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Is it possible that my body isn't keeping electrolytes?? I feel sick daily and my surgeons office can't figure it out ... Is it possible to become dehydrated quickly after bariatric surgery ?

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dehydration isn't that uncommon after surgery. Are you able to get all your fluids in?

I don't know about the electrolytes question - not sure what the symptoms would be for that.

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I was sleeved in November 2019. And I try to get fluids in but plain Water makes me sick, so I add flavor and that'll usually last about one bottle of water before I start feeling sick on water again.. and I know that being dehydrated can cause many issues and one of them being nauseous because the body is lacking electrolytes. So I wasn't sure if that could be causing it and maybe my body just isn't absorbing much... Idk but I'm miserable

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Try an electrolyte drink like Gatorade zero or hydralyte

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1 minute ago, Superman84 said:

Try an electrolyte drink like Gatorade zero or hydralyte

Thank you ! I will get those. I honestly didnt think about the whole dehydration thing.. but considering I had 85% of my stomach removed and can't absorb much , it should've been a thought in my head 🤦🤦🤦

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Water is mostly absorbed in your colon, not your stomach, so the reduced size after WLS isn't a big factor. However, in the first few days or weeks, there can be varying amounts of inflammation in the stomach that can prevent fluids from flowing through normally, so we have to be doubly aware of our Fluid consumption and sip, sip, sip water all day long to get enough during that time. But that usually only lasts a few weeks unless there is something wrong with the surgery (such as a stricture) that impedes flow longer term and I would expect your surgeon to find or eliminate that problem fairly quickly. At six months out, hydration shouldn't be a problem, at least not physically.

How much fluid are you getting in per day?

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Get the electrolyte pills off Amazon - For runners I swear by them, If it do not use them I feel like hell! Miracle pills for me i have been posting this for almost a year They work

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Did they give you nausea meds to take? I used them for at least a month after surgery. I did find when I wasn't drinking enough it made it worse. My office told me I might have been a bit dehydrated which will cause the nausea as well. Try to get as much Fluid as possible. Trust me I know that is not always easy. Keep trying other stuff as well, tea, gatorade, Vitamin Water zero, etc. It could just be the water isn't agreeing with you.

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