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Has anyone noticed if Premier Portein is the cause of Constipation? I'm not a Breakfast eater, so I drink 1 each morning. This is my only Protein supplement during the day. I'm trying to narrow down if this could be the root of my problem. Thanks!

I'm 7 months post-op RNY

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11 minutes ago, swimbikerun said:

Why would a liquid that doesn't have Iron be a cause of Constipation?

Protein supplements and artificial sweeteners can cause Constipation in some people.

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In some, means not the majority. The problem would probably be more of lack of Fiber in the diet.

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From what I've seen, no. It does not. Unless you're drinking something with a ton of Iron in it and not taking any Fiber, then a Protein Shake isn't going to cause Constipation. This is just part of the surgery we have to learn to live with.

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Constipation is a very common problem for both sleeve and bypass patients. I think it's a combination of the high Protein diet and some of the supplements (calcium and Iron are known culprits)

a lot of us have to take daily preventative measures to keep on top of it - Miralax, stool softeners, Metamucil. Smooth Move tea, a few prunes - whatever helps. I've been taking a capful of Miralax every day for over eight years.

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I had another post that explains what's been going on. I take daily Miralax, stool softener, probiotic and Prebiotic. I drink my fluids and eat my Fiber. I'm still having issues despite all this.

I'm just trying to figure out what's making it worse all of a sudden after MONTHS of the Constipation being under control.

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3 hours ago, LindsayT said:

I had another post that explains what's been going on. I take daily Miralax, stool softener, probiotic and Prebiotic. I drink my fluids and eat my Fiber. I'm still having issues despite all this.

I'm just trying to figure out what's making it worse all of a sudden after MONTHS of the Constipation being under control.

hmmm...well, it makes sense that it could be something in the Premier Protein shake, then. Whether it's pushed you over your Protein tolerance, or there's some ingredient in there that's setting this off?

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Everyone's gut is a little different. Any brand of Protein Shakes will slow things down for me if I have 2 or more per day. My friend who had previous surgery is the opposite, they have to run to a bathroom within an hour of drinking one. Not sure if its the gut biome or other biological factors, but it can definitely be the cause for some.

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