Topic: RE: Question for menopausal sleevers
I am a 54 y/o old woman who did not have a period for 14 months prior to the surgery. 2 months post op I started having regular periods again every 25 days just like I did prior to "menopause".
Nobody, except the gals in this forum were able to explain to me what the heck was going on.
When I saw my gyno about it, she did not have a clue about why this was happening. She also was clueless about how the surgery can effect your periods. i went to another GYNO and she too had no idea what I was talking about. Both also had never heard of a VSG and asked me more questions than I asked them. Both assumed I had uterine cancer and did biopsies to make sure i was not dying of cancer. I wasn't. One of these docs works at the number 1 university hospital in my area. Scary!
I now experience PMS again, and all of the issues like tender breasts, I had prior to my mini-menopause.
The one thing my gyno did was insist that I have a bone density test to get a baseline reading since my diet was so different. She asked me to wait 6 mos after the surgery to do it. I am scheduled in October.
I also had terrible constipation after the surgery that was completely the opposite of the previous me prior to the surgery. I was forced to see a gastoenterologist about it and he too had never heard of a VSG and could not explain why my body was acting so negatively to the hi-protein diet. He ordered me to eat less protein and more carbs. Of course i stalled and have not been the same since.
I guess what I am trying to say is; don't be surprised if docs who do not specialize in WLS know little to nothing as to why our bodies are reacting to a rapid weight loss. Since our WLS docs send off to the specialists they expect them to know. They usually do not however.