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First of all What is good on the red lobster Medifast menu? Thanks in advance for any comment. Second question of mine... I know we sometimes only write in when we have something to complain about but I've also read that you are all glad you had the.

Surgery.

My question is: Does everyone have problems like constipation, gas, pain etc. Is it something you have to live with for the rest of your life now or is it temporary. I only have 50 lbs. to lose and am wondering if it is worth living the rest of my life with stomach complications etc. I am diabetic and my blood sugars are always out of control. That is the reason why I am considering GBS..

Joanne..

Comments (14)

I'm stumped. I'm not so sure what is the right answer. I'll do some investigation and get back to you if I discover an useful answer. You should email the people at Medifast as they probably could assist you..

Comment #1

Hi Joanne;.

There are things that you will have to live with for the rest of your life. Not everyone experiences the same issues and there is no way to tell what you will have to deal with, if anything following.

Surgery.

..

I have the same concerns as Crystal though...had it been me, I would not have had.

Surgery.

For 50lbs. You indicate you have more health issues however and that is why you are considering the.

Surgery.

..

Please make sure you do your.

Research.

And make the best choice for you. You will get tons of support from this fantastic group no matter what you decide..

Best of luck!..

Comment #2

Yes, you have the gas forever, or at least that's what my doctor says. you can be fat or gassy, your choice>......

Comment #3

I had gas prior to.

Surgery.

And constipation. I take medicine for another medical condition that causes my constipation.........and well the gas is pretty self explanatory..

I don't regret one second my decision to have GBS. It was the best thing I have ever done for me..

Good Luck on whatever you choose...

Comment #4

I don't have ANY Gas problems. And my constipation was manageable....so, i'm not feeling any different than before.

Surgery.

....except I have energy, and no leg pain..

Good luck.

Krissy..

Comment #5

My gas is minimal, and the constipation is manageable. I'd rather lose the weight..

I have a friend who's gas is horrid, we make her go outside, lol! She's two years out now...

Comment #6

I would definitely do some more.

Research.

I was told for those who have less than 100 lbs to lose it's usually safer and a better idea to do the.

Lap band.

Instead of the RNY. Its your decision though but.

Research.

It. Its a lifestyle change...

Comment #7

Hi Jani,.

I am with Sheds on this, perhaps the band might be a better option especially as you have so little to loose..

Ok so the profesionals might direct you to the bypass to control your sugars and diabetes related conditions..

Its why I had.

Surgery.

So any weight loss for me is a bonus.....

The band does not restrict your sugar intake if your determined to cheat , but here is the news... nethier does the bypass. I am NOT sugar intolerant, just goes pretty much straight through me nowadays.....

Coming off 9 tablets and 2 injections a day has been simply amazing. I can live with the side effects I just warn people not to stand down wind of me..... the dogs have some real competition nowadays and can only come a close second.... then butt humour and trumping is my cup of tea humour....

Please consider your options wisely, is it really necessary to have the bypass when a band might not have to be as perminent???? Just a thought..

Take care.

Buzz xxx..

Comment #8

I had the bypass.

Surgery.

3 weeks ago, for diabetes issues. I had lost fifty lbs on my own and it didn't help, my A1c was not in control. And I wanted to.

Avoid.

Insulin. I heard all of these folks coming out after.

Surgery.

Off all meds. It didn't work for me. The.

Glipizide.

Is gone (3/day) because it might cause low blood sugar (promises,promises?!?), the.

Metformin.

XR (2500 mg/day) is gone - no XR anything after.

Surgery.

, but has been replaced by regular.

Metformin.

(1500 mg/day) and.

Januvia.

Is still with me. In the hospital I needed 10 shots of insulinI was about 10 days out before I got a significant drop in blood glucose, But I did and it's staying down. I probably have about 75 lbs to lose post.

Surgery.

Its kind of a bonus..

Would I do it again? Jury is still out until the next A1c comes in - but I think so..

Lin..

Comment #9

I agree with the rest.. I had 150# to lose when I opted to have the.

Surgery.

.. I lost 30 prior to my.

Surgery.

, but if I only had 50 to lose then I would not have opted for the.

Surgery.

..

As for the gas, I still get gas like I did before, but it isn't uncontrollable or anything like that. Depends on what I eat, some things make me more gassy than others, but for the most part it isn't a problem..

Constipation, yes sometimes, but not all the time. Now that I'm eating more regular foods things are pretty regular, but you have to keep in mind that you're not eating a lot of solid Medifast food at first, so there really isn't much to poop out...

Comment #10

I know we sometimes only write in when we have something to complain about but I've also read that you are all glad you had the.

Surgery.

My question is: Does everyone have problems like constipation, gas, pain etc. Is it something you have to live with for the rest of your life now or is it temporary. I only have 50 lbs. to lose and am wondering if it is worth living the rest of my life with stomach complications etc. I am diabetic and my blood sugars are always out of control. That is the reason why I am considering GBS..

Joanne..

Comment #11

With only 50lbs to lose, havig.

Surgery.

For you would be like cutting your head off because you needed to shave. NO way would I do this to my body for 50lbs..

As for gas and constipation, I really think those issue stem from your diet. I'm sevarl months out and have never has a problem with either. My kids however do give me gas from time to time but nothing putrid...

Comment #12

I would no go through the.

Surgery.

For 50 pounds. If you can get a routine to lose the weight-.

Exercise.

And diet. And doing this may also control your diabetes. I had the.

Surgery.

To get rid of my Type 2 diabetes. My sugars are still.

Running.

High in the am. Usually about 160's right now. I am not on medicine but have to keep an eye on it if they start going up I will have to go back on meds. I would really try the Medifast diet thing- this gastric by pass is not an easy thing...

Comment #13

Thanks everyone for your replies. I am having such a hard time losing the weight I need before.

Surgery.

After I lost 15 lbs, I started taking insulin and gained 20 lbs. in that first month. Now i'm back to square one and it's been already two years. I think I'll look more into the.

Lap band.

You guys are an inspiration..

Joanne..

Comment #14

Well I had it 6 weeks ago. I also am diabetic on pills and insulin ...guess what my sugars are still out of wack..

Surgery.

Didnt change them at all for meeven with me not eating sugar or carbsi was also obese that is why I did itbut keep in mind your always diabetic just hopefully better controlled..

Comment #15


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