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At what point were you able to start swallowing pills without grinding them up? I am still doing that and am curious at the timeline everyone else may have experienced? Any issues once you did?

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have been able to take them right out of the hospital

Iron gut I guess lol

Have you tried to take maybe one at a time and see how that makes you feel

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I had no restrictions on pills at all and they had me taking them within a couple hours after surgery. I wasn’t allowed to take more than 1 at once and had to wait 15 min in between. Within a week I was able to take multiples at once without issues. Before surgery I did not have any issues with pills and could take 4-5 at a time. So it may vary individually. Each surgeon has their own programs and rules to follow and I’ve seen many differences on here with meds.

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My surgery is upcoming but I was told I could take anything as I usually do as long as it's not bigger than a tic tac. If it's bigger than that, then I need to crush it. So if I'm to continue taking what I do now, looks like only my Metformin will need to be crushed (for now) as the Lisinopril is small enough and and so is my Hydrochlorothiazide but I'm actually supposed to stop that once I get the surgery done.

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Good info so I guess I can attempt to take the pill as is.

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I was able to take them the morning after surgery in the hospital but I would still call and ask your dr just to be certain.

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I never crushed pills. I was told I could take anything the size of a pencil eraser (or smaller) the regular way. That covered all my pills except for two - my Calcium tablets and some other pill that I can't remember at the moment. So I bought chewable calcium to get around the first issue. For the second, the PA in my bariatric clinic said I could either crush them, or just not take them for about two weeks (which he said should be OK), and then give it a try to see if I could swallow them whole. I went with option 2 and WAS able to swallow them whole at two weeks out.

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