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feeling down today

Discussion in 'WLS Banders' started by lousarah, May 19, 2013.

  1. lousarah

    lousarah New Member

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    Not sure why but im feeling really down this weekend. First time since op ive felt depressed nd I dont like it. Ive read people get depressed after op and being bipolar I am at a higher risk despite meds.

    Have you guys felt this way and how did you get over / through it xx
     
  2. Yvessa

    Yvessa Well-Known Member

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    I would suggest you speak to your gp about your worries. Yes, I have seen the link between depression and wls in many of my friends - what you need to remember us that in a way eating has become a safety behaviour for many of us so it may well trigger a low period. Which of course then triggers the resultant high. Stay in touch with your team and your gp as they will be in the best position to support you.
     
  3. NT1977

    NT1977 Member

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    Oh lovely! reading from your post above you are already bi-polar, am I right? if you are and you are taking your meds correctly stick with it and if you are not feeling better in a few days then speak to your doctor - it is important not to get to the point where you feel it is out of hand (as I am sure you know). The operation can have an affect on your mentality as can some of the drugs they can use (morphine for example) which is why I will probably not be using morphine.

    Also as Yvessa has said if you used food as a comfort and that has been removed that will take time to get used to as well - your security blanket is gone. keep talking to us and seek help from your doctor if you don't pick up at all

    xx
     
  4. lousarah

    lousarah New Member

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    Bad punctuation... ive been diagnosed with bipolar at 17 im now 24. So im at higher risk than most post op of wobbles. Thank you for your kind words tho xx
     
  5. lousarah

    lousarah New Member

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    I think you have probably nailed it on the food for comfort thing. Im stressing about work today more than I thought I was.

    Yes im already bipolar lol gizmo didnt give it to me bless him. Stable on my meds for two years woop woop. Its deffo just feeling down not feeling depressed yet I just read the op and depression were linked and wondered how you guys picked yourself up now that a huge mcdonalds or kfc was not an option tee hee xxx
     
  6. lousarah

    lousarah New Member

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    I hadnt thought about the chemical link that sounds like a good bet on the problem thank you xx
     
  7. top_kat

    top_kat Well-Known Member

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    I'm sorry to hear that you're feeling this way, do you have some extra support contacts that you can turn to? People who are part of a support network if you find yourself feeling this way?


     
  8. NT1977

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    I am not at op stage yet but I plan to just distract distract distract my brain until it shuts up lol
     
  9. Bookie

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    Same here.

    I've been on anti-dep for years now, and I was thinking of trying to reduce it with view to eventually be weaned of them altogether, but after I decided to go for the op, I thought it wouldn't be the best timing, so op first, then take it slowly, been on them for years, a few more months won't make a difference.

    I'm not a comfort eater, so haven't got words of wisdom for that side of things, except that maybe with the op is the time to start tackling the root cause of the comfort eating? Just a thought.

    {{{HUGS}}} in the meantime. :)
     
  10. Madcatwoman

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    I have depression (not bipolar) and take antidepressants. I was told by surgeon that after the op the drug may not be as absorbed as well as before and I may suffer low mood. It might be worth speaking to your gp about your meds xx
     
  11. lousarah

    lousarah New Member

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    Thank u honey hugs and love back. I eat my feelings. Depression and medication made me over eat and then I felt depressed because of my weight so ate more. The band is doing great for my confidence etc. I had a fall out with the store manager (im entry level management) and a major fight with the o.h. but im feeling a bit better today. Back at you with the pm anyone who wants a headcase to offload thoughts can pm me.

    Xxx love to all
     
  12. lousarah

    lousarah New Member

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    Yes newly banded. One fill, two ml in eleven ml band. Still feel a bit poop. Hugs x
     
  13. Mazza

    Mazza Administrator Staff Member

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    Sorry to hear your feeling down, another depression sufferer here too.

    Keep posting and we will try and cheer you up when you need us to ! x :gen126:
     
  14. lousarah

    lousarah New Member

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    Thanks guys. Think I might have just been sickening for something as today I wake up with two mouth ulcers and feeling physically icky. Had upset stomach diarrhoea eww. Tired. Cold. Whingy whinge lol. X
     
  15. Rubymuzz

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    My wife, Janet suffers from Bi Polar and is due for bypass surgery 10/7/13. I have helped her sort out meds (liquid form) for post op but am worried over the longer term about the effect of weight loss might have on her level of medication. Terrified of another episode of the mania side and deep depression that follows, also since last hospital admission meds have kept her well for 3 years now.
    Any advice would be welcome, thanks
     
  16. lousarah

    lousarah New Member

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    I have lost 2st 7lbs now and have not seen a diff in meds needed but was / am worried about this too. I have felt more depressed since the op but was told this might happen. The drs should keep a close eye to make sure everything is ok xx
     
  17. Bookie

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    I ended up off my meds because I couldn't swallow, and after a few days was feeling ok, so went to GP and told him I'd gone cold turkey through no fault of my own, and he said to see how that goes, if I'm ok, great, if not, he'll restart me on them...

    I keep on worrying that I am TOO happy and that I am going in manic phase before crashing back down, but got to give it a go... This time, I'll know not to wait too long if things start going bad for me.
     
  18. NT1977

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    You are doing really well, be kind to yourself and give yourself time to adjust.

    I stopped taking my meds last year cold turkey and by week four my anxiety was epic, the doctor was really annoyed with me a I hadn't consulted him at all. No way i could come off them at the moment and thankfully have had no problem taking them since day 1.
     
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