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Hello! For anyone who has had gastric sleeve, have you been able to have carbonated drinks again?

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this is a good video to watch on it (until someone actually answers your question)

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Oh, interesting video, thank you! I drink carbonated drinks most weekends and they don't seem to bother my sleeve at all. I do stir or pour a good bit of the fizz out of them first, but they still sparkle enough to give me that refreshing fizzy mouth feel that I like.

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1 hour ago, Spinoza said:

Oh, interesting video, thank you! I drink carbonated drinks most weekends and they don't seem to bother my sleeve at all. I do stir or pour a good bit of the fizz out of them first, but they still sparkle enough to give me that refreshing fizzy mouth feel that I like.

How long after your surgery did you have it?

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5 hours ago, carolinac413 said:

Hello! For anyone who has had gastric sleeve, have you been able to have carbonated drinks again?

I am a diet coke addict. I was told by my weight loss team that I could NEVER have carbonated drinks EVER again :(

Ive actually seen that video posted a long time ago. In fact, Ive watched alot of the videos that Dr has put out there 😉

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Yeah, I have them.

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I let any carbonated drinks get pretty flat. I have about 450ml sparkling Water every day sipping over a couple of hours. I enjoy the mineral taste as a change from plain water. The only other carbonated drinks I have are tonic or soda water with a rare gin or the equally as rare champagne (single glass). But I am someone for whom excess bubbles irritated me a lot prior to surgery anyway: stirred up my reflux & gave me terrible hiccups so I had given up soft drinks (soda) years ago.

My first was a low ball gin & tonic around month 2 after surgery. I stirred it frequently to reduce the bubbles & took literally hours to drink it. Then it would have been another month or two before I had another.

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2 minutes ago, Arabesque said:

I let any carbonated drinks get pretty flat. I have about 450ml sparkling Water every day sipping over a couple of hours. I enjoy the mineral taste as a change from plain Water. The only other carbonated drinks I have are tonic or soda water with a rare gin or the equally as rare champagne (single glass). But I am someone for whom excess bubbles irritated me a lot prior to surgery anyway: stirred up my reflux & gave me terrible hiccups so I had given up soft drinks (soda) years ago.

My first was a low ball gin & tonic around month 2 after surgery. I stirred it frequently to reduce the bubbles & took literally hours to drink it. Then it would have been another month or two before I had another.

I think Id be one of those people who would fall off the wagon if I went ahead and drank a diet coke post surgery like 6 months afterwards. Im actually hoping that I will dislike the diet coke like most say their tastes changes post surgery. That is the one thing I hope I dislike lol

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bypass patient here. We were also told never to drink carbonated drinks, but some surgeons are more strict about this than others. I've seen people on here who were told they could have them once they were a few months out, as long as the carbonation didn't bother their stomach. I've tried a couple of times - when I was about three years out, I think -- and the carbonation did bother my stomach. Plus I hadn't had diet soda in so long that it tasted like a bunch of chemicals to me. Ugh. So needless to say, I never went back.

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I was never told to not have them. I am allowed coffee too. [ and straws] I dont / never have drunk many carbonated drinks but occasionally fancy one. I had a small ginger ale this week and it was fine and made a nice change but I would rather drink Tomato juice.

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If I remember correctly, i wasn’t really told to stay away from carbonated drinks more so than to stay away sugary/high calorie drinks (pop, beer, juice, etc).

with that said, i drink carbonated/sparking Water almost every day (am 3.5 yrs post op)

i *think* i had my first sparkling water (i.e., perrier) 2 or 3 months postop? I can’t remember….

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Yes but I can only drink maybe 2 oz as they bloat me.

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How long after surgery did everyone have it?

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I had my first carbonated drink about four months post-op. It bloats me like you cannot believe and it's actually painful. It's a shame, because I was used to drinking just a bottle of Topo Chico mineral Water with two shakes of celery bitters... and it hurts too much.

I had a sip of Coca-Cola Starlight Zero Sugar the other day and 1) the fizziness bothered me, and 2) it tasted like laundry detergent.

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I had a sip of Coca-Cola a week or so ago and thought I was going to explode. I swallowed a pill with the last bit of my Water and it go stuck. I grabbed my husband's Coca-Cola since it was next to me. BIG mistake.

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