Headache Immediately After Eating – Caused By Weight Loss Surgery?

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I had weight loss surgery 11 months ago. Over the past 2 months I have been getting severe sudden headaches immediately after eating.

Does this have anything to do with surgery or a form of dumping?


Expert Responses to the Question Above

Re: headache Immediately After Eating caused by WLS?

by: Dr. Aceves


I do not believe is it directly related to your weight loss surgery, I have not heard this before. You do not mention which surgery you have had done but dumping usually has other symptoms associated with it.

I would recommend you record what you ate when his happens, what time it happens the most, what you are drinking etc. More information is needed to see what might be causing this.

Dr. Alberto Aceves

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Dr. Alberto Aceves

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Patient Responses to the Question Above

headache after eating sleeve

by: Liz Kinchin

Good morning I have a headache every morning I am on week three after having a gastric sleeve. Have porridge only for breakfast. Not sure if it's related. Just seems odd.

I'm in Australia.

Chronic headache

by: Verna Run

I had lap band surgery. Is headache a side effect?

Constant Headaches since Gastric Bypass Surgery

by: Ja'Leen Alese

I completely understand what you are saying, as I have been experiencing headache pain so severe, I can no longer work and barely function on a daily basis. My pain is consistent unless medicated. I've been researching a condition called Spontaneous Intracranial Hypotension, which has been said to be a result of Gastric Bypass Surgery.

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