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I had my sleeve 12/28 and have been experiencing light headed and dizziness. I’m making sure I get my Water in as well as Protein. Called the nurses station and they said try drinking sugar free Gatorade or something with electrolytes. I did that, nothing. I have a glucose meter and I checked it. It was 72. That’s pretty low. I’m not sure how to bring that number up if I can’t have sugar. I have an appointment here in a couple hours and will bring it up with the surgeon.

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I had the same thing, syncope, upon standing for the first few weeks, but then my body regulated itself. I did drink Gatorade Zero every day. Sugar is not the answer. 72-85 is a normal blood sugar range. I think you're okay.

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33 minutes ago, NewlySleeved12282020 said:

I had my sleeve 12/28 and have been experiencing light headed and dizziness. I’m making sure I get my Water in as well as Protein. Called the nurses station and they said try drinking sugar free Gatorade or something with electrolytes. I did that, nothing. I have a glucose meter and I checked it. It was 72. That’s pretty low. I’m not sure how to bring that number up if I can’t have sugar. I have an appointment here in a couple hours and will bring it up with the surgeon.

Definitely bring it up to the doctor. Are you a diabetic? 72 really isn’t though, unless you are uncontrolled and used to being high. Then a 72 could give you low symptoms like dizziness.

I have been off my insulin pump since surgery because I’m not really getting in any nutrition, to try to prevent my lows. They do still happen though. I’ve been having about one low a day which for me is anything less than 65. I usually can feel it coming on before my sensor goes off and alarms me. Once I hit the 40’s I feel pretty bad!

However a few sips of full strength Gatorade will bring me back up which is what my endo has me doing for now. Good luck!!! Let us know what the doctor says!

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8 hours ago, RTL1234 said:

Definitely bring it up to the doctor. Are you a diabetic? 72 really isn’t though, unless you are uncontrolled and used to being high. Then a 72 could give you low symptoms like dizziness.

I have been off my insulin pump since surgery because I’m not really getting in any nutrition, to try to prevent my lows. They do still happen though. I’ve been having about one low a day which for me is anything less than 65. I usually can feel it coming on before my sensor goes off and alarms me. Once I hit the 40’s I feel pretty bad!

However a few sips of full strength Gatorade will bring me back up which is what my endo has me doing for now. Good luck!!! Let us know what the doctor says!

Hey! I don’t have diabetes. I guess I’m just not used to my sugars being that low. It didn’t get to where I passed out or anything. It was just more noticeable while moving around and definitely going up the stairs. When I spent the night in the hospital they checked it three times and it was in the 120’s. The doctor said that 72 was pretty low so he skipped stage two of puréed foods and went to stage three. First thing I made was a ricotta bake! I feel a little miserable since I haven’t had anything like that in three weeks! I’ve lost 26 pounds so far so I’m excited and still happy I made this decision.

How about you? When did you have your surgery and how has it been going for you?

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2 hours ago, NewlySleeved12282020 said:

Hey! I don’t have diabetes. I guess I’m just not used to my sugars being that low. It didn’t get to where I passed out or anything. It was just more noticeable while moving around and definitely going up the stairs. When I spent the night in the hospital they checked it three times and it was in the 120’s. The doctor said that 72 was pretty low so he skipped stage two of puréed foods and went to stage three. First thing I made was a ricotta bake! I feel a little miserable since I haven’t had anything like that in three weeks! I’ve lost 26 pounds so far so I’m excited and still happy I made this decision.

How about you? When did you have your surgery and how has it been going for you?

I’m glad you were able to check in with them! What is stage 3? Soft foods?

my surgery was 12/22. I’m doing great! Purées are boring and I’m ready to move on to food I can chew. That’s at 4 weeks for me. I’m down 34 lbs since ore op and happy about that!

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40 minutes ago, RTL1234 said:

I’m glad you were able to check in with them! What is stage 3? Soft foods?

my surgery was 12/22. I’m doing great! Purées are boring and I’m ready to move on to food I can chew. That’s at 4 weeks for me. I’m down 34 lbs since ore op and happy about that!

I bet purées definitely are boring. I’m sorry.

I can have soft animal Proteins like eggs, ground chicken, beef, tuna. Stick cheese, deli Turkey slices, and non starchy veggies. No fried or greasy foods of course. McDonald’s fries are on my mind, but I’m not gonna do it!! The doctor said my surgery went so well so I assume that’s why he went ahead and skipped a stage and my blood sugar. I had the lapband in 2013 and had it removed beginning of 2020. It was the worst. So I had already experienced the pre-op diet, but I was still allowed to eat. I couldn’t have sugar or carbs, nothing fatty, white or processed.

I hope you get to chew on some new foods soon!!

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