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I was sleeved on 8-19. I am 3 weeks out and down 17 pounds. I miss taking a big drink of water!!! Sip sip sip. I get chest/shoulder pains when i drink just a little too much. I am so confused with all the different recommendations by doctors. Everyone seems to be able to do things at different times. I am scared to screw things up!

My main issue is taking pills. I miss this more than food. I just want to be able to take my anti-depressants without crushing. I am not able to crush the ones I take so I had to get a different type and crushing those are horrible so i have not been on my meds for 3 weeks. I also want to be able to take the Prilosec without opening and putting in pudding. I want to gag when I do this.

I can't get the chewable Multivitamin down at all so have not taken it at all. My Protein intake is okay. I use the vanilla shake as Creamer and also add it to my low cal hot chocolate. I seem to like it either hot or over ice.

My major incision site is still sore. I think if I drank more it might feel better??? Went through this whole thing with no pain meds. I am allergic to most so Tylenol was it for me.

So glad to find this forum. I love seeing how everyone else is doing and what has/has not worked for others.

Thanks for listening!

Jenn

Hi jenn. I was having a hard time crushing my pills and taking so I just cut my pills in half and take them with sips of Water. Much better. Crushing pills is nasty. My incisions are sore too I was done in the 26th. Each day is s little better. I find the more active I am the worse the soreness is but this too shall pass

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I was sleeved on 8-19. I am 3 weeks out and down 17 pounds. I miss taking a big drink of water!!! Sip sip sip. I get chest/shoulder pains when i drink just a little too much. I am so confused with all the different recommendations by doctors. Everyone seems to be able to do things at different times. I am scared to screw things up!

My main issue is taking pills. I miss this more than food. I just want to be able to take my anti-depressants without crushing. I am not able to crush the ones I take so I had to get a different type and crushing those are horrible so i have not been on my meds for 3 weeks. I also want to be able to take the Prilosec without opening and putting in pudding. I want to gag when I do this.

I can't get the chewable Multivitamin down at all so have not taken it at all. My Protein intake is okay. I use the vanilla shake as creamer and also add it to my low cal hot chocolate. I seem to like it either hot or over ice.

My major incision site is still sore. I think if I drank more it might feel better??? Went through this whole thing with no pain meds. I am allergic to most so Tylenol was it for me.

So glad to find this forum. I love seeing how everyone else is doing and what has/has not worked for others.

Thanks for listening!

Jenn

Hi jenn!!!! I can't take chewable Vitamins so I am actually taking prenatal Vitamins since they are so complete. My doctor doesn't mind as long as I get a Vitamin in. I can't do that crushing thing either, so I just cut it in to tow. My doctor said that my body WILL absorb it. And I believe it does since I have a bit more energy the mornings I take them and my pee comes out supper yellow and smelling like vitamins. I also take a Biotin capsule without opening it. I'm 12 days out... It gets easier the more I do it.... I think you should try to swallow your antidepressants, you are still recovering from a big surgery and you need to feel as best as possible emotionally....

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Best Isopure flavor???? I've never had it but will like to try it...

NONE! Isopuke has been the worst part of this journey for me. I absolutely hate it and have tried every flavor. I even tried to trick myself by making Jello with it or mixing with juice or Vitamin Water zero and making a Popsicle. There is no hiding that vomit after taste. My doctor said my 2 clear liquid options were Isopure and nectar. nectar has been my savior! It's a powder that mixes clear with Water. I went to mybariatricpantry.com and ordered a sample pack of it. It is sooooo much better than isopure.

Starting full liquids today thank god! Can't wait to get as far away as possible from the clear liquid Proteins.

Anyone have creative recipes or ideas to mix things up for the next 10 days of full liquids?

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Hi!!!!! I had mine done on the 22... Still feel lifeless and with some crazy anxiety for the last 3 nights.. I get restless arms... And I've even felt depression.... Am I alone???

I had mine on the 27th and had a few bouts of depression already too... Hope that doesn't stick around too much!

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Sleeved on 8/19 loving it so far, not easy but we will all do great!!!!

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I'm wondering If anyone feels hunger...??? I was sleep 8/27 and I feel hungry. I thought it was just the gas at first, but it's not. :-(

I did my first week because I wasnt getting enough protien drink my first week I have lost 25lbs and on week 3. I didnt feel hungry all the time but there were some moments.

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I had mine on the 27th and had a few bouts of depression already too... Hope that doesn't stick around too much!

Yes I also got sad at times I felt left out and when my family was eating I felt strange, but it did go away!!!!!

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NONE! Isopuke has been the worst part of this journey for me. I absolutely hate it and have tried every flavor. I even tried to trick myself by making Jello with it or mixing with juice or Vitamin Water zero and making a Popsicle. There is no hiding that vomit after taste. My doctor said my 2 clear liquid options were Isopure and nectar. nectar has been my savior! It's a powder that mixes clear with Water. I went to mybariatricpantry.com and ordered a sample pack of it. It is sooooo much better than isopure.

Starting full liquids today thank god! Can't wait to get as far away as possible from the clear liquid Proteins.

Anyone have creative recipes or ideas to mix things up for the next 10 days of full liquids?

I ordered powders?utm_source=BariatricPal&utm_medium=Affiliate&utm_campaign=CommentLink" target="_ad" data-id="1" >unjury online like the chocolate with PB2 (powdered peanut butter) its ok I can tolorate but not without my PB2 I got it at GNC for 5 bucks best thing I ever bought!!!

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Hi jenn. I was having a hard time crushing my pills and taking so I just cut my pills in half and take them with sips of Water. Much better. Crushing pills is nasty. My incisions are sore too I was done in the 26th. Each day is s little better. I find the more active I am the worse the soreness is but this too shall pass

Yes hated the crushing pills to still do, thank god for Welches 45 calorie grape juice or I would have never made it!!!

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I'm wondering If anyone feels hunger...??? I was sleep 8/27 and I feel hungry. I thought it was just the gas at first' date=' but it's not. :-([/quote']

It might be stomach acid.. try drinking Water.. it will go away

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I had to mix crystal light with the isopuke (love that.....because it's soooo bad)...I used the liquid and kept squeezing it in until it was pallatable.....Once I was on full fluids, the Premier Protein drinks were what I turned to......I tried the Protein Shakes, but couldn't get them thin enough.....good luck!

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So happy to be amongst fellow August Sleevers. Day 7 post op. still meanderring around the house. But, I'm a full time working single mom who never meanders around the house - so I am not going to feel guilty and I will embrace it ☺

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Any newbies out there? Has my surgery on 8/27 and looking for new Sleevers to go through the journey with.

I had mine on August 29th. Today is day 8 and I am very tired, having cold sweats and no appetite . I did get in my 54 gr of Protein and drinking any suggestions.

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