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dreamingofasleeve

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  1. dreamingofasleeve

    November 2018 Sleevers!?!?

    Hey guys I just had my 6 month labs drawn and everything looked good except my vitamin B1 theanine was really high. Has anyone had a similar experience? I meet with my surgeon on the 2nd just kind of freaked out cause I know b1 is very important! Ldl cholesterol was also a bit low. Buuutttt I am working on incorporating healthy fats. How is everyone doing? Sent from my Pixel 3 XL using BariatricPal mobile app
  2. dreamingofasleeve

    Gerd

    A 95% success rate with what? Is there something they can do besides bypass or is that a success rate if curing GERD with bypass? Sent from my Pixel 3 XL using BariatricPal mobile app
  3. Hi friends, I was sleeved almost 5 months ago and all was well until I tried to stop taking my pantoprozole around 8 weeks. I have had hearburn everyday since if I do not take the medicine. I do not want to take an acid reducer long term. It scares the crap out of me. Just trying to see if anyone has had the same issue? Did it get better? Did you get a revision? I am so scared to get a revision but reflux is scary and no fun at all. It can cause long term issues and damage that scares me also. I also know someone who was revised and is still having issues with reflux. Any encouragement is greatly appreciated. [emoji171] Sent from my Pixel 3 XL using BariatricPal mobile app
  4. I am only a couple months out, but my first 8 weeks I was on pantoprazole to help with staple line healing. After 8 weeks they stop but I immediately started to get heartburn that kept me up all night and I couldn't eat anything because it hurt. I had never had heartburn before surgery. I am back on the pantoprazole for a few months, and I am hoping I can try to ween myself off slowly and get to a place where I don't need to depend on it. Has anyone else had a similar situation? Did your reflux get better? This was one of my biggest concerns with getting wls was reflux. I am scared I am going to need a revision [emoji20] Sent from my Pixel 3 XL using BariatricPal mobile app
  5. dreamingofasleeve

    Heartburn 2 months post op?

    How have you been doing? Has your hearburn or reflux gotten any better? I am still struggling trying to ween off my pantoprozole now. Been off for 2 weeks and have been taking pepcid. Basically get heartburn everyday. I know rebound acid can be a thing. I am hoping it's going to get better [emoji25] Sent from my Pixel 3 XL using BariatricPal mobile app
  6. dreamingofasleeve

    Revision to rny

    I am so glad to hear you are doing well [emoji171] A revision scares me but when I talk to others it makes me feel like if I need one I will be ok. 🥰 How often did you get heartburn, or reflux? I seem to have it everyday. Sent from my Pixel 3 XL using BariatricPal mobile app
  7. dreamingofasleeve

    Revision to rny

    Also how have you been feeling since revision? Rny scares me. But I think cancer scares me more [emoji20] Sent from my Pixel 3 XL using BariatricPal mobile app
  8. dreamingofasleeve

    Revision to rny

    Ugh that is awful. How long had you been sleeved and dealing with the GERD before you developed Barrett's? This is my fear. We're you able to control yours with medication? A PPI? Did you just get heartburn when you ate or was it a constant thing? Sent from my Pixel 3 XL using BariatricPal mobile app
  9. dreamingofasleeve

    May bypass

    I'm not sure if your talking to me... But I haven't had a scope yet to see what is causing it. I will talk with my surgeon at my 6 month appointment and we will see what she wants to do. I just have terrible anxiety and think waaayyyy into the future. It's a bad habit. But I'm just trying to keep an open mind and prepare myself if this is something I need to do. Sent from my Pixel 3 XL using BariatricPal mobile app
  10. Hi friends, I was sleeved almost 5 months ago and all was well until I tried to stop taking my pantoprozole around 8 weeks. I have had hearburn everyday since if I do not take the medicine. I do not want to take an acid reducer long term. So I've been trying to ween off it but it's not working.It scares the crap out of me. Just trying to see if anyone has had the same issue? Did it get better? Did you get a revision to rny? I am so scared to get a revision but reflux is scary and no fun at all. It can cause long term issues and damage that scares me also. I also know someone who was revised and is still having issues with reflux even after revision. Any encouragement is greatly appreciated. [emoji171] Sent from my Pixel 3 XL using BariatricPal mobile app
  11. dreamingofasleeve

    Any regrets with RNY?

    I would like to know how you do. I am only 4.5 months out from my sleeve but I have been dealing with gerdzilla. Not fun. I thought I would be ok because I never had issues with reflux at all before surgery. I had never even had heartburn [emoji20] now I get it almost daily. Sent from my Pixel 3 XL using BariatricPal mobile app
  12. dreamingofasleeve

    May bypass

    Ugh it's so awful I really didn't want to get another surgery and thought I would be ok because I never had issues before. It just scares me I didn't want rny. The process of moving everything around scares me. [emoji20] But you only get one esophagus, and 2 kidneys which long term PPI can cause kidney problems. I know a lot of people do just fine with rny but it just wasn't what I thought id possibly be doing. I hope and pray it goes away but right now the future looks bleak. I look forward to seeing how you do! I hope everything goes perfectly. Sent from my Pixel 3 XL using BariatricPal mobile app
  13. dreamingofasleeve

    November 2018 Sleevers!?!?

    Oh I definitely hope so 🤞 The past 2 weeks I have been trying to ween off my pantoprozole and have switched to taking pepcid (famotidine) everyday to combat hyperacidity. It is much less powerful and seems to be working so I am also hoping it gets better also. Just scares me because GERD is serious and you don't want to mess with Barrett's esophagus, and revision is usually the only definite fix. [emoji20] Everyone I have talked to says give it time but I am such a worry wart. My surgeon didn't seem concerned if the PPI was controlling it but it just isn't something I want to take long term. Sent from my Pixel 3 XL using BariatricPal mobile app
  14. dreamingofasleeve

    November 2018 Sleevers!?!?

    That sounds awesome you sound like you are doing amazing! I am doing good except I can't seem to shake this heartburn and it's really got me concerned. I never had an issue pre op and I get it daily now. I am scared to be on a PPI long term. Anyone else having issues with heartburn? [emoji20] Sent from my Pixel 3 XL using BariatricPal mobile app
  15. dreamingofasleeve

    Gerd

    Just want to follow this thread I have been experiencing awful heartburn since about 8 weeks post op. My doctor has me on 40mg of pantoprozole but I am terrified to take it long term. I have tried to ween off and switch to an h2 blocker (famotidine) it helps but I still have breakthrough symptoms. I never had heartburn pre op so I never realized how awful it was and the dangers of GERD scares me to death. I also am scared to take a PPI long term because it's not good for you. I am 4.5 months post sleeve and most have told me to wait that sometimes it gets better. Here's to hoping. some days are better than others but I am just trying to educate myself if this is the path I need to take. Sent from my Pixel 3 XL using BariatricPal mobile app
  16. dreamingofasleeve

    May bypass

    Hi not scheduled but have been struggling with heartburn and have considered a revision just want to follow everyone and see how you all do! I never had heartburn pre sleeve and it is so awful and frustrating [emoji20] This was one of my fears getting surgery as I didn't want to have to revise to rny. I am only 4.5 months out from my sleeve and everyone tells me to give it time but it's just scary. Just trying to be ok with it if this is the path I need to take! Sent from my Pixel 3 XL using BariatricPal mobile app
  17. dreamingofasleeve

    November 2018 Sleevers!?!?

    That is so great to hear! I am also a crazy slow loser so your not alone! Slow and steady! I was a lower BMI so I expected to be slower loosing. I am only down 32 pounds since surgery (14 weeks) but I will take it! Sent from my Pixel 3 XL using BariatricPal mobile app
  18. Did anyone have migraines before surgery that got worse after? I think I experienced my first aura tonight. I am 3 week's post op. I had a rainbow sort of zig zag ring that was impairing my vision. It lasted about 30 mins but went away. However it scared the crap out of me. Has anyone experienced this? [emoji20] Sent from my Pixel 3 XL using BariatricPal mobile app
  19. dreamingofasleeve

    November 2018 Sleevers!?!?

    Yeah reflux is weird and very frustrating. I definitely get that feeling of I eat too much but it also happens to me at night or early in the morning when I haven't even eaten anything. So I'm not sure. Last night I didn't have it though so here's to hoping it will get better 🤞 Yeah idk if the pain is normal it worries me sometimes but it's full and if it gets any worse I'll have it checked out. But of course I worry about everything. Thank you for keeping in touch I am sad this page isn't as active I definitely like to see how everyone is doing and ask questions makes me feel not so alone! Sent from my Pixel 3 XL using BariatricPal mobile app
  20. dreamingofasleeve

    November 2018 Sleevers!?!?

    Does anyone else feel like it's gotten harder to eat than it was in the beginning? I feel like I push so hard to get my calories and water and am full all day. My dietitian wants to see me at 1000 calories and that is very hard for me to hit most days! I feel like I was more hungry and could eat more in the beginning. Maybe it's just a phase. 🤷. Very weird I always thought it would just steadily get easier but that doesn't seem like the case. Sent from my Pixel 3 XL using BariatricPal mobile app
  21. dreamingofasleeve

    November 2018 Sleevers!?!?

    i am doing a bit better, i was able to meet with a therapist and had my 3 month post op appointment yesterday. They didn't seem concerned with the reflux and advised i continue to take my meds a few more months and we would evaluate at my 6 month appointment and try to ween off if i was doing ok. I haven't had any heartburn since ive been on them but when i go to sleep i often feel like i want to burp stuff up I have a dull pain in my abdomen sometimes that has me kind of concerned but they didn't seem worried about that either... So fingers crossed it all gets better
  22. dreamingofasleeve

    Surgery fears..

    Oh my goodness you poor thing! I hope all is well now [emoji171] I'm sorry I must have missed the rny info! That has to be hard trying to heal from surgery and then having all those things go wrong in top of it! Well at least you killed 2 birds with 1 stone on the hernia and gallbladder! Sent from my Pixel 3 XL using BariatricPal mobile app
  23. dreamingofasleeve

    Surgery fears..

    How did you find out you had an ulcer after your sleeve? What symptoms we're you having? Just our of curiosity. Did you have to get surgery again to fix the hernia and ulcer? How far out were you when these things showed up? Sent from my Pixel 3 XL using BariatricPal mobile app
  24. dreamingofasleeve

    November 2018 Sleevers!?!?

    I have scheduled to meet with a counselor and I will definitely be asking about the reflux cause it has me stressed. It definitely isn't easy and the mental health side of this is by far the hardest. I was so nervous for the surgery it's self and that was the easy part. I just don't want reflux to become a major issue. I'm trying to stay positive and I really hope talking with someone will help. My husband seems frustrated with me which is making me really sad. I don't like feeling like this but I can't help it. Idk how to fix it. Ugh the endoscopy was so expensive I hope I don't need another one. But we will see. Sent from my Pixel 3 XL using BariatricPal mobile app
  25. dreamingofasleeve

    November 2018 Sleevers!?!?

    This is awful, i just feel sad and not like myself its weird. I am on constant fear and worry this past week or so. Its not good and i am not sure what to do. I have always been afraid of taking meds for anxiety because i dont want to become dependent on them but it is getting bad. I have always had health anxiety and i knew it would be a struggle after surgery, but id hoped id be ok. I am always concerned something is wrong with me and this reflux has me terrified i get stuck in these swirling thoughts and its consuming me. I was very nervous about reflux pre op and now i feel like my fears are coming true and its triggering me. It has been better with meds but i cant stop stressing about it.
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