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I am sorry you are sick. I have not had my surgery yet but my surgeons office said no more carbonated drinks after surgery. I hope you feel better soon.

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There are Canada Dry Ginger Ale (sugar free) on the go mix packets for Water that may help. I purchased mine at a Dollar general store. (this will eliminate the carbonation)

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Come on. No candy or carbonated drinks.

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I use drink ginger ale when I get nauseous it really help me plus it helps me with my meds I have seizures I do have hard taken meds I just came here for advice not feel attack what I post of my questions I don’t want be judge this is all new to me this is my first weight loss surgery

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Would it help you to pour your ginger ale in a glass and let it "go flat" if the flavor packets do not work or if you cannot find them? One of my friends did that with diet dr. pepper and she was able to tolerate it even though it did not have the carbonation.

I am so sorry you felt attacked. There are many positive and kind people here that have good advice.. I hope you feel better very soon.

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Not attacking but last week you ate candy 5 days post op and carbonated drinks are off limits forever. You had a number of people tell you just last week to seek therapy. Good luck to you, I wish you the best.

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most surgeons will tell you no carbonated drinks for the rest of your life. Some are OK with them once you are a few months out if they don't bother your stomach (I tried - they bother my stomach - so nope). NO surgeon would give you the green light to drink carbonated drinks as early out as you are. You could damage your stomach. Those packets of diet Canada Dry powder that you mix into Water that someone above mentioned could work, though. They'd be flat. In fact, I may pick some of those up myself since I love ginger ale!

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41 minutes ago, mischa23 said:

I use drink ginger ale when I get nauseous it really help me plus it helps me with my meds I have seizures I do have hard taken meds I just came here for advice not feel attack what I post of my questions I don’t want be judge this is all new to me this is my first weight loss surgery

I'm sorry you're feeling attacked. I don't think that's the intention of people here. I think a lot of us are just surprised that no one ever told you not to eat things like candy or drink carbonated drinks. Did your program have classes that you had to go through before surgery? (I would imagine programs are doing the classes online now). This is all info most of us got in our pre-op classes. The first couple of weeks out of surgery most of us are just drinking fluids and Protein Shakes.

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Multi Vitamins made me nauseous too even taking them after food. I had two capsules to take so I took one in the am & the other in the pm & it did help some. The morning still wasn’t the best though. Try taking you Vitamins at night.

We can buy over the counter anti nausea drugs in Australia so I expect you could too. it would be better to take them than drink a carbonated drink this early out. Try a ginger or peppermint tea or ginger root capsules.

Most people on this forum just want to help & share their experiences. While some doctors have different programs or timelines for their patients to follow, there are a lot of similarities. Avoiding sugar & carbonation is pretty common especially at the beginning. Sugar makes a lot of people nauseous, including sleevers, & carbonation can at the very least can cause discomfort/pain.

Good luck.

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I'm sorry that you're not feeling good, but carbonated anything so soon isn't a good idea. Maybe try some herbal tea? They make ginger herbal teas (I like lemon and ginger, personally) and it'll help settle your stomach. My mom always goes for Chamomile tea when she doesn't feel good and my grandma goes for peppermint tea and they all work. I hope you feel better!

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2 hours ago, NovaLuna said:

I'm sorry that you're not feeling good, but carbonated anything so soon isn't a good idea.

Mischa, I am not attacking you in anyway, infact, I enjoyed our conversation last night. But Nova hit it on the head. I dated someone who was almost 2 years post-op VSG when we met, and she had JUST started drinking soda again then, for the first time, as her program didnt allow it (at all, but she felt that at 2 years she was good). In the 3 years we were together, she gained back 66 lbs of the almost 100 she had lost. When she went back to her surgeon and they did a scope, her pouch had stretched to almost 3 times its size he had it post surgery. He attributed it NOT to her increasing her food volume increase, but rather resuming her ritual of drinking diet dr pepper often. And he's not some quack doctor, hes one of the foremost Bari surgeons in the United States.

I'm not in any way saying that this happens to everyone or even a lot of people that returns to drinking soda after their surgeries, but I just wanted to give you a real life experience with it and why people are worried about you wanting to drink something so carbonated with such fresh incisions and so soon after surgery. Carbonation expands exponentially once its digested and encounters stomach acid and causes your stomach to distend to accommodate the pressure and volume that the gas is taking up (why it makes you burp so much)... right now your stomach is so small, that even a tiny bit of expansion can really be dangerous. Maybe not catastrophic, but I would hate for you to cause yourself more pain, as you're already nauseated and not feeling well. Might I suggest getting on Amazon and purchasing some ginger chews. When I was going through my hernia and nausea issues, they were a lifesaver!

Goodluck hun, try and stay positive, I know some things may come off as harsh, but the people (the very very vast majority that I have encountered) really just want to see others (including you!) succeed!

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Misha, may I ask what, if any, information has been provided to you by your surgeon and / or dietician? Did they provide any post op guidelines around food, drink etc and to what volumes or measurements? This seems to be a question that is being avoided. If you went out of state or overseas for your surgery sometimes ongoing support and/or post-op programs is not given, and people do struggle.

If no post op guidelines were given pre surgery or at the time of surgery , I assume such information is not going to be available to you and that it may be beneficial for you to seek out relevant information from other surgeons/clinics online. I have always found this website useful https://drjalil.com/bariatric-post-op-diet/, it may vary from other post-op guidelines elsewhere but that's the way it is, post-op programs do vary significantly.

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