Jump to content
×
Are you looking for the BariatricPal Store? Go now!

Whats does the hospital give for the gas ?



Recommended Posts

Hi ,

Having gastric bypass on the 31st woot!

Was wondering what medication they give in the hospital to help with the gas pain?

Everyone is talking about gas X but I live in the UK so. Was thinking chewable pepto bismol might help.

Thoughts?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

5 minutes ago, STLoser said:

The absolute best thing is to walk as much as you can. It really helps move that gas out!

Sent from my Nokia 7.2 using BariatricPal mobile app

Agreed!! A lot of the gas you feel post op isn't inside your stomach (therefore stomach meds can't get to it), but is rather from them pumping you up with gas to do the surgery.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Agreed, walk walk walk. Before going in I made a commitment to myself that anytime someone asked me I would get up and walk. And that I would try anytime they came to change meds, etc.... I ended up walking every 2 hours or so (starting with just one lap around the ward) and my pain was pretty well managed.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have to say I really felt like crap the first 2 days in the hospital. I vomited several times and had a lot of nausea, but I up and walked as much as possible, and had very minimal pain.
I'm actually a nurse (sahm now), and I can tell you the patients who do the best are the ones who get up as soon as possible after surgery and walk, walk, walk!
Good luck to you on your surgery!

Sent from my Nokia 7.2 using BariatricPal mobile app

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Recent Topics

  • Most popular:

  • Together, we have lost...
      lbs
    ×