Seemingly incurable oesophagitis,

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Hi all,

pain and burning lower end of oesophagus all the time. Even more so when eating and drinking. I had a roux and y six years ago. Gone from 26 stone to 15. This problem developed with abdominal pain all at once about seven months ago. The symptoms remained the same with the Doctors not being convinced that I was very ill. Recently I have had major surgery for obstructed small bowel and would have died without the operation. I was in shocking pain waiting for a specialist, before I was rushed in under blue light. Have you experienced anything similar, hope not, LOL or maybe you would like to comment. Have been diagnosed with GORD/GERD.

Cheers,

Brian.

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    Whats your current BMI?

    Which drugs have you tried for GORD?

    Are you drinking lots of water - this can help neutralise stomach acid?

    Was your obstruction due to adhesions following RenY?

    Whats the management been for you since the obstruction?

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      Hello Ben,

      how you doing? Not well up on BMI stuff, but was referred from Hospital to Doctor with risk of refeeding syndrome. Dietician phoned and expressed concern with regard to my weight loss, but the Doctor seemed to suggest that the weight loss was no prob in respect to my BMI. Still officially obese. LOL.One day I can eat a particular food with moderate bother, another occasion the same food can cause me tremendous burning and pain.

      They have doubled me up on lansoprazole and ranitidine plus gaviscon, but it has never had any affect. The specialist has said he does not know what is causing it. But getting to see him is like arranging an appointment with Lord Lucon, LOL. I imagine if there is a solution it will lie in yet more surgery. I have plenty of post op pain in various places, plus waiting for gall bladder removed.

      Obstruction along with an internal hernia. The internal hernia being a possible result of having lost so much weight. Some reward LOL.

      Thanks for the very constructive inquiries.

      Take care,

      Brian.

      p.s drinking lots of tea.

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      So theres two options. Either the stomach pouch is herniating upwards - this would get better the more weight you loose. Or the oesophagus is being pulled downwards due to the RenY - this will get worse the more weight you loose.

      You'll have to see what happens.

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      HI Ben,

      interesting. Have been diagnosed with a hiatus hernia, it was many years ago though. I had stabilised at approx 16 stone, it never went more or less for a long time. My wife and I were well happy with that and she could more easily get me smart clothes that fit.

      At 15 stone after Hospital,

      Community dietition expressed concern in respect to letter -Refeeding syndrome,

      Dropped to fourteen and a half stone after chat and have managed to build it back to fifteen stone.

      Due to see the dietitian soon.

      At present I am confused as to whether I should be gaining weight or losing it. LOL.

      Will be seeing the Dietitian soon.

      Thanks for your interesting input. My oesophagus is burning even as I type this. LOL.

      Take care,

      Brian.

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      Hi Ben,

      in a roux and y the surgeon closes up various places where internal herniation can take place. When a person loses weight it makes this work baggy and not as safe. So people like me are at risk from one of those as well as the Hiatus.

      Take care,

      Brian.

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    Hi BRIAN,

    Buy yourself wedge Pillow, and prop another pillow underneath it and make sure you sleep on it, no food 3 hours before bed, drink 4 half glasses of Aloe vera each day.

    Good Luck.

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      Hi Carmwoman,

      just found out what a wedge pillow is. LOL. Do I pick the aloe vera up at a chemist? I suffer from chronic insomnia and only ever lie down when my stomach is well empty. It is only the size of a walnut anyway - gastric bypass. LOL.

      I sleep in a chair. Don't risk going to bed as I wake up choking, at risk from aspiration pneumonia. A risky business, LOL. Blue inhaler specifically, plus gaviscon to combat this. Food and or fluids can end up in the wind pipe during these attacks.

      Thanks very much for you suggestions and concern.

      Take care,

      Brian. 

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