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I'm 2 months post-op, I'm on 80mg of pantoprazole, not on puree stage yet.

I just got off of my PICC line yesterday. It seems like for the past 1-2 weeks the GERD has gotten worse, which is also when I started drinking a regular amount. I'm only drinking gatorade zero and 2 shakes. I have so much flem and saliva now and it also hurts.

I had GERD, gastritis, and a small hernia prior to surgery.

Does it get better as time goes on? Is it just worse in the beginning months or do I need to start looking at options (revision etc)?

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I'm really surprised that you were given a sleeve with pre-existing GERD and gastritis. My surgeon talked me right out of a sleeve because of mine. What did your surgeon say about it? Were you offered a choice?

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2 minutes ago, Smanky said:

I'm really surprised that you were given a sleeve with pre-existing GERD and gastritis. My surgeon talked me right out of a sleeve because of mine. What did your surgeon say about it? Were you offered a choice?

he told me it would be gone after the hernia was removed. the gastritis wasn't from the GERD though. he never really mentioned bypass to me. however, I am somewhat prone to hypoglycemia which is why I didn't go for RNY, also the sleeve seemed safer for my age.

his surgical coordinator told me they told really do bypass in his office anymore

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I'm a little surprised they didn't recommend the bypass, either. I was an older patient as well, but because of my GERD history, my surgeon recommended the bypass (although he said he'd do either one). I hope this gets better for you - yikes! I'm sorry to hear this.

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On 11/13/2021 at 9:08 AM, catwoman7 said:

I'm a little surprised they didn't recommend the bypass, either. I was an older patient as well, but because of my GERD history, my surgeon recommended the bypass (although he said he'd do either one). I hope this gets better for you - yikes! I'm sorry to hear this.

actually i'm 18 so i was scared RNY would be too much of a responsibility especially with malnutrition and Vitamins

thank you though

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I will say that I had GERD more often earlier after surgery because I wasn't yet used to how I need to eat and drink. I'd eat or drink too fast and then WHOOPS here comes the acid! Now that I know what I need to do, I only have a little bit. I think I've taken Pepcid once in a month.

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You need to maybe have medications changed out for GERD and If that MD not wanting to help with Sleeve or Bypass get somebody’s else.,

For me Cov19 hit and nothing was open or working and before that I was having major issues with GERD and Sleeve issues and Never Again Use Service with Beverly Hills Physical Group in Los Angeles for Sleeve or Bypass or plastic surgery never again very bad place.,

things got Delayed and I find New Team of MD who know their business and Care.,

you have to get another team of MD and Education your self and drink Water by slip and eat slow and get help asap.,

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