Reflux and growling noises

Sharzi
on 3/23/17 4:20 am - Cape Town, South Africa

It is now 8 years since my VSG and while i am glad i had it, i wish i had had the RnY instead. I was not warned about reflux and had never had it before but now have to take Omeprazole every day. I have had some terrible episodes where i almost pass out from the pain and go into a shock like state with my hands and arms stiffening up. I am very concerned about taking the meds for the rest of my life as they are dangerous and could cause all sorts of problems such as strokes etc. I also 'growl' for ages after eating or drinking and it's extremely embarrassing. Has anybody found any natural remedies for these problems?

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Sharzi                                                                 9 lbs lost pre-op 
 

 
rachelp
on 3/23/17 7:49 am
VSG on 08/01/16

I was having the pain that went into my chest and down my arms like you describe( pre-op). I had a very large hiatal hernia that was repaired when I got my sleeve. Then the pain came back and one night I thought I was going to die. I just found out it's my gall bladder.

Sleeved 8/1/16

HW 285 / SW 276 / GW 160

 

 

ljbarbara
on 3/23/17 5:26 pm

Seven years out from my sleeve I was revised to RNY due to severe GERD. That was one year ago and I haven't had one single problem with reflux since. I tried prescription medications, natural remedies and any old wives tale to get relief and nothing helped. The revision was the very best remedy for me, and others I've heard from. I encourage you to discuss this option with your surgeon. I wish you well and hope you find some relief soon!

Original surgery: VSG Feb. 2009

REVISED TO RNY FEBRUARY 2016

Height: 5'7"

Start weight: 252. Current weight: 120

Sharzi
on 3/24/17 12:13 am - Cape Town, South Africa

Hi ljbarbara

Thank you for your reply. Do you also have the growling and gurgling problem?

Lotsaluff                    Thank you Lord for this incredible gift!! I love you!!!
Sharzi                                                                 9 lbs lost pre-op 
 

 
ljbarbara
on 3/24/17 10:53 am

I don't have those issues now. The RNY took care of all the GERD problems. That having been said, I do on occasion get growling and gurgling but those are just normal bodily functions...not representative of GERD. I do hope you get relief from your problem soon!

Original surgery: VSG Feb. 2009

REVISED TO RNY FEBRUARY 2016

Height: 5'7"

Start weight: 252. Current weight: 120

Sharzi
on 3/25/17 11:51 pm - Cape Town, South Africa

Thank you for your response. Did you also suffer from gurgling and growling after eating?

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Sharzi                                                                 9 lbs lost pre-op 
 

 
Gwen M.
on 3/24/17 3:04 pm
VSG on 03/13/14

Have you spoken with your surgeon about this?

VSG with Dr. Salameh - 3/13/2014
Diagnosed with Binge Eating Disorder and started Vyvanse - 7/22/2016
Reconstructive Surgeries with Dr. Michaels - 6/5/2017 (LBL & brachioplasty), 8/14/2017 (UBL & mastopexy), 11/6/2017 (medial leg lift)

Age 42 Height 5'4" HW 319 (1/3/2014) SW 293 (3/13/2014) CW 149 (7/16/2017)
Next Goal 145 - normal BMI | Total Weight Lost 170

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Sharzi
on 3/25/17 11:53 pm - Cape Town, South Africa

Yes i have and he reluctantly suggests a revision to mini bypass but i cant afford it.

Lotsaluff                    Thank you Lord for this incredible gift!! I love you!!!
Sharzi                                                                 9 lbs lost pre-op 
 

 
Gwen M.
on 3/26/17 6:29 am
VSG on 03/13/14

You might be able to get insurance to cover it because reflux can lead to cancer.

VSG with Dr. Salameh - 3/13/2014
Diagnosed with Binge Eating Disorder and started Vyvanse - 7/22/2016
Reconstructive Surgeries with Dr. Michaels - 6/5/2017 (LBL & brachioplasty), 8/14/2017 (UBL & mastopexy), 11/6/2017 (medial leg lift)

Age 42 Height 5'4" HW 319 (1/3/2014) SW 293 (3/13/2014) CW 149 (7/16/2017)
Next Goal 145 - normal BMI | Total Weight Lost 170

TrendWeight | Food Blog (sort of functional) | Journal (down for maintenance)

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