My gastric bypass was done on March 25, 2013. That’s almost five weeks out. I’m writing because I feel weak, lethargic, an over-whelming urge to sleep.
About 7 days out I was severely depressed, I thought due to the trauma. The constant crying went away, but I’m wondering if depression is playing a part in this.
I take Cymbalta 60mg. twice a day, Atenolol, Synthroid, and Omeprazole 40 mg. Before surgery I was on two meds to bring my Triglycerides down, but D/Ced them after surgery because I was told it would regulate itself.
Physically, I think I’m getting all I need. My son sells Herbal Life and that’s the product I use (with my surgeon’s approval). Are all proteins created equal?
I’m taking the recommended vitamins, B-12, D-3, Calcium with D. I’m beginning to wonder if I should be using Unjury.
Ten days out I began to crave meat protein, and ate one chicken nugget, chewed “to death”, which I tolerated well, and lunch meat turkey, one thin slice also chewed well. But when I saw the surgeon a couple weeks ago, he told me to stay on the liquid protein, “follow the rules”, and to add 1 tsp. of sugar per bottle of water I drank. I did that but felt weaker.
I’m seeing my PCP tomorrow for that and another issue un-related to surgery. They’ll do labs, I’m sure, but I just want to know if there are other people who experience these things.
In addition, I feel I’m not losing weight as quickly as I thought (only 15 lbs. in a month). I’m at 165lbs now, but at only 4’10”, I’d like to reach 100 lbs.
I know I’m getting adequate fluids, but my hands which always looked old, look more wrinkled and when I pinch up the skin, it stays, which I’ve heard is a sign of dehydration. I really feel I need real food in the correct amounts.
What is the opinion of a doctor or other professional or patient who has a lot of experience?