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Hey my surgery was may 5th surgery went well! I’m just cold all of the time. My hands and feet are cold.

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that's REALLY common after weight loss surgery

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3 minutes ago, Jennlovesfit said:

What have you tried to help?

there's nothing you can really do about it other than keep bundled up! I was cold all the time for awhile, but I don't notice it anymore (I'm six years out). At some point, it went away. For some people it seems to be a permanent thing, though..

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Im 14 months post rny. I used to be one that was hot and sweat year round. Now Im freezing. And we live on the Gulf Coast..temps already mid 80s and Im still cold. I just double up blankets. Wear socks to bed. Sometimes I use a heating pad, especially when I have a Migraine or back pain which is nearly everyday. And I was curious to see how Id fair with walking during the heat and Im barely sweating! Its not bothering me one bit. Ive even started running a bit! And I havent run anywhere since I was 15!!!! Im 49 now!

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I haven't had surgery yet, but I have found that whenever I am eating less I am cold. I tend to be cold unless I am moving around. I don't know if this applies to people after surgery, but once you are able, I would try moving around a bit, even just walking and swinging your arms. I will get on my treadmill for about ten minutes when I get cold and that warms me up for a few hours. Again, I don't know if this will work after surgery; I'm hoping it does because I'm already cold all the time!

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This happens to me too! I’ve always thought it was related to the metabolism slow down and low calorie intake. I live in a moderate temp state, but even when it hit the low 80s I didn’t feel the need to turn on the AC like I would in the past.

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Thanks for this post. Before surgery I was hot getting in my car each morning from putting on my shoes and loading my work bag. Now I am cold much of the time. Is it just from having less “insulation?” Or is there some nutritional deficiency? I am wearing sweaters and coats more than ever before.

I hope this is good on the flip side…that I won’t be sweating as much come summer!

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Totally common after WLS. Find some sweaters you like to carry with you places you go.

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Having had surgery, I find I am not nearly as cold as I anticipated. I'm actually warmer now than I was prior to surgery, which I can only attribute to the fact that I'm more active. I know that muscle mass is what keeps people warm, more than fat, but I know I have lost muscle mass (I fly a lot and now it's hard to lift my suitcase into the overhead bin) and yet I'm not nearly as cold as I was.

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