Jump to content
×
Are you looking for the BariatricPal Store? Go now!

Meds and water



Recommended Posts

Hi y’all!
I’m about 3 weeks post op and it’s been going pretty well. I did have a question - I have to take my meds with food but I need Water to take them. How do I do that and still accomplish the not drinking with a meal? I’ve been trying to just do minimal sips. If I take without food I get really sick. Any advice?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

This is a great question!
Are crackers enough? I always take my meds about 30 min after I eat but I don’t have to worry about eating when I take them.
I would definitely call your Dr to see what they suggest & then let us know what they say!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Definitely get the food in beforehand if you would be sick without that. Then swallow your meds with the minimum possible amount of Water? It does get better really quickly I promise.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

i just take a few sips when i take meds if i am going to eat soon after..

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I would ask your doctor if taking it right when the thirty minutes after eating is up. i feel like the thirty minute window should be plenty close enough for it to still count as being close to when you ate. but im not a medical professional

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I only worry about it with the Multivitamin because I hear it makes a lot of people sick to take them on an empty stomach. (Even people who haven't had WLS) I have never risked it so I don't know if it would make me sick or not.

However, I drink a shake every morning for Breakfast so I just take them with the shake.

Once in a while (usually a weekend) I eat an actual breakfast. So, about 10 min before I am going to eat I take the Vitamins with just enough Water to swallow them and then eat. This is a small enough time I don't think it would make you sick. But again, I never tried without food so I may just be one of those people that vitamins don't bother.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Sips should be fine, I was given sips the day of surgery and after even when I wasnt supposed to have liquids, the nurse said a sip to make it go down is good

Sent from my SM-G960U1 using BariatricPal mobile app

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Trending Products

  • Trending Topics

  • Recent Status Updates

    • rolawre

      Good evening all...how was your endoscopy? 
      · 0 replies
      1. This update has no replies.
    • ynotiniowa

      4 days to go till my gastric bypass surgery!!!! 
      · 0 replies
      1. This update has no replies.
    • Ellebronwyn

      Drinking my favorite Premier Protein Shake for breakfast, and planned a nice healthy lunch today. Protein first, Veg second, then fruit, and carbs last.  💪
      #backtobasics
      · 0 replies
      1. This update has no replies.
    • Ellebronwyn

      Accountability and consistency is the key to success. 
      · 0 replies
      1. This update has no replies.
    • Barb M

      Hello, I am 53 years old and just in the beginning of my process.  Lost my required weight prior to surgery, Psychological evaluation completed, meet with surgeon, meeting monthly with dietitian and now waiting for the perapproval from insurance.  Hoping for April or May.  Still to do on my list is joining a support group.  My weight loss clinic has one but I would like this as an option too.  I will be having the gastric sleeve surgery.  Excited for this journey.   Thanks for your support.
      · 0 replies
      1. This update has no replies.
  • Recent Topics

  • Hot Products

  • Sign Up For
    Our Newsletter

    Follow us for the latest news
    and special product offers!
  • Together, we have lost...
      lbs

    PatchAid Vitamin Patches

    ×