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I drink regular coffee every morning. My doctor didn't have any prohibition against it.

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there doesn't seem to be any consensus about this among surgeons. Some ban it forever. Some let you drink it while you're still in the hospital. Some are OK with it after a certain amount of time passes (like one month - or three months - or six months). Some allow you to have a limited amount, like one cup a day. Some allow only Decaf. Some don't even allow that.

I think I was able to drink decaf fairly quickly after surgery. Then I was allowed to have the real stuff once I was six months out. But like I said, there's no consistency among surgeons.

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I was not a coffee drinker before my surgery. However, I was addicted to Diet Coke and drank four or five a day.

My doctor said I could never again drink Diet Coke (or any carbonated beverage) and coffee after six months. I started drinking coffee after about eight months and it is my new addiction. I can't wait for my first cup in the morning!

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I think it's all about moderation. I bought Decaf and at my first post follow up, I mentioned that the decaf wasn't doing it for me. My surgeon asked how much coffee I drank and I said one large cup each morning and that's it. He said it would be fine. I stopped using Creamer and started using Premier Protein Caramel or Fairlife vanilla plus collagen Protein, so it's a protein bomb too!

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My surgeon’s office gave me the green light on coffee at my two week post-op appointment to help with constipation. I drink caffeinated beverages (no soda) everyday.

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13 hours ago, JuicyJenny said:

I used to drink regular coffee all of the time. I haven’t drank it since I’ve been in this process. Has anyone drank regular coffee after an RNY?

I had to wait 30 days after RNY but then I was cleared for coffee! ... and with a 13 month old + working full time ... it couldn't come soon enough! Some days I mix my coffee with 1/2 with a Protein Shake and other days I just mix with almond milk creamer. Either way, all is right with the world again now that I'm properly caffeinated!

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NEED COFFEE! My sleeve was Nov. 9. Dr said no coffee. I swear if I could have one cup, I would be up and moving, getting all my walking done. Feeling like a slug and nothing to look forward to.

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The nutritionist said that it's a no for at least 3-4 months, but the reason they gave is that it's makes it too hard to get all your fluids in since there is caffeine which is a diuretic. That being said, I hate that I have to give up coffee and am attempting to switch to Decaf and tea. It's been....difficult.

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I'm sleeved but started with no coffee at all. At 3 months I started with Decaf. I'm now 5 months and mixing 1/2 caffeinated and 1/2 decaf. I have a follow up in Dec and will ask if I can do full on caffeinated. I hope so!

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My strong cold brew every morning mixed with my Protein Shake helps prevent constipation :) My doc is fine with it as long as I get at least 64 oz of non-caffeinated fluids in each day.

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