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Old 11-05-2015, 01:47 PM   #1
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Symptom - Achy

I don't really understand my symptom. I have figured out how to avoid nausea and vomiting. I do, however, seem to get a general achy-ness after eating a salad. I want to get a little spinach lettuce in, a little garbanzo beans, a little cottage cheese, a few croutons. I don't understand why I'm so achy and fatigued after eating.

I'm about six weeks out after the sleeve

I did this on a whim after being really against it when I ended up with heart palpitations and borderline diabetes (again) after 10 years of dieting (120 pound loss 60 pound regain) on my own.

I've lost about 15 pounds which has slowed to nothing the past two weeks. I'm worried I'm not making progress and feel sick and fatigued every day.
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Old 11-05-2015, 01:50 PM   #2
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How do you avoid nausea and vomiting?

Sorry, no ideas about why you'd feel achy after salads.
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Old 11-05-2015, 02:06 PM   #3
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Are you following the dietary instructions of your surgeon/nutritionist?

I ask because my sister had the sleeve surgery three years ago, and my memory is that it was some time before she could eat salad (raw veg). There was a nutritionist in her surgeon's group who gave her excellent advice about how to eat for the first 3 months after her surgery.

She also had instructions about nausea--and never had any problems, certainly never vomiting.
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Old 11-05-2015, 02:18 PM   #4
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I had gastric sleeve in May of this year. I was instructed to not eat lettuce, or any other raw vegetables for at least 4 months
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Old 11-05-2015, 03:12 PM   #5
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Yikes, I'm going to call the nutritionist. I didn't realize I was supposed to avoid salad.

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Old 11-05-2015, 08:36 PM   #6
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When I was six weeks out I was super tired and weak. No endurance what so ever. I would hear about people going back to work a week after surgery and think I have to rest after brushing my teeth. Some people just heal faster, and some of us take more time. I did get stronger and by 3 months out I was the energizer bunny. I also would pull back from the veggies, salad etc. I can eat anything now, both good and bad, but at six weeks lots of things didn't sit right.
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Old 11-06-2015, 02:27 AM   #7
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When I was six weeks out I was super tired and weak. No endurance what so ever. I would hear about people going back to work a week after surgery and think I have to rest after brushing my teeth. Some people just heal faster, and some of us take more time. I did get stronger and by 3 months out I was the energizer bunny. I also would pull back from the veggies, salad etc. I can eat anything now, both good and bad, but at six weeks lots of things didn't sit right.
Thank you for this. This is exactly what I'm doing. I am exhausted from drying my hair even.
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Old 11-06-2015, 02:05 PM   #8
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I have had two major surgeries, the sleeve and a hysterectomy. Both my recoveries were long but successful. I consider myself a slow healer, but when I am healed, I'm good to go. Listen to your body and give it the rest it needs. Eat semi soft proteins if that sits better. Use protein drinks for now too, if that's what you need to do. The only thing I wouldn't let up on is fluid. Low fluid can increase nausea and fatigue.
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Old 11-06-2015, 04:33 PM   #9
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Key, are you getting in all your liquids and protein?? Like Jesse said, not getting enough fluids can make you feel really bad. Not enough protein will make you weak and will cause your weight loss to come to a screaching halt.

All of those things you mentioned want to get with a salad are not really god protein sources other than the cottage cheese. Right now, the main concern should be protein and fluids. I'll be six months post op next week and still can only eat my protein and, at the most, 1/4 cup of veggies. I can eat salad now, but mostly only the meat, egg, cheese or other protein out of it plus just a couple bites of the lettuce.
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Old 11-07-2015, 02:39 AM   #10
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Thank you for your replies. I don't drink nearly the liquids I used to. Funny how I am hungry but not thirsty. You are right, I need to drink more and just heal up. I was super tired again today.

Tomorrow I'll drink more and get some liquid protein. I have to admit those are my best days when I do that.

The nutritionist said I'm not making enough stomach acid which is why I feel so terrible. Maybe in a few months I'll be able to eat better.
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Old 11-08-2015, 06:09 PM   #11
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How did you feel today Key after getting more liquids and protein?
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Old 11-12-2015, 04:56 AM   #12
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Thank you for asking. I had another hard day when drinking only protein drinks. Nauseous and felt like I had the flu. It is better than eating meat or chicken, but still not great.

I'm finding I can eat plain potatoes and corn without feeling sick. I felt good all day yesterday for the first time. I know that sounds wrong, but I cannot seem to digest protein. I can drink one protein drink, but the second or third one and I'm sick. I do have these soy/pea protein drinks that are less hard on the stomach. They are not good.

I have Duc Vo's book. (Not sure I spelled that correctly). I have read some vegetarians do great. I may have to do this for a while until my stomach acid picks up.

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Old 01-18-2016, 01:25 PM   #13
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I just found this old thread. This symptom is completely gone now, thank goodness. I am fine.

I suspect the low stomach acid after surgery. This is what the nutritionist said. Also my surgeon had me taking Prilosec to keep even more stomach acid down.
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Old 01-20-2016, 12:14 PM   #14
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Old 01-20-2016, 02:21 PM   #15
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Thank you for asking.

Not much actually. 25 pounds including preop diet, 18 pounds post op. Surgery was September. I'm 232 today. They gave me a goal of 170 pounds. I would be happy with something higher than that, even 200 I could be happy. I'm not sure I'll get there.

I gained 7 pounds around Thanksgiving, but that has come off plus more since.

Not great results, but I've done well recently, lost about 10 pounds during December-January so far, so weight loss is actually picking up now.

They put me on a two week liquid diet again to reset things, which allowed me to have greek yogurt instead of a shake (I hate shakes). That really worked and has put my appetite to bed.

I am attempting to continue to have the greek yogurt for 1-2 meals per day to keep this going.

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Old 02-04-2016, 09:50 AM   #16
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Yeah, for me lettuce if it is shredded hurts like brillo pads. If in a salad it is fine.

I am 8? years out, too. Go figure.
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Old 05-04-2016, 06:31 PM   #17
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I went to a couple of weight loss support groups and it's amazing how different people are when it comes to eating. I love potatoes but can only eat a couple bites so they're out (and it's been 2 years now) Sweet potatoes go down just fine and most resturants serve them now. I'm big boned and down to 195 from 270. I'd like to get down to around 150 but don't know if that's possible.
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