Hiya my name is janine and on the 21st Jan 2009 i had a Gastric Bypass or also known as a Roux-En-Y, for the first 3 yrs everything seemed to be goin well and i lost the weight my Consultant said i would within 9 months of the op, which was a total of 196lbs, or 14st but i've gone beyond that and by 18months post op had lost another 2st or 28lbs, but for the past 6 months i seem to be having problems eating anything, i can smell fats in foods and even taste them WITHOUT even putting the food in my mouth, i can't keep food down as soon as i've eaten i end up being sick, i have been to see my Doctor several times, and over the weeks i have been to see her she has been taking note of my weight at every point i have been, the weight is still coming off me way to fast and due to the Doctor following my eating patterns and weight loss her diagnosis is that i now have a form of Anorexia, i still feel fat even though my husband and all my friends say i'll looking too slim for my height,i find it really strange that i have gone from a person being morbidly obese to being someone with anorexia, has anyone else found that after the Gastric Bypass surgery that the have an eating disorder, you input or help will be much appreciated by myself and my friends and worried family xxx
Out of curiosity what is your current height and weight? What is your BMI?
for the past 6 months i seem to be having problems eating anything, i can smell fats in foods and even taste them WITHOUT even putting the food in my mouth, i can't keep food down as soon as i've eaten i end up being sick, i have been to see my Doctor several times
Your operation has modified your insides. What you are describing might be a physical problem that somehow relates to your operation. The nature of this operation is that it affects and what and how much you can eat - after all that was the whole point of the operation.
An eating disorder is a mental illness. They usually feature body dis-morphia (thinking you are fat when you objectively are not), self-esteem issues.
Having physical difficulties with eating are not the "primary" symptom, although a person with an ED who has therefore eaten very little for a long while may then develop problems when they try to eat again.
During these last ~3.5 years, what have you been eating, have you been more 'radical' than you were supposed to be?
I think you should consult a doctor who did this surgery to you otherwise you go and consult a new doctor who is specialized in this type of surgeries so that he can help you in this. Why, because my mom also faced this problem and found one remedy for it. But now I didn’t remember exactly what it is and I think the doctor has given treatment to her.