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Has anyone had trouble, especially after eating, the feeling of food getting stuck and extremely slow going down? I know I'm chewing my food properly but it feels like a build up of pressure that I can't release and it causes me to panic a little. Today I had to literally bang my back against a wall to burp. After about 5 minutes of walking and banging my back I felt better. I don't think this is dumping but I'm not sure.

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Yes. Especially when I was early stages post-op. It was tricky learning capacity.. and breaking the habit of being able to eat a bunch. Your insides are still pretty swollen and that’s what causes you to feel that tightness so quickly. If you feel that- it means you are full and should give your body time to digest.

It does go away after the first few months!

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Maybe it is just too soon to go "fishing"🐟Was the dude what done you in? Just throw him back in the lake and catch him another day!

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11 hours ago, NIKKIBEVERLY said:

I only ate two small bites of baked fish. I'm not sure if it was because they were shark bites and the texture is a little thick or maybe my new system just can't handle that kind of fish. I have a hard time with shrimp too.

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The food got stuck! It happens to me when i do not chew well enough. I am sticking to softer foods until i can learn to chew to the point of paste.

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I think it's certain foods that do it. I can't have bread yet and when I tried eating a soft taco, the tortilla felt "stuck" and I threw up the foamies. I can't do certain textures yet like steak or dense hamburger. I'm just 7 weeks post-op so I know this will change as time goes on and I just avoid those foods now.

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I was having similar experiences. Feeling the sensation of food getting stuck or not being able to swallow pulls the same. I mentioned it to my nutritionist and Dr. and he scheduled a endoscopy. They did a balloon dilation. Feeling a lot better now although I now have two additional medications to take. Not to scare anyone but always err on the side of caution and let your Dr. know soonest.

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I'm at almost a year since my surgery and this happens all the time to me, I thought it was normal. I go for my year appointment on February 5th and I will mention it.

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Thanks everyone for responding. It happened again today while I was eating a food I thought I was okay eating. I had my coworker pound my back several times and I was able to burp which was great. Once I burped the pain subsided. It's a shame I have to be burped like a baby[emoji852]

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Didn't you feel like the world's largest 3 m9nth old? BUT,glad you had someone to help out, it continues sometimes to remain a learning process as time goes by.

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Believe it or not I had this BEFORE my surgery but not a single time after. I ended up have a hernia pulling my stomach into my diaphragm that was only discovered during the bypass surgery. The thing that helped me (when I was home) was to do a few big hard jumps to shake the gob of food loose. Like I would just jump in the air and come down hard on my feet. The bites weren't even that big and I wouldn't know anything was stuck until I drank Water.

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I’m experiencing this right now! And I’m still on liquids only. My surgery was Thursday. Even with just Water I feel like it is stuck right in the pit of of my chest and not going any further. 😔

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Believe it or not I had this BEFORE my surgery but not a single time after. I ended up have a hernia pulling my stomach into my diaphragm that was only discovered during the bypass surgery. The thing that helped me (when I was home) was to do a few big hard jumps to shake the gob of food loose. Like I would just jump in the air and come down hard on my feet. The bites weren't even that big and I wouldn't know anything was stuck until I drank Water.
I will try this method if I have another issue...they thought I had hernia problems before surgery but when the doctor went in he said he didn't see anything wrong...

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I’m experiencing this right now! And I’m still on liquids only. My surgery was Thursday. Even with just Water I feel like it is stuck right in the pit of of my chest and not going any further. [emoji17]
This issue with the surgery sucks but everything else is great. I hope your problem gets better.

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