Posted 9/9/2016 1:05 PM (GMT -6)
It takes a long time to heal a stomach lining and irritated esophagus. In my experience, stomach inflammation/increased acid can definitely lead to reflux. Before my Nissen, whenever I'd get a reactive stomach issue, my esophagus would become painfully inflamed to the point where eating was painful. Fortunately, the Nissen surgery now keeps the acid in my stomach where it belongs, and though I can get an irritated/reactive stomach, I no longer get the accompanying painful esophagus.
It takes a long time for the stomach and esophagus to heal, and you need to be especially careful with your eating--consistently. Time and patience. I know it's hard. Eat no spicy or acidic foods, no alcohol, nothing scratchy that doesn't chew to a smooth liquid before swallowing. My GI doc said to keep eating that way until I/you feel perfect for 2 weeks. I know. Patience.
If you're anything like me, you'll get recurrent stomach flares, but in between you'll be able to once again eat/drink normally. I do try to avoid overdoing it. It takes more than one bad thing to get it going. It's generally a number of things I did that eventually led to a problem. Antibiotics are a trigger for me. Augmentin landed me in the hospital with a burned esophagus and uncontrollable asthma.
Hang in there. You will get better and be able to eat everything again.
It's not fun, but you'll get th