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So, I had my first experience ( praying it will be my last) with Gerd this morning. 

I have read others account at of suffering with it but, I was not prepared for just how bad it really was. 

I have been through a lot since surgery. I lost two more family members. Including the loss of my mom in February. So I really have not done as well as I had hoped in the beginning. 

We sold our home thT was close to my mom and moved back to the coast near my son and grandson. I have a new wls dr here that I absolutely love. I feel the same about his staff members that I have dealt with. 

Anyway, I saw him about a month ago. He asked if I had experienced any gerd since surgery. I told him that I had not because I thought that was the case. 

I have had a few instances where I woke up with a nasty, acidic type taste in my mouth on several occasions. I also had a dry, hacking type cough that I had contributed to allergies. After the horrible episode this morning I found out that dry, hacking cough is a symptom of gerd. 

I did call my new dr here and he has put me on sucralfate 4 times per day plus back on omnemprazole 2 times per day. I hope this helps. If I had not had some leftover omneprazole this morning to take, I would have landed in the er. That’s just how bad it was. 

I am truly hoping that this was just a one time occurrence. If not, I will not hesitate to revise. I actually have more confidence in my current dr than I did my first. 

I had apple slices with peanut butter right before bed and I feel sure that at least contributed to this episode. 

I wanted to post the info here in case it may help others on their journey. 

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16 hours ago, Readytobeme said:

So, I had my first experience ( praying it will be my last) with Gerd this morning. 

I have read others account at of suffering with it but, I was not prepared for just how bad it really was. 

I have been through a lot since surgery. I lost two more family members. Including the loss of my mom in February. So I really have not done as well as I had hoped in the beginning. 

We sold our home thT was close to my mom and moved back to the coast near my son and grandson. I have a new wls dr here that I absolutely love. I feel the same about his staff members that I have dealt with. 

Anyway, I saw him about a month ago. He asked if I had experienced any gerd since surgery. I told him that I had not because I thought that was the case. 

I have had a few instances where I woke up with a nasty, acidic type taste in my mouth on several occasions. I also had a dry, hacking type cough that I had contributed to allergies. After the horrible episode this morning I found out that dry, hacking cough is a symptom of gerd. 

I did call my new dr here and he has put me on sucralfate 4 times per day plus back on omnemprazole 2 times per day. I hope this helps. If I had not had some leftover omneprazole this morning to take, I would have landed in the er. That’s just how bad it was. 

I am truly hoping that this was just a one time occurrence. If not, I will not hesitate to revise. I actually have more confidence in my current dr than I did my first. 

I had apple slices with peanut butter right before bed and I feel sure that at least contributed to this episode. 

I wanted to post the info here in case it may help others on their journey. 

Sorry you are dealing with Gerd.  I also have it and it is controlled with medicine. Hope this will be the case for you also.

 

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19 hours ago, Readytobeme said:

So, I had my first experience ( praying it will be my last) with Gerd this morning. 

I have read others account at of suffering with it but, I was not prepared for just how bad it really was. 

I have been through a lot since surgery. I lost two more family members. Including the loss of my mom in February. So I really have not done as well as I had hoped in the beginning. 

We sold our home thT was close to my mom and moved back to the coast near my son and grandson. I have a new wls dr here that I absolutely love. I feel the same about his staff members that I have dealt with. 

Anyway, I saw him about a month ago. He asked if I had experienced any gerd since surgery. I told him that I had not because I thought that was the case. 

I have had a few instances where I woke up with a nasty, acidic type taste in my mouth on several occasions. I also had a dry, hacking type cough that I had contributed to allergies. After the horrible episode this morning I found out that dry, hacking cough is a symptom of gerd. 

I did call my new dr here and he has put me on sucralfate 4 times per day plus back on omnemprazole 2 times per day. I hope this helps. If I had not had some leftover omneprazole this morning to take, I would have landed in the er. That’s just how bad it was. 

I am truly hoping that this was just a one time occurrence. If not, I will not hesitate to revise. I actually have more confidence in my current dr than I did my first. 

I had apple slices with peanut butter right before bed and I feel sure that at least contributed to this episode. 

I wanted to post the info here in case it may help others on their journey. 

Hi Ready - thanks for posting especially the bit about the morning acrid taste in the mouth - in retrospect I had GERD before my sleeve surgery. My surgeon, Dr. Kim, found I had a hiatal hernia at the time of my surgery and fixed that then. I have GERD pretty infrequently now, thankfully, and just once a day omeprazole does the trick for me. 

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Thanks, guys. I really don’t think that sucralfate is doing much of anything. I think that mine may be able to be controlled with just the omneprazole as well. 

Its hard as heck to try and get the sucra in 4 times a day plus the omneprazole twice spacing out between my vitamins and other meds. I will continue on this regimen until I see the dr on the 11th because I truly nevef want to experience a severe attack like that again. 

I had acid flowing out of my mouth and nose for a good solid hour. Lost my voice and felt horrible the rest of the day. 

My throat and esophagus hurt so badly that it was painful to even inhale all day long. 

I wouldn’t wish it on anyone. 

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I never experienced it in the day.  Just heartburn mostly, but I woke myself up choking on acid a few times in the beginning. Scared the crap out of me !

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This is the one and only time that I had any type of experience with reflux. Pretty sure that I brought it on myself by eating too many apple slices with peanut butter right before bed.

my pouch was full probably even over full of apples and peanut butter. 

This did wake me up but it was just before the time that I normally get up in the morning. So it didn’t really happen during the day. 

Hoping it was a one time thing from making a bad choice. 

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I have had a few issues with GERD lately as well.  I really hate it.  I'm pretty sure that mine is prompted by laying down too soon after eating.  Even if it is during the day, if I try to grab a quick nap after eating, I'll wake up choking.  Truly disgusting.  So I am trying to stay vigilant and mindful of not eating before bed time.  I have my 2 year check up with my surgeon next week so I'll probably mention the GERD since it's a new thing. :/

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My surgeon put me on 6 months of protonix for six months post op. So far so good.

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Protonix was what I was given from the very beginning. I was on it for the entire first year. I had virtually no issues as long as I took it consistently. I hope you get some relief! That’s rough. 

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6 hours ago, Madhouse Heidi said:

Protonix was what I was given from the very beginning. I was on it for the entire first year. I had virtually no issues as long as I took it consistently. I hope you get some relief! That’s rough. 

Are you not taking anything now ?

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@tracyringo I haven’t had to take anything at all for the last year. I occasionally have a tiny bit of heartburn, but no GERD. TUMS is enough to handle whatever I have now. 

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