Just curious about your sugar experience

Amy Liz
on 12/4/17 10:04 am
RNY on 11/21/16

I have not had any sugar in the year since my surgery. I am seriously afraid I will dump and I'm seriously afraid that I won't. I imagine a lot of you feel or felt the same way at some point.

On the menu thread and other places I see people posting about sugary foods they have. No judgement here, I'm really just curious! For those who have had sugar - at what point did you decide to try it? Why and what happened? Do you regret it?


SW 309 CW 150 GW 145

(deactivated member)
on 12/4/17 10:26 am
RNY on 11/22/16

I have not had a lot of sugar. I am afraid!! Last week at work, I had 2 bites of a cranberry bliss bar. I am a cook and we made a knockoff Starbucks recipe. After about 5 minutes, I had a weird dizzy sensation and I felt really hot. I felt like I was going to pass out. I felt like i couldn't talk or function. It lasted about 10 minutes. It was scary and I plan on never doing that again!! I also ate a beef stick hoping to try and counteract the sugar.

on 12/4/17 11:00 am
RNY on 03/20/17

That definitely sounds like reactive hypoglycemia.

H.A.L.A B.
on 12/4/17 3:42 pm, edited 12/4/17 8:43 am

Rh does not happen in 5 min. Maybe in 30min - the earliest? typical is 1-2 hour after ingesting items with too much sugar- carbs. Even proteins can trigger RH.

Hala. RNY 5/14/2008; Happy At Goal =HAG

"I can eat or do anything I want to - as long as I am willing to deal with the consequences"

"Failure is not falling down, It is not getting up once you fell... So pick yourself up, dust yourself off, and start all over again...."

Cicerogirl, The PhD

on 12/10/17 5:35 pm - OH

No, a reaction that quickly is simple dumping.


10 years out; 190 pounds lost, 165 pound loss maintained

You don't drown by falling in the water. You drown by staying there.

Amy Liz
on 12/4/17 11:45 am
RNY on 11/21/16

I've never experienced RH, but from what I've read on here (enough to be dangerous) that is what is sounds like.


SW 309 CW 150 GW 145

Sparklekitty, Hag of Science
on 12/6/17 10:04 am
VSG on 12/10/13

I think your reaction is happening too quickly to be RH.

Don't rely 100% on what you read here; none of us are medical professionals, and bad information has a tendency to float around on occasion. If in doubt, bring it up at your next medical appointment.

Nerdy Little Secret (#42) - Tucson Roller Derby

on 12/5/17 10:18 am

I have the same experience with sugar. I avoid it and don't miss it at all.

on 12/4/17 10:59 am
RNY on 03/20/17

I had my first little desert at about 10 weeks.

Ive never really dumped but have had bouts of reactive hypoglycemia. Honestly RH keeps me much more disciplined than fear of weight gain. Simple carbs can also be just as bad as sugar if not worse.

Amy Liz
on 12/4/17 11:46 am
RNY on 11/21/16

RH sounds worse than dumping!


SW 309 CW 150 GW 145

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