Are any of you able to drink hot tea?

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MjK3
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   Posted 8/14/2011 7:15 PM (GMT -6)   
I cannot have iced tea... shakehead Nor an I have hot cocoa. I was wondering about hot teas? Any of them? Please tell me someone out there can handle it...

kyheart
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   Posted 8/14/2011 8:18 PM (GMT -6)   
MjK3
I can drink herbal tea. the caffeine in coffee and tea do not agree with my stomach right now.. what is your situation?? have you been wrapped or are you suffering from GERD/reflux.. etc.. there are a lot of variables for different situations... I can actually handle iced drinks easier than hot ones.. but I am at 4 months+ post op Nissen Fundoplication...

Let us know how we can help you, and Welcome to the Healing Well Forum...

Sandi

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   Posted 8/14/2011 8:31 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi MjK3,

Like Sandi, I was wondering if you're wrapped or just dealing with GERD. I seemed to be able to tolerate decaf black tea without any problem. Tea can be brewed pretty weakly and still be enjoyable. As long as there's some color in the water, I can enjoy tea! I'm not a fan of herbal teas. I do drink a lot of hot decaf tea without trouble. It's a very individual thing, though.

I couldn't drink coffee before or after my wrap because it really bothers my stomach. I do drink it occasionally, but I save it for the very best of coffees--with desserts or breakfasts in really good restaurants.

Good luck!
Denise

MjK3
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   Posted 8/14/2011 8:50 PM (GMT -6)   
Oh I should have specified. I am just a gerd sufferer. Were either of you able to drink any of these before your surgeries? Coffee is out of the question, it brings on serious chest pain for me.

dencha
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   Posted 8/14/2011 9:31 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi MjK3,

I was able to drink hot tea before and after my wrap. Keep in mind, I stuck to decaf tea, and drank it pretty weak. I still enjoyed it. Did I miss coffee? Sure. Did I want to make myself sick drinking it? No thanks. If you keep the decaf tea weak, you should do just fine.

My PCP would have rather I stuck to herbal teas, but I just don't enjoy them. If you like them, go for it. That way you'll have absolutely no caffeine. As I said, decaf tea was fine for me.

I also read that the majority of caffeine is leached form the tea in the beginning of the steeping process. Therefore if you made some tea, dumped it out, then made it with the remainder of the tea bag it would probably contain even less caffeine.

Tea has always been a comforting beverage for my tummy. Whenever I was sick, even before GERD, tea made me feel better.

Hope you can find a hot beverage to enjoy!
Denise

kyheart
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   Posted 8/14/2011 9:44 PM (GMT -6)   
MjK3

I was able to drink coffee even after my surgery but then the caffeine started to bother me so I just stopped drinking it.. I was fortunate in that my reflux/GERD attacked me at night so I could drink coffee in the morning and it didn't bother me and my Hiatal Hernia caused me pain no matter what I ate or drank.. so
now tea is my drink of choice and I can drink it hot or cold now...

Hope you can find your comfort beverage.. try the decaf if you do not like herbal.... it just might work for you
Sandi

MjK3
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   Posted 8/15/2011 7:00 PM (GMT -6)   
Tea always makes me feel better too Denise. I like a nice hot cup when I am not feeling good, or when its cold and rainy (like right now). Im not a big fan of the herbals either, but I did pick up the lipton vanilla caramel truffle, and I will try that.

I didn't think it was the caffeine that affected gerd though. Decaff coffee bothers me a lot too. I was once told that white chocolate candies are ok and that its the milk and dark that are problematic. Not in my case. I get chest discomfort from the white as well... just not quite as bad. I tried the white chocolate hot cocoa recently, this is how I know it bothers me.

I was diagnosed with Gerd in March I think. Been on prescription prilosec for 4 months now. I know a couple of people who have this and suffer, even after 10 years. Thats scary to me. I thought this would eventually heal.

Anyway, thank you both for taking the time to help. More than appreciate it.

dencha
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   Posted 8/15/2011 7:06 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi MjK3

With coffee, I agree. It is very acidic and hard on the stomach caffeinated or decaffeinated. Tea is another story. You have far more control over how strong you brew it, and it has a much different effect on the stomach.

Have you ever thought a cup of coffee would calm down an upset stomach? Quite the opposite--it would make things much worse. Tea, on the other hand, have always been a remedy for when someone isn't feeling well.

Watch out for the caffeine, drink it on the weak side, and enjoy. I really would be surprised if it gives you any trouble. Let me know how it goes!

Take care &
Happy tea drinking!
Denise
PS--the caffeine does affect GERD by relaxing the LES valve.

elsiem
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   Posted 8/15/2011 8:31 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi MjK3

I love strong, freshly perked black coffee (don't like milk) but had to stop drinking it about 7 months before my surgery so I tried drinking weak black tea. I didn't enjoy the taste very much so just drank hot water.

I was given a cup of coffee in hospital three days after surgery (I'm now 7 weeks post op) & handled it ok. I try not to drink it too much, just once a day as a treat but so far can only manage to drink half a cup before I get full. Maybe one day Ill get all the way to the bottom of the cup.

I avoid anything cold (liquid & food) because it sends my stomach into spasms so mostly I still just stick to drinking hot water. Boring I know but it works for me.

Good luck, I hope you can find a drink that is both soothing & enjoyable.

best wishes

Lynda

dencha
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   Posted 8/15/2011 9:35 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Lynda,

If you're a coffee lover, tea will never replace your coffee. In my heyday I could drink a pot of coffee before going to work without a problem. No matter how much I loved coffee it wasn't worth the pain and agony it called once GERD kicked in.

Very weak tea can be similar to hot water, however I can't get into drinking plain hot water. Even just a little color makes it easier to take. (I'm a huge cold water drinker though.)

While I was a coffee lover, I was also a tea drinker, and always chose it when I wasn't feeling well. I do miss coffee with breakfast, but I stick with tea unless I'm at a great restaurant that has wonderful coffee. Then I drink it, but not a lot. I'll ask the waitress/waiter to hold off on my coffee until I have my meal. I'm not good with coffee on an empty stomach. Also, I enjoy it more with food, so i wait so I'm not drinking as much. I have suffered after drinking coffee even after my wrap. It's not worth it to me.

Tea is far superior to coffee when it comes to being easy on the stomach.
Denise

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   Posted 8/17/2011 5:23 AM (GMT -6)   
I have GERD (medicated but not operated). Tea is a big no-no, I found it worsened my nausea. I tried licorice tea and that gave me a 3 day GERD flare up! Camomile tea irritates my GERD too and green tea seriously annoys my interstitial cysitis so I stay well clear of that. I can tolerate 1 coffee with breakfast. If I'm feeling well I can sometimes get away with a second coffee in the afternoon, if I make it with half water and half soya milk; having it milky helps a lot (not actual milk in my case though as am allergic). Hot chocolate with soya milk early evening is usually OK for me but I don't have it if I already feel "refluxy". I am now able to drink hot water with meals since I stopped filtering the water, which was making it acidic.

Hope you find something you can enjoy!
New stuff: GERD. Interstitial Cystitis
Lifelong stuff: Food allergies, eczema, asthma

jen830
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   Posted 8/21/2011 9:10 PM (GMT -6)   
I was a coffee fiend, drank a pot a day probably. Heartbroken when doc told me I had to give it up due to my severe reflux, hiatal hernia and barretts. having fundoplication on Sept. 9th. So I weaned myself off coffee over a period of about a month, cutting down to 3 cups then 2 cups then 1 cup a day. I don't crave it anymore, and infact have no desire for it, lost my taste for it. I do like decaf tea I have discovered. I bought a few variety packs until I found a few that I like as some of them make me feel nauseated. I only drink 1 cup a day usually when I get a taste for a hot drink. My Doc says decaf teas and herbal teas are ok.
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