Just wondering, how many of you have gained weight since DBS?
I did, I put on over a stone, gradually lost it again but took some time.
It is hard to lose it. Have gained a stone.
My husband was 72 kg at his pre op before DBS and now 12 months later is 93 kg.
He is going to try and loose a bit - he looks better for it and was too thin as a result of dyskinesia
Does he work?
I had DBS in March 2015, over four years ago.
I have lost 12 kg since then.
Wow!! Did you not gain weight at first? Did you lose the weight intentionally?
I am having DBS on the 5th November and I am aware that weight gain can be an issue after DBS.
For those of you who gained weight, do you know the reason why ?
Did you eat more, crave more sugar. As I know reward centre can be affected.
Did you have dyskinesia before that stopped, so you weren’t burning as many calories.
Or is there another reason, as this is a real concern for me .
I would really appreciate your feedback.
Where are you having DBS?
I think it is to do with pleasure/rewards in the brain, and that you do not get so much dyskensia with DBS. I
Good luck with DBS, it will be worth it.