Connect with others who understand.

sign up log in
About MyFibroTeam
Real members of MyFibroTeam have posted questions and answers that support our community guidelines, and should not be taken as medical advice. Looking for the latest medically reviewed content by doctors and experts? Visit our resource section.

Has Anyone Here With Fibromyalgia Had A Gastric Sleeve (weight Loss Surgery) Performed?

Has Anyone Here With Fibromyalgia Had A Gastric Sleeve (weight Loss Surgery) Performed?

After being on so many different drugs, and each one packing on some pounds, I feel I will never be able to move enough to lose weight. I don't want to fall into diabetes, bad knees, high blood pressure, etc., and I am running out of options. I have a consultation next month, but I would love to hear from anyone who had wls and did it benefit your fibro? Thanks in advance!😊

A MyFibroTeam Member said:

I pretty much had the same thought process that you are having. I had a gastric sleeve a year ago and lost 30lbs and then gained 10lbs back. I’ve taken a lot of different medications over the years and although some worked really well the side affects were horrible. As of now I’m taking Sertraline and Xanax and my pain management doctor convinced me to start taking gabapentin. Im not 100% sure that the gabapentin is working however I have a severe craving for sweets so I’m thinking that I’m going to stop taking it. If you decide to get WLS you have to prepare yourself mentally that you (possibly) will not be able to eat the foods that you love and you certainly will not be able to eat a lot of anything. Like I said I had the gastric sleeve done so I can still (not supposed to) eat sugar with sweet tea being my main source of anything that goes into my body. I’ve had fibromyalgia since I was 4 when I was diagnosed with growing pains in my legs. I’m now 50 and STILL have those blessed growing pains in my legs and the rest of my body. The WLS hasn’t hindered or helped me except for the fact that I haven’t gained ALL of my weight back and I know that I won’t get any bigger. I’m looking to have a TT at the end of the year. I’m hoping that that will take this stomach off and relieve my lower back pain. At this point in my life I feel like if I have to be in pain I might as well look good doing it!!! 🤗
I hope this helps.

posted about 3 years ago
Already a Member? Log in