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I’m a spicy food wennie. I started eating spicy foods when I lived in Texas and I loved it. I’ve never been a chili eater but mild spice was ok. 

Fast forward post GBS. I cannot eat anything spicy. Nada. I start to sneeze and my nose starts dripping. My tongue is on fire and I often give up my meal. I love Korean food, so this has been devastating.

Has this happened to any of you? Has your tolerance for spice gone down? 

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I've never been a huge hot spicy food lover but I've noticed that since my WLS, I don't seem to care for it at all - especially chilli, sriracha, harissa etc.

 

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Oh no! Tragic! I love spicy food and don't have any problems with it, fortunately. Funny how there's so much variance in how our bodies react. I still can't drink hot beverages or soup. They make me puke, like instantly. And I love a nice hot soup. And a cup of hot coffee. No more! Iced coffee and cold soup if any.

Sorry to hear about your spicy food probs :( 

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I've never been a lover of highly spiced/hot foods so it's no big loss.

Cold food/beverages are a real problem though.  I can't eat or drink anything that's colder than room temperature.  It gives my pouch a toothache type sensation.

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My love and tolerance for spicy food has not changed at all since my surgery. Ghost pepper salsa anyone?? :D

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It’s crazy to see how different we have all reacted to WLS. I love cold beverages and am fine with hot beverages. I drink a ton of iced beverages because room temp liquids are no longer appealing. 

I miss my spicy foods...

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On 5/16/2019 at 12:57 PM, Res Ipsa said:

My love and tolerance for spicy food has not changed at all since my surgery. Ghost pepper salsa anyone?? :D

I’ll raise you Trinidad scorpion pepper;). Grew them last year but may need to step it down as they made 2 people sick.  

I still love spicey.  I have 2 Mexican son in laws.  I just have to be careful things aren’t too hot since I can’t eat and drink.  Had Juan’s green tomatillo salsa tonight on pastore.  I could have drank it with a straw!  I often have fajita chicken for supper.  

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On 5/18/2019 at 11:22 PM, Cheesehead said:

I’ll raise you Trinidad scorpion pepper;). Grew them last year but may need to step it down as they made 2 people sick.  

I still love spicey.  I have 2 Mexican son in laws.  I just have to be careful things aren’t too hot since I can’t eat and drink.  Had Juan’s green tomatillo salsa tonight on pastore.  I could have drank it with a straw!  I often have fajita chicken for supper.  

@Cheesehead I think my eyes are on fire from reading your response.

Al pastor is my faaaave. Dam. Now I am hungry!

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7 hours ago, NerdyToothpick said:

@Cheesehead I think my eyes are on fire from reading your response.

Al pastor is my faaaave. Dam. Now I am hungry!

And it was homemade:). Martel’s brother made it.  Saw Juan picking his brain!  I love shopping at the Mexican markets.  Just have to take my daughter along to translate, lol!  Another favorite is the thinly sliced beef (can’t remember the name).  Everyone seasons their own and flips it on the grill with Mexican corn in the summer, done in no time!

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On 5/15/2019 at 10:17 PM, NerdyToothpick said:

I’m a spicy food wennie. I started eating spicy foods when I lived in Texas and I loved it. I’ve never been a chili eater but mild spice was ok. 

Fast forward post GBS. I cannot eat anything spicy. Nada. I start to sneeze and my nose starts dripping. My tongue is on fire and I often give up my meal. I love Korean food, so this has been devastating.

Has this happened to any of you? Has your tolerance for spice gone down? 

Mine sure did and I like spicy food also.  If and when I do eat it I have antacids I take immediately but most of the time they wont work well enough and I regret it:(

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I’ve never been a spicy food eater. All it does to me is leave the heat on my tongue, and that’s all I can taste for a long time after I do try something with spice. The only spicy~ish food I will eat is chili powder and I might put 1 jalapeño in a large pot of chili, but as for hot sauce, etc...nope. With that being said, since WLS, any time I have even tasted anything spicy, it seems to be even worse. 

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