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I want to know if anyone out there that has had this done had complications. I have a sharp epigastric pain? I am 7 years out from my bypass and have had this pain for about 6 years. It started just having the pain now and then. Now ...
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I have been approved for the roux en y gastric bypass operation but I am not sure that I can go through with it. I am not sure that this operation is right for me, and I'm really scared too. I went to a general/bariatric surgeon lookin...
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I am scheduled to have a sleeve gastrectomy, but am now very concerned about the removal of ghrelin.... I have a strong family history of parkinsons in my family and am wondering if removing the ghrelin will actually set me up to be mor...
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Hi, I had my band fitted in May 2014 and since Aug 2014 have had approx 18 occasions of me visiting the A & E thinking I am having a heart attack. The pain is in the centre of my chest, through to my back. I feel sick and retch but hav...
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Anybody have any good advice on how to avoid or what to take and when?
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I would really appreciate some feedback. I am 32 years old. I have hypopituitarism and I'm one horomone replacement. I had a pit tumor removed in 2010. Since about two years before that I started to gain weight. At my heaviest I weigh...
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How am I supposed to consume 60 grams of protein and drink the water when I can't drink more than a sip at a time? If I drink too fast my chest hurts. I cannot get the shakes in let alone some of the other things they said I could. No...
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Has anyone had trouble inputting food from the search menu?
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Hi, I am a gastric bypass patient since 2011. I am suppose to get vitamin B12 shots every 3 months. I haven't had a shot since December 2012. I am their only patient not getting the shots. My vitamin B12 reads over 2000. How far over th...
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I started out at 286lb and before my pregnancy I was 110lb I lost 176lbs. Because of my severe problem with food horrible pain after meals. Now with baby will it get enough nutrition 3 or 4 bits of food and I'm completely full. What do ...
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I had my surgery in 1999 and lost 175 lbs, I have put 60 lbs back on and can't seem to lose it, and I'm really wanting to get back to a healthy weight. Any suggestion?
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I had my band removed 2 months ago after 2 yrs in as i couldn't eat anything and had bad heartburn and black vomiting. Even though the band is gone i still have the same symptoms and still vomiting and pain in the band area.has anyone ha...
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I am considering a gastric sleeve as I am overweight and unable to lose the weight despite exercise and diet attempts. My question is; given neurotransmitter like dopamine and serotonin are produced in the gut would having 80% of stomach...
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I'm 19 months post- sleeve and 8 weeks pregnant. I have gain 16lbs in the past 3 weeks. I'm nervous what will happen if the trend continues. I'm hungry all the time so I feel like all I do all day is eat. Been drinking protein drinks to ...
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I am seeing many many questions and posts about having bands removed and eating around bands. I think it is very important to remember a band does NOT change head hunger and it does not make good food choices for you. You can select sli...
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I had my lap band put in August 2005, going on 9 years now, in Tijuana, MX. I went back 3 times to get fills which, looking back, was a mistake since each time it got tighter and tighter to where I couldn't eat hardly anything except fat...
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PLEASE HELP.... My 18 yr old daughter is 5 weeks post op gastric bypass surgery, she had a stricture dilation last week, and another 1 just yesterday, since then she is EXTREMELY nauseated and dry heaving every hour on the hour....I can'...
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Hi everyone, I'm really at a crossroads and am having trouble deciding if I should have weight loss surgery or not. I'm currently about 200lbs overweight and so ashamed. I'm currently having severe back pain, and severe fatigue (dr has...
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I had gastric bypass in 2007, and I lost 100lbs but now, IM sick all the time horrible stomache cramps, usually on my left side. Boughts of nausea, feeling tired all them time and my muscles constantly ache. I had my b12 crash on me an...
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i use to smoke within 1 month, sometimes i feel pain in my testicle, and one day when i masturbate, there was a little amount of semen was come out, this was a sign of sterility cause of smoking??
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