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Question: gastric bypass,seizures,syncope-all related?

 w8liftinglady - Sun Oct 21, 2007 5:09 pm

I had gastric bypass in 08/06.I developed idiopathic nocturnal seizures 09/06.MRI,EEG,CT all negative.On dilantin and thiamine 100mg im for possible thimine deficiency(I also had severe memory loss and difficulty completing sentences).Over the last few months I have had several syncopal episodes,exclusively at work(I am an ICU Nurse).except for the last time,they repleted my volume and sent me on my merry way.This last time(Friday),I hit the floor and was unconscious for several minutes.CT negative.I was wearing a holter monitor-results pending.Any other thoughts?Maybe not related to bypass-just coincident.Also has carotid ultrasound-negative.
 Debbie Miller, RN - Sun Nov 04, 2007 1:02 am

User avatar This certainly does not sound like something that would result from the bypass surgery. I doubt there is a connection unless you are seriously compromising your body chemistry through lack of eating. I would encourage you to eat ONLY healthy food, proteins and vegetables mostly. Sip water constantly during the day when you are not eating. You do run some risk of deydration if you are not taking in enough fluid. You may want to schedule an appointment to find out just what is causing this distress. Your surgeon could be a place to start but you could also see your family doctor.

Good luck

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