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5 weeks post op and a few situations where vomiting would have helped, feeling miserable for a good 1/2-2 hours, salivating and really nauseous but unable to produce anything other than foam and mucous fluids.

Anyone else with the same problem and if so, is this going to last forever?

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Thats the Foamies. Every time I retried Salmon, salad, chicken or eggs this would happen to me. It so horrid. I feel for you. It gets better. Are you taking nausea medication? I have been so much better since they got me on twice daily

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I'm almost 3 years out and I still can't vomit. I've never had the foamies people talk about either. I've WANTED to vomit, but haven't been able to. Overate a few times and felt so nauseous that I tried to make myself vomit... and couldn't. I gag and that's it. It's reason number 1 as to why I watch how much and how quickly I eat very, very, very closely because if I overeat I feel nauseous for HOURS and nothing helps. So I think it's really person to person on what'll happen over time. One day you may actually be able to vomit. I'm wondering if that day will ever come for me... (is it weird that I'd be happy to actually be able to vomit?)

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inability to vomit seems to be an issue for some people (luckily, a minority). Hopefully for you it will be temporary....not being able to vomit would be awful (since I always feel better after i do...)

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I had the foamies in the first few months. Once and a lifetime now if I don't chew enough. I bought a GUM dual action tongue cleaner and when I feel like I have to get rid of the extra saliva/foam (chest pressure build up), I rub it 2 or 3 times towards the back of my tongue, promotes a gag reflex, and the Fluid expels. It never makes me throw up, it is always just the extra mucus that causes build up pain. I forget where I read that hint but it had helped me.

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Sounds awful. I specifically asked my surgeon before I got my sleeve whether I would be able to vomit afterwards because I can’t think of anything worse than needing to and not being able to. He told me I would. I didn’t realise the foamies were a kind of horrid replacement. I haven’t had them yet and I hope I never do.

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I know I really would appreaciate that possibility, not just because of the possible tricky situations related to having had gastric bypass. I have had some stomach flu's and food poisoning's that really don't get better unless you get to empty the system.

I'm just glad I have no plans for more kids. Nevermind my first pregnancy which was not pleasant with a long period of hyperemesis, the nausea and vomiting continuing up to 16 weeks. The next pregnancy, twins, was more than double the nausea and vomiting with having to wake up 1,5 hours before I needed to get up to work to take my morning meds, as as soon as I stood up, I would vomit, and if I ate anything, I would vomit too... The feeling I had, if not eased just a little by vomiting, would have made me completely unable to function. The problem was I was an over achiever, fresh out of Uni and was determined to work. However I could not eat anything during the day, because otherwise I vomited. Luckily I worked in a hospital, so after my shift I would ask an anesthesiologist to hook me up with iv liquids, haha. [emoji1] I was in so much of a ketosis for more than 20 weeks, pre op diet was nothing compared [emoji849].

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Aah the foamies. For me they happen if I eat something too coarse, too dry, too rich or too fast & it gets ‘stuck’.

I don’t vomit as such any more but I regurgitate. The offending bite or two of food sort of bubbles up - sorry sounds a bit gross. But there’s no real clenching of the stomach muscles because the food hasn’t really got down into the stomach yet.

The only good thing is once you spit up the saliva or regurgitate that last bite you feel better pretty quickly after (unlike dumping). It doesn’t necessarily happen when I’m eating though. It can slowly build up over a little time afterwards: restriction, coughing, saliva & then sometimes regurgitation.

Salmon can be too rich because of how naturally oily it is @Hazel40. I can’t tolerate oily fish now though I wasn’t great with it before either. Try poaching it in milk (add herbs of choice) as a lot of the oil will go into the milk & give it a milder taste.

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Yeaaaa.. I thought it was just me. After talking to a few other people who had Bypass, it seems like a thing.

I know someone who had bypass 3 years ago and hasn't vomited since.

like @Arabesque mentioned, I have had a single bite of steak come up one time, from likely not chewing enough. Within minutes of swallowing the bite I was sick and at a restaurant, so went to the bathroom and just stood over the toilet like drooling and gagging,, then PLOP a tiny piece of steak and no joke I FELT PERFECT IMMEDIATELY! IT WAS CRAZY WEIRD.

Otherwise just "foamies" 1 other time.

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