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So I had surgery Thursday and I'm trying to get my liquids in but every time I take a sip of anything I get attacked by the gas bubbles and it hurts like hell. I've been walking and taking my gas-x and stuff and the gas bubbles are laughing at me. Please help

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Are you drinking too fast, or too much ?

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My two suggestions are to change up the temperature of your drinks, and to try some sugar free popsicles. Depending on the day, I find really icy cold Water or hot herbal tea will just go down perfectly. Peppermint tea and ginger tea are both really soothing. And the popsicles limit how quickly and how much you swallow, so you get a slow hydration (that also tastes nice).

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3 hours ago, TRAVELRN said:

Are you drinking too fast, or too much ?

No not at all

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I second @NickelChip’s suggestion of trying warm/hot drinks. They are very soothing & the peppermint or ginger tea should help with the indigestion gas. Plus being hot, they force you to ensure you’re sipping. Get a thermal cup to keep them hot or pop your cup in a microwave to reheat as needed.

Are you on a PPI yet? They reduce your stomach acid which is likely the cause of this gas. You’re still producing the amount of acid you needed to digest food when you had a large tummy & ate much more than you are able to now (especially after surgery).

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2 hours ago, Tamika James said:

No not at all

Which surgery did you have?? Are you passing gas as well? Sorry as a nurse I have to ask! 😊

Since you’re “fresh post-op” I’d recommend running it by your surgeon. There are a lot of possibilities and being only a few days after surgery it’s best to get with your surgeon to be safe.

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11 hours ago, TRAVELRN said:

Which surgery did you have?? Are you passing gas as well? Sorry as a nurse I have to ask! 😊

Since you’re “fresh post-op” I’d recommend running it by your surgeon. There are a lot of possibilities and being only a few days after surgery it’s best to get with your surgeon to be safe.

I had the sleeve. I'm passing gas, just burping more than passing gas, the passing gas feels much much better than the burping

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15 hours ago, Arabesque said:

I second @NickelChip’s suggestion of trying warm/hot drinks. They are very soothing & the peppermint or ginger tea should help with the indigestion gas. Plus being hot, they force you to ensure you’re sipping. Get a thermal cup to keep them hot or pop your cup in a microwave to reheat as needed.

Are you on a PPI yet? They reduce your stomach acid which is likely the cause of this gas. You’re still producing the amount of acid you needed to digest food when you had a large tummy & ate much more than you are able to now (especially after surgery).

My doctor hasn't put me on a PPI but I did get a bunch of herbal teas today

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