How to cope with discomfort post up adjustment

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You may not be feeling well after your balloon up adjustment. Here are a few tips to ease the process for you:

  • Be in touch with your doctor and clinic: Please be in contact with your doctor/clinic whenever you have a question, have any new symptom or are in need of support. 
  • Consult with your doctor about the dose of your PPI medication: Some patients have a difficult time with acid reflux after the up adjustment. Your doctor may recommend that you increase the dose of your PPI medicine – please ask your doctor. You may also take over-the-counter antacids like Mylanta, Maalox or Gaviscon. Some patients benefit from small amounts of antacids many times a day – but this must be discussed with your doctor. 
  • Anti-nausea Medication: Your doctor can give you anti-nausea medication.
  • Give it time: These symptoms will usually pass after 3-5 days (for some patients it may take a week).  For those that do not improve with medications and time – a down adjustment will help.
  • Lean on family and friends for support: Use the support of your friends and family, especially during the first few day’s post balloon procedure. You may need to arrange help for child-care for 4-5 days, as you will be feeling weak and may have a difficult time handling kids.
  • Get a good night’s sleep: It is best to rest up after you have had an up adjustment. Your body will need to adjust to the larger balloon so get some well-deserved rest.

You can do it!

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