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Hey There,

So I am 1 week out of having my gastric sleeve procedure. Doing well, no real pain around stomach stitches or anything. Up and moving. Eating Soups and puree just fine. I know my limit sort of when i get full and get hiccups or heavy breathing. However, Water IS KILLING ME.

I love water, always have. However I find it next to impossible to drink right now without feeling it slide into my stomach. My stomach clenching and rustling making noise. Feeling like throwing up in pain. Needing to lie down. Cold, Room temp, hot you name it. Pain. Sips, gulps. Pain.

I am struggling hard with this and have found myself crying a little bit as I am scared something is wrong and this is going to be the new normal for me. I am scared to go on walks because I become dehydrated. Scared to work cause if I drink I will just feel yuck

Anyone else going through this as well? Does it get better?

Thanks

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Hey there... I have a similar issue. I can drink my Protein Shakes, eat Soup without any kind of problem...but drinking water....two sips and I feel that same kind of stomach clenching. I can drink Powerade zero fine to without that feeling... but plain water...not so much.

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Yeah it’s super strange! I see my doc again next week so I will question him for sure. I’m sure it’s jusy early days.

Haven’t tried Powerade zero night grab some!

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My stomach did similar things straight out - i could not tolerate plain Water, but if I was drinking flavored water - mixed with crystal light or other no-cal flavor, I could get it down. Everyday, temperature was an issue. Some days had to be room temp. Some days had to be cold. Had to keep trying for a while. Keep mixing it up. It will pass as your stomach heals.

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I think it's a pretty common struggle after surgery trying to get Water down. The SF popsicles helped to get my water in for the first two or three weeks after surgery. I think the cold helped with the internal swelling as well.

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I could only drink warm/hot Water for 2 months. Cold water was very painful.

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