Gastric Band and alcohol

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Hello, does anyone else get tightness with their band the day after drinking alcohol? I had a bbq last night and the drinks were flowing and today I've found it hard to even drink water. Has anyone else had this?

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  • Posted

    I am 10 weeks post band and have had a couple of occasions that I have had a good drink on. Alcohol is inflammatory which is what may be causing your tightness. I haven't had any issues myself.

    • Posted

      That makes sense! Will teach me not to drink! Lol thank you smile

  • Posted

    I get this I know that if I've had a good drink I'm going to struggle the next day. I just try and remember to stick to soup the day after a few vinos

  • Posted

    HI _ I am not a big drinker but have never found any diff when I have had a few drinks - what would be difficult for me would be BBQ food - no bread for obvious reasons, dry meat of BBQ would stick, salad takes more t rouble than it is worth to chew sufficiently so that would leave the sauces = i could manage them ;o)


    • Posted

      I'm the same with bbq food, I didn't eat much so I tend to stick to cooking it for everyone else lol. The only thing I can manage from a bbq is a sausage and a chicken wing. Bread has always been a big no no and so has salad. It's possible the lack a food caused the tightening as if I don't eat enough throughout he day it makes it harder next time I try to eat?

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      I suppose if you are the cook the answer would be to ensure there is something band friendly - but it is quite difficult with typical BBQ food cos it tends to be dry - ive heard of people wrapping bananas in tin foil and putting on the BBQ - they would be quite squishy i suppose - and its poss i suppose there are other foods that would lend themselves to this idea

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