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1 Month POST-OP, did i develop GERD???



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Hello, first of all sorry if this is the wrong forum, i got my OP 2nd of november.

According to my doctor the surgery went great, zero bleeding and i felt great. Fast forward 11 days, i finally leave the hospital, still on pureed foods for the 1st month. Everything going smoothly i eat normally with no problems. Protein was fine(mostly, just the flavor was awful), Water was fine, but i was feeling dehydrated during sleep.

Ten days ago, i started feeling weird in my throat (really big vomit tensions), but i was fine. A day after that i started having intense heartburn and a mouth full of stomach acid. My one month appointment is in 2 days, but these 8 days have been hell for me.

My doctor put me on omeprazole but it had 0 effect. So he gave me esomeprazole (Nexium), and today when i took the pill, in seconds i almost vomited (it came in my mouth!), but i felt better. I started my daily diet as instructed, starting with a cup of milk. Which instantly made me almost sick... heartburn came back and my mouth is still full of acid. EVEN AS I WAS TYPING THIS, i got hit by an intense vomit tension, but i held it... NOTE: I AM REALLY scared of throwing up, and all this is worrying me

At this point i take for granted i developed GERD, but the question is, did any of you sleevers have any similar incidents, and did it go away, i just want to hear someone elses opinion on this, because i'm really scared to have to deal with this for the rest of my life,

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My plan puts people on Omeprazole for 18 months post vsg . I did feel really sick the first few months. Now only if I eat to fast or something.

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I’m so sorry you’re feeling so awful. I hope your current issues don’t end up being a long term VSG side effect. Make sure your surgeon is aware of and takes care of it. All the best.

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Hi. I experienced daily nausea and sour stomach for a long time. I am a year post op and still take zofran in the morning. I suggest taking Zegerid. I still take one capsule daily for heartburn and sour stomach. You can buy it at the drug store. Cvs has a generic brand that has been a life saver. Zegerid is omeprazole and sodium bicarbonate

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So sorry you are getting reflux. I would def not drink milk first thing in the morning, maybe warm Decaf tea - the warm liquid will relax those stomach muscles a little. And try diff meds for it, some people work better on different brands/types.

Good luck.

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Hello, first of all sorry if this is the wrong forum, i got my OP 2nd of november.

According to my doctor the surgery went great, zero bleeding and i felt great. Fast forward 11 days, i finally leave the hospital, still on pureed foods for the 1st month. Everything going smoothly i eat normally with no problems. Protein was fine(mostly, just the flavor was awful), Water was fine, but i was feeling dehydrated during sleep.
Ten days ago, i started feeling weird in my throat (really big vomit tensions), but i was fine. A day after that i started having intense heartburn and a mouth full of stomach acid. My one month appointment is in 2 days, but these 8 days have been hell for me.
My doctor put me on omeprazole but it had 0 effect. So he gave me esomeprazole (Nexium), and today when i took the pill, in seconds i almost vomited (it came in my mouth!), but i felt better. I started my daily diet as instructed, starting with a cup of milk. Which instantly made me almost sick... heartburn came back and my mouth is still full of acid. EVEN AS I WAS TYPING THIS, i got hit by an intense vomit tension, but i held it... NOTE: I AM REALLY scared of throwing up, and all this is worrying me
At this point i take for granted i developed GERD, but the question is, did any of you sleevers have any similar incidents, and did it go away, i just want to hear someone elses opinion on this, because i'm really scared to have to deal with this for the rest of my life,


I’m 20 days out and I started experiencing the same thing about two weeks ago. My surgeon put me on Prilosec and I take it every morning, but it wasn’t working. My Dad is a cardiologist so I waved the white flag and he said to add a second one at night for a few days to get things jump started. It’s calmed down a lot. Before, I couldn’t sleep at all and I didn’t want to eat anything because of the horrible heartburn. It’s still not completely gone but I think I’m on the right track. Just a thought. By the way, according to my Dad, there is conflicting evidence about Calcium being a “home-remedy”, with some studies showing it produces more acid, so you may want to be careful with the calcium. Good luck!!


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Statistically GERD improves in some people by the 6 month mark, and many people around the 2 year mark. This is because the stomach has had an opportunity to grow and recover decreasing LES pressure, maximal weight loss should have occured, as well as the restoration of the angle of HIS. All should help improve symptoms

How much better and will it go away by the 2 year mark, well that depends on the person and a bit of luck.

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I developed gerd but I also had an ulcer on the surgical line of my stomach. These are pretty common and to me your symptoms sound more like that.

If it continues you could ask your doctor to do an endoscopy to check for one. There are medications you can take to treat these.


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On 12/13/2017 at 6:23 PM, bellabloom said:

I developed gerd but I also had an ulcer on the surgical line of my stomach. These are pretty common and to me your symptoms sound more like that.

If it continues you could ask your doctor to do an endoscopy to check for one. There are medications you can take to treat these.

I have trouble finding my doctor (since he WON'T pick up any call) And even in my one month appointment he just said, "that's normal, take nexium 40mg. Before i even managed to say that nexium almost caused me to vomit, he moved on...

Until now i am very disappointed in the way he behaves... Even my NUT doesn't like him.

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I have trouble finding my doctor (since he WON'T pick up any call) And even in my one month appointment he just said, "that's normal, take nexium 40mg. Before i even managed to say that nexium almost caused me to vomit, he moved on...

Until now i am very disappointed in the way he behaves... Even my NUT doesn't like him.

You can change your doctor. Look for someone else. That’s what I had to do.


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I developed reflux, went on medication briefly but it went away by month 2-3. These days, I can tolerate extremely spicy food with no problems.

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