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Hi everyone.
I’m 4 years post op sleeve. I’ve been getting acid reflux since 6 months after the procedure. Never had it before.
After multiple meds and finally an upper GI done 3 weeks ago i now have GERD. Big deal right? Well, I’m taking protonics 40mg, but, I just heard that causes cancer.
What doesn’t right? Lol I just want to know, is the only permanent relief going to a by-pass?

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I am preop but have had GERD for over a year now. It came on suddenly. I take the same med/dosage so I am pursuing a bypass vs sleeve. My GI insists that it is a safe medication, has been around for decades etc. I know some other GERD meds have warnings but supposedly Protonix is "safer".

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I have had GERD for about 30 years, literally. I have been on some old school meds, and then on a PPI for about 19 years now. Even post VSG, and losing all my regain, my GERD persists. yes I am still taking a PPI. I've been on them all: Protonix, Nexium, Prevacid, Aciphex, etc.

I was told that after all my loss if it still persists then yes, RNY revision is my only option. I'm now 4.5 years post VSG and STILL hoping it will clear up...

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I am only 9 weeks out. My surgeon prescribed pantoprazole for the first 8 weeks. As soon as I stopped taking it I had bad reflux. I tried Tums and it didn't touch it. I had to call to get a refill Because it hurt so bad and I haven't been able to sleep or eat.
I never had reflux before surgery and I am so worried I will need a bypass to fix it [emoji20]
I thought I'd be ok with the sleeve and now I am so stressed I am hoping a few more months I can try to ween off of it slowly and see if I can get to a place where I don't need it.

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I’m willing to go through a surgical fix. I can’t stand this anymore.

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by the way, I was also diagnosed with Barrett's Esophagus about 3.5 years pre-VSG....this is a pre-cancerous change in the lining of the esophagus and is a result of untreated GERD and the erosion that stomach acid causes from constant washing up into the esophagus.

Take your GERD seriously, people. As it has been researched and studied, most people with esophageal cancer NEVER even knew that they even had Barrett's.

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