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For the last 9 mths the tip of my tongue feels slightly numb. Since I had my surgery in Mexico I can't be seen by a bariatric Dr in the states. Nothing tastes right. I crave foods and get hungry but never eat much of them because I can't really taste them. Anyone else dealing with this and gotten help?

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I do know someone who had that issue and it was a Vitamin B-12 deficiency. I don't know if that's your exact issue, but it may be some kind of vitamin deficiency. A bariatric doctor may not be able to see you but your PCP can order the blood tests to check your vitamin levels.

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The taste of food for me was not good. This lasted 18 months for me. I ate because I had to. I am fine now with the taste of foods. I am three years out.

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I loose my taste every so often or it gets strange happened about 4 Times for me. Increase you Vitamins and Minerals - I know you had a blood test but maybe you need more now

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2 hours ago, Mr Alley Gator said:

I loose my taste every so often or it gets strange happened about 4 Times for me. Increase you Vitamins and Minerals - I know you had a blood test but maybe you need more now

I'm the same but only 4 months out. Taste changes after surgery. This can be all kinds of issues; especially if you didn't have this until just now. I had gerd 3 before the surgery and then still having gerd issues post op; even sinuses and this issue can be affected by all kinds of different gerd and heartburn issues (some can be silent). I also was very close to NASH before the surgery but now down to stage 1 with full reversal so the liver should be the last thing affected. I'm not sure how they are watching that; if there is a concern, a fibroscan, enzyme labs and eventually a possible biopsy should be the thing with the liver but numbness or any kind of issues should not be present with liver problems. Does your pcp know you had the surgery? Is there a medical weight loss center near you that does more then just the surgeries? The clinics that deal with medical weight loss AND surgeries as separate issues could possibly help you with the labs you need it more detail.

This is not an issue to be worried about honestly, just something to check out.

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14 hours ago, Debs6688 said:

I've had labs done and nothing was abnormal except they're keeping an eye on my liver?

it's common for liver enzymes to skyrocket during the rapid weight loss phase. Fast weight loss is really hard on livers. They should normalize once the weight loss slows way down. Mine were really high when I was around eight months out - but they rechecked them once I hit maintenance a few months later, and they were fine.

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17 minutes ago, Debs6688 said:

I have issues with drooling out the corners of my mouth when I talk, almost like I had a stroke. Anyone else?

I haven't heard of that with WLS. I'd check with a doctor. I'm not sure that's related to your surgery...

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