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I’m 4 weeks post bypass and I feel like when I drink Water it causes me pain. Almost feels like a terrible gas pain or a hunger pang. But it takes a few minutes to go away. It’s interfering with my hydration. I’m not sure why or what to do. Anyone go through this? Any advice?

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Are you still just sipping & waiting between each sip? I know it’s a annoying but you will get to your goal or at least close to it. Don’t forget everything you drink counts.

Sometimes plain Water can be hard or heavy to drink. I diluted my shakes & Soups to get in more Fluid, added electrolytes to flavour my water (& get an energy boost). I still drink a large mug of green tea every day & pour a large glass of sparkling water in the morning & drink it the afternoon when it’s flat.

Some people seem to be able to get back to drinking quickly or a couple of swallows at a time in a short period of time. Some of us can’t. Just one of the ways we’re different. Even at almost 27 months post surgery, I can only have two swallows at a time. If I have a third swallow, my restriction kicks in - pain/tightness or general discomfort across my chest. I find drinking from a glass easier than a sippy type bottle - I suck up air with them which causes discomfort. I also drink at night - whenever I wake & when I go to the bathroom - 1 or 2 swallows before & after. It all adds up.

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Do you have ice in your Water? My dr said no ice because many people are sensitive to the extra cold. I'd say you may be taking too big of a sip. I get a feeling like you've explained if I'm eating too fast, or took too much at a time.

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I personally only like cold drinks - I use ice, place my drinks in the freezer/fridge etc. after all we’re able to have popsicles so I don’t see the issue

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