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So there have been times I get hiccups after I finish eating or sometimes in between. Does it mean anything? Full signal cuz it's usually towards the end of the meal.

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For some people it may been they have eaten past the full point, for others maybe eaten too fast (usually my case), for others its simply the hiccups.

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I get hiccups when I'm "full" every single time I eat. I've learned to eat VERY slowly and as soon as the first one comes, I stop eating. The rare times I've tried to eat past that point, I've been miserably sick. Runny noses, sneezes, and other odd "symptoms" can be full queues for WLS patients due to the anatomical changes made in the vagus nerve during surgery. Totally normal and for most people it goes away with time. But it can be a really helpful benchmark for learning your new body, so I would say slow down and allow time between each bite to see if/when the hiccups trigger.

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could be your new "full" signal. Some of them are pretty weird - like sneezing or runny nose.

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There are a few possible 'full' signals of which I've heard over the years.

The first 6 weeks for me was pureed food and I would get a runny nose which I came to believe caused the foamies. Unfortunately, even as small as my portions were the sniffling usually started before I could complete it.

When I advanced to normal food I also advanced to sneezing. Twice. If I take another bite I'll usually end up wretching. I try to stop before I hit 'full' so I keep my portions appropriate. But when the two sneezes occur it's time to put the utensils down and walk away.

Even after 18 years, there are days where I sneeze after the first bite. And yes, it means the meals over. I can try again later if I feel the need and ability.

Good luck,

Tek

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For me it means I ate too fast. Past my 'full point' is dramatic nausea and light-headedness.

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I also get hiccups now when I'm full. I can't tell if it's because I've eaten too fast because, well, I think I always eat too fast.

I also burp more now, which is funny because I don't drink much soda, which I used to drink a LOT of (my program says you can have carbonated beverages after 4 weeks, so I drink some diet soda, but very slowly).

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On 12/22/2021 at 7:33 AM, lizonaplane said:

I also get hiccups now when I'm full. I can't tell if it's because I've eaten too fast because, well, I think I always eat too fast.

I also burp more now, which is funny because I don't drink much soda, which I used to drink a LOT of (my program says you can have carbonated beverages after 4 weeks, so I drink some diet soda, but very slowly).

I know this is controversial but the nurse practitioner at my practice says that there is a lot of research correlating diet soda with weight gain. They can’t figure out the exact relationship. They just know that they are related. Just a heads up if you start gaining and don’t know why it could be the culprit. They told me that medically I can have soda but they recommend that I do not.

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Hiccups, burping, nose runs, and sneezing are all things that might happen when you are full. I was told to try and stop eating before I feel all the way full to avoid hiccups. Mine were painful.

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Thank you for these answers. I had sleeve on jan 10, im postop day 3; noticed hiccups and burps while eating. No nausea/vomiting since hospital stay. Im sipping Water slowly but i think im drinking shakes quickly. Thx to your input i am going to focus amd stop eating/drinking following hiccups or belching

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Isnt it funny how we notice these cues now after surgery. Before surgery I would often get a runny nose and coughing after eating but never put the 2 together I just thought it was the food irritating my throat or something when actually it was my body telling me stop you are full. If only we knew then what we know now.

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Yep, definitely a "full" signal. Glad your is giving you these signals.

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Mine it’s full signal or ate too fast. I had them for like 15 mins yesterday, so annoying 😂 But, I’ll take hiccups over the cues some others have.

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