Acid reflux after surgery?
on 8/12/11 5:36 pm - CA
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I never had a problem with heartburn in my entire life - I could eat a whole habenero pepper np...
After surgery I now have heartburn off and on even after drinking water. I bought OTC Xantac and Tums - they work pretty good. Had a appt with my PCP this week and he is going to put me on Nexium?
Everyone is different so you will get a number of responses. I noticed I had it before my surgery, I do have it now a little bit, not as bad as before. I noticed that seperating my vitamins and not taking them all at once helps a lot. Also, eating late is not a good idea, if anything I try to have sugarfree Jello an hour before going to bed and I do not have problems, but I notice that if I do miss a meal and eat like an hour before bed I end up getting it at night time.
But you might want to do a little research about treatments for stomach acid. PPIs (proton pump inhibitors) are taken daily and help prevent acid from forming. Some of these include OTC meds like Prilosec and Prevacid as well as Rx versions of those same meds, along with Dexilant, Protonix, etc. H2 blockers such as Pepcid, Tagamet, and Zantac reduce acid once it forms. I actually cycled thru about five PPIs before I landed on one that (so far) has really worked well. While taking others, I also took Pepcid when I was feeling particularly acidy.
GERD is a fairly common early result of surgery, and in some people it resolves after a few weeks or months. Many surgeons put their patients on a PPI after surgery, just in case.
It was really really bad to where at night I threw up in my sleep. In fact it was so bad
it was called gerd.
So when I had my surgery they repaired the hyatal hernia.... prescribed me pepcid
afterwards.... I was like in heaven.
The only time it might start acting up but never reaches my throat anymore I just feel it
in my chest is when I eat vitamin C chewable or If I ate something or too much.
So I try and avoid these situations 97% of the time.
this is just my experience.
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