It's been 18 months since I have had the nissen surgery. I suffered for years prior to the surgery with acid reflux and indigestion. I tried all the usually, nexium, Zantac, dexilant, etc. nothing worked and I started to lose weight.
After years of giving me meds my doctor referred me to my surgeon. Anyway, it has been a tough 18 months, I have lost 10 pounds since the surgery and have lost my appitetie. I did not feel the sensation of hunger for almost 8 months after the surgery.
Right now I am eating about 1500 calories a day, most of that is from cookies and light foods as bread and cereals still cause problems. I cannot digest raw foods or fruits. Still cannot drink pop, the surgeon said that I would be back on pop in 6 months, this has happened.
The problem is that I cannot burp. I get so much gas and bloating. It's driving me crazy. My theory is that with all that gas in my stomach my brain thinks that I am full and hence the lack of appitetie.
Also, I still have to take pepto bis oil, Zantac whenever I eat a trigger food, although the acid does not come up, I can feel the acid heat in my stomach.
After day 3 of my surgery I develop led diarrhea and still trying to deal with it.
My surgeon has done every test under the sun pretty much and says that there is nothing wrong with my insides. He has since referred me to another doctor for a second opinion. I am still waiting for this appointment.
Has anyone experienced similar problems?