Nausea while on Optifast?

SweetRide1
on 1/1/18 7:40 am
RNY on 01/16/18

I started off well yesterday on Optifast with no issues.

This morning is a whole other deal. I woke up feeling quite sick, nauseous, shaky, just plain yuck.

I got my shake ready and the smell of it made me gag. I don't understand because yesterday I quite liked them. I managed to choke down 1/2 a shake, went back to bed for an hour and then took a shower and am feeling better.

I'm wondering about the aspartame. I NEVER use aspartame.

Anyone else experience this? TIA

Referral - May 31/17; Orientation - June 15/17; First Appt Nurse - June 26/17; Bloodwork and ECG - June 27/17; Sleep Study - July 5/17; Dietician Appt - July 10/17; Counsellor Appt - July 10/17; Abdominal Ultrasound - July 10/17: Endoscopy/Colonoscopy - July 25/17; Second Dietician Appt - September 14/17; Internist Appt - October 2/17; Meet the Surgeon - November 21/17; Pre Surgery Nutrition Class - January 12/18; Surgery - January 16/18

oneatatime
on 1/1/18 8:20 am
RNY on 09/01/17

Oh no. I'm so sorry to learn this.

I never consumed aspartame either, but didn't have a problem. It's possible the shakes are making you sick. It could be the aspartame, or another ingredient. It's also possible you have an unrelated flu or bug.

I drank all my Opti out of a cup that had a lid and straw. I purposely didn't smell any of them. If you do decide to try again, maybe that's a strategy worth trying.

Unfortunately, your centre will be closed today.

Also, how are you making them? I used 200 ml water, and 200 ml brewed decaf, cold. And ice. Maybe try a different recipe?

I'm sorry i can't be more help. Feel better quickly. ((Hugs))

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SweetRide1
on 1/1/18 8:59 am
RNY on 01/16/18

I'm making it cold with ice. I liked it yesterday with no issues. Today, my stomach is gurgling non stop, I have constant nausea, some diarrhea and the thought of eating or drinking anything turns my stomach. No fever. The shakes have gone but I just feel blah. I've been drinking water so that's good. I'm going to try some tea and see if that helps.

I'll call my clinic tomorrow if this continues.

Referral - May 31/17; Orientation - June 15/17; First Appt Nurse - June 26/17; Bloodwork and ECG - June 27/17; Sleep Study - July 5/17; Dietician Appt - July 10/17; Counsellor Appt - July 10/17; Abdominal Ultrasound - July 10/17: Endoscopy/Colonoscopy - July 25/17; Second Dietician Appt - September 14/17; Internist Appt - October 2/17; Meet the Surgeon - November 21/17; Pre Surgery Nutrition Class - January 12/18; Surgery - January 16/18

oneatatime
on 1/1/18 9:15 am
RNY on 09/01/17

They can be hard on the stomach for sure. It's going to "clean you out" so to speak. Do you have Benefiber at home? I would add a teaspoon of it to every single shake. That will fix the diarrhea.

Also, do 400 ml of water instead of 300 ml. Make it a bit more liquidy.

See if you can do it. I have my fingers crossed for you. Definitely call your centre tomorrow. ((Hugs))

Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. Choose happy.

Opti -10 / M1 -25.5 / M2 -10 / M3 -14.5 / M4 -13 / M5 -10 / M6 -5.5 / M7 -9.5 / M8 -13.5 / M9 -0.5 / M10 -2.5 / M11 -2.5

Century Club and Onederland in month 7!!

RoundPenny
on 1/1/18 11:50 am

If you have vanlla flavored or chocolate add a small amount of peppermint extract to the shake. That helped me fight nausea days.

I hope you feel better and it was just a one time thing.

SweetRide1
on 1/2/18 6:21 pm
RNY on 01/16/18

Worked like a charm. Thanks RoundPenny.

Referral - May 31/17; Orientation - June 15/17; First Appt Nurse - June 26/17; Bloodwork and ECG - June 27/17; Sleep Study - July 5/17; Dietician Appt - July 10/17; Counsellor Appt - July 10/17; Abdominal Ultrasound - July 10/17: Endoscopy/Colonoscopy - July 25/17; Second Dietician Appt - September 14/17; Internist Appt - October 2/17; Meet the Surgeon - November 21/17; Pre Surgery Nutrition Class - January 12/18; Surgery - January 16/18

LeslieCL
on 1/1/18 4:57 pm

Lots of tummy rumbling, a sore mouth and hunger but no nausea. I hope you feel better soon.

Referred January 7/17, Orientation Humber May 28/17, Meet Dr. August 4/17, TRIO November 3/17, Internist November 21/17, Surgeon again December 21/17, Pre-op assessment January 4/18 and Surgery January 12/18.

RosieBelly
on 1/2/18 12:43 pm

Use your fibre supplement and it will help keep your intestines from letting loose! I pretty much started out the same way but it passes. Believe it or not you will not notice that disgusting smell in a couple of days. Make sure you are drinking your water. Good luck.

referred Jan 2016 intake May 2016 left programme returned June 2017 final pre-sx class Oct 2017 surgeon appt Oct 2017

Opti Wt Nov 4/17 226 lbs BMI 45 Sx Wt 212 lbs RNY surgery Nov 23/17 M1 -18 M2-9 M3-10 M4-8 M5-6 M6-7 M7-6 M8-3 M9-1(so far)

current BMI 27.2 (PS that's overweight, not obese and not morbidly obese!) Strong is the new pretty!

Ontario_Girl
on 1/3/18 12:14 pm - Canada

allergy perhaps? Im allergic to dairy protein and had an issue with inflammation while on them. Drank more water and it was more easier.

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