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Hey everyone

i had my op 10 days ago, and last few days I’ve felt hungry. That normal?

im a bit upset about it as I never wanted to feel it again haha

cravings are starting indeed

baby food week is about to commence

any tips -‘let me know

thanks!

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It was the same for me early on. I think a lot of it is pain from the cut stomach as it heals. The stomach will still churn and contract and it’s likely normal to feel that pain and I’m guessing the sensation really isn’t much different from hunger pangs. After a few weeks it went away for me, and 11 months out it still hasn’t returned, at all.

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cravings are mental rather than physical - so surgery really doesn't help with that. Most people do lose their physical hunger for quite awhile though (not all people - but most). Often what feels like hunger is actually thirst or acid. So stay well-hydrated - and also, if you're not on some kind of antacid, you could ask your surgeon about that. Many surgeons put their WLS patients on PPI's for the first few months after surgery (3-6 months is common - but I've seen anywhere from one month to a year)

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Often I find thirst can mimic hunger after WLS. Try hydrating first (with something plan appropriate and you actually like) to see if that helps.

Good Luck and congratulations on a safe surgery ❤️

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