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Had DS Tuesday 060716, am having a really hard time taking my vitamins and drinking enough protein. I feel like I am about to vomit all the time...



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I had my surgery 4 days ago and did really well in the hospital, the surgery went well and I was released by a little after noon the next day. Since I have been home I am having the hardest time ingesting my Vitamins, medications and the Protein that I am required to consume, along with the Water. I am feeling very nauseated all the time and have to force myself to drink as required. The tastes are fine, I actually like the Protein Drinks I love drinking water and was a 96 oz a day person for the past 5 years. I am really struggling getting everything down. I have not vomited, I just feel like I am going to. I have a pretty bad hiatal hernia hernia and stage 3 Barrett's esophagus so I really need to avoid vomiting. I just don't know what I can do to make the nausea stop. I have taken my prescribed promethicone and am using gas ex and tums....

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Right after surgery your body is in a major heal mode. Therefore it is common for individuals to be unable to meet their daily Fluid and Protein requirements. Just keep working toward it and you should eventually get there in a few weeks.

After my RNY surgery, everything tasted different. I couldn't even drink the Water in the hospital because it tasted excessively chlorinated. Then when I got home I couldn't drink milk because I became lactose intolerant. Eventually after a couple months that condition went away. Also I lost my ability to swallow even medium size pills. So it was rough at the beginning. I used a pill splitter and pill crusher. I found that sometimes experimentation led to solutions. For example the use of hot or cold fluids. Hot tea went down easier than plain Water.< /p>

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What vitamins/minerals are you taking? What kind of Protein?

I didn't take many pills in the beginning. It was chewable things or crushed pills in applesauce or yogurt. I was on puréed foods for several weeks. If you PM me your email addy I can email you the docs my surgical team distributed for the first month postop. Maybe they can help you out.

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