Speedygerd, - I wasn't on PPI's as I couldn't tolerate the side effects. I was struggling along with high doses of Ranitidine, lots of super thick Gaviscon & ant-acids. I no longer take the Gaviscon, but do take some Ranitidine each day as my stomach often seems to feel full of acid.
With regard to reflux; I do get it sometimes, but I think it's due to the stomach wind. Sometimes the force of the wind coming out brings up a little reflux. It can be like I'm blowing the wind out & I move paper on occasions!!! Only on a bad day does it feel acidic.
Food can still be an issue. I've given up on most red meat unless it's minced as my stomach just doesn't seem to like it & it causes me even more painful wind & nausea. I avoid pulses too & anything that is an obvious wind producer. However I can eat most other things, including (mild) curry & small amounts of chocolate(Hurrah!!) I can also enjoy a glass of wine without any problems - well except for the resulting hangover cos my tolerance for alcohol is now pathetically low!!!
I have bad days where nothing seems to suit my system, but overall I sleep better (& flat again) my exercise routine is good, & mostly I feel pretty good.
Gazbiker - I take Simethicone to help with the wind. It's available in Windsettlers & Windeeze gel capsules. Moving around seems to help shift it & sometimes a couple of ant-acids seem to help bring it up. Gripe water is also worth a try. Oddly, the time I don't notice any discomfort is when I'm actually eating food!!
It took about 5 weeks before all my post-op symptoms really settled down so don't give up. Hopefully yours will settle down much more quickly as you seem to have fewer than I did. (don't ask about the rest, we'll discuss them if they happen!!)
Keep doing what you're doing & I'm sure you'll start to feel better soon.