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On 12/18/2018 at 10:30 AM, ummyasmin said:

Did you have symptoms with the bile reflux?

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Yes, my bile reflux causes stomach pain and is visible on an EGD endoscopy. It is worse in the mornings. Neither PPIs (Prilosec, Nexium, etc.) or ursodeoxycholic acid help ease the symptoms. If I could do it all over again, I would have RNY instead of MGB.

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On 12/18/2018 at 12:40 PM, ummyasmin said:

I don't mind being on it, hey, what's another pill right. Although the "for life" thing surprised me coz most peeps here only seem to be on it 6 months or so. I think I better email and ask.

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There are many concerns with being on PPIs for an extended period of time (i.e. more than 6 months) as they weren’t designed/approved/studied for that kind of dosage. Do your research regarding increased health risks with long term PPI usage (e.g. dementia, bone fractures, heart attack, kidney disease, liver issues, hypomagnesemia, c. difficile & pneumonia infections,...).

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The is why people must do their research. I've spent months reading forums and articles before choosing RNY and I'm glad I have!

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My insurance won’t pay for the mini-bypass. They consider it experimental or something...otherwise I definitely would’ve been looking into it.

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