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I am 10 years out from a gastric sleeve surgery. I lost 70 pounds and gained it all back plus some. I have suffered from chronic dehydration, despite drinking a gallon or more every day. I feel that it’s due to my stomach not absorbing enough Water. Has anyone had issues with this?? I am also anemic and my doctor is playing around with multiple Vitamin and supplement dose increases. I just started Zepbound to try to get the weight off again, and that makes the dehydration so much worse. I am just desperate for answers. My weight loss surgeon moved, and I am not established with any other practice. Thank you!!

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haven't heard of this in WLS patients - and I'm pretty sure Water isn't absorbed in the stomach. I just did some googling (although I know it's not always good to ask Dr. Google). Sounds like it can be caused by a lot of things - kidney issues, inflammatory bowel diseases such as Crohn's disease, diabetes, certain medications, etc. Sounds like they'll need to do some testing to figure it out (and you said the Zepbound is making it worse - so that might be one factor - although it sounds like it's not the only one since you had it even before you started on Zepbound)

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HI...I didn't relate my thirst with WLS but it fits me. I am almost 15 years our from having stomach bi-pass surgery. I am also suffer from anemia. My doctor said my body is not absorbing oral Iron medicine and Vitamins.

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I didn’t realize how much Water I drink naturally until post sleeve when I started counting glasses. I drink over a gallon a day myself. I always assumed it was because if medications that I am always thirsty. Did you start any other medications that cause thirst??

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