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Started by supersleeve13, Dec 30, 2013 9:59 PM
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Posted December 30, 2013 - 9:59 PM

#1
So today I am 6 days post op and I have had a lot of trouble tolerating protein shakes. I can drink water, non caff tea with a little Splenda, broths, and jello but as soon as I take the first sip of protein my stomach gets crazy growling and churning. I get such bad gas I can barely drink 30 cc. Has anyone had this problem? Does it get better? Any suggestions for better protein? I'm currently on liquid diet for another week. Thanks!!


    familyguy

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Posted December 30, 2013 - 10:12 PM

#2

Have you tried making your shakes with soy milk or water instead of regular milk?  Sometimes the lactose in regular milk can make things worse.  Also, Isopure makes a clear liquid protein drink that has 15 grams of protein per small (8oz) bottle.  It tastes like crystal light with a little aftertaste that's not too objectionable.  Lastly, I started adding PB2 to my vanilla or chocolate protein shakes and found them way more palatable (if you like peanut butter).  The last suggestion won't improve the stomach / gas issues, but it does make them taste way better.  

 

Good luck -- I had some of the same issues and it did get better for me.  


Edited by familyguy, December 30, 2013 - 10:13 PM.



    LindafromFlorida

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Posted December 30, 2013 - 11:19 PM

#3

Check out Torani SF syrups.  Flavor the shakes with crystal light, sf pudding powders,  I hate milk so I use water.  Chocolate is better than vanilla, and Torani has a SF chocolate syrup or gingerbread, etc.  Experiment! Good luck!




    lreyno

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Posted December 30, 2013 - 11:35 PM

#4

I am 13 days post op and having the same problem.  I have gone on liquid diets before and never had any problem.  Did not have the problem pre-op either.  Now even the smell makes me feel sick.  I have mainkly used water but have also tried milk and tried it hot.

 

I have had diarrhea everyday.

 

Does anyone know where u can order just samples to try different types/brands?

 

Any help appreciated.




    JSCRIMPSHIRE

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Posted December 31, 2013 - 12:44 AM

#5

I am 13 days post op and having the same problem. I have gone on liquid diets before and never had any problem. Did not have the problem pre-op either. Now even the smell makes me feel sick. I have mainkly used water but have also tried milk and tried it hot. I have had diarrhea everyday. Does anyone know where u can order just samples to try different types/brands? Any help appreciated.


Most health food stores will have samples to buy. However, I tried several different types, made them with water instead of milk, and anything else I could think to do and I never was able to get protein drinks down. My dr told me he was more concerned with my other liquids as to not get dehydrated than he was with the protein drinks- this was in the first two weeks or so. After that I found pure protein bars. They have 20 grams of protein and only 17 carbs. He said these were ok asking as I got ally water in. Now that I can eat I don't use them anymore- I just try to eat all my protein.


Posted December 31, 2013 - 1:17 AM

#6
I'm using the already made muscle milk tomorrow I will try making my own with water. My dr said she wasn't concerned as long as I stayed hydrated as well but I'm literally living off of less than 300 calories a day and I'm very weak everyday. Just getting off of the couch is exhausting having 3 kids the youngest just turned 2 has been horrible without any calories for fuel. Hopefully if I make my own I can get half a shake down. I have heard about the isopure drinks and I'm going to get some ASAP. Thanks for all the suggestions!


    JSCRIMPSHIRE

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Posted December 31, 2013 - 1:33 PM

#7

I'm using the already made muscle milk tomorrow I will try making my own with water. My dr said she wasn't concerned as long as I stayed hydrated as well but I'm literally living off of less than 300 calories a day and I'm very weak everyday. Just getting off of the couch is exhausting having 3 kids the youngest just turned 2 has been horrible without any calories for fuel. Hopefully if I make my own I can get half a shake down. I have heard about the isopure drinks and I'm going to get some ASAP. Thanks for all the suggestions!


The premise isopure wasn't horrible just sickenly sweet like everything else. If you are still in liquid or purée try tomato or cream of potato soup. I felt like I had had something when I ate that. You can't live on 300 calories a day. I promise it gets better. Good luck to you!!


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