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Ok so my insurance would not approve my ppi because it is basically prilosec so i tried that for a week and it seemed to help but please tell me i will not be on prilosec for the rest of my life. It just recently got worse, i was sleeved june 18th. I am trying tums also and that seems to help sometimes

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Most PPI is Rxed for a limited time... six months for me. But PPI is better than that heartburn, right???

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Mine has gotten much better - I'm 7 months out now. I used to take it a few times a day and now down to a few times a week.

Greasy food makes it worse for me. So try and pin point what foods make cause it for you and try and eliminate from your diet.

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I never has acid problems before surgery but have been taking Zantac ever since surgery. It has gotten a little better 4 mos out but I still take the Zantac most days. Hoping it eventually goes away.

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Same here. I've never had a problem before surgery. I am only 5 weeks out, but it has already seemed to have subsided a bit. I take Prilosec maybe once or twice a week, if that. Hopefully this is the extent of it and it doesn't get worse!

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I take pepcid 20mg twice a day. Really works.

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I'm also on ppi 2x a day. I have a 6 month script. It made me feel much better once I could take it. I worry about what happens when I come off it.

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My dr. puts all his sleeve pts. on Prilosec for life.

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My dr. puts all his sleeve pts. on Prilosec for life.

I could have more specific... He says its not only for heartburn but also to prevent hernia's.

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Hmm never heard of prilosec preventing hernias.

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I never had heartburn before, but had it horrible right after surgery. My doctor rxed protonix and carafate, and it's improved. I hope to not be on meds forever, but ... time will tell.

I never knew how debilitating heartburn is. OUCH

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Carafate is excellent! Keep on doing it until the all clear from your doctor. You should good as new soon!

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Carafate is excellent! Keep on doing it until the all clear from your doctor. You should be as good as new soon!

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While long term use of PPIs is still being researched, the agreement is that PPI can interfere with Calcium and B12 uptake, so make sure you take all the bariatric Vitamins suggested!

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