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    Question Caffine

    Does anyone know why most pre and post-op diets have a restriction on caffeine.



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    Default Re: Caffine

    Coffee and it's by products is very acidic and can damage the stomach lining. It does say in most guidelines to stop pre-op to prepare people so they can feel better when they can't drink it post-op, either way they would be in withdraw on top of the post-op pain/nausea etc.

    I was allowed to drink some cofee at one month post-op after the sleeve.


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    I could have one cup a day after surgery. You can take away my stomach but not my caffeine! Supposedly it is dehydrating, but I still drink a lot of liquids so have never had a problem.

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    Default Re: Caffine

    I've never been a big caffeine drinker, but the above comments are spot on -- and if you are taking medications or having anesthesia, you don't need a stimulus.

    At 22 months out, I don't have any issues with coffee or tea -- but I limit the coffee to half caf/half regular, 2 cups. And I am not a diet soda drinker, so no other caffeine.
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    I gave up coffee pre-op and post op. As Sandra said, it’s hard on the stomach. In preparation for it I tried drinking decaf, but it’s just not the same flavor. My doctor says that one (just one) cup a day when I’m three months post op will be OK. Hallelujah! I have something to live for! ;-)
    On a slightly different note, I gave up drinking about 6 months pre-op. Something I really like on a hot summer day (yesterday it was 110 here) is a gin and tonic. I’ve created a post op virgin version. I use sugar free tonic syrup (the kind used for the soda stream device) and mix it with flat water then add a drop of food grade juniper berry extract. Voila, virgin non carbonated G&T.

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    "I use sugar free tonic syrup (the kind used for the soda stream device) and mix it with flat water then add a drop of food grade juniper berry extract. Voila, virgin non carbonated G&T."

    Thanks JannyAZ. I don't do alcohol (or fizzy drinks) either and this sounds like a nice alternative. Sometimes plain water just doesn't cut it :-)
    Will have to see if I can buy the Juniper berry extract in NZ.



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    Lisa, I got it at some trade show from an outfit called doterra. I googled them and they are available in NZ. Make sure whatever you get is food grade.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sraebaer View Post
    I could have one cup a day after surgery. You can take away my stomach but not my caffeine! Supposedly it is dehydrating, but I still drink a lot of liquids so have never had a problem.
    LOL!!!

    Same here. I drink 1 cup of espresso every morning. I used to drink it all day long.

    My Dr’s ok with one cup and so am I.



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    Quote Originally Posted by JannyAZ View Post
    Lisa, I got it at some trade show from an outfit called doterra. I googled them and they are available in NZ. Make sure whatever you get is food grade.

    Thank you. Yep, found them - yay!



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    Default Re: Caffine

    As far as I know, you should avoid caffeine for the first 30 days after you have surgery. If you love coffee or caffeinated tea, you may reintroduce these beverages into your diet slowly after this point if your surgeon thinks it is safe to do so. Caffeine causes dehydration and acts as an appetite stimulant. However, my doctor allowed me to drink black decaf coffee. And then I bought a new coffee maker from https://www.coffeeinformer.com/coffe...r-for-college/ that made me this type of coffee. After that, I returned to regular black coffee.

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