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Hello everyone,

I am new to the group. I am a mother of 3 beautiful kids, medical assistant, and my highest weight was 350lbs. I could not walk, climb stairs, play with my teenage boys, and stayed developing major health risks. So after 2 years of battling insurances, I finally was approved.

My surgery was the Roux-n-y, I am now 8weeks post op. I now weight 262lbs..🤗 I have had a number of hard challenges to face. One of my on going challenges is that i can not eat or drink anything with out it feeling like a heavy concrete brick in my stomach. I do not mean burning in my chest because it's too dry to go down. It all goes down just fine..its when it hits my stomach and feels like someone has punched me. With this problem i am afraid of becoming malnourished and dehydrated.

I am looking for any help or suggestions to why i might feel this way or have orders on what i can do to help me eat.

Thank you for any help.

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I get that feeling when I eat or drink too fast. I had to learn how to eat and drink much slower. I also find that if I eat dense Proteins such as nuts and some types of fish like salmon I also get that feeling. Eight weeks is a short time post surgery. Your body is getting used to the changes and you're learning new things vis a vis on what your body can tolerate now. As time goes by you'll get used to the changes and how they affect your body.

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For me, when this happened it was usually the texture or temperature of what I was eating / drinking; drinking especially. I am 6 weeks post op and my body reacts differently nearly every day / week to the temperature of my liquids.. some days it has to be ice cold, others piping hot or even room temperature. This is all going to be trial an error as you move forward with your new pouch. And as @Danny Paul mentioned it could be how fast your ingesting what you eat. Take your time, download a meal timer to your phone and use it to time your chews and food in between. Remember just take your time.

Lastly, are you on a PPI? I was on Prilosec for the first month to help with GERD. This could also be the case. If things don't get better, don't be afraid to reach out to your surgical team.

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