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    Gastric Sleeve Member Karenricha's Avatar
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
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    Default Post Op Gas X Strips? - How Many?

    Hello,

    My surgery is this coming Friday - (Yippee...(but nervous) - Many have said to take the Gas X strips with
    me to the hospital. I was wondering how often did you use them? I have purchased them already so they
    are ready to be packed in the bag.

    Thanks
    Karen



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    Gastric Sleeve Member Wow's Avatar
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    Default Re: Post Op Gas X Strips? - How Many?

    Congrats on your up coming surgery, I had mine on March 20th and have lost 34lbs so far I took my gas x but they made me naseous, my gas was better handled by walking as soon as surgery was done and keep walking it helped I did not take any more gas x it made me worst, but everyone is different. I am still walking on my treadmill 40 minutes every day to help with any gas issues and for exercise. Every week it gets better... good luck!


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    Gastric Sleeve Member Karenricha's Avatar
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
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    Karen
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    Default Re: Post Op Gas X Strips? - How Many?

    hmmm...I wonder if I will be sick? But yes to walking..I walk now and have picked up the speed so that way when I do go for surgery - I'm in better shape.



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    Gastric Sleeve Member KarenS's Avatar
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    Default Re: Post Op Gas X Strips? - How Many?

    Ditto above.... the walking is the best for me as well. (surgery 4/9/13). I too bought the strips to be ready ! But I havent opened the box........ I am walking 30 minutes daily at this point. Good luck Friday




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    Weight prior to pre-op diet: 232 4/1/13
    Weight on surgery day: 222 4/9/12
    Weight 1 month: 203 5/9/13
    Weight 2 month: 193 6/9/13
    Weight 3 month: 182 10.5

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    Gastric Sleeve Member Karenricha's Avatar
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
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    Karen
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    Default Re: Post Op Gas X Strips? - How Many?

    I am SO READY to walk...me and my man..(lol) have been doing about 2 to 3 miles at night...so bring the walking on...I'm ready!



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    Gastric Sleeve Member AnnMarie's Avatar
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
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    Default Re: Post Op Gas X Strips? - How Many?

    I have not used any Gas X either. I walked right after surgery and often. I walk on my treadmil now. Today makes 1 week and so far everything is still going great. I am So sick of clear fluids lol.. just of few more days til I move to full liquids!


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    I have had a gastric sleeve.
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    Default Re: Post Op Gas X Strips? - How Many?

    Make sure to clear using them with your doctor while hospitalized, I wasn't allowed to. They gave me stuff thru the IV line.



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    Gastric Sleeve Member saraoberlander's Avatar
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    Default Re: Post Op Gas X Strips? - How Many?

    While at hospital my Doctor had Hyscyamine tabs every 4 hours for me. It helps relieve gas pains. Most hospitals want you to have a physician order for medications even ones you bring from home.


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    Gastric Sleeve Member Anissa Christine's Avatar
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    Default Re: Post Op Gas X Strips? - How Many?

    I went through two boxes. I used them more as a preventative measure.

    Best wishes on your upcoming surgery!



    Heaviest: 387 pounds (1999)
    Weight last appointment prior to surgery: 265 (6/29/12)
    Weight beginning of two-week full liquid/high protein diet: 265 (7/25/12)
    Weight day of surgery (8/8/12): 253.2
    ONEDERLAND: 12/10/12: 198
    100 pounds lost 7/3/13
    Reached goal weight of 160 pounds on 9/9/13 (1 year, 1 month, and 1 day post-op)

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    Gastric Sleeve Member alanna's Avatar
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    Default Re: Post Op Gas X Strips? - How Many?

    I brought them with, took 1 and it hurt too much going down so I didn't use anymore. Walking worked a thousand times better anyways.


    Heaviest weight: 270
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    Gastric Sleeve Member Karenricha's Avatar
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
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    Default Re: Post Op Gas X Strips? - How Many?

    I did ask the head nurse - she said.. .."All I am going to say is the "rules" of the hospital is no outside medication....however GasX strips are recommended as something to use when you go home" So I will bring them with me - I will walk first and see how I feel - and if I feel ok..then I'll just go without them. I am not a huge pain meds kind of person...I don't want anything slowing done my GI Tract for constipation issues later...so I try to just handle it the best I can...but I surely can walk! Walked a few miles tonight. - Nurse said - get those lungs ready!



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    Gastric Sleeve Member LisaI's Avatar
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    Default Re: Post Op Gas X Strips? - How Many?

    i never used any. ever. i did take beano prior to eating soft refried beans day six or so. it worked great. i had massive gas after surgery...but it was abdominal gas...nothing that i could pass, it was painful gas left over from the sugery in the abdominal cavity. I dealt with it by walking and shifting it as best i could until it absorbed, you can't pass that kind of gas


    Pounds LOST since surgery 111
    Finally reached Onderland 3/1/2013
    Height 5'3" Small frame
    Starting BMI day of surgery : 45.7 MORBIDLY OBESE CLASS 3
    BMI current 26.0 OVERWEIGHT

    my first goal is to get to 141pounds, that will put me in the NORMAL range bmi. My second goal is 120, which is thin and healthy.

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    Gastric Sleeve Member tinman's Avatar
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    Default Re: Post Op Gas X Strips? - How Many?

    I took the strips that go under your tongue and I will tell you that they were a life saver. They really helped in conjunction with walking right after the surgery.



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