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#1 Kristincaz440

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Posted 06 February 2011 - 10:04 AM

Anyone have any tips on how to get food unstuck? I've been feeling icky since I ate breakfast and think something might be stuck, I took Papaya enzyme but nothing.

#2 mama*bahama

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Posted 06 February 2011 - 10:18 AM

This may sound off the wall, but...

My bariatric coordinator helped me clear something that had been stuck for 5 hours in this bizarre way:
1. She had me lie flat on my back on the floor, and roll my legs over my head (no, I couldn't get my toes to touch the floor:o).
2. She then lifted my legs straight up in the air and SHOOK. I stood up and we did it a second time.
3. She then had me GULP (careful, that's generally not recommended) some water.
4. Believe it or not, it worked! Although it was totally silly!
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Posted 06 February 2011 - 10:27 AM

For me, even the tiniest bit of liquid makes me absolutely miserable!!! That is the only time I have dumped is when I had a tiny sip of water to unstick some food. I can't tell you how to unstick the food (sorry!), but I did want to let you know what doesn't work for me. Good luck to you. I am sure you will get lots of helpful responses.;)
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Posted 06 February 2011 - 10:28 AM

I gulp a ton of water and everything comes back out the way it went in.
My doctor hates me for it, but I said unless you plan on reversing the surgery Im sticking with what works

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Posted 06 February 2011 - 10:30 AM

This may sound off the wall, but...

My bariatric coordinator helped me clear something that had been stuck for 5 hours in this bizarre way:
1. She had me lie flat on my back on the floor, and roll my legs over my head (no, I couldn't get my toes to touch the floor:o).
2. She then lifted my legs straight up in the air and SHOOK. I stood up and we did it a second time.
3. She then had me GULP (careful, that's generally not recommended) some water.
4. Believe it or not, it worked! Although it was totally silly!



Interesting! I bet you giggled the whole time! This actually makes sense to me, although the visual of it is hilarious. :P The only thing I've tried is drinking liquid to force it through. It worked, but it got worse for a few minutes before it got better. Then it was like a light switch flipped and I was instantly better. Never tried the papaya enzyme, but I hear it works. Sorry I can't help more than this but I just HAD to comment on Mama*Bahama's visual she gave me!! LOL

Edited by Padonie, 06 February 2011 - 10:30 AM.
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#6 Kristincaz440

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Posted 06 February 2011 - 10:41 AM

I'm at work now so I'm sure it would be a sight to see me rolling around on the floor!!

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Posted 06 February 2011 - 10:51 AM

You need to chew the papaya enzymes and sip some water, slowly, till it either goes down, or comes back up.. either way, you'll feel better once it's gone.

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Posted 06 February 2011 - 10:55 AM

I'm at work now so I'm sure it would be a sight to see me rolling around on the floor!!



My trick at work is to go into the ladies Tom and raise my arms above my head and srtretch out of my rib cage. Then I shimmy a lot. Like a dog shaking off water. That usually helps.

Where it doesnt I either make myself throw up or wait it out. If it was meat I try to get it out. If egg or something else I wait it out.

Also found out the hard way my Papaya enzyme are chewable. --I didn't understand why they weren't working when I popped one. Duh.

I have a small outlet so do this a lot.
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Posted 06 February 2011 - 11:00 AM

My trick at work is to go into the ladies Tom and raise my arms above my head and srtretch out of my rib cage. Then I shimmy a lot. Like a dog shaking off water. That usually helps.

Where it doesnt I either make myself throw up or wait it out. If it was meat I try to get it out. If egg or something else I wait it out.

Also found out the hard way my Papaya enzyme are chewable. --I didn't understand why they weren't working when I popped one. Duh.

I have a small outlet so do this a lot.


Good point.. the papayas have to be chewed.. they taste a little bit like the old children's aspirin.

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Posted 06 February 2011 - 11:55 AM

My trick at work is to go into the ladies Tom and raise my arms above my head and srtretch out of my rib cage. Then I shimmy a lot. Like a dog shaking off water. That usually helps.

Where it doesnt I either make myself throw up or wait it out. If it was meat I try to get it out. If egg or something else I wait it out.

Also found out the hard way my Papaya enzyme are chewable. --I didn't understand why they weren't working when I popped one. Duh.

I have a small outlet so do this a lot.


I probably am just behind the times here, but what is a "ladies Tom?"

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Posted 06 February 2011 - 11:58 AM

I probably am just behind the times here, but what is a "ladies Tom?"


Tee hee. Bad typing on my Android screen.

Ladies Tom equals Ladies Room!
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#12 Gunslinger

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Posted 06 February 2011 - 12:01 PM

Tee hee. Bad typing on my Android screen.

Ladies Tom equals Ladies Room!


Oh, OK. I was worried you ladies had changed the name of a restroom from john to Tom.

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Posted 06 February 2011 - 12:06 PM

How do you know it you have something stuck. Are there any symptoms? My doctor told me that if you have something stuck to mix 1/4 tsp of meat tenderizer into 1 oz. of water and sip. That was in my post op care packet also.
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Posted 06 February 2011 - 12:23 PM

How do you know it you have something stuck. Are there any symptoms? My doctor told me that if you have something stuck to mix 1/4 tsp of meat tenderizer into 1 oz. of water and sip. That was in my post op care packet also.



Trust me, you'll know. Most notably is the thing called the 'foamies'... lots of foamy saliva that just.won't.stop.

Papaya enzyme is almost the same exact enzyme that meat tenderizer is made from.. but trust me on this one if you believe nothing I've ever said on this forum: Papaya enzyme taste almost like the old st. joseph's baby aspirin.. kind of yummy given you have to chew them (and for that reason, I'd keep them away from kids!)... meat tenderizer? Not so much. Two or three papaya enzymes work just as well, though.

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Posted 06 February 2011 - 01:03 PM

Oh, Gunslinger...you'll recognize it immediately once you see it and I bet the havoc it wreaks has impacted your life a time or two: Time Of Month. :)

OR, based on bambinari's response...maybe not!
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Posted 06 February 2011 - 08:00 PM

I just had the same problem on Friday with meat. My nutritionist said to either drink a carbonated drink or try some meat tenderizer. I opted for the carbonated drink and that helped.

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Posted 07 February 2011 - 07:03 AM

I have only gotten something stuck once but it was such excrutiating pain followed by nausea that I had to go home from work! used Papaya enzyme and sipped warm water...had several issues with vomiting and finally sweet relief hours later...now I am paranoid about my chewing but have been fortunate to never have it happen again...no foamies though, don't know why...

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Posted 07 February 2011 - 07:52 AM

Only thing that works for me is to puke repeatedly until it comes up. If you feel a burp coming, worship the porcelain god and let it all out.

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