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i tried one Optifast shake (still deciding on surgery but getting closer) and got a monster headache and brain fog for a few hours following :( looking on their site this is normal for after a few days on the optifast program after your body goes into keto, not as a reaction right after drinking one shake! now i’m worried about two weeks of drinking them pre-surgery if i’m reacting to something in them like this. i’ll ask the dietician about it before surgery but wondered if anyone else had a reaction like this?

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Nope - one ‘reaction’ could be badly timed coincidence though?

I never took much to the Optifast shakes but loved the solid bars. Maybe try one of those and see how you go...

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I was on Optifast for one month preop. I used all strawberry shakes (premixed). My husband and I both loved them and never had an issue.

I agree with the poster above. Maybe the headache was caused by something else and was just coincidental.

Always best to check with your dr though.

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