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I just wanted to check with everyone to see if anyone is having acid reflux after everything you put in your mouth. I get up in the morning and take my Vitamins and drink Water it starts right away and everything after that burns my chest. I am almost three weeks out and this is a pain that I am taking tums all day everyday. Help!

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Are you taking an acid reducer daily to prevent acid reflux?

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I had it before surgery and immediately after it improved. The past week though its been beyond fierce - my throat is sore and my teeth have been affected too. On higher meds now and that seems better.

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Yes...I had it before WLS and I have it now. They have me on omephrazole 40mg once a day this helps so much!! Did they put you on any medicine for it? I hear you, I get it just drinking Water. The acid comes up to my chest on one side and burns like I just hit it with lemon juice...ugggg

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Call your Dr. Many programs recommend a PPI (proton pump inhibitor), such as Prilosec or Prevacid, for the first three months. Tums does not work in the same way and won't be as effective. I highly recommend trying one and seeing if it helps. Your doc can provide a prescription and the correct dosage.

Lynda

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After my lapband slipped, I developed severe nightime reflux. So bad sometimes I'd wake up and there'd be brown **** on my pillow. My throat would burn from the acid and I would vomit every nite. After my revision, my reflux stopped. I developed heartburn, however, after everything I eat. The new PPI my dr prescribed for after surgery (Pepcid) didn't work and I had to start retaking my pre surgery Prilosec, which works great.

ASk ur dr for a PPI. They all work differently, so he can decide which one is best for you.

Good luck!

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Ok so I found out the my doctor gave me a prescription for nexium but my insurance did not cover it. So I never got it filled, called today to find out what I could do. My favorite person at the hospital changed it to something that the insurance will cover. So I now have my medicine now so hope it will get better. Thanks everyone for the advice.

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It gets better as you loose weight. But many have issues with reflux long term. One of the side effects

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I started having a major problem with reflux at one month out and I was already on the PPI. I'm not getting a burn but rather severe pain. It's discouraging! I'm getting it with every bite I eat and even when I'm not eating.

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I too am getting what I think to be reflux after every bite I eat. It's frustrating! Do you think switching from Prilosec to a generic has something to do with it?

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I don't know if the brand has anything to do with it. I was prescribed omeprazole and I found it in the store today because I forgot to take it this morning so I bought some. I took two to equal my prescribed amount. It is working fine.

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I'm taking 40mg Nexium and just lately it's barely touching it. Sometimes I take 2 a day and still have burning in my chest and throat. Can't lay flat or even close to it or i end up "choking on acid". Bitter taste in my mouth. Even my ears are aching now (acid affecting Eustachian tubes, perhaps?). I feel completely rubbish and it's affecting my ability to do so much. I am 5.5 months out and at first felt really good and halved my reflux med, but this is awful... And scarey. Has anyone else had reflux this bad and been able to get it under control with meds alone? I fear what is happening to my stomach and oesophagus and where this could lead me. Help need!

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gasx strips are my new best friend

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I bought Pepcid chewables today and am finally getting a little relief. I never had anything like this before surgery. I take the omeprazole 40 mg every morning. I wonder if I could take two per day...

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I have a question for everyone having bad reflux....did any of you have a hiatal hernia repair during sleeve surgery? I did, but still having a little burn in my throat after eating.

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