I had the gastric sleeve surgery about 3 months ago. Before surgery I had GERD really bad and was taking prilosec daily. Since the surgery, I have had nothing but problems. I am in constant pain in my stomach, it hurts to even drink water.
I have been “scoped” twice because my stomach keeps “bending,” and I am still not eating anything but liquid protein because it either hurts or I cannot keep anything down.
I am getting frustrated and tired of being in pain and I need to get back to work. My bills are really falling behind.
My doctor said that he thinks my problems now are just the GERD again and has me on 3 different meds to control it but none of it is helping.
My questions are…
How long does it take to know? My doctor stated that if it doesn’t work, I would have to have the gastric bypass. How long does it take the medicine to work? When will the GERD improve? I have tried to ask him these questions but am not getting answers.
I am so frustrated and tired of being in pain. Please help me!