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I'm 3 weeks post op and anytime I drink anything other than Chamomile tea my stomach hurts so bad. I've tried room temperature Water, cold water. Has anyone had this problem and if so what did you do?

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1 hour ago, deedeenicole said:


I'm 3 weeks post op and anytime I drink anything other than Chamomile tea my stomach hurts so bad. I've tried room temperature Water, cold Water. Has anyone had this problem and if so what did you do?

I don't have an answer, but I'm very interested in your outcome. Did you call your Doctor? I've heard of "water nausea" did you try broth, or sugar free Gatorade ? I'm wondering if it's water?

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Seems like most people have problems with Water after surgery. Herbal teas are great ways to get Fluid. Shop around for other calorie free, uncarbonated liquids to have variety.

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The three most important elements after gastric bypass surgery are to meet your daily Protein, Fluid and Vitamin requirements. food is secondary because your body is converting your stored fat into the energy that drives your body. Thus you lose weight.

Be willing to experiment. After surgery, my taste buds changed dramatically. Even Water changed. In the hospital it tasted excessively chlorinated and I could not drink it. So I experimented. sugar free popsicles became my best friend. Some individuals find hot or cold can help with fluids. For me, I found that I could tolerate flavored water. So I began using Crystal Light. I also found a new drink Bai which I liked cold. In the winter, I found that I tolerate Hot drinks such as piping hot cocoa. But you have to use the "No Sugar Added" variety. Also fine English teas were very good. Your Fluid requirement can also be met by the Water component of Soups and by the water/milk use in making your Protein shakes.

What concerns me about your thread, is that you indicated that whenever you drink, you experience pain. This is not normal. Pain is normally an indicator that your body feels something is wrong. Therefore this issue should be discussed with your surgeon's office.

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I am 10 days out from DS surgery and have almost the same problem. First day home from the hospital I could only drink Water, everything else tasted horrible. After 3 days of not keeping anything down and the pain I was having thought to be indigestion because I couldn't drink. I was sent for Vitamin infusion and told to keep sipping water and poweraidzero but still the indigestion would not go away. It was so bad that I finally took half a dozen of pain medicine just praying for sleep. It worked now I only take it at night which has helped me during the day. But now I can finally start taking my Vitamins and getting in my Protein.

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