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drinking cold water after gastric bypass

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hi everyone, i just wanted to know if anyone had problems with cold drinks after surgery? i cant drink anything thats cold and sometimes room temp still wont work. the only thing that does not send me into pain is coffee and tea! i cant keep drinking just that so does anyone have any ideas? thank you  

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Try warming up the water.

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It's not unusual for your new tummy to be particular about water temperature for a while. For ideas on getting in more water, check out this article in the latest Thinner Times Newsletter.

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I had the exact same problem.  I don't drink coffee or tea but I was certainly drinking the heck out of clear broth to try and get my fluids.  The pain eventually went away in about 2 months.  I feel your frustration.  It will pass.  Warm water was ok too but it just wasn't palatable all the time.

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It's funny how the same surgery produces such different effects. I have the exact opposite issue. The colder the water the better! I have been drinking ice water since it goes down so smooth but broth hit or miss. The warmth feels good going down but sits heavy with me.

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i have been waiting for it to go way but i am almost at my one year mark and it still happening :( i cant really go back to may Surgeon because my husband is in the army and now we live in Germany so its going to take a some time for them to find me a new doc also we maybe leaving here this summer too, so i just dont know that to do. all i know is coffee and tea are the only things that dont hurt! i have tried warm water but that also hurts, i have even tried to filter the water thinking maybe it was something in it that sill didnt help. with summer coming i really dont want to have to drink hot stuff, it will just make me feel hotter :(

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5 1/2 years out and I still can't drink anything colder than room temperature.  It gives my pouch a toothache sensation.

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I had a problem with cold liquids for the first few months, it seemed to make my pouch cramp up and hurt.  Gradually it has gotten better and I love icy drinks now!   Take it slow and adjust the temperature of your liquids until you find what makes your pouch the most comfortable.

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I drink syntax nectar ice cold without problems but water that's cold really hurts.

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Sometimes I can drink cold water and sometimes I can't.  It's so hit or miss.  I can physically tolerate warm things better, but my brain doesn't want them, if that makes any sense... I gag if I try to drink soup or broth.

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I had lots of issues with water temperature after surgery. Try squeezing half a lemon, or lime, orange, mint leaves, etc into the water. Worked like a charm for me :) goodluck!!!

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No cold water for me either. Room temp to go down comfortably!

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wow. I had no idea so many people had this problem. thing to think about.

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Right after surgery I drank a lot of hot tea (decaf) instead of water.  Now, at a little more than 3 months I drink mostly water and it has to be ice cold.  I can't drink  it room temp anymore.  I still have a cup of tea every night before bed, but that is just to relax.

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Same problem here,  Can't do anything cold.  

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I use warm or hot herbal teas frequently. Once in a while, I will add a couple of ice cubes to room temp liquids then wait five minutes to drink. I find if I try to drink something that is iced with a lot of ice or comes straight from the fridge, my pouch contracts and it is the most painful thing ever. By allowing the ice to sit for a few, its not really cold, but it is cooler and the pouch doesnt mind that.

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I still can't drink plain water regardless of temperature- I add diet cordial and it's fine- but don't drink it cold- icy is out of the question! Love my warm cuppas!!

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I have the opposite problem. Drinking warm or hot beverages makes me throw up. I can only have cold or room temp beverages.

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