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    Tilds36
    Member

    I am experiencing excruciating shoulder pain pretty much every day around about 10am for an hour or so. Am taking Windeze as suspect it is wind related as its my left shoulder and also nurofen and eventually it eases. Seems to happen more on an empty stomach and when I have walked for 15-20 mins beforehand. Pain is very sharp and sometimes comes under my ribs on the left as well.

    Has anyone else experienced this?

    Thanks,

    Tilds

    #48585
    natalieyoung
    Member

    I was banded on the 10th of November. I experience pain if I overeat. I get pains in my back and lungs its horrible. I am not sure if this is what your experiencing.

    #48579
    Lauren
    Keymaster

    @Tilds36 27088 wrote:

    I am experiencing excruciating shoulder pain pretty much every day around about 10am for an hour or so. Am taking Windeze as suspect it is wind related as its my left shoulder and also nurofen and eventually it eases. Seems to happen more on an empty stomach and when I have walked for 15-20 mins beforehand. Pain is very sharp and sometimes comes under my ribs on the left as well.

    Has anyone else experienced this?

    Thanks,

    Tilds

    Hi Tilds.

    If you are at all worried about the pain, I suggest you contact your team.

    Like Natalie said, it’s most likely caused by either wind or not chewing your food enough but if it is causing you distress, contacting your team is the wisest move.

    Hope you get it sorted.

    Doodah x

    #48582
    Tilds36
    Member

    Thanks guys. I have an appointment soon so I will mention it then and let you know what they say.

    #48584
    sharlotte
    Member

    I have this problem and I spoke to my surgeon, he said its to do with your diafram! Basically if you get out of breath or eat too quickly it causes this, it’s so so so bad sometimes but just adjusting things slightly makes a lot of difference, he said it could be on going :-/ sorry to be the bearer of bad news!!!

    #48580
    Lauren
    Keymaster

    Well, we all know that it’s a giant learning curve and that it’s very difficult to break the habits of a lifetime. I think this is especially true of those of us who eat really quickly. I never did as I was not a volume eater but a chooser of super-calorific foods. I’m a naturally slow eater so I have never had a problem with pain in the diaphram associated with food.

    However, as an asthmatic I do sometimes get the pain if I have done too much and not had enough of my inhaler beforehand. It would seem that there are some things it will take years to learn! Good job we are going to have longer lives after wls isn’t it?

    Doodah x

    #48583
    Tilds36
    Member

    I meant to update this.

    Spoke to my team and they say it’s nothing to do with eating, but a side-effect of the band surgery and something to do with the diaphragm. They see loads of patients suffer from it.

    #48581
    Lauren
    Keymaster

    I think it’s true that bandsters suffer from it quite a bit more than bypassers. I have been very fortunate i must say as any pain I experienced was not unbearable. I sometimes get severe stomach cramping out of the blue. I take Buscopan and it subsides bit it often catches me completely unaware ans stops me dead in my tracks. I carry Buscopan with me everywhere now just in case. I’m not sure what causes it but I didn’t get it before surgery.

    Having said all this, it’s much less of a problem than a massive heart, high blood pressure, immobility, out of control asthma and almost dying!

    Thanks so much for the update Tilds 😉

    Doodah x

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