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Please help if you can....burning stomach, gurgles

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Started by outside*looking*in, Dec 14, 2010 6:00 PM
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    outside*looking*in

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Posted December 14, 2010 - 6:00 PM

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I have been having a burning sensation with lots of gurgling in my stomach. The burning is painful and I am uncomfortable all the time. I am hungry but afraid to eat because that is when the burning gets worse. I have an ensure and feel a little better but then I almost feel too full (makes no sense). I had been getting better but went in for a fill last Thursday and the pain was back by that night. I went for an unfill yesterday and felt some relief but not enough. My doc don't know what to make of it. I saw him again today and he did not want to completely unfill me because I am not showing symptoms of being too tight. I have had an endo and an upper GI and everything comes back normal......I have been on liquids since my fill on Thursday. I have been given carafate and now pervicid to take daily as the GI doc thinks it is acid reflux although I explained that I do not have any acid coming up my throat, the burning stays in my stomach. I don't know if I should have the band removed since I don't know if it will fix the problem, especially since the docs truly don''t know what the problem is. It is very draining. I can't take care of my kids, house or even get out of bed when it is at its worse. Hopefully someone will have an answer for this soon.


    TN_girl21

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Posted January 1, 2011 - 1:07 PM

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I am having the same problem!!! I haven't had an endo or upper GI yet. As my pain just started last week. But I get nauseous when I eat or drink anything. They did take out quite a bit of fluid out of my band though. The carafate isn't helping. I am debating having the band removed, but I was a self pay. So my insurance will not cover anything. Good luck!!


    outside*looking*in

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Posted January 4, 2011 - 9:32 AM

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I am having the same problem!!! I haven't had an endo or upper GI yet. As my pain just started last week. But I get nauseous when I eat or drink anything. They did take out quite a bit of fluid out of my band though. The carafate isn't helping. I am debating having the band removed, but I was a self pay. So my insurance will not cover anything. Good luck!!




TN - please keep me posted on what you find out about your situation. I feel like the docs just don't get it. I have really had to figure this out on my own. I am finally able to eat some soft solid foods again and the burning has turned into a some what sour feeling. I still have no fluid in my band and plan on keeping it that way. If that is what it takes then that is how it will be. I have found that pepto and tylenol help me more than the prescriptions they give me. I worry that pepto may eventually give me an ulcer though. I have given up all caffeine and basically can tolerate some soup, toast, ensure, pudding and stuff that is easily digestible. I hope your docs are able to give you some answers. My GI doc said slight esophagitis but I can't imagine that it is slight with this amount of pain.

Best of luck.


    jldchester

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Posted January 4, 2011 - 10:44 AM

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Sounds like what I have been experiencing. However, they found 3 ulcers during my GI..I am on the same meds as you except I'm on nexium instead of previcid. I still have pain and bloating at times but after being on the meds for 2 months I feel somewhat better. The lab report said I have chronic gastritis...I experience alot of bloating and gas. There are times when the pain is so bad I want this band taken out. My Dr. is trying to tell me this is not from the band and won't take it out until we find out for sure what the problem with my stomach is. He believes the ulcers are healed and doesn't have an answer for the bloating & gas. Sometimes I feel I could pop from the pressure. This is not an every day occurance. It happens off and on.


    Noturningback11

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Posted January 4, 2011 - 10:47 AM

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I would continue to take the Prevacid everyday and see if it helps. It comes in Solutabs if you have trouble swallowing pills. Good you stop drinking coffee or whatever caffeine it was because it makes the acid worse. I have acid refux and it can flare up without coming up in your thoat. There is no telling what is actually wrong with you but it really sounds like reflux. I have been getting sick so much since I got banded in February. I can take a little sickness though because I really really wants to lose this weight! Good luck.


    TN_girl21

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Posted January 7, 2011 - 2:39 PM

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Update.....

They took all of my fluid out this morning. And when I did the barium swallow, we could see that the barium was sticking to my stomach right below my band. I am going to have to have a scope done. It's either erosion, an ulcer or gastritis.


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Posted January 8, 2011 - 10:18 AM

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Update.....

They took all of my fluid out this morning. And when I did the barium swallow, we could see that the barium was sticking to my stomach right below my band. I am going to have to have a scope done. It's either erosion, an ulcer or gastritis.



Good Luck and keep us posted!


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Posted January 27, 2011 - 8:29 AM

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Good Luck!!

I am curious to see what shows up.
I was banded 6/09, I never had any signs of reflux until I got a fill in December 2010. I had not had any fills for 9plus months.

After the fill(1cc)!! I was vomiting ,coughing .....So now after three unfills, I am still having heartburn, reflux, burning in my tummy. Not all the time. So I am trying to work with this and see what triggers it ...if anything??

It can be annoying and uncomfortable. But I am going to focus on my habits and see if anything resolves those symptoms before I go back next month.

Hope you fell better soon!!


    TN_girl21

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Posted January 28, 2011 - 10:25 AM

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I had my upper GI done this morning. I have gastritis, bile acid, regular acid and my esophagus is irritated. The bile acid is from not having my gallbladder. But the other acid and all that has been caused by my band. I'm allowed to start getting my fills again in 4 weeks but I cannot be as aggressive with the fills. And I wasn't real tight to begin with. But at least I have an answer and let's hope these medicines work!


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Posted January 29, 2011 - 11:24 PM

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I had my upper GI done this morning. I have gastritis, bile acid, regular acid and my esophagus is irritated. The bile acid is from not having my gallbladder. But the other acid and all that has been caused by my band. I'm allowed to start getting my fills again in 4 weeks but I cannot be as aggressive with the fills. And I wasn't real tight to begin with. But at least I have an answer and let's hope these medicines work!



Tn girl did they give you any suggestions for dealing with the gastritis? I do not have my gall bladder, what is bile acid and did they give you any meds for that?

I just got a fill after 4 months of messing with ulcers and gastritis. Had to start all over. The doc gave me 2 cc's. ( Was at 10.5 when I was emptied) No restriction at all. I can eat normal.



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