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I am 2.5 years out, I had the VSG. I’m down 100+ pounds.

Suddenly I’m having issues.

Major reflux. Not new but way worse.

Horrible bloating to the point where people think I’m pregnant. Pain when anything touches my stomach. I can’t wear anything constrictive. DR has done gastric emptying and swallow study. Both were fine. He has no clue what is happening. Says there isn’t even enough stomach left to cause my issues.

He just ordered a esophagus manometry and a PH probe. Waiting to get them done now. I’m in pain. I’m miserable.

Any ideas? Here is a picture, left is when I woke up. Right was in the afternoon. I can literally feel it happening, it’s like blowing up a balloon. I’m so embarrassed to even post this photo.

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It could be an intestinal problem instead of a stomach issue. If your intestines are inflamed it causes bloating and in turn pressure to your stomach that will worsen your reflux.

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I went to the doctor today and was diagnosed with SIBO. You guys are the best! Now to get insurance to approve the antibiotic.

I also scheduled the ph probe. Hoping something helps!

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I'm so happy you have a diagnosis and are on your way to feeling better! Good job GreenTealael!

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Posted (edited)
1 hour ago, TiredOfMyself said:

I went to the doctor today and was diagnosed with SIBO. You guys are the best! Now to get insurance to approve the antibiotic.

I also scheduled the ph probe. Hoping something helps!

Yay!!!! Also for your consideration

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://sibosurvivor.com/sibo-diet/&ved=2ahUKEwigi4aA5o_hAhUlnOAKHdWOD9QQFjAPegQIChAB&usg=AOvVaw2TfriEKkqlW0BdFVfqd4xe

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://universityhealthnews.com/daily/digestive-health/sibo-diet/&ved=2ahUKEwigi4aA5o_hAhUlnOAKHdWOD9QQFjAAegQIBhAB&usg=AOvVaw1y2kGOfQpwTbOH9YAQ2zd1

Edited by GreenTealael

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