Hey everyone! I am just over 4 years out from surgery. Since my surgery I have lost 260 lbs, I got too small and forced myself to gain 15 lbs back. I have been stable with my weight for about a year and a half now. I am starting to get VERY concerned though. Since surgery every once in awhile I would go a few weeks with eating problems, getting sick after I eat. It has always passed in the past. the last 2 months have been HELL. Every time I eat anything i get EXTREMLY sick. Cramping, nasuea, diarreah (almost immediatly), searing pain through my pouch and intestines, hard to breathe (pain under my rib cage), lethargic. It is very very painful For a little bit i thought it might just be dumping syndrome, because heck thats what all the symptoms sound like. Over the last 2 weeks this has been getting worse and worse. After 2 bites the sickenss will start and i'm miserable. Since my surgery I have been very strict about my eating, still to this say I eat high protein, low carb, I check everything I eat, If a serving has over 7 grams of sugar i wont put it in my body.
I know I should probably go see my surgeon, but we had a falling out about a year and a half ago and he said he will no longer see me for anything. I lost my job a few weeks ago and am unemployed and don't have any insurance. So i'm really at a loss for what to do.
I have been doing some reasearch and I think i am going to try the 5 day pouch test, mostly to see how i do with protein shakes (I dont seem to have problems with fluids other than soups).
Does anyone have any advice on what i can or should do? Im kinda lost at this point and its getting out of control and starting to affect every aspect of my life..