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Hi everyone!

So I’m quite scared because I’m starting to become a little depressed...

I am two months post VSG, lost 28kgs haven’t had one problem until now. I’ve been vomiting and having nausea for 2 weeks straight now. The doctor has performed a gastroscopy, barrium swallow, gallbladdar tests...everything. Everything’s fine!

i feel as though my vomiting is related to reflux because when I burp I feel fine. I haven’t been able to keep fluids down, I haven’t really eaten anything in 2 weeks because of the nausea. My nausea comes and goes and I feel it coming when I feel a bit of reflux. I’ve been prescribed somac and I’ve been on that for about 5 weeks so I don’t understand why suddenly I’m so sick? Im till taking my meds and even started double dosing in case it is reflux. I don’t see my doctor for a few days but I’m starting to have anxiety and depression because I can’t look after my daughter while my husbands at work if my heads over a toilet throwing up. Most of the time I’m not even throwing anything up, im just dry reaching and then I burp.

has anyone had similar experience? Please help :(

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I am getting ready to revise from Vsg to bypass because if reflux. The test you need to ask for is the bravo capsule. They attach the bravo capsule to your esophagus and it monitors the acid coming up in your ESOPHAGUS for 48 hours. They give a demeester score from this test. If the score is greater than 14.72 this indicates you have reflux. Mine was 85.5. The test is very detailed in terms of diagnosing the reflux but the demeester score is indicative of the severity of your reflux

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Did you have vomiting and nausea everyday?? It’s just weird that I’m getting reflux 2 months after my surgery :(

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I have more of a problem with vomiting than nausea. However I am maxed out on 4 different medications for the reflux. I don't vomit everyday but I've had periods where that was the case. Since Jan 19th I have vomited 3 or 4 times but the reflux is constant. It Never ever stops despite the meds

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And no it's not weird you are getting reflux only 2 months after surgery. It can happen at any time, even years later. It's a risk having Vsg.

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thanks for the advice. Sadly I don’t think the bypass is an option for me

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Did any of you have any type of reflux issues preop? This worries me a bit. Only because I do not want RNY and would be upset if I were forced to revise to it after the sleeve

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I had the tiniest bit of reflux when I was pregnant but they did a gastroscopy on me and said there was no reflux issues which is why they went ahead with the VSG. I am not prepared to have a bypass at all but I also can’t continue living like this

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20 minutes ago, Helpme95 said:

I had the tiniest bit of reflux when I was pregnant but they did a gastroscopy on me and said there was no reflux issues which is why they went ahead with the VSG. I am not prepared to have a bypass at all but I also can’t continue living like this

Right. I understand that. We do what we have to do.

I had ESD that showed no reflux as well.

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I am 15 months post sleeve. I have been having trouble with eating anything besides some Soups, yogurt, Protein Shakes, things like that. Dealing with nausea off and on during day, some vomiting. I have actually had nausea since the surgery. Had an endoscopy when I was in the hospital a few weeks ago, they found erosions. I have been taking Protonix since surgery.

Watch yourself with the vomiting, be sure to amp up your Fluid intake. Dehydration led to my hospitilization. You don't want that. Powerade Zero is good....that and plenty of water!

I have a follow up in March, might have to get in sooner... worried that a revision to bypass might be in my future.

Be sure and let your doc know everything that is going on and the severity of your situation.

I hope you find an answer and that you feel better soon. :)

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I’ve been hospitalised and that’s when they did all the tests :( I can’t keep any fluids down! food is fine but I have no appetite! I don’t want a bypass, I paid for my sleeve out of pocket. I feel as though I’m in a major depressed state. My doctor is trying to rule off everything but he’s so busy all the time I hardly get to spend 15 minutes with him

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Is there any chance it could be food intolerances? I haven't had great experiences with yoghurt and I used to be fine with it. Are particular foods triggering it?

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No particular food because I’m not eating anything :( I’ve tried everything

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