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My nutritionist told me I should stay clear of caffeine after my surgery because while I’m healing it will cause extreme stomach pain. How long after surgery did you wait to have caffeine again? I don’t have tons but like one cup of coffee. Even Decaf would be fine but even decaf has some caffeine.

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I was a 3-4 cup a day drinker before surgery, but I made the switch to Decaf prior, just so I wouldn't go through caffeine withdrawal. Lo and behold, my taste changed and I don't even like coffee any more.

Honestly, without caffeine and sugar, my energy levels are so consistent throughout the day. I don't need a "wake up" cup, and I never have the afternoon slump. I'll never go back, because I feel so much better without it .... and because it just doesn't taste the same anymore.

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41 minutes ago, AZhiker said:

I was a 3-4 cup a day drinker before surgery, but I made the switch to Decaf prior, just so I wouldn't go through caffeine withdrawal. Lo and behold, my taste changed and I don't even like coffee any more.

Honestly, without caffeine and sugar, my energy levels are so consistent throughout the day. I don't need a "wake up" cup, and I never have the afternoon slump. I'll never go back, because I feel so much better without it .... and because it just doesn't taste the same anymore.

I was just the opposite. I never drank coffee before surgery but find that I now really enjoy it and now have 2-3 cups a day. I take it with skim milk and artificial sweetener. I didn't start drinking coffee until about seven months after surgery.

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Drank a Diet coke the same day - Just little amounts slowly

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I did Decaf for the first 6 weeks, then resumed my regular Columbian Supreme. Never a problem.

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like someone else said, surgeons seem to be all across the board on this question. Some say you can drink it right away, others say never drink it again. Some say it's OK after a certain amount of time, and some say just limit it to one cup a day.

that said, I think I could drink Decaf pretty quickly (maybe after the first three or four weeks?), but I had to wait six months to drink the real thing.

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I managed to get off of it for a few weeks and felt pretty dead. I started with maybe 1/3 cup three weeks after surgery and now 1.5 years out, I have 1 cup a day.

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15 hours ago, Recidivist said:

I was just the opposite. I never drank coffee before surgery but find that I now really enjoy it and now have 2-3 cups a day. I take it with skim milk and artificial sweetener. I didn't start drinking coffee until about seven months after surgery.

Me too! I never liked coffee but for some reason I tried a sip with Splenda in it about a year after surgery and loved it. I now have to limit myself to 2 or 3 cups in the morning or I'd be chuggin' all day.

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I waited for about three months, and then I didn't do coffee, I did crystal light energy (very low caffeine).

It's a nice boost and you get your Water intake to boot...win win! 😁

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I have a bit of caffeine free coffee occasionally, and caffeine free ice tea with lemon daily.

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I’ve been having 1/2 cup of coffee since day 2 after surgery. I could drink a whole cup or two prior to surgery, but I don’t crave it like I did before surgery so I drink my cup until my body craves Water which is about half way done. It has not hurt me, in fact it seems to soothe my tummy first thing in the morning and get things going as far as BM. My dr and nut did not take caffeine off the table as it were.

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I started with one cup of Decaf at week 3 and went to regular coffee at week 6. No problems at all!

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No issues here 5 months post RNY :)

Have coffee everyday multiple a day :) but obviously use sugar substitute and low fat milk :)

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