Hunger pangs during the night - post-Toupet Fundoplication

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Date Joined Aug 2010
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   Posted 8/31/2010 9:39 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi all,

I had a Toupet Fundoplication done on August 19 and have been healing extremely well - no problems with swallowing, some mild gas pain, and am progressing to soft foods at a slow but steady pace

The only problem I've encountered is severe hunger pangs every 2-3 hours in the middle of the night to the point where they wake me up from sleep. I've found that drinking some water helps to satisfy the hunger cravings to an extent, but I'm woken up again a few hours later with the same hunger pangs.

Does anyone have any recommendations on how to solve the problem? I eat fine during the day (a small but filling portion of safe foods every 2-3 hours), but can't handle food in the middle of the night.

Also, could this be gas pain? I've tried taking Gas-X before going to bed but it doesn't seem to be making much of a difference.

Thanks in advance,


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Date Joined Oct 2009
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   Posted 9/1/2010 10:58 AM (GMT -6)   
I had the same procedure, got hungry, just got up and ate a little. A cup of warm milk is filling and helps me get back to sleep.

Yes, some of it could be gas pain. I had lots of it for 9 months. Gas-X and all other meds did nothing for it. The pain and gas is mostly in the lower intestine, not the stomach. There is some stomach gas - we swallow air just talking - and it adds to the food gas. The only way to relieve gas is to eat non-gas-producing foods. Rice is good.

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   Posted 9/1/2010 5:05 PM (GMT -6)   
Try a high protein drink before bedtime.
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