Jump to content
×
Are you looking for the BariatricPal Store? Go now!

Recommended Posts

I've got a question for you WLS and bypass vets out there.

I've been told by my surgeon's office that I can't have caffeine in any form for an entire year after surgery due to it causing additional acid reflux.

But most everything that I'm reading online is saying 30 days after coffee is all right, so long as it's limited to maybe a cup a day.

I'm one of those that HATES Decaf (it's got the worse aftertaste ever for me) and I only drink a cup a day in the morning to get me going. My job is very, VERY boring. (Data entry, sitting there inputting new accounts all day, no listening to music or anything to make the time go by faster.)

My question is, is my surgeon's office just trying to be super-safe? Is their demand a little ridiculous, or would I be okay with a cup a day on weekdays at work?

Thanks in advance! ❤️

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
I started drinking coffee in very small amounts about 4-6 weeks after surgery. Now I have 2 cups per day without any issue

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I went Decaf about six months preop and now 112 days post op, I drink 1-2 coups of half caff. I would recommend trying different brands of decaf coffee. As for how long, it is up to your surgeon and generally dictated by your medical record but seems every surgeon is different. My pre-op liquid diet was three days and some surgeons request three weeks so each is very different.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

My surgeon's post-op dietary plan imposes no coffee restrictions on gastric bypass patients. And I am so thankful for that! 😁

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I started having coffe once a week during the first months postop. Now I’m back to drinking it daily. It’s a light roast though that I add caramel Protein Drink to as a Creamer.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

surgeons really are all across the board on this one. Mine said only Decaf for the first six months, then I could drink 1-2 cups of regular per day (I often drink more than that, though). It does cause acid reflux for me, though - I've had to find a low-acid one. I think it's probably good to avoid it while you're healing - after that, I'm not sure. There does seem to be a big difference of opinion, even among professionals.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I was served coffee in the hospital. My program is pretty liberal compared to others which is a huge benefit to me as I enjoy as many safe liberties as possible. There is a lot of variance with coffee recommendations, it's interesting.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Mine told me none for the first month. My problem was I was addicted to all the flavorful Creamers, especially French vanilla. Having a cup now with milk and stevia

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
It's still all good, at least you have Mr coffee back, after surgery even the dirt Creamers fast ungodly sweet.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Diet not dirt, although that might be a Freudian slip after all!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

My surgeons office told me that the only reason they want us avoiding coffee is the caffeine. It can dehydrate you when you're already struggling to get liquids in. Kinda makes sense.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

My team gave me the okay to have one cup of regular coffee a day and I've been doing that since 6 weeks post op with no issues. I had an iced coffee yesterday for the first time since surgery and it was fantastic! I'm ready for warmer weather to take over the northeast!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 3/6/2019 at 5:12 PM, ladykrisgraff said:

I've got a question for you WLS and bypass vets out there.

I've been told by my surgeon's office that I can't have caffeine in any form for an entire year after surgery due to it causing additional acid reflux.

But most everything that I'm reading online is saying 30 days after coffee is all right, so long as it's limited to maybe a cup a day.

I'm one of those that HATES Decaf (it's got the worse aftertaste ever for me) and I only drink a cup a day in the morning to get me going. My job is very, VERY boring. (Data entry, sitting there inputting new accounts all day, no listening to music or anything to make the time go by faster.)

My question is, is my surgeon's office just trying to be super-safe? Is their demand a little ridiculous, or would I be okay with a cup a day on weekdays at work?

Thanks in advance! ❤️

This is tricky. I would say stick to the plan they came up with for you and/or question them thoroughly about it so yiu have a clear understanding why.

You chose them and will be in partnership for a while. No one on here (despite best advice offered) will take your calls at 3am to tell you to go to the ER, request labs when you are just feeling off or test your acid levels in 3 yrs when GERD is suspected but its really just the fajitas...

If they chose a year without caffeine, and you agreed to it, there must be a reason. Find out why directly from them.

Good luck 💜

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Featured Surgeons

    1. Masoud Rezvani

      Woodbridge, Virginia 22191

    2. Lisa Medvetz

      Downingtown, Pennsylvania 19335
      800-282-0066

  • Most popular:

  • Recent Topics

  • Recent Status Updates

    • ms.sss

      I broke 150 lbs today!!!!
      150 lbs has been my wall for the past 15 years.  I've dieted down to the low 150s 3 times only to regain what I lost and more. 
      I am now officially 149.7 lbs as of this morning.  Yay me!
      · 1 reply
      1. Orchids&Dragons

        Yay!!!!!

    • Jobber

      Tomorrow is surgery day...  I'm not sure if I'm nervous, anxious, excited or a little bit of all three.  I honestly thought I would be freaking out at this point, but I'm much calmer than that.  I suppose the last 7 months of preparation both physically and mentally has brought me some peace.  I say this now, but when I try to sleep tonight, that may be a different story.  
      I appreciate everything I've read on this forum that has helped me to prepare as much as possible.  I know this part of my journey may not be the same as someone else's, but having a good frame of reference helps a ton. 
      The most exciting and most difficult part of the journey begins tomorrow...
      · 3 replies
      1. GreenTealael

        💜 CONGRATULATIONS 💜

      2. Jobber

        Thanks GT! Can't Wait!!!

      3. Orchids&Dragons

        Hope all goes smoothly and you have a speedy recovery!

    • Healthy_life2

      it took me a long time to grow my hair back after all the surgery hair loss. Hairdresser screwed up my Hair, Now It’s way too short and I just want to cry. It will grow back. But damn. I'm in a pitty party.
       
      · 3 replies
      1. GreenTealael

        Oh no! That's the worst...

        I'm so sorry 💜

        download (1).jpeg

      2. Orchids&Dragons

        I'm so sorry. It takes so long to grow it back (hug)

      3. FluffyChix

        Dang! :( So sorry to hear this. Pity party on, Wayne!!! :(

    • Uniballer420

      Just had my first doctor's appointment about the surgery. I  qualify and am just starting 
      · 0 replies
      1. This update has no replies.
    • WeGettingThere

      Hey ya'll. SO. I got down to 199 for the weigh in but gained it all back right after. I have to do another month of weight management. They switched out the nutritionists at the last second and she said she doesn't pass anyone unless they have 5 veggies a week. I'm starting metformin and Farxiga today. Doc found a little bit of blood in my urine but wasn't too concerned. I'm trying not to freak myself out either. Depression is a little more intense than usual. I'm all over the damn place. 
      · 0 replies
      1. This update has no replies.
  • Trending Topics

  • Magazine Articles

  • Together, we have lost...
      lbs
    ×