Am I going to have heartburn forever? I get it frequently, have a prescription from my surgeon, its run out and I had to send away for it and haven't gotten it yet. This feeling sucks!
Am I going to be suffering like this for the rest of my life? Am I now to believe I will have to take a pill every single day forever?? I thought the plan of losing weight and such was to get me OFF of medications, not on to new ones.
2 months of continuous HB so far and it doesn't seem to be subsiding. I think it's causing my "hunger" too, which isn't helping.
Anyone else with the same issues? How is it or did it play out for you?
Reflux is a known potential outcome for sleeve patients, that's why you have to take a PPI after surgery. I already have reflux (I'm pre-op), so I've researched everything I could find on it. Basically, if you have pre-op, it can get better, get worse or stay the same. If you don't have it, you can get it. And for those who don't get it right away, some people develop it at about the 3-year mark.
Currently, no accurate predictors on which category a person will fall into. At least that's what everything I could find said, and want my GI doc said.
So, only time will tell. Sorry! But I've been taking a PPI for 20 years already, so overall, I think the benefits of the surgery will outweigh the risks of a PPI.
Interesting, I didn't take a PPI after surgery, I got my rx at my 2 week follow up apt when I told the surgeon I was suffering from hb.
I never had it before, and it didn't start until about 1.5 weeks post surgery, 8 weeks now and some days are better than others... but I def need the pills.
Thanks for the info.
Pick up some omeprazole or over the counter Prilosec from the drug store. You will feel better. :)