I was wondering if there is someone that has had the gastric bypass surgery that also has polysystic ovarian disease?
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replied May 12th, 2005
Gastric Bypass And Pcos
Yes, I had roux-rny gastric bypass in august 2003 and I also have pcos.
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replied May 15th, 2005
Gastric Bypass And Pcos
Tbrodie,
how did your surgery go back in 2003 and was it a lap or open surgery? Where did you have it? How was your pcos symptoms like excess hair after the surgery and also did you loose alot. Im excited and anxious for the surgery. As of now I dont have a date but I see the surgeon on 05/23. Can't wait. Talk to you soon! Give me some pointers

thanks, k :d
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replied May 16th, 2005
Gastric Bypass And Pcos
I had lap at osu in columbus, ohio. The surgery went very well. I was only in the hospital for a day and a half. I did not have as much to lose as some people, so I was a slow loser on top of having pcos. The first year I lost 80 pounds. I've been struggling to continue losing since then and have had to step up my exercise quite a bit. If I don't do anything, I stay stable and don't gain, but I still have 40 lbs or so that I want to get rid of. Pcos did not change after the surgery. I had no change in the excess hair and also did not have periods until I went back on the pill in spring 2004. I don't know if you are trying to get pregnant or not .. But if not, yasmin birth control pills are awesome for pcos. The hair literally disappears ... It is really amazing.
Good luck on the 23rd! Let me know if you have any other questions and i'll try to help.

Traci
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replied May 28th, 2005
Gastric Bypass
I had the lap gastric bypass in 2004 and I have lost 140. I was a diabetic and I had some problems with eating after, but i'm doing fine now. I went from a 26/28 to a size 8 and I feel good and i'm happy i'm able to do things with my kids now
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replied August 3rd, 2005
Gastric Bypass
Hello,

i had the surgery in 2003 and I have polystitc ovarian syndrome.

The surgery was a success and I lost 110 pounds and weigh 130 pounds. Went from a size 26/28 to a size 10 on the bottom and size 6 on top. Awesome.

My periods are more freqeunt now like every other month, and my pcos did improve I am no longer on any medication.

Loving life.
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replied August 5th, 2005
Gastric Bypass And Pcos
I went to the dr on 05/23 and he was really nice and explained everything. Ive been seeing a therapist for issues and seeing a dietician. I have a question to ask, when you have had the gastric do you still have the cravings for food and how do you work that out in your mind. I think by having the gastric it will benefit me alot. I plan on keeping myself busy and swimming alot
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replied August 11th, 2005
Gastric Bypass And Alcholic
I have a girlfriend who had a gastric bypass about 3 years ago she has been drinking for about 16 mon.

She has been having sever withdrawals can someone who has never drank be so addicted so fast. Can the bypass have anything to do with it?

Bjma4
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replied August 18th, 2005
Gastric Bypass 05/12/04
I had a gastric bypass in may of last year and I also have pcos. I was going to an infertility clinic who told me about the surgery and the results it could provide. I have since lost 112 lbs. And I am a size 8. You don't really crave food like you used to, at least I don't. I eat a lot healthier. I find that fast food and fried things make me feel bad, not sick but just nasty. I eat a lot of veggies now and I have a regular exercise routine. I am only 25 so my husband and I are trying now to have children, but although my periods have become more regular I think I am still going to need some assistance.
As far as the hair and the other issues it is still the same as it always has been. After the surgery I lost a lot of my hair, but of course none of it was where I wanted to lose hair. I used a great shampoo that was given to me by my hair stylist called nioxin and it worked wonders.
I can tell you that it will be a rough road at the beginning trying to relearn your limits and what you can eat and not. It took me 8 months to be able to stomach bread and I can't touch sugar (dumping syndrome). If you have any questions or anything please don't hesitate to ask me I can try to help. I feel better now than ever and I hope it works out for you as it did me.

About the girlfriend who drinks a lot now. Physically I don't think the surgery has anything to do with it, however; mentally it is a lot to handle. People treat you differently and I actually became more self conscious the smaller I got. Maybe she is drinking to cope with the changes.
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replied May 2nd, 2011
your comment that "people treat you diffrently"... i was wondering more about that.. how do people treat you diffrently? like good or bad?

im just wondering bcse i am considering having the surgery to assist w/ my pcos and weight gain...

Thanks
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replied July 25th, 2006
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7/25/06

i had gastric bypass 6-2001. All these years I have been complaining of lack of energy, tired, body aches, concentration, muscle weakness dizziness sometimes, weight gain, and severe lower back pain. I am even on disability. I was referred to a back specialist and he said theres noting showing on the extra and mri. He sent me home. How disapointed I was because I still don't know the problem. I just reciently did homework on the computer finding out why I cannot get pregnant, 2 years trying. I came across information in doing my homework. I took my information and my recent blood work results to my new family doctor. He told me I was anemic and I am b-12/folic acid, iron deficiant. I was shocked. I did more homework on the computer and I had all the symptoms. I was reading that low b-12 causes lower back pain. I took very high dosages of b-12 to see what happens. About 3 days later all my years of back pain went away. My back and body feel great!! I now have to go back and do blood work again for the anemia. I think I have that to. Also, the folic acid makes me infertile. I will be starting pcos medication for fertility & folic acid. Unfortunately doctors here in america won't give me the medication for pcos so I have to order it out of the country (mexico) on-line. Pcos gets your body feeling better to (female hormones). I can't wait to recieve my medicine to finally feel better from my surgery. Also, wish me luck trying to concieve with the medicine to. I recomend anyone who had this surgery to do a complete blood count. Please take vitamins.

Also, doctors are no help to all my problems. Doctors get very upset when you tell them your doing homework on the computer for your symptoms. I have to do it because all the doctors I see either don't want to help or don't know what to do, so they brush you off. I told my doctor I got hair on my chin. He said its not a problem.

Was 356lbs. Now 200lbs.

I am stuck at 200lbs, I wanted to lose more but I cant, I am still on diets all the time because my weight keeps going up.


Baby dust!!
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