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Surgery

Surgery

My MD. Recommended I have gastric bypass due to obesity and my high cholesterol. He will not give me meds because they cause more pain and I agree with that. I have never worried about surgery, it was always much better when what was wrong was taken out.
I'm afraid of what surgery will be like with fibromialga. Is it worse? Does it take longer to get rid of surgical pain? I'm struggling with this and will see a gastrointerologist. I would like to hear about your experiences.
Thanks.

A MyFibroTeam Member said:

Unfortunately, I think that is a really hard one to answer because everyone deals with the pain and recovery differently. I have had two major surgeries and one seemed like a piece of cake but the other one was really difficult. However, if you are overweight enough that gastric bypass is being thought of, I think that the difficulty of recovery is minor compared to the benefits that you will might gain from the surgery in the long run.

posted almost 5 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

I went for a hysterectomy a few months ago. They gave me meds used on epilepsy patients before and after the op. That REALLY helped. I was up and going the next day. Not sure what it's called but that's what they normally do with FM patients going for an op. Hope this is helpful 😉

posted almost 5 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

Yes you need to make it clear you have fibromyalgia and RA and you have an amplified pain experience and may need higher pain relief. I didn't have this and one night was left in a lot of pain, even though they were told. Make sure they answer you when you tell them. Best of Luck Patti. x

posted almost 5 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

I haven't really had extensive pain post-op but that might have been because I told them prior of my fibromyalgia. I take my pain medication as I'm healing,along with post-op drugs. I had roux en y 15 yrs ago and would do it again in a heartbeat. Gentle hugs,
Brenda

posted almost 5 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

I had my stomach sleeve fixed, and a hernia repaired at the same time 2 weeks ago. I felt "normal" while I was recovering at home, but now that I'm back to work I'm having incision and stomach pains. They're not too terrible, just really annoying. My energy is also draining faster then usual since i'm still recovering.

posted almost 5 years ago
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