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I've posted on here a few times about how frustrated I've been at being CONSTANTLY hungry since my sleeve a month ago. Well, on Sunday I was out and it was cold and I was hungry because I didn't eat much Breakfast because I had been eating too fast in my rush to get out the door so it got stuck in my chest, so I stopped after a few bites. Anyway, I was out at a festival and waiting to meet my friend and got hot tea with skim milk and splenda. I was fine for HOURS. Last night I had sugar free hot cocoa with Protein milk, and today I had bariatric pal Chai Tea with protein (don't recommend it - very clumpy). Each time I actually felt like I had eaten enough that I was no longer hungry, which I haven't felt with any of the foods that I've tried.

Should I just be eating Soup?

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That’s weird. I never noticed that warm fluids kept me any more full feeling. Then again I still haven’t experienced what I think is real hunger. I say do whatever works though. I mean if you like Soup and warm beverages, and they make you satiated longer.

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*Maybe* that constant hunger u are feeling is GERD/excess stomach acid? …and the warm “herbal-ness” of your teas are soothing it?

I’ve read on here that GERD sometimes feels like hunger…never felt this myself, but there have been members on here who have posted about this…

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I believe (but could be wrong) that she said she has tried proton pump inhibitors like omeprazole and it didn't ease the feeling, but if warm drinks help, then that seems easily sorted!

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4 hours ago, lizonaplane said:

I've posted on here a few times about how frustrated I've been at being CONSTANTLY hungry since my sleeve a month ago. Well, on Sunday I was out and it was cold and I was hungry because I didn't eat much Breakfast because I had been eating too fast in my rush to get out the door so it got stuck in my chest, so I stopped after a few bites. Anyway, I was out at a festival and waiting to meet my friend and got hot tea with skim milk and splenda. I was fine for HOURS. Last night I had sugar free hot cocoa with Protein milk, and today I had bariatric pal Chai Tea with Protein (don't recommend it - very clumpy). Each time I actually felt like I had eaten enough that I was no longer hungry, which I haven't felt with any of the foods that I've tried.

Should I just be eating Soup?

OMG

I thought I was the only one who’s hunger was eliminated by tea (specifically tea with milk) I have no clue why this works. It was the same when I used to drink coffee. Is caffeine a strong appetite suppressant? Idk

Very exciting that you found something that helps ❤️

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12 hours ago, GreenTealael said:

OMG

I thought I was the only one who’s hunger was eliminated by tea (specifically tea with milk) I have no clue why this works. It was the same when I used to drink coffee. Is caffeine a strong appetite suppressant? Idk

Very exciting that you found something that helps ❤️

Caffeine is an appetite suppressant, but I think for me, it's more that the warm liquid fills me up, because I used to hate eating Soups for this reason - I would feel all bloated and gross.

The earl grey tea was my first caffeine in 6 weeks, so that may have been more of a suppressant that it would normally be. I had to be off caffeine for 2 weeks before and 4 weeks after, and technically that was one day early, but I was desperate and I really like earl grey. Today is my first time having caffeinated coffee, but I only like iced coffee. I will see if the caffeine in the iced coffee keeps me full.

Interestingly, I have no other effects from caffeine - I can have caffeine right before bed and it doesn't prevent me from sleeping, and it doesn't wake me up particularly. I didn't get any headaches when I stopped the caffeine. Oh, I guess it does make me poop.

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15 hours ago, ms.sss said:

*Maybe* that constant hunger u are feeling is GERD/excess stomach acid? …and the warm “herbal-ness” of your teas are soothing it?

I’ve read on here that GERD sometimes feels like hunger…never felt this myself, but there have been members on here who have posted about this…

I am on omeprazole but I did wonder if this could be an issue - I needed a higher dose. I mentioned my hunger to the surgeon at my follow up, and he was really concerned that I was so hungry. He didn't mention increasing the omeprazole. He told me to talk to the nutritionist, but she had told me to talk to the obesity medicine specialist about medication... when I told this to the surgeon, he said he didn't agree with that... and told me to see the nutritionist. So I have an appointment on Friday.

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3 hours ago, lizonaplane said:

Caffeine is an appetite suppressant, but I think for me, it's more that the warm liquid fills me up, because I used to hate eating Soups for this reason - I would feel all bloated and gross.

The earl grey tea was my first caffeine in 6 weeks, so that may have been more of a suppressant that it would normally be. I had to be off caffeine for 2 weeks before and 4 weeks after, and technically that was one day early, but I was desperate and I really like earl grey. Today is my first time having caffeinated coffee, but I only like iced coffee. I will see if the caffeine in the iced coffee keeps me full.

Interestingly, I have no other effects from caffeine - I can have caffeine right before bed and it doesn't prevent me from sleeping, and it doesn't wake me up particularly. I didn't get any headaches when I stopped the caffeine. Oh, I guess it does make me poop.

From everything you’ve written, we could be twins (except I gave up coffee a couple of years ago 😭)

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1 hour ago, GreenTealael said:

From everything you’ve written, we could be twins (except I gave up coffee a couple of years ago 😭)

Well I hope I will be as successful on my journey as you have been!!!

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