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    Gastric Sleeve Member misteraudio's Avatar
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    Hello All,

    I was wondering if some were having the same experience I was having. I am finding that when I stand up, I get very dizzy and need to gather myself before I take that first step. I am 2 weeks post-op and Im wondering if it due to the low calorie intake. I see my Dr for a follow up tomorrow and will address it with him. Im just wondering if anyone else has experienced this.
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    Default Re: Feeling Dizzy

    Hi Rob, I have no words of wisdom for you except that you are not alone. I am 6 1/2 months out and feel it more today than I did 3 or 4 months ago. If you find out, please share. I have no INS so going for my 6 month check up was not an option.
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    Default Re: Feeling Dizzy

    HI Fawn, I will keep you updated on what I find. In my 15 minutes of experience by watching HOUSE, I think its from low calories but who knows.



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    Default Re: Feeling Dizzy

    That happened to me on a previous physician supervised diet - very low calorie / very low carb. The Dr. told me to increase my calorie intake (from 650 to 800 calories). It helped a lot.
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    Default Re: Feeling Dizzy

    yes, that is exactly what it is from, lack of calories, protein mostly...withdrawal..but...drink your shakes and maybe a few sips more and it should help..i had the lapband so I have been through this and dealing with it once again...this part so sucks.but....ahhh when you can eat it will be worth it...
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    Default Re: Feeling Dizzy

    Have your B1 checked it is also called Thiamin (might be spelled wrong). That happened to me and when I had my levels checked my B1 was dangerously low. The good news in you can buy it for like 3 or 4 dollars at walmart. Just take one a day. After about a week of taking it I felt better. I thought I had developed high blood pressure or diabetes (post op) and I was a little frustrated because I have no health issues. I was glad when I was told it was a vitamin issue. Good luck!
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    Default Re: Feeling Dizzy

    Dehydration will make you dizzy too, are you getting your required fluids in?
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    Default Re: Feeling Dizzy

    If you are taking blood pressure meds, check your BP. I was off mine 2 weeks after surgery, mine got too low. B vitamins and protein also vital!
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    Default Re: Feeling Dizzy

    I get "the spins" when I don't have enough protein and water - got scolded by my NUT for letting it happen but some days it just is what it is Do your best to get 70g of protein and your 8-10 cups of water and I bet it will at least ease up for you! Take care of yourself!!
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    Default Re: Feeling Dizzy

    Your not alone...i am 4 weeks out and was dizzy every day until i started soft foods at 3 weeks. It's a lot better...has only happened twice this week Good luck!!



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    Default Re: Feeling Dizzy

    Early on I had some dizziness myself, usually first thing in the morning. Now I notice if I am low on fluids or protein I might experience it as well.



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    Default Re: Feeling Dizzy

    Now that it's summer and getting hot/humid outside, here's a great article I ran across:

    Danger!
    Extreme Summer Heat May Lead to Dehydration
    for Weight Loss Surgery Patients


    Following bariatric surgery for weight loss patients are instructed in the Four Rules of weight loss surgery; the second of which is drink lots of water. This rule is of particular importance during the warm summer months when perspiration and elimination cause greater water losses and the potential for dehydration increases.


    Water constitutes about 60 percent of an adult's body weight. In the body, water becomes the fluid in which all life processes occur. Water in the body fluids carries nutrients and waste products throughout the body; maintains cell structure and participates in metabolic reactions; serves as the solvent for minerals, vitamins, amino acids, glucose and other small molecules, acts as a lubricant around joints, the spinal cord and inside the eyes; aids in the regulation of normal body temperature and maintains blood volume. To support these vital functions, and others, the body actively maintains an appropriate water balance. When the body is short of water the condition known as dehydration results.


    Dehydration is the condition in which body water output exceeds water input meaning we eliminate and perspire more fluid than we ingest. Symptoms of dehydration include thirst, dry skin and mucous membranes, rapid heartbeat, low blood pressure and weakness. When a message of thirst is unanswered the symptoms of dehydration may progress rapidly from thirst to weakness, exhaustion, and delirium and end in death of not corrected. Dehydration may easily develop with either water deprivation or excessive water losses.


    To avoid dehydration and illness caused by insufficient water balance weight loss surgery patients can take the following measures to insure adequate water intake:


    Lots of Water. The second rule of weight loss surgery is drink lots of water. During the initial stage of weight loss this is key in flushing fat and toxins from the body and keeping all metabolic processes functioning smoothly. To ensure enough water is consumed a good measure is to drink one ounce of water for every two pounds of body weight. Water intake should occur throughout the day.


    Fortified Beverages. Vitamin and mineral fortified beverages are beneficial to some weight loss surgery patients. The flavoring makes them more palatable making it easier to consume generous amounts of water. Be certain to enjoy only non-calorie fortified beverages that do not contain sugar or other high calorie sweeteners.


    Green Tea or Sun Tea. Freshly brewed green tea or herbal tea served over ice and sweetened with non-calorie sweeteners is another good way to stay hydrated during warm summer weather. The health benefits of green tea and herbal tea may contribute favorably to a well-planned health and weight management program.


    Water Containing Foods. Many foods contain a high percentage of water that contribute to body hydration. Enjoy vegetables and fruits such as strawberries, watermelon, lettuce, cabbage, celery, spinach, apples, grapes, citrus, and carrots. All of these foods contain more than 80 percent water which will contribute to hydration and provide a valuable source of vitamins and minerals.



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    Default Re: Feeling Dizzy

    I was at the ER with my mother one night after surgery and nearly passed out. The doctor had her get out of the bed and me lie down. He asked me a bunch of questions and I told him I'd just had surgery 9 weeks prior and his exact words " Ohhhh you have a very pissed off vagus nerve" It'll get better. I've done some reading since then and from what I can tell he's spot on. This nerve controls many many functions including out equilibrium





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    Default Re: Feeling Dizzy

    Hello All, First I would like to thank everyone for their input and support. I saw the Dr today. Great news. Im down to 393. I started my journey in January at 463. What a difference it makes!
    About the dizziness. My issue was my blood pressure medication. I was on HBP meds prior to the surgery and with the weight loss and change in diet, my BP was 100/60 this morning. I followed up with my primary Dr and she promptly stopped it. Hopefully the rest of the meds will leave my system soon and I will be back to normal (although a quick rise from my seat does give me a euphoric cloud to swim on ). I will keep you all posted.
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    Great news Rob and congrats on the pounds lost!!! Your first victory - no more BP medicine!! Whoo hoo!!!



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