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    Gastric Bypass Surgery, anyone?

    Here's another confession ---

    I had gastric bypass surgery 5 years ago. Anyone else?

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    Gastric Bypass Surgery, anyone?

    No, but I know lots of people who have had the surgery with awesome results. Are you happy with your results? I went to a medical conferance last year. They were talking about the future of medicine. The speaker said, gastric bypass was going to be the only real effective way, besides weight watchers for obese people to shed large amounts of pounds. Also people with sleep disorders have extreme difficulties with wieght gain. Lack of sleep increaases the apetite. Amazing, huh?

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    Gastric Bypass Surgery, anyone?

    Yes, I am extremely happy --- changed my life! I lost 140lbs originally and got to a size 10 --- sometimes 6 or 8. Unfortunately, I am an addictive person, so when I didn't have food, I started drinking more. For a couple of years, it was still fine and I reached my lowest weight. But now, at 46, while drinking more and more, I have gained back 30 lbs and I am disgusted --- so I drink more!!!!

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    Gastric Bypass Surgery, anyone?

    Yeah and booze has all those empty calories.
    Have you tried weight watchers?
    Can you pretty much eat normally now?

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    Gastric Bypass Surgery, anyone?

    Hi PinkLady. . . Congratulations on your amazing weight loss! I saw an Oprah recently that had Carnie Wilson on. She also had gastric bypass and then became alcoholic. Not surprsingly, it is easy to trade on addiction for another. She also gained weight due to the alcohol. I think she also said alcohol enters the blood stream very quickly after having gastric bypass, increasing it's addictive potential. Just thought you'd like to know you're not alone. . . I think a lot of gastric bypass patients are suffering from this.

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    Gastric Bypass Surgery, anyone?

    Me, too.

    I had gastric bypass surgery 2.5 years ago.

    I lost down to 145 lbs from 285. I feel great about that.

    However, it kicked my "problem drinking" up to "alcoholism," so now I am fighting another addiction.

    Hey, took care of one, now on to another one.

    I am really going to try to make my next addiction a good one, like exercise, or studying, or knitting. Something not quite to damaging as over eating and alcohol. :H

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    Gastric Bypass Surgery, anyone?

    Just found out a couple of weeks ago my mom has been drinking a bottle of wine a day to "get through the evening' She was never a big drinker, probably drank less than everyone in my family, but she had gastric bypass about 2 1/2 years ago, so maybe thats what it was, the trading of an addiction. I have traded my alcohol addiction for a love of eating everything, thankfully i run a lot, I would be HUGE if I didnt.

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    Gastric Bypass Surgery, anyone?

    Scary link of now alcoholic gastric bypass patients

    CalorieLab Calorie Counter News ? Bariatric surgery trades obesity for alcoholism

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    Gastric Bypass Surgery, anyone?

    yup thats me. had Bypass 4.5 years ago and most certainly traded eating with alcohol.. i am now a full fledge alcoholic and i hate it. I have gained back 50 LBS and i am sick with myself. but when i get down on myself i drink and drink. its awful.. i am starting on antabuse. I am convinced it will work.

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    Gastric Bypass Surgery, anyone?

    yep, me too. traded foodism for alcoholism.

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