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Anyone else notice that foods seem spicier after surgery?

I normally ate a ton of pepper on food prior to surgery, and now it's too hot.

I made turkey burger stew one night and the garlic, pepper, and seasonings gave me reflux, or it could have been the tomatoes in the Soup. Who knows.

It's just weird that something I ate pre-op burns my mouth now.

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I've noticed this, too. And not being able to drink while eating doesn't help matters! I still love spicy food, though, and thankfully have not been having an issue with heartburn. Can you take Protonix for the reflux?

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I've noticed that I can't tolerate spicy foods either. I only ate mild salsa before surgery but now even that is to hot. I hope this isn't permanent.

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I've noticed that my desire for spicy food has diminished. I seem to tolerate spices (Tabasco, Sriracha, cayenne, etc.) just fine, but now I seem to gravitate more towards flavorful herbs rather than spicy.

I keep joking that one of my favorite foods now is cottage cheese with pepper and herbes de provence. But I seriously think the textures and flavors are wonderful. Pre-surgery, cottage cheese looked like clots of rotten milk to me.

I loved eggs before surgery and love them now, but I really like them a bit lighter on all flavors. I still use hot sauce, salsa, chili powder, but now just a light dusting.

I felt that the pre-op diet really reset my system and my taste buds so they don't need to be assaulted with tons of flavors. I still don't know if that's the case, but I do still love food, but in a slightly different way.

Edited by AlwaysVegas

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I still love seasonings, just not as much.

I forgot my acid reducer for a few days which caused the reflux! Oops! Lesson learned.

Tonight I had a few bites of each thing, a slice of a tiny potato, a carrot, chicken, and stuffing. I made a gravy with the liquid in the crockpot and it wasn't half bad lol...not as good as my moms gravy though.

I just savor each tiny bite and made a "casserole" out of the leftovers for tomorrow.

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