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bobdigi
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Quote bobdigi Replybullet Topic: PPI''S after fund?
    Posted: Today at 11:50am
I'm on day 4 of recovery after my fundoplication. I think I'm doing pretty well so far.
Ive been for an hours walk today and managed 90 minutes yesterday. Although I tend to get home and sleep for a couple of hours.
I tried sleeping in bed last night. But after an hour I couldn't get comfortable so went back down to my recliner.
The wounds are healing nicely and today I showered and changed the dressings.
It's a struggle to eat and drink enough but I'm trying.
The main thing I am struggling with is gas. I have a lot of rumbling going on. Almost constantly. And I have a lot of wind. The pain in my shoulders comes and, not goes, but lessens.
I've not had any reflux to my knowledge, and no burning. However I have read online you should continue on ppi''s while in the healing stages. Can anybody confirm this.
I've not taken any since Wednesday (Sunday today) as I'm about 70% sure I confirmed I can stop them the day after operation.
Hopefully the gas will calm down. Then I'll be in really good shape!!!!!!!!!!!
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Quote bobdigi Replybullet Posted: Today at 11:53am
Ps I have some windeeze. But won't these just keep the air trapped inside?
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Quote chrisrob Replybullet Posted: Today at 12:27pm
Sounds like you're doing well. Don't try to rush things though.
I stopped PPIs immediately after my first fundo - straight from 80mg omeprazole to zero. Wasn't told otherwise. Was advised to take them after the Collis Nissen repair for a while but didn't feel the need. If you're not refluxing the acid, no need to reduce it.
As the internal scar tissue heals, your wind problems will reduce. Not sure but i think Wineze is supposed to absorb CO2 but also help to relieve pressure in the stomach by promoting peristalsis to the duodenum?
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