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Hey, everyone!

I am now 5 days post op and I am feeling very weak. I am trying to drink Water, but I am so afraid of overdrinking. I also realized that drinking Protein Shakes makes me feel ill. I get a major case of the stomach rumbles. Is that normal?

Every single time I drink anything, I also get pain in my chest. I am full of gas and it won't come out D': Drinking just causes pressure and pain. I don't remember anyone else mentioning this. Is this normal?

How have you differentiated between gas and heartburn? I'm so lost and I feel terrible.

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I had pain in my chest eating and drinking the first month. It passed and I'm too months post-op now. It gets better!

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What kind of Protein Shake are you drinking? Did you have the sleeve or bypass? You could have developed lactose intolerance. Try whey Protein isolates not concentrates. Easier on the pouch. Good luck. I find I get pressure in my chest (pouch) if I drink too fast.

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Thanks! I actually thought my shake might be the problem. I was always lactose intolerant but could handle my shakes pre-op. This clearly isn't the case now.

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Go for the pea or soy Protein. It helps immensely.

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Hey, everyone!
I am now 5 days post op and I am feeling very weak. I am trying to drink Water, but I am so afraid of overdrinking. I also realized that drinking Protein Shakes makes me feel ill. I get a major case of the stomach rumbles. Is that normal?
Every single time I drink anything, I also get pain in my chest. I am full of gas and it won't come out D': Drinking just causes pressure and pain. I don't remember anyone else mentioning this. Is this normal?
How have you differentiated between gas and heartburn? I'm so lost and I feel terrible.
Im 5 days post op and dealing with the same pain an pressure you are describing.

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What you're experiencing is totally normal. I had the same thing and it caught me by surprise, too.

I also had difficulty tolerating shakes shortly after surgery. Doc advised me to lay off them for a day or two and try again when my tummy is better healed.

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I am 4 days out ( surgery was 4/23 ) and I had the same thing, drink, burp, drink, burp..I heard it gets better after your stomach learns.. or somethign like that.

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I don’t know if it’s gas, but the pain sometimes comes and radiates through the bottom of my belly.

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