry heaved, the other symptoms subsided almost immediately.

I hollered to my fiance "Honey!! I think I'm dumping!

And then everything settled and I was just weak and shaky.

If that's dumping, and it's unpredictable as to when it can happen, even when I haven't eaten anything, well that's just scary.

I hope your symptoms resolved. I sympathize deeply.

Sent from my SM-G950U using BariatricPal mobile app

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

On 10/31/2020 at 7:05 PM, Bwa said:

What kind of things are you eating? I am on soft foods as well and I am terrified of dumping. I'm trying to stay away from carbohydrates as much as possible and I haven't had any major issues.

Sent from my SM-G950U using BariatricPal mobile app

I was still on liquids at that point tbh... but it's better now. And I cannot lie, carbs did it for me! Maybe because my culture, our main cuisines are carb based, so when I moved to carbs, I was able to hold it down. So now I take tiny bits of boiled yam, nigerian Soups, I had boiled egg the other day etc...I felt great and happy! The only thing is I made sure to chew really really well. I'm about 20days post op now.

Also during the time I wasnt able to eat, I stopped losing weight! The doc said it's because my body went into starvation mode; I wasnt peeing, wasnt able to empty my bowels, always lying down etc.

It's hard sticking to british diets that I'm not used to, soups I never had in my life before. But once I switched to my Nigerian meals, things got better gradually. Just ate slow, chewed well and never ate more than 5 spoons.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Recent Topics

  • Most popular:

  • Together, we have lost...
      lbs
    ×