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Hey sleevers.. I'm curious for feedback from you. Did any of you have GERD or heartburn? before surgery? Did it get worse or better? What about those without it? Heartburn has gotten worse the larger I've gotten, and so I'm hopeful that as my stomach has more room in its quarters that my heartburn will improve. Thoughts?

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My mom had severe GERD pre-sleeve. She had an endoscopy and it didn't show any other issues. When she had her surgery on 3/21 the surgeon discovered a large hiatal hernia and repaired it. I'm sure the hernia was causing most if not all of her symptoms. Time will tell, but I'm thinking this will cure her GERD.

I'm not a doctor, but if you are eating smaller amounts, more frequently, and taking your acid reducer after surgery it should get better. I can't say for certain because for some people it gets worse.

I would ask your surgeon.

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I had had problems with GERD and heartburn off and on pre-op, but nothing diagnosed and nothing chronic. I would just occasionally take a Zantac or something. It always seemed to be worse at my heavier weights (my weight fluctuated a lot as I yo-yo dieted). Post-op, I have pretty severe reflux that requires me to take 20mg of Omeprazole twice a day every day still at 19 months post-op.

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I had severe gerd preop. Post op it is soooo much better. I was on a ppi pre and I'm on one now. But it's still a complete difference.

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My mom had severe GERD pre-sleeve. She had an endoscopy and it didn't show any other issues. When she had her surgery on 3/21 the surgeon discovered a large hiatal hernia and repaired it. I'm sure the hernia was causing most if not all of her symptoms. Time will tell, but I'm thinking this will cure her GERD.

I'm not a doctor, but if you are eating smaller amounts, more frequently, and taking your acid reducer after surgery it should get better. I can't say for certain because for some people it gets worse.

I would ask your surgeon.

Yea ur the second person I hear about a hernia causing heartburn. .. thank u so much.

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I had had problems with GERD and heartburn off and on pre-op, but nothing diagnosed and nothing chronic. I would just occasionally take a Zantac or something. It always seemed to be worse at my heavier weights (my weight fluctuated a lot as I yo-yo dieted). Post-op, I have pretty severe reflux that requires me to take 20mg of Omeprazole twice a day every day still at 19 months post-op.

Thank u... I only get heartburn when I eat something really spicy If I don't eat anything I'm good...

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I had severe gerd preop. Post op it is soooo much better. I was on a ppi pre and I'm on one now. But it's still a complete difference.

Thank u mistie I hope for the best I don't really want gastric bypass. ..

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I had severe gerd preop. Post op it is soooo much better. I was on a ppi pre and I'm on one now. But it's still a complete difference.

Thank u mistie I hope for the best I don't really want gastric bypass. ..

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I think several factors have made it better. Eating less so less pressure internally. As well, I'm eating different, healthier food. That makes a difference. It is a fact that sleevers are more prone to gerd, however, I've been so blessed! I lived on Pepcid preop-never have to touch it now!

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I have had GERD and my endoscopy was ok but my barium swallow showed severe reflux. I have a small hiatal hernia so I am hoping for repair with surgery. I don't want the bypass either.

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I had severe gerd preop. Post op it is soooo much better. I was on a ppi pre and I'm on one now. But it's still a complete difference.

Thank u mistie I hope for the best I don't really want gastric bypass. ..

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I think several factors have made it better. Eating less so less pressure internally. As well, I'm eating different, healthier food. That makes a difference. It is a fact that sleevers are more prone to gerd, however, I've been so blessed! I lived on Pepcid preop-never have to touch it now!
Yeah I hope for the best thank u mistie I feel hope now thank u

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I have had GERD and my endoscopy was ok but my barium swallow showed severe reflux. I have a small hiatal hernia so I am hoping for repair with surgery. I don't want the bypass either.

Thank u Best of luck to u Mary2016 hopefully it makes it better. .. I honestly don't want the bypass either.. I think it's to drastic..

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