I had Bariatric surgery back in 2004. I do not believe I was showing signs of Lupus at that time, but a lot from that time is sketchy. I recovered well, except for a minor complication of a blockage 11 days after surgery. It dislodged before they had to do surgery to fix it.
My doctor does do Lupus patients. Depending on the type of surgery you have, you may not be allowed to have certain meds (any anti-inflammatory drugs, aspirin, and steroids are off limits for me, for the most part. There are exceptions), so blocking pain becomes more complicated.
The problem with Weight loss surgery is that it is such a drastic change for the body, you have to be prepared for things to happen (nausea, "dumping" and reactions to foods and medications that you never thought possible), but you do adjust and if you weigh the pros and cons, it will help you make an informed decision. I will admit that I felt so much better after I lost the weight. I am not sure if the weight I am starting to gain back is affecting the Lupus symptoms or not. I do think it contributes to it.
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Endolymphatic (?) Hydrops, Chronic Insomnia, Asthma (mild), Hypermobility, Depression (remission), Anxiety, OCD, Autism (high functioning), Various Eye Issues, Deviated Septum and Nasal Spurs, Migraines, Skin Problems, and Gastric Bypass Surgery
Suspected, but not yet confirmed: MCTD (suspected Lupus - among others), Fibromyalgia, and whatever he called it.