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Old 01-04-2013, 08:28 AM   #31
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Hey all... question.

I woke up this morning with a headache of epic size. I only get these a couple times a year, and I've historically taken excedrin migraine; my doc said it wasn't worth a prescription when I don't get them very often. It works, after a fashion.

Now, my surgeon and nut didn't tell me I couldn't take any OTC meds, and they didn't tell me I had to take anything specific. I've heard that folks who have had bypass can't take this, but I've not heard anything about sleevers....

So, sleevers, can I take this?
Well, I had RNY bypass in 1999 and I have never had a problem with any prescibed med or any OTC unless it was sugary(some cough syrups which now I specify sugar free).
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Old 01-04-2013, 10:29 AM   #32
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I did hear back, and I was told that any OTC med is fine... although I was told that they "might" cause nausea if taken on an empty stomach.
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Old 01-04-2013, 10:36 AM   #33
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Hi all! I am set to have sleeve surgery on 2/1. So excited to hopefully lose this weight for good. I had lap band removal surgery in August, so this is the third abdominal surgery for me in 3 years. Anything ya'll think I should know?
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Old 01-04-2013, 10:50 AM   #34
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I had an RNY and take only acetominphen-no NSAIDs of any kind-they can cause gastric bleed and this includes things like Pepto Bismol (contains salicylic acid). The last gastrologist I saw explained it this way-when many take pills they fall into the same place in our pouches or altered stomachs every time we take them-this can also cause problems especially with NSAIDs-irritation & bleeding can occur. I have had no problems faithfully avoiding NSAIDs including prescriptions like Celebrex & Mobix etc. Here is a list of the most common NSAIDs and as always confer with your wls doc.

List of NSAIDS:
Actron
Advil
Aleve
Amigesic
Anacin
Anaprox
Ansaid
Aspergum
Aspirin
Bayer
Bufferin
Doan's pills
Ecotrin
Excedrin
Feldene
Flector
Ibuprofen
Indocin
Indomethacin
Ketoprofen
Lodine
Magnesium salicylate
Midol
Mobic
Motrin
Naprosyn
Naproxen
Nuprin
Sodium salicylate
Toradol
Ultraprin
Voltaren
Voltaren Gel
Zipsor

Note: Celebrex is also an NSAID but it works differently than most NSAIDS. Some physicians feel it is safe for gastric bypass patients. Discuss the risks and benefits with your physician before deciding if you feel comfortable taking Celebrex.
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Old 01-04-2013, 01:23 PM   #35
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Hi all! I am set to have sleeve surgery on 2/1. So excited to hopefully lose this weight for good. I had lap band removal surgery in August, so this is the third abdominal surgery for me in 3 years. Anything ya'll think I should know?




You will love the sleeve after having a band. I went straight to the sleeve myself but have read so many stories of people switching with awesome results. After surgery the first month I found really difficult but it just got easier and easier after that.
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Old 01-04-2013, 01:28 PM   #36
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You will love the sleeve after having a band. I went straight to the sleeve myself but have read so many stories of people switching with awesome results. After surgery the first month I found really difficult but it just got easier and easier after that.
Were you hungry at all? After my horrible experience with the band, I'm a little scared
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Old 01-04-2013, 03:08 PM   #37
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Were you hungry at all? After my horrible experience with the band, I'm a little scared
My one month was yesterday. I also was sleeved. No hunger at all, at least not yet.
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Old 01-04-2013, 03:29 PM   #38
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My one month was yesterday. I also was sleeved. No hunger at all, at least not yet.
How has your weight loss been
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Old 01-04-2013, 09:32 PM   #39
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Were you hungry at all? After my horrible experience with the band, I'm a little scared
i had no hunger for 6 months! everyone is different, some do have some hunger but it should be satisfied quickly. acid reflux after sleeve is common and can be mistaken for hunger
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Old 01-05-2013, 08:41 AM   #40
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32 lbs so far.
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Hi Moonbeam, and welcome. I had a gastric bypass, but I can tell you I (also) didn't have any hunger for the first 6 months or so, and actually very little hunger until after a year. Now I can get hungry, but I eat snacks/small meals every few hours, so true "big" hunger is rare.
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Old 01-06-2013, 09:01 AM   #42
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As of today, 4 1/2 months after RNY surgery, I have lost 71 lbs. and my BMI has gone from 41.2 (morbidly obese) to 29.7 (overweight). I never thought I would be so happy to be classified as "overweight"
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Wow, Allison! Congrats!! You are making great progress and your final goal is in sight! It is an awesome feeling to see how far you've come, isn't it!
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As of today, 4 1/2 months after RNY surgery, I have lost 71 lbs. and my BMI has gone from 41.2 (morbidly obese) to 29.7 (overweight). I never thought I would be so happy to be classified as "overweight"
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Old 01-06-2013, 10:07 AM   #45
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Old 01-06-2013, 11:23 AM   #46
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Advice needed. I am so tired and I'm a month out. I really need an afternoon nap but then I can't wind down at night and it's past midnight when I finally fall asleep. It's a never ending problem. I guess I should try not napping and see how that goes. Maybe I will sleep better at night.

Also, is this normal? I am taking my vitamins, getting in all my fluids but struggling getting in my protein.
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Just my two cents, but I would try to get in your necessary protein and see how you feel. Also, a daily walk or some exercise, I found, helped me with energy, too. When I don't get enough protein I start to feel run down. Also, I wonder about your Iron levels. Have you had it checked lately? Those are the things I would think about. I hope it helps.
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I remember feeling absolutely beat at 1 month out. I would have to rest while getting ready for work in the morning. I agree with HT about protein and iron.
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I'm starting to tire too... My doc had me add some extra B vitamins in... I take a sublingual, and I have noticed a difference in a couple days.

I've been trying to find convenient packages for my protein. Yogurt, string cheese, meat nibbles, shrimp, deviled eggs. Today I cooked up a bunch of venison breakfast sausage and made meat and cheese rollups for the next week. When I am at work, I set a timer so I can have a nibble every 2 hours, and I log it all online.

Instead of a nap, maybe go to bed half an hour earlier?
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Thanks, my friends. I will start walking and definitely get the minimum protein in(60 g). I have no idea on iron but I'm pretty sure it's ok or my dr would have said something. I'm calling my nut tomorrow anyway so I'll ask about iron too.

Allison, thanks for saying you were tired too at a month. I don't feel so alone.
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As of today, 4 1/2 months after RNY surgery, I have lost 71 lbs. and my BMI has gone from 41.2 (morbidly obese) to 29.7 (overweight). I never thought I would be so happy to be classified as "overweight"
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Thanks, my friends. I will start walking and definitely get the minimum protein in(60 g). I have no idea on iron but I'm pretty sure it's ok or my dr would have said something. I'm calling my nut tomorrow anyway so I'll ask about iron too.

Allison, thanks for saying you were tired too at a month. I don't feel so alone.
I still get tired if I am not attentive to my water and food. When I get EMPTY I all of a sudden grind to a halt. I have also noticed when I am losing fast, I am more fatigued. One way I can tell I'm starting a stall is more energy. Crazy. Like most people I have found working out to help a lot and sometimes I even feel bouncy after a good workout. But at one month out, I wasn't one of those people who was feeling energetic and busy. I could manage my daily activity and a very leisurely stroll, but nothing more. At 2 and 3 months I did Wii Yoga and I started working out at a health club at 4 months, and now I love it.
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Hello all. Just checking in. I am doing ok. I went to the YMCA for water zumba today. I felt pretty good afterwards. I so need to exercise daily. It makes me feel so much better.Its just the getting there that I have a problem with, once I am there I enjoy it.
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Old 01-07-2013, 01:19 PM   #54
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I still get tired if I am not attentive to my water and food. When I get EMPTY I all of a sudden grind to a halt. I have also noticed when I am losing fast, I am more fatigued. One way I can tell I'm starting a stall is more energy. Crazy. Like most people I have found working out to help a lot and sometimes I even feel bouncy after a good workout. But at one month out, I wasn't one of those people who was feeling energetic and busy. I could manage my daily activity and a very leisurely stroll, but nothing more. At 2 and 3 months I did Wii Yoga and I started working out at a health club at 4 months, and now I love it.
Gives me someting to look forward to. SOrry---my letter after g is not working. LOL
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Question: anyone get light headed and loopy feeling? I feel that way now and don't know why. Maybe low bp????
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Try more water...I used to get that way after walking in the summer here in Florida. I believe it could be dehydration. If it doesn't let up please call your doc!

PS: However - or additionally - if you were on BP meds before it could also be it - especially if you aren't off the meds. Once again, I'd consult my doc. I hope it clears up for you.

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Old 01-09-2013, 09:48 AM   #57
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It was in the morning so the water might have been it. It did go away after my shake and more water. I go to the dr on Monday and they'll check my bp. I am on a medication for it.
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Checking in - I'm in a "slow down" not really a stall but not the very steady weight loss I've been experiencing. No problem though because suddenly my pants are way too big again. It's amusing to me how they are baggy but still usable and then I put them on again a few days later and BAM! they are unacceptable. Time to go shopping.
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Checking in - I'm in a "slow down" not really a stall but not the very steady weight loss I've been experiencing. No problem though because suddenly my pants are way too big again. It's amusing to me how they are baggy but still usable and then I put them on again a few days later and BAM! they are unacceptable. Time to go shopping.
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I think I've hit my 3 week stall at week 6.

Please reassure me that it will get better (even though I know it will).

I've been logging, and I'm not eating anything I shouldn't be and I am staying under 800 calories, which is where my doc wants me.
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