Ab spasms after TT

Librarian67
on 6/20/19 5:28 am
RNY on 02/28/17

Hi folks,

I had a TT 5/18 including muscle tightening. Once I was released I started doing regular ab work as part of my exercise routine. My PS said that he tightened the muscles as much as he could but that 30+ years of being MO/SMO had stretched things out and that I may never be "flat."

After a year, my abs are very strong but my upper abs still bulge somewhat and my lower abs are a little poochy. The problem is that even now I can get ab cramps even when I haven't been working out really hard. Sometimes it's almost like a charley horse. Anybody else have this?

Also just wondering if I can ever get muscle separation/definition.

Any thoughts or experience?

HW: 248, SW (2/17): 244, GW (10/17): 125, CW: 117-122

RNY w/ Joseph Afram: 2/28/2017; Plastics w/ Douglas Forman: Extended mastopexy, Extended abdominoplasty-5/18/2018

ooh-lala
on 6/21/19 4:44 am - Great Bend, KS
RNY on 03/10/06 with

I had a panniculectomy Sept 2018. Only a small amount of muscle repair due to a hernia. The muscle spasms like you describe started a few months ago. Yes they feel like a charley horse and they come out of nowhere. Mentioned it to my daughter chorus last week and she was not concerned.

Ooh-lala

White Dove
on 6/22/19 6:37 am

I had a lot of muscle repair and never experienced anything like that. I think it is worth mentioning to a doctor.

Real life begins where your comfort zone ends

Erin T.
on 6/23/19 5:32 am
VSG on 01/17/17

Yes. I posted about this awhile ago. I stopped getting them maybe 2-3 months ago and I'm over a year post op. I'm not sure their 100% gone but I haven't done much ab work lately, as I've mostly been running. For awhile I was getting them when I went to the bathroom which was pretty horrible!

VSG: 1/17/17

5'7" HW: 283 SW: 229 CW: 135-140 GW: 145

Pre-op: 53 M1: 22 M2: 12 M3: 12 M4: 8 M5: 10 M6: 11 M7: 5 M8: 6 M9-M13: 15-ish

LBL/BL w/ Fat Transfer 1/29/18

Librarian67
on 6/24/19 6:34 am
RNY on 02/28/17

Thanks Erin. I know you've done some hard training post PS so I wondered if you ever had this.

Yeah, sometimes it happens when I'm going to the bathroom and it doesn't seem to happen only after hard ab training. In fact post PS I've only worked my abs directly 2-3 days a week, never more than that. I've also not been doing as many exercises or reps/sets as I did at first, so this is really odd to me.

I have my year followup with the surgeon today and it will definitely be on my agenda to discuss.

HW: 248, SW (2/17): 244, GW (10/17): 125, CW: 117-122

RNY w/ Joseph Afram: 2/28/2017; Plastics w/ Douglas Forman: Extended mastopexy, Extended abdominoplasty-5/18/2018

Erin T.
on 6/24/19 7:13 am
VSG on 01/17/17

Let me know what he says because people look at me funny when I ask if it happens to them too!

VSG: 1/17/17

5'7" HW: 283 SW: 229 CW: 135-140 GW: 145

Pre-op: 53 M1: 22 M2: 12 M3: 12 M4: 8 M5: 10 M6: 11 M7: 5 M8: 6 M9-M13: 15-ish

LBL/BL w/ Fat Transfer 1/29/18

Librarian67
on 6/24/19 7:18 am
RNY on 02/28/17

Sometimes the muscle cramps so bad that it sticks out from my abdomen. Looks a little like a fetus foot kicking out from a pregnant mom's belly!

HW: 248, SW (2/17): 244, GW (10/17): 125, CW: 117-122

RNY w/ Joseph Afram: 2/28/2017; Plastics w/ Douglas Forman: Extended mastopexy, Extended abdominoplasty-5/18/2018

sonnieN
on 6/24/19 6:46 am - grand rapids, MI

I'm about 11 years out from my TT and still get them today. Really has nothing to do with exercise in my experience. Just the weird random movement but sometimes when stretching after a workout and would say it's a charley horse.

Librarian67
on 6/24/19 5:03 pm
RNY on 02/28/17

I spoke to my PS today and he said that the spasms aren't due to overtraining and I can train without concern. He also checked that I don't have a hernia. Apparently the spasming portion of the muscle is just tighter. I guess I won't worry at the moment.

HW: 248, SW (2/17): 244, GW (10/17): 125, CW: 117-122

RNY w/ Joseph Afram: 2/28/2017; Plastics w/ Douglas Forman: Extended mastopexy, Extended abdominoplasty-5/18/2018

White Dove
on 6/25/19 4:50 am

I was worried too and glad that you do not have a hernia.

Real life begins where your comfort zone ends

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