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12 minutes ago, lizonaplane said:

Did you specifically ask your surgical team about caffeine pills? I mean, do they know you are taking them? I would make sure they understand you are not asking about coffee but specifically caffeine pills, because pills are different than liquids and they might have different rules. I say this because it seems like everyone here is responding with answers pertaining to how their doctors felt about coffee or caffeinated drinks, not caffeine pills. I would make sure your surgery team understands you are asking about pill-form caffeine.

Good luck!

Thank you! I was thinking the same thing. I very much appreciate everyone's input.

And yes, I did ask the surgeon and the dietician about caffeine pills specifically (not coffee). I listed it as medication on all of my paperwork so they understood. Obviously I'll stop taking it when they ask me to, but I wanted to know what the future will look like post-op with or without them (or any other caffeine source, for that matter).

The dietician let me know that I can continue the tablets if I'd like to as early as one month after surgery. She advised I try to stop any caffeine now so that when I do my 2 weeks liquid diet I won't be in withdrawal. I've since dropped down to 100mg a day and will stop that when I get a surgery date.

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On 4/12/2021 at 3:27 PM, lizonaplane said:

Did you specifically ask your surgical team about caffeine pills? I mean, do they know you are taking them? I would make sure they understand you are not asking about coffee but specifically caffeine pills, because pills are different than liquids and they might have different rules. I say this because it seems like everyone here is responding with answers pertaining to how their doctors felt about coffee or caffeinated drinks, not caffeine pills. I would make sure your surgery team understands you are asking about pill-form caffeine.

Good luck!

I agree with lizonaplane. At first glance I just read caffeine and thought about coffee or soda but they tablets may cause their own issues or they could be harmless. I would be certain to clarify.

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