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 / M12 +2 / M13 -5.5

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) Down to within one pound of my goal and 99 lbs down from my highest weight. I was not a fast loser but who cares as long as you get there! I know the newbies check the trackers and the signatures so although I kind of lost track of how the rest of the weight came off, you should know that it was not fast and furious but it was slow and steady!

current BMI 24.7 that, my friends, is NORMAL!!! 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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