Dehydrated


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I'm one week post op and still very tired. I have had to go to the hospital daily to receive IV maintenance fluids because I have not been able to drink enough. Anyone else dehydrated? Any advice?

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In the beginning I carried a Water bottle around with me and constantly sipped

good luck

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You have to force yourself to drink. If plain Water doesn't go down easily, try diluting some juice, have some decaf tea, or some warm broth. Experiment with different temperatures - some people find that warm or room temperature liquids go down more easily. I promise you will start to feel better if you keep yourself hydrated.

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My surgeon suggested room temperature liquids or warm were best right after the surgery. I followed that and had no problems. I was only required to get 32oz of Fluid the first 2 weeks.



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I used a child's sippy cup - seriously. I too was severely dehydrated and became so dizzy I could hardly walk. It took a good 2 weeks to be able to start getting any amount of Water down.

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6 hours ago, rainyann said:

In the beginning I carried a Water bottle around with me and constantly sipped

good luck

I carry a Water bottle with me...I can't seem to "push" any more down....thanks for the feedback, much appreciated.

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3 hours ago, MeltsIntoWonder said:

You have to force yourself to drink. If plain Water doesn't go down easily, try diluting some juice, have some decaf tea, or some warm broth. Experiment with different temperatures - some people find that warm or room temperature liquids go down more easily. I promise you will start to feel better if you keep yourself hydrated.

I forgot that I can try warm broth...I will try that this weekend...maybe hubby will pick up some Vietnamese Pho and leave the broth for me...yummy thanks.🤗😀

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2 hours ago, YeaMe said:

I used a child's sippy cup - seriously. I too was severely dehydrated and became so dizzy I could hardly walk. It took a good 2 weeks to be able to start getting any amount of Water down.

Great idea...I was very dizzy and talking incoherently...that's when my husband took me to the hospital. I also had a hiatal hernia repair when I was sleeved...so that makes for a bit more swelling and pain😝 One day at a time...

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I received IV fluids at home for 2 weeks because I couldn't keep anything down. My first month after surgery was rough. I am over 2 months out now and feeling great so it does get better. Hope you feel better soon.


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