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Bariatric Surgery

Discussion in 'The OT' started by Rich, Feb 14, 2013.

  1. Lord Vader

    Lord Vader Supreme Member DBSTalk Club

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    I don't envy you, that's for sure.

    BTW, one thing my surgeon recommended after I had the R&Y in December 2006 was that I take once per day Prilosec OTC. I did so for a couple of years then stopped. I haven't seemed to have experienced any negative consequences from ceasing the daily taking of Prilosec, but there are times when I've gone back on it for a period.
     
  2. sigma1914

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    Bananas, pineapples, & oatmeal are 3 foods that can help stop acid reflux.
     
  3. Rich

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    Tried Prilosec and got horrible headaches. Tried every drug for the stomach and ended up with Nexium. No headaches, and it works, as long as I watch what and when I eat. Gotta be another way.

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    Tried bananas. Went berserk and ate them constantly. That didn't work out well. Don't like pineapples. Do like all kinds of oatmeal goodies, but I suppose oatmeal raisin cookies weren't what you had in mind. :lol:

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  5. Lord Vader

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    Oatmeal raisin cookies? You'll have to get bypass surgery then. :p

    BTW, you're the first person I know who got headaches from Prilosec. Weird.
     
  6. Rich

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    I do love Costco's oatmeal raisin cookies. I don't go near the pastry aisles for that very reason.

    I'm sitting here with a black patch over one eye trying to prove a point to my optometrist. Unfortunately, for me, optometrists don't seem to be able to think outside the box. The guy I'm seeing now is a forensic optometrist and is well known for other specialties. I walked into his office a year and a half ago and told him what was wrong with my eyes and, finally, I'll be able to prove it to him. Whether he can fix my problem is another story.

    Each one of the current stomach drugs, Prilosec, Nexium, and all the others I've tried have given me wicked headaches. Only Nexium doesn't. All these drugs seem to have very little difference in their chemical makeups, so they're pretty much the same, except for the headaches. And, yeah, it is weird and I'm probably the only one that has these problems, but they are real. Don't know what else to say about them.

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