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On 5/22/2017 at 0:24 AM, Meryline said:

I'm 9 weeks post op RNY today. Last week, as per my program, I stopped Nexium 40mg (Acid Reflux meds). First day off was fine, did feel some tightening when I eat, but other than that, okay. Second day off, I managed to get Breakfast down, but 2 bites of lunch, and the tightening in my chest got so bad, that I just had to drink something to get it up. It came up with a lot of slime. I first thought I hadn't drunk enough before eating, so it eas an attack of the foamies. The following day I made sure i drank enough, Breakfast was fine, but lunch again came back up.

I called my surgeon. I have had no problems with food what so ever up until this point. I have been on solids since day 4, as per my program, and everything has been fine. He put me back on Nexium 40 mg for 2 weeks, and then 20mg for 1-2 weeks before trying to go off them again. If I still have problems, I have to head into the hospital for them to take a look at me.

I'm back on Nexium, and no problem. food goes down as before, except I'm more cautious, I don't want it to happen again. I eat very slow, and chew very very well.

Some extra information.

I have always thought that I have been hungry about half an hour after eating. I have made sure to drink a lot, and just power through it until the next meal. Same thing after that. Thinking back, it hasn't been hungry like I used to feel hungry, more like a very light burning sensation. Could it be acid reflux despite being on meds?

Can I risk having to stay on Nexium for a long time, maybe even forever? Can it already have done some damage?

Anyone else experienced this?

I didn't really have acid reflux problems before. Maybe once every 6 months.

To me, this sounds more like either eating too quickly or too big of bites if you are getting stuck and the slimes. I don't understand why acid woud cause the slimes, but I am certainly not a doctor. Hope it gets better!

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1 minute ago, SleeveDreamer said:

To me, this sounds more like either eating too quickly or too big of bites if you are getting stuck and the slimes. I don't understand why acid woud cause the slimes, but I am certainly not a doctor. Hope it gets better!

Oh, it was acid. I have seen my surgeon, and I'm on new meds and the problem is gone. Acid symptoms can be painful hungry pain, and that is exactly what I had. That is gone with new meds.

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7 minutes ago, Meryline said:

Oh, it was acid. I have seen my surgeon, and I'm on new meds and the problem is gone. Acid symptoms can be painful hungry pain, and that is exactly what I had. That is gone with new meds.

Wow that's great that it has stopped! That stuck and slimes stuff is not pleasant!

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