I am considering gastric bypass and have bipolar disorder, mild not severe. I am afraid that if I disclose this to my surgeon, he will find me not eligible for surgery. Anyone had surgery with this diagnosis? Input would be greatly appreciated
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replied May 16th, 2009
I have bi polar and adult ADHD. I have the gastric surgery about 18 months ago. I didn't have a problem with my doctor as I think my weight had contributed to alot of episodes of depression. Since the surgery I have realised that my weight wasn't really the problem, it was my head all along. Being thinner won't make you happy - as long as your honest with your doctor and on your medication you'll be fine. Oh and by the way I've lost 47 kilos in 18 months.
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replied September 29th, 2011
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Do not get gastric bypass. It will ruin your life!! My daughter had it and suffers from severe depression. My daughter now suffers from a severe chemical imbalance. They told her after the surgery she will get depressed, and that it will go away. It never did, and it has been 5 years. Now she is an alcoholic because of the depression. Without most of your stomach the alcohol goes straight to your bloodstream. A danger of blood alcohol poisoning. I don't expect her to live much longer! GET THE LAP BAND!! It does not alter the body or change the brain chemistry..
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