Welcome guest, you have 1 message! Register

Results 1 to 10 of 10
  1. #1
    Gastric Sleeve Member AnnieG's Avatar
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
    Name
    Annie
    Surgery date
    10/05/2017
    Surgeon
    Dr. Ryan Heider
    Join Date
    Oct 2017
    Last Activity
    11-17-2019 09:17 AM
    Location
    NC
    Posts
    1,322
    Said "Thanks" 3,132 Times
    Was Thanked 1,023 Times in 666 Posts
    Said "Welcome to Gastric Sleeve" 206 Times
    Blog Entries
    2

    Default Ways to deal with regain before it gets out of hand

    The following questions to be quite helpful when sorting out the issue of weight regain:
    1. How many times a day do you eat?
    2. How many times a day do you get hungry?
    3. Do you ever feel full and if so, how long does it last?
    4. How much can you eat in one sitting?
    5. Are you having heartburn or reflux?
    6. Have you started any new medicines?
    7. How has your energy level been? Your sleep?
    8. Are there any new or ongoing stressors in your life?
    9. Why do you think you are regaining weight?

    Rule out any medical issues, like thyroid, hormones, pregnancy, or medication change. Chances are its something you can figure out.

    If you are eating too much, or too often, seek out some support in the best way you are comfortable - counselor, journaling, friend, etc. And don't forget WATER, SLEEP, WALKING are important to your physical and mental health.

    Just some thoughts this morning.
    [I]HW: 240 lbs CW: 205 lbs: SW: 199 lbs GW: 130 lbs

    1 MO = 167.0 2 MO = 156.4
    3 MO = 148.4 4 MO = 140.6
    5 MO = 136.0 6 MO = 130.0 (GOAL)
    1 YR = 122.0 2 YR = 136.00


  2. Gastric Sleeve Surgery With Weight Loss Agents
  3. #2
    Gastric Sleeve Member kenson's Avatar
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
    Surgery date
    01/13/2014
    Surgeon
    Dr. Karl Strom
    Join Date
    Oct 2013
    Last Activity
    Yesterday 01:42 PM
    Posts
    1,106
    Said "Thanks" 31 Times
    Was Thanked 564 Times in 392 Posts
    Said "Welcome to Gastric Sleeve" 51 Times
    Blog Entries
    27

    Default Re: Ways to deal with regain before it gets out of hand

    In addition, be completely honest about the amount of junk that you have "re-introduced" into your life. Your sleeve will help you out for a long time, but eventually, it will catch up with you!



  4. Said thanks:


  5. #3
    Gastric Sleeve Member WANAGL's Avatar
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
    Name
    Cyndi
    Surgery date
    12/30/2015
    Surgeon
    Dr. Robert Marema
    Join Date
    Mar 2016
    Last Activity
    09-09-2019 08:14 AM
    Location
    Hampton Beach, FL
    Posts
    1,640
    Said "Thanks" 1,143 Times
    Was Thanked 907 Times in 688 Posts
    Said "Welcome to Gastric Sleeve" 2,250 Times

    Default Re: Ways to deal with regain before it gets out of hand

    Thanks for your morning thoughts Annie.

    Whenever I have ANY negative experience, I always look at what I’ve eaten. MFP is an invaluable tool. The instructional information I received from my Bariatric Team is also a tool in my toolkit. There are times when I have to take prednisone and that creates a temporary weight gain. I just keep doing what I know works for me and it rights itself. Meditation gets my mind right and I’m grateful for that tool also.

    Having this forum where where we exchange information and support each other is a blessing ;-)



  6. Said thanks:


  7. #4
    Gastric Sleeve Member Dutchie's Avatar
    Name
    Simonne
    Surgery date
    01/03/2017
    Surgeon
    Dr. Pablo Enriquez Valens
    Join Date
    Dec 2016
    Last Activity
    11-13-2019 04:16 PM
    Posts
    1,466
    Said "Thanks" 1,174 Times
    Was Thanked 1,203 Times in 783 Posts
    Said "Welcome to Gastric Sleeve" 360 Times
    Blog Entries
    8

    Default Re: Ways to deal with regain before it gets out of hand

    Thanks Annie!
    Those are great and very helpful questions.
    English is not my first language anymore, so I may and do make mistakes in my spelling, or say things oddly. Please ask me, if you want any clarifications.



  8. Said thanks:


  9. #5
    Gastric Sleeve Member Sandra3's Avatar
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
    Name
    Sandra
    Surgery date
    01/20/2016
    Surgeon
    Dr W
    Join Date
    Dec 2015
    Last Activity
    11-16-2019 12:21 AM
    Location
    France
    Posts
    1,358
    Said "Thanks" 285 Times
    Was Thanked 1,063 Times in 749 Posts
    Said "Welcome to Gastric Sleeve" 480 Times
    Blog Entries
    62

    Default Re: Ways to deal with regain before it gets out of hand

    Quote Originally Posted by WANAGL View Post
    There are times when I have to take prednisone and that creates a temporary weight gain.
    No doubt Prednisone is a life saver. But taking it five months in total this time (longest time ever!), the gain is here to stay. First year post-op, 3 days of prednisone was a few pounds more, was gone in like three weeks, same thing the second year post-op.
    This time I stopped it mid-February, lost almost nothing, had surgery, gained even more in two days! and again, it's still here after three months. So annoying!

    I only saw my weight going down for real when I stopped my high dosage of PPI for five days...but then my asthma was coming back...so no choice for now...back on PPI!!! even cutting 20% of my calories does nothing...(BMR supposed to be 1800, usually eating around 1600....eating 1200 does nothing...so weird) anyway...at some point before 2025 I will get my stomach repaired (plus my new hernias too), will be able to stop the PPI...and I will be on liquids for a few weeks, I'm sure it will get down by itselfat that point...argh...I wished I could exercise, that would also help...


    HW : 150 kgs
    09/02/2014 : 142 /1st apt
    01/20/2016 : 134 /surgery
    01/30/2016 : 130 /1st post-op
    02/27/2016 : 126 /2nd
    04/23/2016 : 118 /3rd
    07/16/2016 : 109 / 4th
    10/01/2016 : 103 /5th
    01/21/2017 : 98 /1 year post-op
    February 2017 : 100 lbs lost
    07/22/2017 : 96
    10/21/2017 : 93
    12/22/2017 : 91
    01/02/2018 : 96!! regain (medication)

  10. Said thanks:


  11. Gastric Sleeve Surgery With Weight Loss Agents
  12. #6
    Gastric Sleeve Member JessNP's Avatar
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
    Surgery date
    05/23/2019
    Surgeon
    Dr Shillingford
    Join Date
    Feb 2019
    Last Activity
    07-14-2019 03:12 PM
    Location
    South Florida
    Posts
    188
    Said "Thanks" 295 Times
    Was Thanked 105 Times in 80 Posts
    Said "Welcome to Gastric Sleeve" 43 Times
    Blog Entries
    1

    Default Re: Ways to deal with regain before it gets out of hand

    Sandra3 - Can you add in another drug to help reduce the dose of the PPI? How about adding in a Histamine-2 blocker like famotidine (Pepcid) or ranitidine (Zantac). There are also the "coating" drugs like Gaviscon or carafate, not sure about these with the sleeve but may be worth asking about. Another option is deglycyrrhizinated licorice (DGL). Licorice coats and soothes the stomach, my previous boss (Gastro MD) used to prescribe this fairly often with good results. It's available over the counter. Also, Melatonin supplementation may help, especially if symptoms occur mostly at night. Melatonin increases LES tone (the tone of the lower esophageal sphincter) as the body wants to keep acid in the stomach when we lie down to sleep. You can take anywhere from 1mg up to 10 mg at night. As far as I know, no contraindications with the sleeve. Might be worth looking into.



  13. Said thanks:


  14. #7
    Gastric Sleeve Member JessNP's Avatar
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
    Surgery date
    05/23/2019
    Surgeon
    Dr Shillingford
    Join Date
    Feb 2019
    Last Activity
    07-14-2019 03:12 PM
    Location
    South Florida
    Posts
    188
    Said "Thanks" 295 Times
    Was Thanked 105 Times in 80 Posts
    Said "Welcome to Gastric Sleeve" 43 Times
    Blog Entries
    1

    Default Re: Ways to deal with regain before it gets out of hand

    Great post Annie! Very insightful, although I must tell you - I would KILL to be 140lbs right now, lol!



  15. Said thanks:


  16. #8
    Gastric Sleeve Member hosh's Avatar
    Surgery date
    05/17/2019
    Surgeon
    Daly/Nguyen (UCI)
    Join Date
    May 2019
    Last Activity
    07-06-2019 02:06 AM
    Posts
    25
    Said "Thanks" 36 Times
    Was Thanked 23 Times in 14 Posts
    Said "Welcome to Gastric Sleeve" 1 Times

    Default Re: Ways to deal with regain before it gets out of hand

    Annie, I copied this list and plan on using it! Thank you!


  17. Said thanks:


  18. #9
    Gastric Sleeve Member Sandra3's Avatar
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
    Name
    Sandra
    Surgery date
    01/20/2016
    Surgeon
    Dr W
    Join Date
    Dec 2015
    Last Activity
    11-16-2019 12:21 AM
    Location
    France
    Posts
    1,358
    Said "Thanks" 285 Times
    Was Thanked 1,063 Times in 749 Posts
    Said "Welcome to Gastric Sleeve" 480 Times
    Blog Entries
    62

    Default Re: Ways to deal with regain before it gets out of hand

    Quote Originally Posted by JessNP View Post
    Sandra3 - Can you add in another drug to help reduce the dose of the PPI? How about adding in a Histamine-2 blocker like famotidine (Pepcid) or ranitidine (Zantac). There are also the "coating" drugs like Gaviscon or carafate, not sure about these with the sleeve but may be worth asking about. Another option is deglycyrrhizinated licorice (DGL). Licorice coats and soothes the stomach, my previous boss (Gastro MD) used to prescribe this fairly often with good results. It's available over the counter. Also, Melatonin supplementation may help, especially if symptoms occur mostly at night. Melatonin increases LES tone (the tone of the lower esophageal sphincter) as the body wants to keep acid in the stomach when we lie down to sleep. You can take anywhere from 1mg up to 10 mg at night. As far as I know, no contraindications with the sleeve. Might be worth looking into.
    I tried everything under the sun to lower the PPI. H2 is not working at all (plus there is a risk of lung infection), and I actually take the "coating" Gaviscon(gel) on top of the highest dosage of PPI for six months.

    My exams did show my results (Phmetrie) are the highest possible, and my reflux would be worth at night if I sleept in a bed, which I can't do, I sleep seating down since November ...or I wake up chocking when I slip ...so on top of everything my back is killing me..(and pain get my reflux worth..)

    I tried the licorice and many other natural remedies (I'm currently finishing my naturopathy degree) months ago...but I have to acknowledge that so far nothing "natural" is working... it would probably if it was only reflux without the hernia...

    But I didn't know about the melatonin, I will look into it!! thank you for the tip!
    at this point since my hiatal hernia is the main issue, I'm not sure the LES tone would change anything...but it's a good idea...


    HW : 150 kgs
    09/02/2014 : 142 /1st apt
    01/20/2016 : 134 /surgery
    01/30/2016 : 130 /1st post-op
    02/27/2016 : 126 /2nd
    04/23/2016 : 118 /3rd
    07/16/2016 : 109 / 4th
    10/01/2016 : 103 /5th
    01/21/2017 : 98 /1 year post-op
    February 2017 : 100 lbs lost
    07/22/2017 : 96
    10/21/2017 : 93
    12/22/2017 : 91
    01/02/2018 : 96!! regain (medication)

  19. Said thanks:


  20. #10
    Gastric Sleeve Member AnnieG's Avatar
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
    Name
    Annie
    Surgery date
    10/05/2017
    Surgeon
    Dr. Ryan Heider
    Join Date
    Oct 2017
    Last Activity
    11-17-2019 09:17 AM
    Location
    NC
    Posts
    1,322
    Said "Thanks" 3,132 Times
    Was Thanked 1,023 Times in 666 Posts
    Said "Welcome to Gastric Sleeve" 206 Times
    Blog Entries
    2

    Default Re: Ways to deal with regain before it gets out of hand

    Without this forum, I think I would probably feel like a failure if I was less than perfect (life time struggle)!

    You guys keep me honest, and encouraged, and back on track!
    [I]HW: 240 lbs CW: 205 lbs: SW: 199 lbs GW: 130 lbs

    1 MO = 167.0 2 MO = 156.4
    3 MO = 148.4 4 MO = 140.6
    5 MO = 136.0 6 MO = 130.0 (GOAL)
    1 YR = 122.0 2 YR = 136.00

  21. Said thanks:


Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •