Is it normal to have water lightly hurt your tummy when you drink, but I can eat my 1/2 cup of food and it does not hurt? I have to be so careful when I drink. I had my RNY on Nov.11.15


  • KarlaYP
    KarlaYP Posts: 4,439 Member
    Is it ice water? Maybe try some without ice if you haven't tried. Make sure you aren't gulping too. Sips right now, still.
  • Tawnykakers1
    Tawnykakers1 Posts: 207 Member
    It still hurts my belly if I drink too fast. Its a reminder to slow down for me. I don't drink ice in my water so I wouldn't know if it makes a difference but that makes sense.
  • sinderstorm
    sinderstorm Posts: 225 Member
    I'm 9 months out and pay for it if water is too cold or I drink too fast. Also try some crystal light or propel in your water, it helps some people with WLS have water sit better.
  • cmchandler74
    cmchandler74 Posts: 510 Member
    I was a big-time gulper of water before my surgery. I compromise now by taking a big sip but then I divide it into small swallows so that there's not a huge amount going down at one time. It seems to help. Also, @sinderstorm has it nailed for me when it comes to adding flavor. For whatever reason, it seems to help ease the drinking process.
  • MrsDreamer1974
    MrsDreamer1974 Posts: 91 Member
    I always drink bottled water and I leave it out so its room temp. I have learned NOT to drink big drinks for sure, but I find it strange that it hurts to even drink a small sip.
  • Tawnykakers1
    Tawnykakers1 Posts: 207 Member
    Try some crystal light or propel. If that doesn't work I would definitely bring it up at your next appointment. Maybe they will have another suggestion to make it easier for you.
  • joysie1970
    joysie1970 Posts: 415 Member
    I read somewhere that plain water has higher surface tension I think (?) than crystal light and it's harder on the new tummy, I had water trouble in the beginning but 9 months out it's good cold or room temp, I prefer room temp though for all my drink except my protein shakes :)
  • gdnplnty
    gdnplnty Posts: 170 Member
    I do not like cold drinks, except for my shakes. I always have a powerade zero, water or tea handy in my bottle ready to go, but never cold. My tiny tummy doesn't like the cold drinks. Tends to cramp up a bit. As far as sipping? I can do more now, but not in huge amounts, still spaced out over the day to get it all in. Some days seems to be better than other with the water.
  • Yeah, it actually is. The surface tension of plain water is more than if you add Crystal Light or something like that to it. I have not really been able to drink plain water much since surgery. I'm almost a year out and am now just able to - but only sometimes. I usually have to drink Propel or diet tea.
  • cabennett99
    cabennett99 Posts: 357 Member
    edited January 2016
    Only problem is if I gulp - have to drink intentionally. Also bubbles can be u comfortable, no soda or beer anymore, just not fun.