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Hi All,

Looking for some advice about some symptoms I'm having. First of all, there is the weirdness of temperature -- my nose, hands, and feet are freezing but the rest of me feels overheated -- yet I do not have a fever.

Also, I feel sick. Just crappy and ill. Just gross and like I have the flu or am sick to my stomach. Yes, there is gas and burps but it's more than that. I am struggling with both hydration and full liquids, though I am getting my 64 oz in a day. I don't want to drink or eat because I feel so horrible for the hours after.

I have slowed down my eating and drinking, set a timer for bites (again, full liquids so sips really), set a timer for sips of Water (I can not do flavored things like Crystal Light even though I lived on them pre-surgery) and still just feel bad.

Any advice? Is this all normal sounding? Honestly, I felt better before I started eating and drinking again. The first 3 days post-op were super smooth sailing and I had essentially no pain, gas or otherwise. Now I'm in the regrets -- which I knew were coming but it's still emotionally a lot.

Thanks!

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3 hours ago, BariatricBiter said:

Hi All,

Looking for some advice about some symptoms I'm having. First of all, there is the weirdness of temperature -- my nose, hands, and feet are freezing but the rest of me feels overheated -- yet I do not have a fever.

Also, I feel sick. Just crappy and ill. Just gross and like I have the flu or am sick to my stomach. Yes, there is gas and burps but it's more than that. I am struggling with both hydration and full liquids, though I am getting my 64 oz in a day. I don't want to drink or eat because I feel so horrible for the hours after.

I have slowed down my eating and drinking, set a timer for bites (again, full liquids so sips really), set a timer for sips of Water (I can not do flavored things like Crystal Light even though I lived on them pre-surgery) and still just feel bad.

Any advice? Is this all normal sounding? Honestly, I felt better before I started eating and drinking again. The first 3 days post-op were super smooth sailing and I had essentially no pain, gas or otherwise. Now I'm in the regrets -- which I knew were coming but it's still emotionally a lot.

Thanks!

Definitely check in with your Team when anything changes, but no fever is usually a really good sign.

Feeling flushed especially in waves is common and a lot of us feel cold all the time.

Sometimes the temperature of what you're drinking can make a difference on whether or not it will sit well.

If you started feeling sick after you moved to the next food stage, maybe it's an intolerance to something you recently added. Are you still taking anti-nausea meds, PPIs that were prescribed to you?

Sorry you're in Regretville but hopefully you'll be out of it soon ♥️

Edited by GreenTealael

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The first few weeks are difficult. Re the feeling cold and also hot - I have this too. I think it might be down to the hormone changes generated by the bypass surgery. As long as you don't have a fever maybe just see how it goes. I felt sick for some time after surgery and was taking anti-nausea medication. It went after a few weeks. Good luck with it, but if you're worried definitely check in with your doctor.

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I had some hot and cold flashes on Day 2 and 3. Nothing lasted for more than a few minutes and my temperature was normal, too. I hope you feel better soon!

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I had a few days after the surgery that I felt exactly that same way. Of course check with your care team!!!! I did some research and what I found was that your body might be in ketosis, And the start of that generally makes you feel like you have a bit of flu.. I kind of chalked my symptoms up to that and I felt much better a couple days later..

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I am 5 days post vsg and have been freezing or swearing. I’m making my husband nuts moving the thermostat. It’s winter here in NY. My hands feet and nose are freezing too, but I am still on liquids. From what I’ve read it seems common. As long as you don’t have a fever.
Before when I’d go on a liquid fast or Atkins the moment I introduced carbs my body would overheat. Just a thought.

Right now, I have fuzzy socks and warm throws I’ve been trying to use. I watched hours of you tube videos of others who have gone through this. Hope this is just a phase, keep your goal and end game in mind!!!!

Edited by Debojean
Had an additional thought

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