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Hey all, I just had surgery on 5/6. I lost 20 Pounds. ! Everything has been going perfect. Except the heart burn. if i drink Water or anything my chest immediately catches on fire lol . I just started taking the 1 tablet a day the DR prescribed but honestly is this forever?

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It might be, but probably not. Presumably, the doc has prescribed omeprazole, or similar PPI medication for it. The sleeve is predisposed toward reflux problems as the stomach volume is reduced much more than the acid producing capacity, and it takes a while for the body to adjust (doesn't mean that one will have that problem, just that the odds are higher than the general population, in comparison, the bypass is predisposed toward marginal ulcers, dumping and reactive hypoglycemia, so there are potential problems with whatever procedure one chooses. )

Usually, the problem goes away as the body adjusts, but sometimes it doesn't completely and one needs to stay on some type of medication for it, or in extreme cases, revise the surgery.

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yes - that can be a side effect of the sleeve. It may go away (you're still pretty early out), but then again, it might not.

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Mine was pretty intense right after I started solid and continued for about a month, then it went away and I haven't had acid reflux or GERD since then.

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2 hours ago, catwoman7 said:

yes - that can be a side effect of the sleeve. It may go away (you're still pretty early out), but then again, it might not.

oh my . This is one of the things i wish i knew before surgery

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1 hour ago, GradyCat said:

Mine was pretty intense right after I started solid and continued for about a month, then it went away and I haven't had acid reflux or GERD since then.

I hope this isnt a life long issue. It makes me not what to consume anything at all.

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Both my wife and I had sleeve surgery in 2013. She has acid reflux constantly and I have sour stomach no matter what I eat. Side effect of the surgery. Not a big fan of sleeve surgery but, too late now.


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13 minutes ago, Dabeyhive said:

oh my . This is one of the things i wish i knew before surgery

I'm surprised they didn't tell you that. I had GERD even before surgery, so my surgeon recommended RNY due to that. But not everyone who gets the sleeve has GERD issues - and sometimes it does go away after awhile.

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Again, I didn't know that my sleeve would result in reflux. However, it did. Yet, It was what I needed at the time.

For the next 48hrs; I have a device around my neck and a capsule in my throat.

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16 hours ago, xring3 said:

Both my wife and I had sleeve surgery in 2013. She has acid reflux constantly and I have sour stomach no matter what I eat. Side effect of the surgery. Not a big fan of sleeve surgery but, too late now.


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Whats a sour stomach. ? We i consume anything i get this wierd feeling that causes me to muscle spasm

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16 hours ago, catwoman7 said:

I'm surprised they didn't tell you that. I had GERD even before surgery, so my surgeon recommended RNY due to that. But not everyone who gets the sleeve has GERD issues - and sometimes it does go away after awhile.

No , I use to have heart burn but thats because i would eat stupid stuff like pizza in the morning. But this feeling makes me feel like my chest is about to explode. I hope the feeling does go away.

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Whats a sour stomach. ? We i consume anything i get this wierd feeling that causes me to muscle spasm

Upset stomach


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