Jump to content
Are you looking for the BariatricPal Store? Go now!

Recommended Posts

I have bad acid reflux /Gerd now since my sleeve done been back to the Er and Dr for this none of the medicine is working that my Dr has given to me not even over the counter medicine is anyone else experiencing this problem please help if so.

Sent from my SM-G965U using BariatricPal mobile app

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

You can try "lifestyle remedies" like elevating the head of your bed on bricks or whatever, not eating for the 4 hours before bed, avoiding foods that may be a trigger (tomatoes, greasy food, spicy food, alcohol, chocolate, peppermint, etc). If none of this works (there are other lifestyle remedies that I may have forgotten - try googling) you may need a revision to bypass unfortunately. It's a very common problem. Good luck!

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

this happens to about 30% of sleeve patients - that's why they recommend bypass to people who had GERD prior to surgery. And people who've never had GERD before surgery can also develop it, unfortunately. Sorry this has happened to you. The suggestions lizonaplane made (above) are good ones. Hopefully some of them will work for you!!

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

I managed most of my reflux before surgery by modifying my diet & avoiding or reducing caffeine, carbonation, spicy foods, extra creamy or oily food, etc. I only took prescription Nexium occasionally. Post surgery, I take Nexium every day but it’s generally ok. Eating smaller meals more regularly so acid doesn’t build & eating soft Proteins before bed all help too. It wasn’t good last night but I drank champagne (2 glasses) & didn’t eat much (a piece of cheese & 2 tiny meatballs) over 6 hours so my fault.

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Trending Products

  • Trending Topics

  • Recent Status Updates

    • newsam1154

      Hi I'm Sam, currently 7 seven years out of VSG and looking into revision due to weight gain. 
      I'll be the first to say I lived life a little too hard and am looking for a second chance at a healthier life. 
      · 0 replies
      1. This update has no replies.
    • Vitra  »  Garnold03

      Lololol...sad but true.. make sure you have probiotics in your diet daily. It helps your b m not have the horrible odor since we do not have the duodenum. I don't understand why they take that part out but they shouldn't leave it. Everything you eat and you can smell. But when you get back to normal eating it is off the chain.
      · 0 replies
      1. This update has no replies.
    • UniquelyMe28

      Exciting news for me. Found out I will be having my surgery October 25th! 
      · 1 reply
      1. Alyssa Dalrymple

        Goodluck on your big day

    • Jrule

      Any od 63 years old  or older having weight loss surgery or have had weight loss surgery.
      · 2 replies
      1. Ladidi

        I’m 67 and will be 68 when I have my surgery at the beginning of next year.

      2. Maylin

        I’m 67 and had surgery in September.

    • HeBrokeTheChains

      I had surgery on September 27th and I am one of the very blessed ones that have had no pain to speak of besides a couple days of gas pain. I have lost 9 lb since surgery, and I am feeling a little like I should have lost more by now. Is that realistic? Or am I being too fussy?
      · 0 replies
      1. This update has no replies.
  • Recent Topics

  • Hot Products

  • Sign Up For
    Our Newsletter

    Follow us for the latest news
    and special product offers!
  • Together, we have lost...

    PatchAid Vitamin Patches