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Pain meds for Gastric bypass patients

Digestive Health | Last Active: Aug 23 11:01pm | Replies (110)

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5 years. No relief,, constant pain,, no sleep no joy

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Welcome to the Mayo Connect community. I am a Volunteer Mentor and am not a medical professional. I can offer my experience and support for what you are experiencing. I also provide references for you to learn more about possible resolution of your issues. I'm sorry to hear that you're having an extended time of pain. I have some questions for you about your experience.

1. When was your gastric bypass surgery and what kind did you have?
2. Have you seen your surgeon about the pain that has lasted 5 years?
3. Are you taking your vitamins daily?
4. Have you had your vitamin and mineral levels checked since your surgery?
5. Do you belong to any other social media groups for people on the Gastric Bypass journey?

Please explain to the detail level you are comfortable sharing, more about your pain and any other effects you are having? I had RnY surgery 4 years ago. I don't have pain with mine, although I've had a couple of other things over the years that have bothered me. I have put on 6 pounds this winter that I'm hoping to get rid of this spring and summer.

Let us know how we can help you.

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@leona1966 hi I'm a retired nurse and all I know is before surgery they do a therapy about your diet .I know it's important for you to be prepared about your diet. I had for surgery and the Dr. cut the nerve accidentally and I have discomfort in 2nd toe but I would say go to surgeon and talk with him that's all I can suggest ,feel better

@liona1966 Just saw a piece on 60minutes about mesh Not knowing how they do a by pass I'm just passing information on.Marlex mesh implant from Boston
Scientific was actually bought from China now there's lawsuits for various reasons but I thought of you and your pain


No mesh is used for gastric bypass.

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@gailb Thanks for letting me know didn't know how it is done Even so I thought this piece was very interesting hope your doing well glad gemmex is looking into cause of her faceache

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