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I finally had my surgery (RYGB) on June 8th and up until today I have been energetic and optimistic. When I woke up today (Day 9) I felt lousy. I had restless leg all night. I was freezing and hot at the same time. I was queasy and nothing tasted good or even edible. My stomach itches and burns. I can't get comfortable in any position. Most of all I am stressed out because I can't seem to get enough Protein and enough fluids in one day.

Help Me!!!! I'm losing it! I have been crying all day despite my families support. They have no idea what i'm going through.

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If you are freezing/hot at the same time, you might want to see if you have a fever, which could be a sign of an infection. If so, you should call your surgeon. Also, if you're not getting enough Protein and fluids, you could be dehydrated. Did the surgery center give you a list of things to watch out for in terms of dehydration? Good luck, feel better!

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This too shall pass. I was an emotional mess after surgery since I did not expect the pain level or general uncomfortableness. I focused in more on people that seemed to have had almost no pain and everything was a breeze and thought that would be me. I also had odd reactions to the anti nausea meds they sent me home with and was very dizzy/couldn’t see straight until I was told not to take them anymore by my surgeon.

Also, track your progress! Don’t just use the scale, track your Water consumption to see if you’re reaching/surpassing goals. Do measurements. Invest in a scale that measures body composition. Create a calendar where you mark off days on your journey for certain food goals and changes.

If you feel something isn’t right, call your surgeon’s office! Chills can be a sign of other issues like lizonaplane said. Don’t be afraid to report this and ask questions. There may be something that they can do to make you more comfortable.

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This is me! I had my sleeve 6/1 and I keep waiting for that energy boost everyone talks about. I have trouble even wanting to eat anything too. And Iiquids…ugh. I was never a big Water drinker before surgery so trying to get my liquids in is so difficult. Someone in my hospital support group mentioned IV therapy and I’m seriously considering doing it because I cannot keep feeling so bleh.

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I had to go get an IV due to dehydration the first week home from surgery. It might be worth checking in with your doctor and see if they would recommend it. I was having very little urine output so it was the right decision for me at the time.

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