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I know we aren't supposed to drink sugary or caffeinated drinks after surgery but has anyone tried drinking something like a Bang? No sugar or anything but it does have a lot of caffeine… I'm used to drinking them everyday and I was wondering everyone's experience after surgery? If so how soon after? Or is it a complete NO forever :(

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Depends.

We were allowed to introduce caffeine back after 4 weeks so I personally don't see a problem with caffeine when it comes to the digestion system (though you might not want to drink as much coffee as I do, lol).

Energy drinks - I drink them rarely. Most of them are not suiting my taste preferences and the ones that do are not that easy to get in my area for whatever reason (I like the sugar free Monster ultra sunrise but most stores don't carry the sugar free version).

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It doesn’t have sugar but it does have artificial sweeteners which continue to feed your sugar cravings. Plus the 300mg of caffeine per can is equivalent to about three 8oz cups of coffee.

Another consideration is the carbonation. The gas is rather filling for your much smaller tummy. If, on the odd occasion I have a carbonated drink (soda or tonic water), I don't let them get pretty flat, I get a very uncomfortable tightness - like I want to burp but can’t.

Many wls patients have no issues with caffeine or carbonated drinks but others do. But ultimately the decision is yours. You could see if you can tolerate drinking them again but I would give yourself time to heal after surgery before you do.

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