This has been a tough week. I mean a really tough week! I posted about my Monday already, but to recap I basically puked up my dinner and then proceeded to cram as much food into my mouth over the next hour as I could. Tuesday I ate well, but I was white-knuckling it after dinner because I wanted to overeat so badly! Through it all I have had acid reflux almost constantly. Last night I threw up my dinner again. Later I had a bowl of ice cream. I NEVER have sweets during the week and I very seldom eat again after dinner. I was really disappointed in myself.
I started on a acid reducer yesterday, but haven't had any relief yet. Last night I woke up choking on a mouthful of stomach acid. I must have burped or coghed some up. I went in the bathroom and spit into the toilet for awhile. I brushed my teeth, drank some water and tried to go back to bed. I could still taste the nasty, acidic saliva in my throat so I got up again. I stood over the toilet and started puking bile. Finally I was able to get back to sleep after reading a bit. I actually feel pretty good this morning after taking the daily dose of the acid reducer so I'm sure it is working and will bring relief within the next few days, but OMG! That was so nasty. And I'm sure you're grossed out by having read about it. Sorry.
Some of you have suggested that I contact my doctor and I will do that if the acid reducer doesn't work. I haven't had a fill since May and I'm not too tight. I do think this acid issue is the reason I've had nausea and sliming or PBing unrelated to being stuck or drinking too quickly after eating. I wrote about my running off to the bathroom at Walmart last week after drinking when I hadn't eaten for hours and I wasn't stuck. At the time I thought it was bizarre, but now I think it is the acid reflux wrecking havoc with my stomach. I've had heartburn for about a month after 7 months with ZERO heartburn post-banding. It has progressively gotten worse.
If you haven't been banded, I should say that I don't believe the reflux issue is a major complication for most people. I know of a few other Bandsters that have struggled with it. It seems to me that they are all people who've lost the majority or all of their extra weight. I'm not sure if the acid started right away or if it is something that came along later, like it has with me.