Re: Chronic diarrhoea after Nissen surgery
I am 3 weeks out of lap nissen also and having the same problems with food. I eat, my stomach goes crazy, I get hot/flush and then I'm running to the bathroom. From what I read, I believe this to be "dumping syndrome". It's a very miserable way to exist and has made me very weak in the last week. The things I am doing to control it:
1. Eat very small meals every 2-3 hour
2. Avoid simple sugars (cake, cookies, sugary drinks)
3. Avoid or limit carbohydrates. I have learned that I can eat bread if it's whole wheat and very small quantities.
4. Avoid drinking lots of liquids with meals. This one is tough because post-nissen we're told to drink plenty of fluids to help food go down. I take small sips of sugar-free drinks instead of taking very large amounts.
I also have cholestyramine that does help if needed. Hope this helps and I pray that this improves with time. I had a Nissen because I wanted a normal life and I'm hoping to find that soon!