I'm 5 days post op, feeling good, some gas, Gas X strips help that... but the REFLUX is killing me! Only when I sleep, or shall I say not sleep because it wakes me from sleep... last night may have been the worst night of all, actually woke up to spit out the Reflux. Not vomit, but awful!
Nexium was denied by my insurance company, they subsitituded Omerprazole 20mg 4x per day. I've been taking the Rx according to directions, and yet, last night, awful!
Someone wrote that they're taking meds for Reflux too and that it takes a few days for it to work into your system.
Any others out there experiencing the same?
Have you tried Nexium, Omeprazole or Prilosec?
How long until you experience relief?
I cannot sleep at night due to this issue. I'm sleeping sitting up, nearly, and it's not a good sleep, keep waking from the reflux. No reflux during the day, just gas, but the nighttime is terrible!
I think I may be consuming too much liquid before bed, although my liquid intake isn't up to where it should be. Last night, my husband ordered sushi take out, I had a nice mug of Miso soup. Maybe it was too much liquid before bed.
I woke up and after the bad bout went to the cupboard and found some small crackers All Bran Multi Grains. 5g of fiber per 18 crackers, 120 calories. They're tiny crackers, 18 pieces equal an once or 30g. They are thin and easy to chew. I don't think I ate 18, maybe 10.
The crackers are the first thing that I have chewed since surgery. They liquify in my mouth by taking nibbles and chew chew chew!
Would appreciate your experiences and opinions on ways to cope with this!