Has Anyone ever had the Lapband or gastric bypass?

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IALupus
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   Posted 11/5/2007 6:24 AM (GMT -7)   
I was wondering if anyone has had the Lapband for weight?  I see the surgeon today, I have talked breifly to them but will find more about the lupus and Hep with the lapband. Just curious if anyone WITH Lupus has had it done.
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Nicki
 
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   Posted 11/5/2007 8:04 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Nicki-
I haven't had it done, but I have had it discussed with both my gi and my hepatologist. I have non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (fatty liver with inflammation) and they thought I had hepc but I guess I was misdiagnosed. There is a big difference between lapband and gastric bypass and both have different effects on the liver. While some types of this kind of surgery are recommended as a treatment in some cases of fatty liver, I've never heard it being recommended for someone with autoimmune hepatitis.

I think there are some very effective diet options for people with liver problems that only the top docs know about. They have screwed up so much in dietary recommendations in the past, and many hepatologists are not up on what diets work for people with liver disease. For instance, a low fat diet kills me, while a low carb diet with moderate to high fat actually brought my cholesterol down and was the only way I could lose weight. Some people need to be on a carb heavy diet. From what I have heard from both my docs, bypass surgery would be detrimental to me personally and make my liver condition much worse. Lapband is ineffective in many cases and may break. You can still overeat with lapband or staples, though you may get sick and even die from it, from what they told me.

I have heard that sometimes certain types of bypass surgery would be helpful for my particular liver condition, I am not obese enough or sick enough for them to risk the surgery and possible problems afterward.

I understand that the drugs we take and definitely liver problems makes it very very difficult, if not impossible to lose weight. I would recommend you see a really knowledgeable hepatologist in a research facility, someone who really knows the latest information about liver disease and treatment and seek out their advice. I go to Borland-Groover and they are very up to date. I would let my other docs definitely have a say in this decision, especially your hepatologist.

Take care and I hope that you do talk to your other docs before proceeding. It has a very serious impact on how the liver works and you wouldn't want to end up much sicker than you were before and possibly unable to take your meds like you need to. Also, I question the use of methotrexate with any liver disease. I would seek a second opinion with a hepatologist (doc that specializes in livers) because from what I understand, methotrexate is contraindicated in anyone with liver disease and can cause liver problems. Please check with your docs on this as well. 19 meds is pretty hefty, I'm on 13 but only 8 that I take every day all the time, others when problems occur.
Love, Marji
--Doctors are men who prescribe medicines of which they know little, to cure diseases of which they know less in human beings of whom they know nothing.--Voltaire (1694-1778)
Ills--Sjogrens-Lupus-like AI Disease, Hashis, Vitiligo, spinal stenosis/fusion with plate, salivary/lymphectomies, Diabetes, NAFLD, COPD, RLS, neuropathy, trigonitis, hystero, diffuse brain atrophy
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IALupus
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   Posted 11/5/2007 8:21 PM (GMT -7)   
Marji,
They told me today that lapband is HIGH risk for me, with the Lupus, but Especially with the AIH. She was going to talk to some doctors across the Nation. And get back to me. But I am thinking it will be NO, since mine is not a fatty tissue disease it could cause pserosis of the liver and eventually make me need a transplant. I am so SICK OF THIS!
As for the Methotrexate, they know the contradictions in it but the benefits are far greater than the effects. We have talked to many about it, and some from Mayo. But thanks for pointing it out, because if I didn't have the doctor I do, I could have been in trouble. I know some of us are not as fortunate to have wonderful medical team on their sides.
Have you heard from your son???
My prayers are with you!!!
Thanks
Nicki
SLE 9/99-Autoimmune Hepititis 2006- The list is tooo long for me to type!!  Just ask I will tell.
Most important of the 19 medications is Methotrexate and Predisone.


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   Posted 11/6/2007 8:00 AM (GMT -7)   
Nicki, I was interested to hear what you found out about this procedure. I'm guessing that this kind of surgery would not be recommended for a lot of us because of our lupus. I've gotten so overweight that I find myself thinking about this kind of surgery too, but I really need to just buckle down and try to lose some weight the hard old fashioned way, although it's very hard to do when you feel too sick to exercise much.
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redrose77
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   Posted 11/6/2007 12:46 PM (GMT -7)   
I consulted 6 offices that do both surgeries and was told the lap band was an absolute no for lupus or AI patients because it is made of silicone and that can cause serious issues in AI diseases. Apparently it irritates the immune system. I was also told because I have gastro-intestinal issues from the lupus that bypass was a no no because at some point they might have to take out part of my intestines if the inflammation caused damage and that the bypass would make it impossible to do so without serious complications. I was told that I needed to find a diet that works for me and that even if I remain extremely overweight it is better than what would happen if I had either surgery given the specific issues involved for me.
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Tx: plaquenil, Enbrel, Celebrex, Darvocet, Singulair, Flexeril, Baby Asprin,Prednisone


IALupus
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   Posted 11/6/2007 12:57 PM (GMT -7)   
I think that we need to make a drug to help us lose weight. I AM about READY TO EXPLODE BUT HOW DO YOU YELL AT A NON HUMAN THING????
I am sorry, thanks for all your input. I guess I will just stay FAT!
Hope all is well with everyone else.
SLE 9/99-Autoimmune Hepititis 2006- Asthma- Fibromyalgia   The list is tooo long for me to type!!  Just ask I will tell.
Methotrexate, Immuran, Singular, Protonix, Allegra-D, Combevent, Duo Neb, Lasix, Imeripex, Flexiril, Zoloft, Predisone and pain meds. There is more but not that important.


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   Posted 11/6/2007 2:38 PM (GMT -7)   
I have read that getting rid of all white flours and sugars can make a serious difference. I once had a doctor tell me if half of what I ate in a day was veggies and fruits (preferably fresh or frozen NO CANNED) and I limited my salt intake I would have no problems with eating whatever else I wanted. He did say I needed to get 3 servings of lean protein as well but the rest he could have cared less about. I am considering changing my diet to include more veggies and fruit and also trying to eat brown rice and whole grains (least processing possible) to help. Also I am pretty sure everyone else here is as guilty of this as I am- we all tend to skip meals and wait until we are really hungry. By doing that we open ourselves up to eating more and also poorer quality than we would otherwise. That said as far as I am concerned I think I will try hypnosis for me and my husband. He loses weight on the low carb diets but I can't do them because I get a kidney infection on a high protein diet.
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Tx: plaquenil, Enbrel, Celebrex, Darvocet, Singulair, Flexeril, Baby Asprin,Prednisone


IALupus
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   Posted 11/6/2007 3:27 PM (GMT -7)   
I quit smoking with hypnosis maybe to lose weight would work too!! I forgot that option, THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!! I sorry about my little break down last post just frustrated. I know you all know what I am talking about!!!! I was ready yesterday to go through with the surgery no MATTER the side effects. Now I think I will try a few other things!!!
My side kick, Lupie, just needs to let me make some decisions in my life, right along with her friend, Heppie!
Thanks for letting me vent. You are all the BEST!!!!
SLE 9/99-Autoimmune Hepititis 2006- Asthma- Fibromyalgia   The list is tooo long for me to type!!  Just ask I will tell.
Methotrexate, Immuran, Singular, Protonix, Allegra-D, Combevent, Duo Neb, Lasix, Imeripex, Flexiril, Zoloft, Predisone and pain meds. There is more but not that important.


IALupus
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   Posted 11/6/2007 3:30 PM (GMT -7)   
PS they told me yesterday at the surgeons, that everything we buy should say 4 grams of sugar at the most. 1 gram sugar = 1 tablespoon sugar!!!! IF you get canned fruit, make sure it is not in syrup.
SLE 9/99-Autoimmune Hepititis 2006- Asthma- Fibromyalgia   The list is tooo long for me to type!!  Just ask I will tell.
Methotrexate, Immuran, Singular, Protonix, Allegra-D, Combevent, Duo Neb, Lasix, Imeripex, Flexiril, Zoloft, Predisone and pain meds. There is more but not that important.


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   Posted 11/6/2007 8:34 PM (GMT -7)   

IALupus-

I am so glad that the surgeons were responsible and gave you detailed info and all.  I have lost a little over 60 pounds and have kept it off, going from almost 250 down to 180-85 in two months and kept every bit off and even got down to 175 at one point.  By the time they diagnosed me with diabetes I was pretty much on a diabetic diet already.  I have a very restricted diet and it is difficult to follow sometimes, especially where I live and now that I'm having problems even with artificial sweeteners!  Like can I have no joy whatsoever!  It's so frustrating, but now I've been at this plateau for a number of years now and any weight I'm losing now is due to my health worsening and not being able to eat, nausea, not digesting food anymore.  I did learn that as my liver gets worse I will lose all this weight I gained with my fatty liver and the fat will change to scar, at least that's what I was told.  What a way to lose weight.  So I take this diet thing very seriously because my liver is a necessary organ.  I hope that you can find a diet, hypnosis, whatever it takes to lose weight or at least to be healthy with your weight, which is most important, no matter what you weigh. Have you seen a dietition.  I haven't been but some people say they work wonders.  Thanks for the info on the sugar, wow 12 grams of carbs is like 36 tbsp of sugar!


Love, Marji
--Doctors are men who prescribe medicines of which they know little, to cure diseases of which they know less in human beings of whom they know nothing.--Voltaire (1694-1778)
Ills--Sjogrens-Lupus-like AI Disease, Hashis, Vitiligo, spinal stenosis/fusion with plate, salivary/lymphectomies, Diabetes, NAFLD, COPD, RLS, neuropathy, trigonitis, hystero, diffuse brain atrophy
Meds--Plaquenil, Evoxac, Metformin, Synthroid, HCTZ, Estradiol patch, Prosed, Klonopin, Soma, Ultram, Vicodin, Restasis, Albuterol,steroid injections, Protopic & Triamcinolone Acetonide ointments


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   Posted 11/7/2007 6:15 AM (GMT -7)   
IALupus said...
PS they told me yesterday at the surgeons, that everything we buy should say 4 grams of sugar at the most. 1 gram sugar = 1 tablespoon sugar!!!! IF you get canned fruit, make sure it is not in syrup.


That didn't sound right to me. I looked it up and found 4 different sources (including "The Joy of Cooking" that said there are 4 grams of sugar in 1 teaspoon. That means that 1 gram is 1/4 of a teaspoon. (So to get all the way up to a tablespoon, you would need 12 grams of sugar.)

I hope this helps.

Blessings!

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IALupus
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   Posted 11/7/2007 6:28 AM (GMT -7)   
Opps I ment teaspoon but even with that they still do not match up. So I don't know. Still sad that one of those Quaker Breakfast square bars has 21grams of sugar in one bar!!!
SLE 9/99-Autoimmune Hepititis 2006- Asthma- Fibromyalgia   The list is tooo long for me to type!!  Just ask I will tell.
Methotrexate, Immuran, Singular, Protonix, Allegra-D, Combevent, Duo Neb, Lasix, Imeripex, Flexiril, Zoloft, Predisone and pain meds. There is more but not that important.


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   Posted 11/7/2007 8:23 AM (GMT -7)   
Yup . . . it still adds up fast. Always good to check the labels.

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   Posted 11/7/2007 9:12 AM (GMT -7)   
I have been trying to eat better since I found out I am pregnant and have not gained any weight until this 3lbs in 3 days which resulted in a BP rise. Which means water weight.
Dx:fibromyalgia 2002, systematic lupus 2005, rheumatoid arthritis 2006, PTSD 2007, multiple allergies 2005, migraine, compression fractures T11 & T12, Sjögren's, pregnant due May 2008
Tx: plaquenil, Enbrel, Celebrex, Darvocet, Singulair, Flexeril, Baby Asprin,Prednisone


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   Posted 11/7/2007 10:50 AM (GMT -7)   
Nicki, I was so glad to read your post.  I asked my PC if I could be a candidate for gastric bypass and he said no, because of my lupus.  I hate, hate, hate being fat, but I haven't been able to control my appetite while taking prednisone.  At least I'm in very good company!

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   Posted 11/7/2007 11:07 AM (GMT -7)   
Wow, you almost had me in a diabetic coma there... I didn't think doctor Atkins would let me have 48 tbsp of sugar! Thanks Rosie. Those "diet bars" are a joke. You waste all your carbs eating something that tastes like cardboard or worse. Meat, veggies, occasional fruit, only one slice of bread or similar amount of carbs, preferably with fiber. The weight control instant oatmeal by quaker is really good, its a little higher than 12 carbs, not much though, and has lots of fiber and a larger portion than there regular. I think they add fiber to it. Unfortunately here it is very expensive, so I just do quick oats and sugar free syrup or sweetener. Heck, I found out a snickers bar was not much worse than a nutragrain bar, can't have either, but its ridiculous.
Love, Marji
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   Posted 11/7/2007 9:55 PM (GMT -7)   

It's so funny that someone posted about this here today, because it's been on my mind a lot lately. I've also read that the lap band is contraindicated for anyone with autoimmune disease and even those with a family history of it.

Gastric bypass seems so serious to me...even if my insurance covered it, I don't know that I'd want to do something that drastic. I am also very sick of being overweight. I've been part of a moms group for over ten years, and all of the heavier women there have had either gastric bypass or lap banding. I am the only really big one left. sad Their weight is just falling off.

I guess we lupies just plug along and try to eat better, and exercise when our bodies will let us.


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   Posted 11/7/2007 10:15 PM (GMT -7)   
This is so ironic! I was just talking to my uncle today. He had gastric bypass 8 months ago. He has done wonderful! He says he feels better than ever. I lost 140 lbs. on my own in less than a year; 2 years ago. I done really drastic calorie restriction and got up to walking four miles a day; then I had a major flare and am still on prednisone! I have gained back every single pound! It's so disheartening. I just don't know if I can do it again. It is so frustrating. I don't know if i've gotten lazy. I never have been in my life. I've worked since I was 16, went to nursing school and worked 2 jobs alot of the time. And now it's like a bath completely drains me. I sleep all day today! I do not know where to start to get myself back together. I will take suggestions. God Bless You all, Judy

IALupus
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   Posted 11/7/2007 11:00 PM (GMT -7)   
Oh Predisone what a friend you are!! You make us feel so much better, but yet you make us feel so bad. How ever will we find a happy medium with you. You have lived at my side for 8 years, I just wish you would go home for a little bit.
Oh sorry everyone, had to write my unwanted friend a note. I spoke with my rhuemy tonight, he agreed with me and wants me to try a dietian and hypnosis. I think he knew he better call me, last time I got upset about my weight, I dropped all my meds. Lost really fast, but also gained my sickness back at a high rate. Can't win for losing in this game!!!
Well I want to thank all of you for all the comments, we will ahve to be here for each other and give tips on what is working for each of us. I got a key chain at the Iowa Lupus walk, says it all. "IF YOU HAD LUPUS YOU WOULD BE FAT AND CRANKY TOO!!!"
God Bless each and everyone of you,
Nicki
SLE 9/99-Autoimmune Hepititis 2006- Asthma- Fibromyalgia   The list is tooo long for me to type!!  Just ask I will tell.
Methotrexate, Immuran, Singular, Protonix, Allegra-D, Combevent, Duo Neb, Lasix, Imeripex, Flexiril, Zoloft, Predisone and pain meds. There is more but not that important.


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   Posted 11/8/2007 7:49 AM (GMT -7)   
MJLD said...
I lost 140 lbs. on my own in less than a year; 2 years ago. I done really drastic calorie restriction and got up to walking four miles a day; then I had a major flare and am still on prednisone! I have gained back every single pound! It's so disheartening. I just don't know if I can do it again. It is so frustrating.


(((((((Judy))))))))

I'm so sorry sis. You did SO good losing all that weight!! A big pat on the back to you. So sorry it all came back on you like that. . . maintaining is SO much harder than losing it . . . and losing it is huge task all on its own!! I've lost all my weight several times and then went way higher too (although I've never lost SO much weight as you). Since January, I have lost about 35 lbs . . very slowly . . . I lose a couple and then maintain and then lose a couple more. I'm hoping this very gradual weight loss will be more permanent . . . I've been gradually modifying my diet. Not so much for calories as for content. Have managed to gradually make changes so that now we are eating only whole wheat bread and past, brown rice, whole grain cereal, like 5 minute Oats and bran flakes. Really trying to use "whole" foods. Much more satisfying.

I hope you will consider attacking this issue again. You can do it Judy!!! It won't happen as fast as we want . . . be we CAN do this one baby-step at a time. I have stopped beating myself up if I have an ice cream. I now make a conscious decision . . . if I decide to have a special treat . . . I eat it slowly and enjoy each bite. I stopped the negative self-talk after eating yummy pleasures and I "allow" myself to enjoy the forbidden foods every now and then.

I'm really hoping that doing it gradually like this will be a life-style change that will permanent. It will take me three years to do it . . . but I'm hoping to have more energy when I'm not carrying all that extra weight around. If I put on a 35lb back pack right now, I couldn't carry it for 30 minutes . . . but I was carrying all that weight a year ago. That's a good motivation for me.

Sorry for the blog . . . It's nice to know I'm in such good company. Your story inspires me to reach my goal!!! I hope you'll be posting soon about a success in beginning a new journey of healthy eating!!

Thanks again for sharing!!

Blessings!

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IALupus
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   Posted 11/8/2007 8:17 AM (GMT -7)   
WTG to all of us that have lost and hugs to those of us who gained it back. I lost 60 something and gained 70 back. So I know how it feels and I guess us Luppies will have to hold each others hand and keep the post going to tell our stories of our loss or gain and how much and how we are doing it. What do you all think??????? I know I could use a support of people doing the same thing and some tips from others.
((((HUGS))))
Nicki
SLE 9/99-Autoimmune Hepititis 2006- Asthma- Fibromyalgia   The list is tooo long for me to type!!  Just ask I will tell.
Methotrexate, Immuran, Singular, Protonix, Allegra-D, Combevent, Duo Neb, Lasix, Imeripex, Flexiril, Zoloft, Predisone and pain meds. There is more but not that important.


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   Posted 11/8/2007 4:17 PM (GMT -7)   
((((Always Rosie))))) Thanx! It's funny, after posting last night I felt better about it. I gave myself a big pep talk and i'm starting over tomorrow. Maybe we can encourage each other! Judy

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   Posted 11/8/2007 8:01 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm all for that! I can say that foods the we were all raised on like twinkies and white bread and that crazy food pyramid that makes you end up looking like a pyramid, hurt all of us, maybe more than you know.

One thing on bypass surgery while I remember, if you have any kind of liver problems, bypass surgery involves bypassing the stomach and sending food straight to the small intestine. I recently had trouble not digesting my food and it was essentially going right to my small intestine and not being digested right there and I can say that I would lose weight because eating is miserable and I was too nauseaus all the time. On the liver side, it can be very very dangerous so even if you don't have liver problems, or don't know you have them, if your liver enzymes have been elevated, this is something you need to consider.

Congrats to everyone who lost weight. I did keep 60 lbs off but I'm not on as much pred as some of you are, but my fatty liver makes losing hard too. I follow a diet much like Rosie's but I've been having urinary tract inflammation that has restricted me from having soy, nuts, artificial sweeteners, and lots of other stuff that were my standbys on a low carb diet. Well ((((hugs)))) to all and I wish us all luck in this common goal!
Love, Marji
--Doctors are men who prescribe medicines of which they know little, to cure diseases of which they know less in human beings of whom they know nothing.--Voltaire (1694-1778)
Ills--Sjogrens-Lupus-like AI Disease, Hashis, Vitiligo, spinal stenosis/fusion with plate, salivary/lymphectomies, Diabetes, NAFLD, COPD, RLS, neuropathy, trigonitis, hystero, diffuse brain atrophy
Meds--Plaquenil, Evoxac, Metformin, Synthroid, HCTZ, Estradiol patch, Prosed, Klonopin, Soma, Ultram, Vicodin, Restasis, Albuterol,steroid injections, Protopic & Triamcinolone Acetonide ointments

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