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I had my gallbladder removed in 1998 due to gall stones/ gallbladder attacks after losing over 60 pounds. After the gallbladder removal it was a struggle to lose weight & it quickly returned with extra. In 2011 I found out I had hypothyroidism (Hashimoto's) and PCOS. I worked hard to try to lose weight to have children & increase my fertility. I lost 20 pounds, but struggled beyond that. I had VSG last month and the weight is finally coming off. Perhaps it might be slower than some other people, but it is going in the right direction for the first time in about 20 years.

I don't know if you had surgery, or are looking into getting it, or are looking for weight loss tips. I was put on metformin for PCOS and told to eat a low carb diet. I didn't lose much, though. Yes, PCOS has been known to affect weight loss. I haven't heard much about the effects of gallbladder removal on weight loss. It is hard to know if it was connected in my case, as I also had undiagnosed PCOS and hypothyroidism for many, many years. I believe WLS may reduce symptoms of PCOS.

Wishing you luck with your weight loss goals. 😁🍀

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I never suffered from PCOS but I did have my gall removed. It was only three months ago but my weight is what it was before surgery. I lost a small amount afterwards because for about 3 weeks I wasn’t really hungry or interested in eating but when things got back to normal I settled back at my usual weight. When was yours removed?

When did you notice your weight loss slowing? Are you still following your same diet plan & recommendations for portion size & calories? Are you still meeting your Protein & Water goals? Have any of your meds changed? Have you spoken with your dietician & medical team?

Have you had blood work done since your gall removal? Removing the gall can affect absorption of some nutrients. I found out at my 3 month follow-up appointment last week that my protein level has dropped since my gall surgery (was high before my gall was removed but now low yet still meet my daily protein goal). I was prescribed pancreatic enzymes to help with protein absorption.

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