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I had gastric sleeve surgery on dec 17th and they also repaired a hiatal hernia. About one in four sips causes a painful spasm in my stomach. It really hasn't gotten much better since surgery. It is worse with cold fluids or Protein Shakes (thicker than water). Anyone have this experience and can tell me when/if this will go away?

Thanks in advance

Brenda

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I had the same surgeries on Dec. 3, 2014. And yes, you are right on track! You are healing, and it hurts to heal. It took a little over 2 weeks for me to swallow more than 1 sip at a time, I' up to 4 now, small ones. No pain anymore, just the sense of "enough is enough!". It should completely go away, I've been told, but everyone is different and heals at different times, so it's hard to say when you will be healed. If it doesn't improve, or gets worse, or even if you're concerned,call your doctor. Good luck and Merry Christmas

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Thank you @! And Merry Christmas to you!

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@@docbree I had the same pains no matter what I drank. Warm liquids were better but still caused pained. I read that artificial sweeteners could be inducing the gas, so I stopped drinking the crystal light, sugar free Popsicles, sugar free Jello, etc. for the last few days and the spasms have virtually disappeared except when I drink too much too fast.

Now I only drink Gatorade, Water w/lemon, and watered down juice. I fell 100 times better. Lol. T

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@@MyssJones - I suspected artificial sweetners may be part of the problem. What do you do about Jello and pudding?

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@@docbree I eat regular Jello and pudding. I mean it's not like we can a lot of anything, so it's good in moderation. I may eat a whole 500 calories on a very good day. Not nearly enough to ruin a diet.

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@@MyssJones - thanks :). That's what I've started doing, too and I feel so much better! However, yesterday I hit a whopping 800 calories so I need to slow down on the pudding :).

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