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I did.... Just a couple of swallows and it was off to the bathroom... If you're mixing it with milk seems to be the trigger for me... Not as much with water....

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It's pretty normal if you're only on liquids. Liquid Protein in = liquid out, unfortunately. Once on solid food it gets better. But if you're on food too and still having the issue with your shake, try a different brand. You may be using one that doesn't agree with your system.

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If mixing with milk causes this, you may be lactose intolent. Try mixing with soy or almond milk instead. Good luck.

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I kinda wish I had that problem. I have the opposite problem. I think either way, we are sensitive to what we are taking whether it is a slight allergy or what we are mixing with powder that doesn't settle or maybe whey doesn't settle well. I wish you the best. But I think I would feel better if things were moving than not. I think any extreme sucks. I hope you find a solution soon. I have also tried switching to rice Protein because I heard it's the easiest to digest. But I haven't seen a change with that either.

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I have more of the not-so-frequent now but when I started it was explosive and loud for the first 3-4 weeks after surgery. I do have lots of gas now though. I think its one of the side effects. Wish it wasn't. I have never had buyers remorse though. Going down slowly but steadily. Happy camper.

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I am lactose intolerant and I use soy milk when mixing my Protein and it usually takes anywhere from an hour to a day to start working on me. No matter what kind of liquid I use its going to send me to the bathroom. It just depends on how much time it gives me. For me, milk makes it taste better but Water or soy milk gives more time before I have to go.

It seems to be a trial & error thing these days.

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My NUT said that if it gives you a lot of gas that you probably shouldn't be eating it. I suppose that's true for sweets and dairy but not so sure that applies to vegetables like broccoli or cabbage.

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Welcome to the world of lactose intolerance. I developed the same problem about 5 weeks post-op. I can still eat Greek yogurt and Protein bars. I have stopped shakes entirely and I am getting 90-100 grams of Protein eating real food instead.

If you are not absorbing any of the protein from the shakes, no point continuing them.

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I am lactose intolerant and I use soy milk when mixing my Protein and it usually takes anywhere from an hour to a day to start working on me. No matter what kind of liquid I use its going to send me to the bathroom. It just depends on how much time it gives me. For me, milk makes it taste better but Water or soy milk gives more time before I have to go.

It seems to be a trial & error thing these days.

Check what your Protein Powder content has if it is made from milk or has milk sugars in it that’s triggering your intolerance.

You may want to see if you can get a different one or just know that its gonna happen but not so bad because you mix it with lactose free products.

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I have the exact same problem at least once a day. I told my hubby "when I gotta' go I gotta' go." Get the heck out of the way!

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