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Let me start by saying I am still so very happy I had the surgery. If I could go back I would still have the surgery. However this surgery has made me HATE food. Everything I eat gives me acid. I never had acid reflux before. IT SUCKS!! I don’t want to eat because of it. If I could go through life without food I would at this point. Water doesn’t even taste the same to me anymore. Uggh. Thankful for my surgeon and his team because so far the surgery has made my body much more healthier. My new take on food though is... it would be nice if we could live without it.

Surgery 9/13/18

HW 280

SW: 247

CW: 200

GW: 🤔 Not sure anymore

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Have you had an upper GI imaging study, like a barium swallow? You might have developed a hiatal hernia that could be fixed. You should talk to your doctor!

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19 hours ago, sillykitty said:

Are you on a PPI?

Yes I am but the 2 a day isn’t working like it should.

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18 hours ago, MegPRN said:

Have you had an upper GI imaging study, like a barium swallow? You might have developed a hiatal hernia that could be fixed. You should talk to your doctor!

I see my surgeon in two weeks for a full work up. Hopefully they discover something that needs to fixed. I can’t live like this anymore. Completely annoyed with food.

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I was on 2 antacids 2x a day. Talk to your doc about adding another - some types you can take together and some you can't. And I was on them for about 2-3 months until I could go down to 1-2x a day.

Edited by chellyvillen

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On 1/9/2019 at 5:19 PM, Frmamomzeyez said:

Let me start by saying I am still so very happy I had the surgery. If I could go back I would still have the surgery. However this surgery has made me HATE food. Everything I eat gives me acid. I never had acid reflux before. IT SUCKS!! I don’t want to eat because of it. If I could go through life without food I would at this point. Water doesn’t even taste the same to me anymore. Uggh. Thankful for my surgeon and his team because so far the surgery has made my body much more healthier. My new take on food though is... it would be nice if we could live without it.

For what it's worth, when I started having heartburn, here's what my surgeon told me -

I was already on Pepcid 2x a day as a preventative. He told me to do a round of omeprazol on top of the Pepcid, and then take Tums as needed. For me, that got my heartburn under control. My acid still feels a little out of control but it's getting there.

I hear it settles down after 6 or so months. See how your body changes - way down the road, there's always the option for a revision to bypass to eliminate the problem should it be necessary, but hopefully it won't be!

My surgeon's office also told me to make sure I'm drinking all my Water for the day, cause the stomach continues producing acid, and if there's nothing in your stomach to mix with it, it can cause problems - hence the sage wisdom of sip, sip, sip!

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I stopped taking Omeprazole about two months before my 12/11/18 surgery because you had to stop taking it for two weeks to take the pre-surgery H Pylori test and I found that I didn't need it anymore and wasn't having any acid reflux. Until AFTER surgery and now every time I lay down I get horrible acid reflux, but I don't want to start taking the Omeprazole again because I already take enough pills each day for other things. I'm hoping it'll settle down after a while on its own.

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