Seeing surgeon today about nausea and vomiting after eating.

Updated on November 1, 2019 in Gastric Sleeve Support Groups
19 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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3 on October 7, 2019

@Loopy12a Hello there, it’s been a while since we last talked. How are you feeling these days? Maybe you’ve had the chance to catch up with your surgeon or, even better, found the solution to your problem. I hope you don’t mind sharing with us here.

Wish you’re happy and healthy!

on October 7, 2019

Hi, thanks for asking. Sorry it’s been a long time. I’ve been quite ill with now not being able to have any food without either throwing it all back up or chronic reflux and.pain. I saw registrar in august who organised a contrast xray and.gastroscopy. went back last week and apparently I have a kink in my aesophocus. Whether it was them at fault during the hernia repair or its scar tissue formed.i dont know. He said an MDT meeting was needed to decide whether to operate and undo the hernia repair, convert to by pass or ‘leave it be’ as may sort itself out in time. I got a call from specialist nurse friday to say it had been de ided to leave it and they will see me again in January. Needless to say I’m fuming. I am feeling so weak and tired, no energy, cant sleep, emotional, hair falling out. Wish had never had it done despite 24 kilo weight off so far but that’s cos not eating at all.
I have been on the phone this morning to the surgeon Secretary and got an urgent appointment for this thursday. I’ve also written to PALS.
So it’s been rough and I feel very down.

Hope you and all others are doing better
X x

on October 14, 2019

That sounds horrible, Loopy. I’m very sorry it happened to you. It’s frustrating that they can’t provide you at least with the short-term relive to your situation if you still have to wait until January. I hope you’ll hear something better soon.

We are always here if you want to talk or vent about something. Sending prayers to you!

on October 14, 2019

Thank you. Ive since put a complaint in and got an immediate appointment to see comsultant. It seems its not my aesophocus thats got a kink but my sleeve. Food is getting backed up as it tried to into the stomach. He offered no solution except wait and said it will relax down but can take up to 3 years!!! I just cried. He was very unsympathetic. I just feel very depressed. Am seeing dietician next week, and got another appointment wit my actual surgeon end november. Just not sure how.i can carry on like this.

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1 on November 1, 2019

How are you doing, Loopy? I’m sorry that I’ve been away for some time and that I can’t give you better advice. I hope you can at least get some food in by now!

on November 1, 2019

Hiya, seen my surgeon mow and my sleeve is twisted. He wants to do a bread barium xray and then decide what to do. I may need to be converted to a by pass. More surgery!
Dietician has now given me fortisip to get some nutrition as cannot eat any solid food now and even fluids cause constant reflux and heartburn. I was eating more on weeks 2-4 after the op than i am now. Not good.
Thank you for the support and hope everyone is ok x x

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