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Im not exactly sure where to post this question since its kind of an in-between topic, so I apologize in advance if you see this in two locations….

For all those people who originally had the sleeve and were converted to the bypass, I was curious to know WHY? What was your journey?

For those who had to have this done do to gastritis, what was done for that before they jumped to conversion?

Did anyone have to have this done because of stomach spasms?

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I had my RNY surgery last Tuesday. The reason is that my stomach was producing to much acid. When you have a sleeve there is no where for the acid to go but up. I tried to control it with medication but it did not help. For me the RNY was the answer.

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I am also having the conversation surgery due to acid reflux (Feb 23). I have gained some weight back (30#s of the original 90# lost) and am worried about this surgery. I know it will help clear things up medically, or so they say, I am just concerned about re-routing organs.

I have read my share of medical treatments/stories and successes. However I have to keep remembering how bad I feel when my stomach reacts and that this will change things for the better.

Just getting a little bit of hesitation. I was originally scheduled to have the Roux 2 years ago and two weeks before my surgery, I chickened out and switched to the sleeve. I regretted it ever since.

I wish you the best of luck. I am keeping my fingers crossed that I can get through this and make it to surgery.

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I have not been fated to have a revision. But I'm fearing that's where things are heading.

Mickally: what kind of meds did you try ? How long did you have issues before they revised you? How much weight have you lost?

Padraigma613: do u know why you gained the weight back? Was it because the stomach acid mimicked hunger and you ate more or is there another reason?? What was done for your Gerd?

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Sleeve to rny 12/29/14 because of GERD. SW 233 CW 202. Doing really well other then scar tissue makes it a little more difficult to eat.

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Hi artsong, thanks for replying. How long were you sleeved before they converted u to rny? Have you noticed an improvement? How has your weight loss been compared to the sleeve?

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Sorry I didn't reply sooner. I was on 80 mg of Omeprazole a day and tums several times a day. I had to be very careful when I ate, nothing spicy not even a little spice. I started having issues a few months after my sleeve as soon as the doctor tried to get me off Omeprazole after about 6 months he doubled the dose at 14 months I had the revision. So far I have had no reflux.

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I had my RNY surgery last Tuesday. The reason is that my stomach was producing to much acid. When you have a sleeve there is no where for the acid to go but up. I tried to control it with medication but it did not help. For me the RNY was the answer.

im a band to a sleeve now going to bypass once insurance approve. The acid reflux and vomiting every day sucks. No losing weight because i cant Excercise too sick. How did you feel after conversion im hoping to finally feel better

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Thanks for the reply mickally. Wow and I thought my 40 mg was bad lol. Ice to know I could still go up on it tho.

My spasms are much better, think that was brought on by the vomiting for the tummy flu. Still got gastritis and it's now turning into reflux. Woke up last night with pain and spent 4 hrs regurgitating my dinner. Not cool

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Zunbapink..... I feel for ya, I have a tough time exercising too. I have an immune deficiency and get sick alot. Between that and being in pain every time I eat, exercising is the last thing on my mind. I struggle with eating and have resorted to the bad habit of grazing just to get ANY food in. My surgeon got upset with me when I told him that tho. But seriously, does HE exercise when he has the flu? I hope your revision goes well. Please keep in touch, I havnt had one but I think it's heading it that direction

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I graze eat sliders my doctor understands. Im just hoping insurance approve soon. I hope you feel better to snowkitten

I'm on nexium and Zantac and Zofran

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Yeah I've resorted to slider foods too. I feel like so much of a failure for it. How far out were u before the docs decided revision was best? How much have u lost?

I'm on double dose omeprezole, ranitidine, carafate and nitroglycerin.

Good luck with ur insurance!

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I'm band to sleeve and soon to be mini gastric bypass on 4/23. I'm hoping 3rd times the charm ! I was very successful with the band but the sleeve has been terrible. Always hungry and can eat anything and everything as much as I want like it never even happened. The 23rd can't get here soon enough !

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I was sleeved on Feb. and just had to have bypass last Thursday due to gerd my stomach was inflamed and full of bile. We tried medication with no success. I am 6 days out still in a ton of pain and feels like I have the worst indigestion ever!! The only way I can get comfort is to lay down and prop up my stomach. Is this normal?

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