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My first question is Would an extract of Medifast gordonii work just as good as the pure form? Thanks in advance for any response. Second question.. Had.

Surgery.

On 16th, got home on 21st, the protien products I bought won't stay down. I can't get enought liquids down. I feel like a failure..

My meds are screwed up and I get anxiety attackes daily. I hate what I've done to myself. I cry everyday..

I spent a year prepareing for this.

Surgery.

I read everything I could, spoke to patients who were happy with the results and those who weren't..

I use Isopure Zero Carb for protien, I gag with each sip. Anything I put in my stomach causes pain and a burning feeling. I'm stuck in a place I don't like and want out..

Please someone, tell me it gets better...

asked May 09 at 15:20

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Cristian
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Good question... I dunno what is the right answer to your question. I'll do some research and get back to you if I find an useful answer. You should email the people at Medifast as they probably could give you help..

answered May 09 at 15:25

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Fiona
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Lizzie is right. "It will get better.".

You must work with your doctor, on a daily basis if necessary, to make sure you are comfortable. Also, you should see your psychologist... You deserve to feel good..

You did this so you could be healthier and happier. It doesn't happen overnight, but it does happen if you get proper medical treatment and stay on plan..

Right now, you need to work with your doctor's office. Insist they put on a full court press!.

Best wishes...

answered May 09 at 16:53

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Cesar
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I admit I had severe Buyer's remorse for the first couple of weeks. It does get better, try to remember your hormones are going crazy because of the.

Surgery.

As well..

Try unjury protein, or my favorite=Nectar. Your taste buds are going thru changes too. What tasted great before the.

Surgery.

Will taste odd or bad to you now. That's why I always tell people not to stock up on protein before the.

Surgery.

Because most likely you're not going to like it after.

Surgery.

..

Try to hang in there...

answered May 09 at 18:02

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Faith
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Oh Maria, So sorry you are in a bad place, I have not had.

Surgery.

Yet, but from all that I have read, this is common sometimes,Please relax and try little sips, they have a saying on here Sip,Walk,Sip get concentrated on something else try to relax your mind don't be so hard on yourself. Maybe try cold or warm water I know I have found a protein drink that has 43 gr of protein for 3.5 ozs, they are fruit flavors or maybe some unflavored protein in a broth. Please try to focus on why you chose this road. May god Bless you on this sacred night..

Good Luck.

From warm Florida..

answered May 09 at 18:14

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Collin
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I had my.

Surgery.

November 22nd, 2010. At first I thought what did I do to myself! But you know what day after day it got better! It is a major.

Surgery.

On top of the gastric bypass I had my gallbladder removed and a hernia repaired. So I was in a little but more pain than I should have been. You just have to give your body time to adjust to the.

Surgery.

You just had..

I think you will be OK. Just hang in there. Goodluck..

answered May 09 at 19:50

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Norah
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So many people do not have problems this bad. I know something must be wrong here or else there is something they can do. I agree with the other comment, too. the psychiatric medicine may have to be changed to something you can get down for now and you will probably need more.

Counseling.

For now. I thinki they need to check your pouch... and make sure it it not infected or leaking..

I will pray..

answered May 09 at 20:35

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Antonio
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Ask your surgeon about an anti-nausea drug that might help you keep things down. GasX strips also might help. It's often the case that people have problems in the first weeks.

Learning.

What their pouch will and will not tolerate. Keep trying different things. Try different temperaturescold, warm, room temp. What works for one doesn't work for all. You are unique, and you are now just discovering and creating a new relationship with your body..

Breathe. Calm down..

Most have a problem getting all the fluids in at first. If you can get in at least 45 fl.oz, you should be okay. Work up from there..

Get back on a schedule with your meds, even if you have to take one every 15 minutes or so to give them time to pass through your pouch. You can do this. Remember, in the first few weeks, getting meds, supplements, and fluids in is a full time job. Something every 15 minutes will work. Use a kitchen timer to remind yourself. 1-2 oz.

You can do this! And, as others have told you, it does become easier...

answered May 09 at 20:57

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I'm sorry you are suffering. There is little anyone can say to make you feel better in the immediate..

However, as a former buyer's remorse sufferer at 3 months or so out, I can tell you: it gets better..

You have had your guts rearranged and you have had the trauma of anesthetic. Your body is re-setting itself now to see what it can tolerate and, according to my team, only you can determine and make decisions about what it tolerable..

It could be your protein drink - try a new one. Some people have a reaction if they mix it with milk. Others, if they mix it with soy milk..

It could be the temperature - try warm, cold, hot..

The anxiety attacks are particularly unfortunate but are usually based on the notion of not getting well, the fear of complications, and being out of control. I would ask for a mild anti-anxiety prescription or see someone who deals with post-surgery anxiety..

The pain and burning feeling are of some concern. Contact your team as soon as you can to see if there is anything you need to take care of..

Finally, I am sorry you feel cruddy. It gets better. You get well. You will feel lighter and released from the anxiety. You need to be your own best advocate, though. You have done well in identifying what's wrong.

You will feel in control, will be in control, and your anxiety will decrease as you get further and further away from the.

Surgery.

..

I don't promise; but I can provide assurance..

Take care..

O..

answered May 09 at 21:22

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Vanessa
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It gets better and go back to square one!.

Forget about your protein drink right now... no one gets 60g. protein in until the 2nd week or so..

Starting with sipping water and get yourself hydrated first. Once water stays down... try some chicken broth and if that comes up- go back to water and wait until next day...

answered May 09 at 23:02

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Jayden
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What kind of meds? What is your history with anxiety, and are you expressing these emotions to a professional?.

If you were prepared to have some dark moments and you are connected to a mental health professional, then you are prolly like most of us, situationally depressed, secondary to sugar, pain meds and focus on what ails you..

However, if this reaction is unusual or unexpected for you, and you don't have a MHP, please call your Dr tonight and ask for support......

answered May 09 at 23:34

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Rachel
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Had.

Surgery.

On 16th, got home on 21st, the protien products I bought won't stay down. I can't get enought liquids down. I feel like a failure..

My meds are screwed up and I get anxiety attackes daily. I hate what I've done to myself. I cry everyday..

I spent a year prepareing for this.

Surgery.

I read everything I could, spoke to patients who were happy with the results and those who weren't..

I use Isopure Zero Carb for protien, I gag with each sip. Anything I put in my stomach causes pain and a burning feeling. I'm stuck in a place I don't like and want out..

Please someone, tell me it gets better...

answered May 10 at 00:03

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Colin
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Call your MD about getting your anxiety meds in a form that you can take. (And if your particular med doesn't come in other forms and isn't a capsule, cut it into quarters & swallow.) You are one week out and the most important thing is getting in your fluids. If drinking fluids is difficult, try different temperatures, different fluids (broth, tea, diluted juice), nibble jello, and suck on ice or Popsicles.Everything else will come. You've just had major abdominal.

Surgery.

And it takes time to heal, be gentle with yourself.There's no way out but through, and it does gets better day by day. Take a moment to re-focus & re-remember why you chose this new reality. I'm sure it was not an easy choice, and the road to health that we've chosen is certainly not an easy one. Focus on why you had WLS, visualize yourself doing the things you can't do now next year. Have.

Faith.

, you are on track, and on your way to a whole new way of being...

answered May 10 at 00:12

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Briana
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I did the iso pure for a week and hated it switched to iso 100 and love it. You'll feel much better finding that protein that you can get down. I'm there with you had my surg on the 14th & as I've detoxed from nicotine,.

Caffeine.

, processed foods I've had moments of irritability. I keep it in check by keeping my eye on the positives. I can tell you once I switched to a protein thatdoesnt just work but is good & doesn't smell like cow udder it makes it solo much easier. Also find a compounding pharmacy to help make your anti anxiety med into a liquid...

answered May 10 at 00:41

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Darius
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I'm sorry your feeling so crapy. When I first had my.

Surgery.

My surgeon told me to take a baby spoon and drink from that and drink sips from the spoon every 15 min. As far as protein is concerned I tried isopure and I didn't like it. After about 2 weeks after my.

Surgery.

I started drinking muscle milk it has 25 grams of protein, and it actually taste good. So I would drink one to two of those a day in between my other fluids. Oh, and yes it does get better. I'm 11 months out and I'm so much happier and healthier than I used to be. Ionly wish I had done this about 5 years ago. Keep the.

Faith.

I suffer with depression so I had to take my medication a little different. I have to open up the capsules and crush the tablets in order to get them down, and that worked out fine. So talk to your Psychiatrist to see if your meeds come in liquid form or melts...

answered May 10 at 01:37

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Oliver
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I have depression/anxiety problems too and my doctor, before the.

Surgery.

(I'm still pre-op), had me switch from.

Effexor.

Xr to.

Prozac.

I'm so glad that I got this done a month before my.

Surgery.

Because having to adjust to the medicine, withdrawing from the other medicine, and dealing with.

Surgery.

Would have all been too much!..

answered May 10 at 02:03

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Lillie
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FYI all newbies this has nothing to do with the.

Surgery.

This has to do with the fact that sugery will never fix the real estate between your ears. Now I don't know if your meds get outta wack due to malabsorption or what but it is critical you don't get caught of guard.

And anytime you see these types of posts you need to scoot these ppl to the head doctors as soon as possible. Nothing good happen once you get all knotted up..

Maria I wish you the best and remind you that it is your responsibity to monitor your mood. DO NOT be lax..

Lucifer..

answered May 10 at 02:56

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Jamie
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Thanks for all your responses. It is good to know that I'm not the problem, I'm going through what many have gone thru before. Don't feel like a failure as much as just.

Hiking.

Up hill. The same hill you have hiked..

Hope.

You left a good trail for me to follow..

Advice for anyone taking.

Prozac.

- It is ascidic outside the capsule and will burn in the throat and stomach. Liquid.

Prozac.

Is speremint flavored, and of course, speremint has always made me puke. I did some.

Research.

And there are patches,. I see my doc soon to find out about those..

I didn't think I would get much out of an online support group, Boy was I wrong. You are all my rock and my cheering squad. Thanks very much..

When I get my head together I plan on returning the favor...

answered May 10 at 03:11

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Ciara
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You sound like me when I was 1.5 weeks out! I too cried and didn't think I could live that lifestyle for the rest of my life! I had mine just before Thanksgiving and I think the holidays don't help the feelings! Give it a few days and you will be so much happier! Good luck!!! This is a great group!..

answered May 10 at 03:51

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Sierra
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I think most of us here have felt the same way. I cried every day for weeks after.

Surgery.

And wondered what in the world I had done to myself. Now 5 months out and -110 lbs, I can honestly say that I would do it all over again. I promise you will look back on this and smile. Hang in there...

answered May 10 at 04:16

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Isaiah
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