Entering Another Phase
Approximately 4 months ago I started losing my appetite and becoming nauseous after just a small portion of my meal, to the point of vomiting on several occasions. It’s not that I’ve lost my taste for food, on the contrary, food may possibly taste better than it ever has. I don’t have an aversion to food, I’m not telling myself with every bite that I shouldn’t be putting this stuff in my mouth. I actually enjoy the food for the few bites I get in before the nausea sets in. I have gotten to the point that if I consume 650-700 calories/day I’m having a really good day. To this point I have lost ~44 lbs and I’m waiting to see we’re th bottom lies.
I’ve had both an upper and lower scope, both were WNL, more blood tests than I knew had been invented, a barium swallow, and a physical from head to toe. Aside from a couple of elevated B vitamin levels, everything was normal. After my GI doc conferred with my bariatric doc, neurologist and my GP, the general consensus was reached that my issues were related to the advancing LBD. And as with most things dealing with LBD, the feeling is there is no “cure” for my new symptom. Their fear is that, as I’m a rather good sized fella, that I’ll lose down to around 160-170, deplenish my fat stores, and not have the physical reserves to fight off an infection such as pneumonia. They don’t want me to drop below 200 lbs. Sorry, I blew through that several days ago.