Seeing surgeon today about nausea and vomiting after eating.

Updated on August 28, 2019 in Gastric Sleeve Support Groups
13 on August 20, 2019

Hi, hope everyone is well. I’m seeing my surgeon today for my post operation check up and to try to get to the bottom of why I keep feeling nausea all the time and often being sick after eating. I cant move onto solid food yet even though on 9 weeks now.
Will update when back. Wish me luck. X

 
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0 on August 20, 2019

Hi Loopy, 

How did your appointment go? I really hope that your surgeon has some answers for you. Feeling nauseous is just miserable, so I hope he or she has a good solution for the problem. 

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0 on August 20, 2019

Hiya. Seen surgeon. He said I shouldn’t be having all these problems at this stage so is organising a barium xray and then an endoscopy under general anaesthetic as well to check for any problems although it will prob take 6 weeks to get tests done. So in the mean time he has increased my omeprazole to 40mg instead of 20mg to see if it helps. Thanks
Loopy

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2 on August 20, 2019

Hope you feel better soon, Loopy. There might be some complications inside the stomach that we might not see so the further examinations would help. What type of diet does your stomach accept without any problem?

on August 20, 2019

Hi george, I’m ok on puree /blended stuff as long as only a very small portion eg 50g, or a yoghurt, custard, weetabix(mushy) rice pudding, pasta, not potatoes of any kind and nothing solid at all. I either get reflux, nausea or vomit it all up, often all 3 things. I was so looking forward to eating normal meals but my stomach doesn’t like it at all.

on August 21, 2019

How about trying to find an alternative for potatoes? Plantain or cassava can be good sources of carbohydrates. However, rice and pasta are good with your stomach so I would stick with that food for carbohydrates.

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0 on August 21, 2019

Hopefully the doctor can get you sorted out soon.  Have you tried those wristbands that are supposed to help with seasickness?  The science is iffy on whether they actually work, but they seem to help me with my nausea and it couldn’t hurt to try.  I wonder if it’s a gluten or lactose issue that’s causing your woes.  Six weeks can feel like an eternity when you’re waiting for medical answers. You certainly have a good attitude about it all! 

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4 on August 21, 2019

At least you’ve got the tests scheduled. Six weeks to get the results is a very long time, though. I really hope the increased dose will help you eat better; otherwise, it’s going to be very uncomfortable as you wait for the tests. What’s the possible cause for now?

on August 21, 2019

Hi blackdust. I don’t know and the surgeon didn’t seem to know either so not helpful. The surgeon has booked to see me in 3 months time not even the 6 weeks after my tests which I think is bad considering I’m being sick on an almost daily basis. He didn’t seem concerned at all I guess cos he isn’t living with it. I wasn’t impressed by his attitude at all tbh and he wasnt even my surgeon, just one of the team. Once I’ve had the tests I’m going to call and try to bring the appointment forward. I cant go through another 3 months of this.

on August 24, 2019

I’m very sorry to hear that. It’s disappointing that someone who’s supposed to be able to help you can’t do that. I hope things will proceed faster than what they’ve planned!

For now, how are you feeling? Can you eat more than usual?

on August 24, 2019

I seem to be ok during the day, breakfast is fine, either weetabix or cornflakes then having main meal which is either spaghetti bol or home made shepherds pie or chunky chicken and veg soup mashed up. Today I actually managed a roasted chicken leg with vegetables and gravy!! It seems if I keep it with gravy or sauce it ok, anything remotely dry and I cant swallow it then I feel sick or am sick. I tried a bit of toast the other day-in good. In evening meal all I’m having is a yoghurt, I cant stomach anything else. How long since your surgery blackdust?

on August 28, 2019

I take it that you’re not feeling as nauseous as before, so that’s good news! Maybe the medicine given by the surgeon helps as well. If you can only take soft food, it probably means the stomach isn’t healing up well, though the hours still make me confused.

My surgery was around 15 months ago.

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1 on August 25, 2019

That sounds rough!  Do you know about how many calories a day you’re eating?  It sounds like very few.  I think you’ve mentioned elsewhere that your weight isn’t coming off as quickly as you’d thought it would.  That could be because you aren’t getting enough calories.  I hope you can find some relief soon.

on August 25, 2019

Hi mark, re-calories, I’m getting approx 450/550 per day. A chunk of that is a slimfast at 210 cals and trying to drink 600ml of milk a day to get some protein in.
My lack of mobility also affects the slowness of weight loss too, but I cant change that. It is what it is I guess. I just want to be able to eat.

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