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I can honestly say I’ve never felt better. You leave the old habits and build new ones! I was never nervous about the surgery, I was more nervous about being successful. Trust the process it WORKS!

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4 hours ago, wendy4energyrenewal said:

Do any of you have this complication as well?

I have Fibromyalgia and it has not changed because of weight loss. The surgeon told me this.

I had zero pain when I woke up from the surgery but was a little tender in my stomach area. I take 8 Co-codamol a day when the pain is fierce and a 10mg Amitriptyline every night to help me relax. My new tiny stomach was very swollen and I couldn't take the pills for about 4 weeks. I had some morphine Patches from my doctor but it wasn't severe enough to be an issue after week 1.

I take 2 tablets for GERD a day, These have to be taken separately from my pain meds because of absorption issues.

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@summerseeker, that's a bit discouraging to hear that your Fibromyalgia did not change with the weight loss. One of my doctors said he has a couple of patients, and their Fibro was reversed, which is what I'm hoping for (but not banking on!). I hope I'm able to take my medicine. I've run out before, and Fibro pain without meds was not fun!

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On 4/13/2024 at 6:35 PM, wendy4energyrenewal said:

@summerseeker, that's a bit discouraging to hear that your Fibromyalgia did not change with the weight loss. One of my doctors said he has a couple of patients, and their Fibro was reversed, which is what I'm hoping for (but not banking on!). I hope I'm able to take my medicine. I've run out before, and Fibro pain without meds was not fun!

Isn't that strange how Doctors can differ. He told me straight that it wouldn't do a thing for it. Over here trying to find one who knows what it is, can be a full time job. A few have just looked at me in disgust and as much as said there is no such condition. It took me 11 years to get the diagnosis, I thought I was going mad.

My biggest problem is sleeping. What ever part of me that I lie on hurts and I wake and need to turn, again and again. As soon as I could I crushed the tablets up and got them down me that way. Geez they are vile crushed. Good luck going forward, let me know how you get on

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I am almost 60, but I had my roux-en-y back in 2000 when I was much younger. I wish I had some wisdom for you, I'm here in search of my own.....lol

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I had my VSG at 49.5, and then plastics just a couple weeks before I turned 51. I don’t feel like my age affected my healing. I took 3 weeks off work after each surgery, but both times felt like I could have gone back after 2. I attribute this to starting to be active as soon as I could after surgery (lightly active, no strenuous exercise). I walked a slow, gentle mile the day after my MMO surgery.

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