Dumping syndrome question

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Life is Good to me
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   Posted 4/30/2013 11:37 PM (GMT -6)   
I am 7 weeks post NF. I've done really well after surgery except for a bout of esophageal spasms which I seem to be able to control thru diet. But I seem to have developed what I assume is the dumping syndrome that ice heard others mention. Can someone tell me what causes this & if there is anything to lessen the frequency of it happening? It doesn't seem to be as closely related to diet as I found the esophageal spasms. Thanks - any input is appreciated.
NF on 3/06/13

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   Posted 5/1/2013 8:25 AM (GMT -6)   

Well this is a side effect of the trauma from the surgery and change in the stomach and such. It does get much better, but takes time. Usually several months, but gets gradually gets better over this time. I haven't been able to pin point any certain foods for myself.

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Roger D.
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   Posted 5/1/2013 9:48 AM (GMT -6)   
I am over a year post NF. I also had dumping syndrome. Mine occurred every day for the first month then gradually subsided to every other day then one per week. I rarely get it now. It just takes time so try to be patient. I found that baked goods like pies and sugar in general made it worse. I didn't take any medication for it because I knew that it was temporary.

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   Posted 5/2/2013 1:13 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm 5 months post NF & still get dumping syndrome. I also found that sugar is the biggest culprit. For me, it was fruit juices that really made it bad. You find out by trial and error what foods will set you off (also gas bloat).

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   Posted 5/2/2013 4:07 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Life is Good,
I also had dumping syndrome.  As Bill said, it's common with stomach surgery.  I found I got it whenever I ate something that irritated my wrap.  However, One Day at a Time is right about sweets triggering dumping syndrome.  I more episodes early on, then they gradually became fewer and fewer.  They continued through the first year (seldom) and figured it was a quirk I'd have to live with.  Then sometime in the second year I suddenly realized I wasn't having it at all.  That's why I always say I continued to see improvement into the second year post-op.
Here's a link to an anti-dumping diet:
Hang in there!
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