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Old 11-22-2017, 02:33 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Looking for people who became alcoholics after gastric bypass...


I had a gastric bypass in July of 2015. I very quickly swapped my eating addiction to alcohol and am currently struggling to stay sober. It is a daily fight, and to be honest, I am not doing very well right now. I am not even sober yet after my last binge... But I want it to be just that... THE LAST BINGE. I am looking for people who are or were in my shoes for help and support. If there is already a discussion going for this, please point me in the right direction.
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Old 11-22-2017, 02:45 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Thank God. I truly felt like I was the only one. There isn't any one "in real life" that I know who has dealt with this or i feel would understand.... Where are you in your recovery?
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Just so you don't feel so alone.

I read somewhere (legit) that about 20% of people after bypass may struggle with alcohol.

It is NOT something I have experienced myself, but that is a huge number of people, and if I remember correctly the center you had the surgery at may be able to help you find support of people living with both.
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Hi kg, I saw a wonderful documentary about this very issue years ago.. Might be worth an internet search?

I haven't had gp but I did have a big weight loss in 2015 which started a huge slide down into another scary level of alcoholism. I was using alcohol instead of eating.

Things got bad. Best wishes for you.
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