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 xxHi lousarah, you won't get bipolar after getting a gastric band. Bipolar is a really terrible mental illness that most people are born with.
You may feel a little low but you have to be kind to yourself. Your body has been through a lot recently and it is all change. You are saying good-bye to old habits and saying hello to a new you. Just try focusing on all the positives. Just think how you will look and feel this time next year xx
I think you have probably nailed it on the food for comfort thing. Im stressing about work today more than I thought I was.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
I hadnt thought about the chemical link that sounds like a good bet on the problem thank you xxI 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.
Same here.I am not at op stage yet but I plan to just distract distract distract my brain until it shuts up lol
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.Hi lousarah sorry think I read it wrong with the punctuation, didn't realise you are bipolar. I suffer from really bad depression. I've been to see a Psychiatrist about it recently and they said it was because of my weight. I have been referred to see Psychologies for therapy/counselling.
This was done before my decision to get the Band. I am hoping that when I have lost most of my weight I won't suffer from depression any more - or at least the symptoms will be relieved a little.
Do you think once you get the band and are losing weight you will feel better and the low moods will make things easier?
It's really hard being overweight and suffering from mental health problems. I always wonder what came first - the depression because of the weight or the depression then the over eating because of the depression. It's been going on so long now I've given up hope of ever being comfortable and happy in myself. I've struggled with my weight so long.
If you ever need anyone to talk to you can PM me. Sometimes it's nice to talk to somebody outwith your circle of support - just to take a load off or get another opinion. Sending you love and hugs xxx