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My breath is offensive! I brush my teeth and "swish" with Listerine every day but I think my diet is contributing to my foul breath. My husband even said something this morning. Has anyone experienced this and what have you done....surely with Christmas next week and time with family, I don't want to knock anyone over with festering odor.

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Yes! I have been told it is because your body is releasing ketones. It from your high Protein low carb diet. I agree it is gross!

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I think it gets better after your body adjusts. I bought a little tiny bottle of sweet breath and put a few drops on my tongue every now and then.

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I assumed it was from drinking all these Protein shakes, but I've also heard the ketone thing. Lately I have been smelling other people's breath, which I've never really noticed before. I'm sorry for them and for me at the same time lol. I bought some sugar free mentos mints (too scared I'll accidentally swallow gum at only 7 days out and send my new sleeve into a frenzy). Here's to hoping it gets better for all of us soon :)

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Thanks everyone. I was told to try those Listerine strips too. God I hope this doesn't last long....I'm so self conscious about it now!

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My daughters notice my breath and warn me. I like the sugar-free Altoids

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I haven't had surgery yet (1/19!!!) but my friend had bypass two years ago and went through the same thing - like everyone else said its ketones... Listerine strips are your friend - they say not to stock up on anything prior to surgery because your tastes will change but I have a stockpile of these already. :)

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I have noticed this as well, and I am very sensitive to smells now as well. I can't stand to have anything in the kitchen trash because I can smell everything and it turns me off to the idea of eating completely. I've been brushing more often but when I return to work I can't brush all day long so I will be buying mints!

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I think I live on Listerine strips and have since I started drinking Protein shakes pre-op. I thought it was the shakes but ketones sound more plausible. The cinnamon ones are my go to for a better tasting mouth.

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OK - so it's a "no go" on the Listerine strips for me....made me nauseous. I have Listerine spray which is working well. I started stage-4 today and have been told the breath issue will go away once I start eating regular food on a daily basis.

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