I have had Gerd for close to 20 years. I am 48. about 4 and a half years ago I had a endoscopy to confirm my Gerd. I was put on Nexium which worked really well. After about 6 months I was able to skip a day here and there and be Gerd free. After a year a so I notice I had put on 20 lbs without really changing my eating habits. In the last three months, I have tried really hard to lose those extra pounds but the weight didn't want to come off. So I thought I would try to go off the Nexium and see what would happen. Well after the Nexium got out of my system, the weight started to come off. I was wonder is this is just me or could weight gain be a side effect of PPIs.
In the last month I have had the 24 hour ph test and another endosopy. I now have a medium size hiatal hernia. I have an appointment with a surgeron tomorrow to talk about the nissen surgery. We shall see if I am a good canadiate for the surgery.