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I was just wondering how long until you where able to actually drink Water properly? I feel like I am still just sipping at my water all day and having a hard time getting what I need in. Would love to be able to chug a full glass of water again so I can be sure I am having enough in a day. At the same time, nervous to push it and end up sick again.

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I've never been one to really "chug" Water, but within the first month, I wasn't limited to slow sipping anymore, and within 2-3 months, I could drink relatively normally. It's still slightly uncomfortable if I try to drink really fast, but I'm 6.5 months out now and have very little trouble drinking enough water. I have noticed that when I drink warm drinks, I sometimes either drink too fast or perhaps the way I sip makes me swallow some air and I get a little discomfort in my stomach, but it's not too bad and it goes away quickly.

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I still go pretty slowly at 21 months post surgery. Can do one or two mouthfuls now but swallow with a breaks between. It’s painful if I swallow too quickly or have more than the one or two mouthfuls at a time.

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That is the one thing I actually miss still from before I had my surgery. On a hot day I would fill a large glass of Water and chug the whole thing down and then fill it again and chug it again. I had my surgery ~4.5 years ago and I still cannot drink all that much water at a time. I can drink maybe 6-8oz of water at once but it makes me feel very full and uncomfortable so I do not do that. I think it's probably better to not wait so long in between drinks and then drink tons of water all at once anyway.

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Having a low-pressure pouch as a bypasser, I am happy I can drink relatively normally. In the beginning I was worried it was too easy (as in "is my pouch too big?") but once I understood I'm not actually supposed to be all that restricted, I've chilled out.

From day 4-5 or so I've been able to drink relatively easily, and I seem to have zero problems drinking a quarter liter at once (8-9oz) without pushing anything. I mean, it goes right through my pouch, so.

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Thanks for the input all.

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