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Had surgery 6 days ago, mostly pain free except for the near constant deep and awful hunger pain feelings. Mentally, not at all hungry, and drinking or a little bit of pureed things hasn't helped so I don't think it's really hunger. I've seen suggestions it could be stomach acid thing but I'm doing prilosec and tums but it doesn't seem to touch it. Did anyone else experience this? How did it last or what the cause in the end?

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Your tummy continues to produce stomach acid, not as much post surgery but still more than you need to digest the small amount of food you’re currently consuming (well drinking 😉) plus fluids need less acid to digest. Talk to your surgery, you may need a higher dose of your esomeprazole to get you over the hump until you’re eating solid food again.

Congrats on your surgery.

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I have been hungry since right after my surgery. I didn't care what I ate as long as there was some food in me. I can only eat a few oz of meat at one time, but then I'm hungry again right away. Metformin has been helping some, but some people DO still have hunger after surgery.

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I just had surgery last Monday and now the hunger pains are so bad I can't eat much yet I've been taking bites of cottage cheese and I'll be ok maybe 20 minutes but then hunger pains all I wanna do is cry the biggest thing I wanted gone was the painful hunger feelings I'm feeling so discouraged and regretting this surgery but I can't go back feeling so miserable

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