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Hi,

First post, so bear with me.. I’m four days post op and have woken each night feeling uncomfortable, not sure if it’s reflux or nausea, it only happens after I have been sleeping for longer than a few hours.

Just wondering if I should be worried, or if it’s completely normal?

Cheers
Kath

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Did they give you zofran and/or a PPI? If so, make sure you're taking them. I didn't have that issue but I don't get nausea in general. Describe the symptoms more!

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Very Common I had it big time - Look at my post on Hearburn those little meds made it so much easier, Also do not drink or eat for at least a hour prior to bed time - Once you lay flat things swish around, Prop head a little also seems to really help. It will pass but I agree will drive you nutz

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It took me about a month to be able to sleep comfortably. It wasn't reflux or nausea, but a weird sensation that my guts were sloshing around. I'm a side sleeper by nature and every time I tried to sleep on my side, it felt like my guts were moving to the opposite side by gravity. It wasn't painful per se, but an uncomfortable pressure/pulling and it was disturbing. I could just envision the cartoon version of my innards lying placidly in a lump on the bottom side of my abdomen. I knew that wasn't true, but it FELT that way. I had to sleep on my back, which was foreign and uncomfortable.

If what you're feeling isn't like I describe, it might very well be some reflux issues. It's common. Talk with your doc about what medications he recommends (you can usually get them over the counter) and follow general reflux protocol: do not eat a large meal within 3 hours of bedtime, avoid acidic or acid-producing foods, sleep with your head elevated.

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Is your stomach feeling queasy? Or are you having acid come up into your esophagus?

You may want to check with your bariatric team just to be sure there are no problems.

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Thanks all, as soon as I stand up and burp I feel better. I didn’t east within 3 hours of sleep last night I slept propped up a bit and took my reflux pill called Pantoprazole as soon as I woke up and I was able to go back to sleep.
The surgeon said that my reflux pill will be needed for about a month, maybe longer, just see how it goes.
Thanks for all your support 😄

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I'm 3 days post op after having a sleeve done. I have horrible heartburn and burping. My doctor gave me Protonix and told me to take Gas-x chewables. It made a huge difference. It's worse when I eat or drink fluids. I'm told this will pass and I can't wait. Greek Yogurt seems to cause less discomfort than the Protein Shakes. The good news is that I'm down 27 lbs! 13 lbs were pre op and I'm getting a little more than 38 ozs in.

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I'm 7 days post-op and also had an uncomfortable semi-nauseous feeling, almost a little hunger-like. Last night I sipped a little Yakult probiotic drink just before bedtime and this morning was much better. I think it might have been hunger/thirst. I'm just experimenting with all the new sensations.

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