Pain in left shoulder 😣

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Had this hideous pain in my left shoulder after my band op. Im 2 weeks post op and its come back with a vengeance. Seems to be after eating. Anyone else got this shoulder pain? 😣

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    I work with nurses and I asked them what the shoulder pain is all about as I've read somewhere that this is quite common. They say it's because there are some muscles that run in that direction from the stomach area towards the shoulders. They gave it a very impressive name but that's basically what it is. Apparently, it's perfectly normal so don't worry.
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    Quite normal - its the trapped wind trying to escape - make sure you are eating slowly and small mouthfuls so your not swallowing more air too x chewable windeze or anything else you can find that works for you, windmilling your arms and rocking x hopefully it will get better soon x 
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      Peppermint tea is also good or even baby gripe water. Keeping mobile with moving around helps to void gastric wind.  (Barriatric Nurse)
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    This is classic shoulder tip pain which occurs due to trapped wind. Try drinking some peppermint tea, or chew a rennie or even drink baby gripe water.
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      It's only post op, don't worry! Some air gets trapped inside the body during the operation. It will painfully release itself in a few days tops, and then the pain will disappearsmile
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    I am crippled with it as we speak. It's trapped wind. I tried all sorts but nothing works. Gets worse if I drink alchol. Hope this helps

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