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It is very hard to eat if you are getting pain with eating.
Often people develop gastroparesis (slow stomach emptying) after Whipple, which can affect their ability to eat. This can cause pain/discomfort/bloating/reflux/burping/nausea/early feeling of fullness with eating. Not everyone has all symptoms. Smaller meals helps. Avoiding trigger foods helps. Often the diet recommendations on this site overlap with the diet recommendations for gastroparesis, so you can do a search for this.
Also, injury to the nerves that go to the stomach with the surgery can
contribute to the pain. Sometimes starting a neuropathic pain medicine can
help - eg. gabapentin, cymbalta, effexor etc..
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