Help! Help! Help! Has anyone heard of anyone "changing" so dramatically after having a gastric bypass? I feel like I am living a nightmare because my family member is 2 years post-op. He went from 420lbs to approx 250lbs, gaining only about 15-20 back at any given time & will lose it again. He has gone from being a caring, family oriented, spiritual, hard working man who LOVED people(kids especially) and life itself. He is now a full-fledged alcoholic-NEVER used to drink, smokes about a pack a day-used to take a week to get a pack down, abandoned wife and kids, isolates himself from the rest of the family, is paranoid that everyone is out to get him, and darn near close to being an atheist! He has even spoken of suicide on occassion. He said he had a premonition prior to being transported to OR that he should not have the surgery. He has not done any follow up care with his MD since 6 months out. Is this an extremely rare effect or is this just not widely reported? Any suggestions?