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Hey y'all. I've noticed for the last 3 weeks after I eat I am getting some pretty fierce heartburn. No reflux coming up, just that clean-burning sensation. I had bad acid reflux and heartburn pre-op that totally disappeared. I am taking Prilosec. It definitely doesn't feel like an ulcer or anything and doesn't hurt while eating. It's a very distinct heartburn sensation. Doesn't seem to be correlated to any type of food. Just happens shortly after I eat anything. Any thoughts on this?

I was taking Arthrotec which is an NSAID but also mixed with a medicine to protect your stomach lining (prescribed by my bariatric surgeon and later by my primary care for a disc herniation). I stopped that and now I am on Celebrex, also an NSAID but required by my plastic surgeon 10 days pre-op skin removal and 10 days post-op, and also "safer on tummies". Again, this is coupled with the Prilosec. But yeah... heartburny!

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See my post on the little yellow pill i take - works great

I would try a different doctor and get second opionion

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I had that happen. I wondered what the heck was going on since bypass supposedly improves - if not outright cures - heartburn, and I was on omeprazole to boot. Turned out I had a stricture. Keep an eye on it. If you start vomiting stuff up, that could be what's going on.

NEVER MIND. I just noticed you had your surgery a year ago. Wouldn't be a stricture. Not sure what to tell you..

my heartburn did come back about 2-3 years after surgery (after completely disappearing), but it's not as bad as it was pre-surgery. You might want to let your surgeon know just in case it's something else.

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I am 11 years out from rny gastric bypass and am sitting here waiting for my gastroenterologist's office to call so that I can schedule my second endoscopic dilation to fix a stricture that was diagnosed a couple of months ago. No ulceration. Just a narrowing of the gastrojejunal anastomosis with some inflammation. This is the first serious issue that I have had that has resulted from my surgery. Moral of the story, you can develop a stricture at any point post surgery, even 11 years out.

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Call your doc. I'm betting it's the Celebrex doing it. Maybe you need carafate again?

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On 10/17/2019 at 8:10 PM, johnedwin said:

i had the sleeve 4 months ago and had terrible gerd for 10 years before the surgery.. i take daily nexium keeps my gerd in check :)

did your gerd get worse after surgery?

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On 11/16/2019 at 9:58 PM, boymom860 said:

did your gerd get worse after surgery?

i been on nexium for a few years now and that has kept my gerd under control pre and after surgery :P

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