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RNY because of GERD, not weight loss?



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Hello,

I had severe gerd due to hiatel hernia (stomach was 4 inches into chest cavity), and stomach polups. I hd no other choice but to have bypass. I don’t have Gerd anymore, but occasionally I feel a burning in my stomach when I need to eat. I hate this surgery!! I’m miserable and nauseous all the time and I feel very sad I can’t enjoy food anymore. it’s quite depressing.

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I had GERD pretty bad pre RNY and since surgery have had zero issues. My surgery was for Weight with gerd a secondary issue.

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Hi again,

You are not alone.... It has been two years since my surgery and even with all the problems I am happy that I did it, and I no longer have any sign of GERDS or Barrett's Esophagus. Although I have lost too much weight and struggle to stay at 127 lbs. I am 5'7". My surgeon prescribed a drug named Creon 36000 it is pancreatic enzymes from a pig, yes the same pigs that we eat. I have been taking it for a few months and I take two before all meals and snacks.. It has helped quite a bit with my digestion.

Thanks, Alexandra

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Thanks for the info! Does this help with nausea? That’s my main issue. Digestion is not issue for me. I get terribly nauseous with every meal😢

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Yes the Creon 3600 units helps me a lot.

I was at the point of not wanting to eat at all because I hurt so much after eating anything, sick of burping so much that I couldn't eat even I wanted to. My chest hurting so bad from burping every 3 seconds for 15 to 20 minutes after and every muscle in my torso screaming in pain. Most of the time after trying to eat I had to lay down and sleep so everything would relax so I could escape from the pain.

One other tip that I just thought of SLOW DOWN small bites chew a lot and I mean a lot and take time in-between bites to let it get down before taking another bite.

It has been just over 2 years and it get a little better each month but sometimes I still don't want to eat because it still hurts. But if I take the Creon and eat really slow (sometimes I put my plate down for over an hour before going back to it. I'm getting better slowly! And I have to say it is still worth it even with all the problems.

Thanks for listening, Alexandra

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I know it is really tough and very depressing but so is thinking about living the way we were before surgery. We have to find happiness in other places rather than food. I am happy NOT have the fear of cancer in my esophagus in my the future. Every time I start to get down and depressed because of my problems with eating, nausea, belching and diarrhea. I thank god I didn't have to go through cancer of my esophagus. I too use to use food as something that would make me happy but the way I was living food did not make me happy. Count your blessings! Look around at your life and really look hard there are small blessings everywhere... Happiness starts in our own heart and head. We really are in control not food, things or someone else.... only us.

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