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bluespyder

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Hello Friends.

Just wanted to say a quick hello. Was Sleeved last Wednesday.
First week was hell as you all know.
Felt hunger for the first time yesterday (woke me up in the middle of the night) have just transitioned from clear to thicker liquids (everything seems to be going along nicely).
Trying to learn how much I can fill up on without over filling my new stomach with liquids (thinned creammed soups/protein shakes)
I am sure I will get the hang of it.
Anyway feeling good about it all and wanted to say hi ;)
Pete
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denzel

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Welcome Pete The bluespyder!

it sounds as though you are progressing along nicely.  Does your surgeon have you on anti-acidity medication? Sometimes acidity/reflux can be mistaken for hunger.
All the best!
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bluespyder

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Hey Denzel
Yes he gave me a script for Rabeprazole Santos 20mg (which I haven't taken) cause I'm not sure I'm allowed to swallow it crush up and disguise in a drink)
Otherwise if you can recommend any over counter anti acid/reflux syrup that would be greatly appreciated. Slowly trying to dip soups/protein shakes etc realizing that my I have a completely new body now ... big learning curve ๐Ÿ˜‰
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Hi Pete,

it would probably be a good idea to take the prescribed medication!  It is probably intended to help protect the healing surgical stomach incision. 
Yes, you can swallow it whole.
Yes, I was prescribed some, took it for ?? 4 weeks??

Early days yet for you.  Sip, sip, sip!
I thoroughly recommend 

Sally Johnsons' "Your Complete Guide to Nutrition for Weight Loss Surgery".

https://dietitianconnection.com/products/books/your-complete-guide-to-nutrition-for-weight-loss-surgery/  
There are some super recipes appropriate for every stage of bariatric post-surgery, along with excellent information.

All the best!
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bluespyder

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You are the best ! Never thought of it like that ... appreciate your time and energy in doing so.
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I was on Nexium.  You should take the tablets prescribed by the surgeon.  I can't remember the exact theory, but it helps reduce the amount of stomach acid the bigger sized stomach used to make.
I think thats correct.  I'm sure if you ask your surgeon they will explain it better.  ๐Ÿ˜‰

You shouldn't have any issues swallowing medical type tablets, just go slowly the first time ans see how you feel.
I was taking all my vitamins ie multi vitamins, fish oil tablets etc within a week.  The only thing I had problems with was Elevit.  Something in the coating did not agree with my tummy, but I only started them after the surgery, so not sure if this was already the case before.

Good luck with it.
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bluespyder

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Thanks Greenfrog
It's about 1.40am and I keep waking up in yhe midfle of the night hungry?
Has anyone had the same thing happen to them ? I'm sipping water (but maybe it's a combination of hunger and acid that's waking me up?)
Any suggestions (maybe a drink related anti acid before bed?)
Pete
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lindabinda

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Hey Pete,
Thatโ€™s horrible for you. Contact your surgeons rooms with any questions you have about anything you think may be related to your surgery.....
Thatโ€™s what you pay for!
I was on 2 different ant acid type medications after my sleeve but that was in 2009.
Zantac for first 6 weeks with Nexium. The nexium was continued for 6 months I think but I still had reflux so I actually took it for about 2 years daily after that I took it as necessary.
Also if you do have any problems with swallowing tablets just talk to your pharmacist as well as some of the medications come in other forms such as dissolvable tablets or liquids. Not all tablets are suitable to crush either. Pharmacists are the experts on that, they will advise if you should possibly try a different med!
Good luck & keep up that sipping!
Linda

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