Cold sore

jen_vsg_4me
on 2/4/13 12:32 am - Iaeger, WV
VSG on 01/23/13

I am 12 days post-op and I have the worst cold sore I've ever had in my life on my lower lip.  I'm trying to figure out what caused this... I guess it could be from the stress on my body from surgery... I read somewhere that it could be from cracked lips and/or the anesthesia from surgery.  I hate this stupid cold sore.... anybody else get one after surgery??

     

My youtube channel is http://www.youtube.com/user/ShrinkingJenn

Surgery Date: January 23, 2013

jenn227
on 2/4/13 12:34 am - NJ
VSG on 03/26/13

I saw a post yesterday that said Vitamin B12 took care of her cracked lips...maybe that could help?

Jenn   Highest weight: 278. Starting weight: 275. Surgery weight: 253. Month 1: 25 lbs. Month 2: 8.8 lbs. Month 3: 12.6 lbs. Month 4: 7 lbs. Onederland 7/29/2013. Month 5: 7 lbs. Month 6: 5 lbs. Months 7-9: self-induced maintenance, then 5 lb gain.

     

   

       

jen_vsg_4me
on 2/4/13 12:43 am - Iaeger, WV
VSG on 01/23/13

I will try it...  I can't swallow big pills yet though... maybe I'll call my doctor.

     

My youtube channel is http://www.youtube.com/user/ShrinkingJenn

Surgery Date: January 23, 2013

sunny_disposition
on 2/4/13 12:53 am - Miami, FL
VSG on 01/28/13

You can get B12, as a lozenge. Super convenient!

    

 

IHeartMexico
on 2/4/13 12:43 am
VSG on 01/21/13
I get them once a year , use Carmex on your lips for the next week it helps a great deal ... Also Abrivia , the little tube is pricey but well worth it ! Use both of them and you will be golden !

Stress and dry lips always brings a cold sore on for me . I have learned that carmex and abriva work the best . Good luck !

    

    

            
jen_vsg_4me
on 2/4/13 12:59 am - Iaeger, WV
VSG on 01/23/13

I've never had one this bad.. half of my lip is swollen... looks like I've been punched in the mouth.  I've been putting Campho Phenique on it to dry it out... Usually, if I do that at the first sign, it doesn't get bad, but this time it didn't help. Ugh.   I called and left a message with my doctor just now.

     

My youtube channel is http://www.youtube.com/user/ShrinkingJenn

Surgery Date: January 23, 2013

IHeartMexico
on 2/4/13 1:04 am
VSG on 01/21/13
Ouch !

Good call , with it being so large It's good you called your doctor. Keep us posted on your progress and I hope your lip gets better soon !

    

    

            
bandarella
on 2/4/13 1:37 am - Bayonne, NJ
Revision on 06/19/12
Ask your MD for a RX for Denavir. It's a cream. It's a great help. I've been plagued with them since childhood.

Phyllis  

Using a touch screen on my IPad, excuse any typos. 

jen_vsg_4me
on 2/4/13 1:37 am - Iaeger, WV
VSG on 01/23/13

The nurse called back. She said that it's not a "common" thing after surgery but my immune system is probably low and that's what caused it. She said for me to go to my family physician... which I can't do because we have 6 inches of snow.  I'll just use the campho phenique until it goes away. 

     

My youtube channel is http://www.youtube.com/user/ShrinkingJenn

Surgery Date: January 23, 2013

Jackie T.
on 2/4/13 1:40 am - KS
VSG on 12/19/12 with

I got one about 3 weeks ago.  I use Abrevia when I do get them and it really helps.

Highest Weight: 285 SW: 264.6 CW:163.1   Surgeon's GW: 189  PCP's GW: 165-170  

My GW:  154   MFP:  jteaford                  

        

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