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I have acid reflux, food related, and am getting the sleeve. I'm having faith it won't be an issue afterwards. No one can say I will have it because I've read many experiences of people who had it and don't afterwards. Also of having it worse afterwards. So, yeah, by faith I'm believing I won't have it afterwards or it'll still always be food related (High fats, spicy, acidic) and I just stay away from these things anyway.

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Ensure you have a barium swallow/endoscopy done. Can't really suggest for you that the sleeve would negatively or positively affect you without even knowing how severe/what it's caused by.

For many sleeve patients a better diet (meaning a logical diet, not just eating things low in X or high in Y -- paying attention to the affect that certain food has on you) and weight loss tends to resolve the reflux problem by itself. For others, there's a different problem. Neither VSG or RNY is for everyone, that's why you're supposed to see a myriad of medical professionals before having such a major surgery.

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I've had GERD for years and been taking Omeprazole for it. Continued after my surgery but now I'm trying to wean myself off of it. I used to take 20 mg a day, now I'm on 1 every 2 days and I'm fine.

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33 minutes ago, Tufflaw said:

I've had GERD for years and been taking Omeprazole for it. Continued after my surgery but now I'm trying to wean myself off of it. I used to take 20 mg a day, now I'm on 1 every 2 days and I'm fine.

Have you been clinically diagnosed as fine?

Sidestep for a second: I used to take Omeprazole (Prilosec OTC) but it had many negative side effects on me so I switched to Lansoprazole (Prevacid) and have been fine using that.

So, relevantly, I stopped taking Lansoprazole every day (like you doing it every other day and every third day) and found I'd not "feel" any reflux or that nasty taste of bile, however, I found out through scope and barium swallow that the reflux was still very much prevalent. It doesn't take burning and regurgitation for it to do damage either. Might be a good idea to make 100% sure there's substantiation for going off the PPI.

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Acid reflux issues with the sleeve may not pop up immediately. They can set in several years dose the road.

Neither the bypass or sleeve maybe an option. There's so much to consider. Unless this is a life or the death situation. Take the time to consider your decision.

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14 minutes ago, jensnewbody said:

Thank you everyone i have done the endoscopy and am taking omeprazole daily. I think it will improve with better food choices.


Yes, also find out from your doctor what minimum and maximum dosages are for you to take yourself.

For example, if I know I'll be having spicy food and the type of stuff that would piss off my GERD I'd make sure to couple it with things that would offset it, and maximize dosage. Every other day where I eat normal food I'd keep to the minimum required.

One of the things I'm still in need to learn from is whether or not taking a PPI like Lansoprazole is ok post-op, but given all the responses of people taking PPI's post-op I'm guessing it's fine. I am definitely curious what meds will need post-op. Not looking forward to the 50 appts afterward.

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I think everyone gets a script for omneoeazole after . I didn't have Gerd before but immediately post op it was awful day one and two . TodY day three it's a little better


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Have they done the test to check your acid reflux?



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