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GERD + hiatal hernia + esophageal stricture & GI/Chest pain

Sep 05, 2016 8:36 AM

These exact diagnosed problems, I've suffered for over 2 decades led to Fundoplication surgery, after they found cell changes in the lower esophagus that were biopsied and diagnoses as Barrett's Esophagus. I've had zero advise reflux, stomach pain, chest pain, or esophageal spasms since my surgery in May. If you suffer the same there is hope for relief. If you're interested check out these links of info...

General list of various links:
https://www.google.com/search?safe=active&q=what+to+expect+after+fundoplication

Sep 05, 2016 11:10 AM

Thanks for the links Flappys. I do have GERD and gastritis, but surgeon said it wasn't bad enough for Nissen fundoplication at that time. Seems to have improved quite a bit for me since going on the IC elimination diet, but that is just my experience.

Sep 05, 2016 11:29 AM

Very informative flappers 🌹🌹🌹
Ur superb sweetpea 🤗😚❤

Sep 05, 2016 12:49 PM

Thanks for sharing that info Flappsy!! I am going to check them all out. I've got to make an appointment with my gastro for my endoscopy because I have such severe scarring of the esophagus due to acid reflux. He's concerned about barrettes Esophogus and wants to take another peek to make sure that things haven't worsened.
I hope that you're feeling a lot better since your recent surgery and that you have less pain. Sending you gentle {{{Hugs}}} my friend wrapped up with love and a smile!! 💕🙏🏻🌻😊

Sep 05, 2016 10:31 PM

Thank You for the Information Flappys! It will give me something to look into , because my step daughter suffers from constant stomach pain. Never acid reflux problems but her throat looks like a cat malled it.

Sep 05, 2016 11:36 PM

I've been dealing with Gerd many years been changing my diet, stopped smoking couple years ago as well as starting supplements. With my Gerd I us apple cider vinager was told it is the proper pH to make your asophigus? Close. It has worked but started taking strait now I mix a cap full in a small glass of water in the am and before bed. I can stop for a week or so then have to do it for a few days.

Sep 06, 2016 7:52 PM

Glad to share if it helps especially. I was caught off guard twice; first with the scarred esophageal stricture about this time last year, and they dilated it then. My symptoms were coughing during swallowing and choking or stuck grepping halfway down. I also had severe stomach pain with chest pain that sent me to the ER twice and my PCP once. I couldn't lay flat because pressure & pain & acid reflux coming up my throat. The doc ran a second EGD in March, finding the sudden cell changes and erosion of the esophagus. From there I saw the specialist who did another EGD and glued an avid registering device (Bravo device) of acid levels. When the results came back my acid levels were off the charts so high the doc was shocked. He said in 20+ years he'd never seen a patient with acid levels that high. (See, I'm complicating unique! Lol reference to another post... I don't do things easy). Anyway that led to the surgery and here is am with zero advise.

AlwayZ I'm doing ok but my arm is still hurting when I use it. Grrr!

Moparmom, until I met with the surgeon i did not know the acid reflux was causing hoarseness along with the chest pain (right up inside the rib junction). It certainly helps to be aware. Heck, my PCP told me for 15 years there was nothing that could be done to help a hiatal hernia, and I believed him. The look on the surgeon face when we told him that was pure dumbfounding shock. I'm glad my PCP was wrong.

Nana blue, I tried every remedy anyone suggested, including diet changes but nothing helped. Before my gallbladder was removed (turning gangrenous even though all tests showed zero problem for 2 years; nurse passed out in the OR) I would belch like John Belushi in Blues Brothers...just like my grandfather. His gallbladder ruptured, which the surgeon said a few more days and mine would have too. I'm just grateful not to suffer from one problem anymore. I'm glad you're able to use less invasive methods.

Hugs love & prayers to all for a good sleep or day! 🙂💕🙏🌸

Sep 06, 2016 8:04 PM

I had a hiatal hernia repaired a couple of years ago. Recovery was tough because I had pain and some trouble eating, but SO worth it! No more acid reflux for me! It was so bad that I would wake up aspirating on stomach acid. I do not miss that.

Sep 06, 2016 11:30 PM

Sorry about the diet comet , each one of us is different, that's been helping some. I hope you find some help.

Sep 06, 2016 11:57 PM

Gosh flappy you sure do go thru a lot! I'm so sorry. My mom has throat spazms from her chemo so I'll check out this link for her

Sep 07, 2016 7:21 PM

SamanthaRose, I started joking several years back that it was because by the time my parents had me they'd given all the good traits to my older siblings. 😉

Nov 26, 2016 12:51 PM

I agree with the apple cider post. I drink a combo of lemon juice and ginger every day and it works a charm as the ppis just weren't doing it for me and I wasn't good enough for surgery.

Nov 27, 2016 7:52 AM

I have GERDS as well as IBS / IBS-D, that feeling sucks lately I been having chest pains soooooooo badly I cannot recall name so in post a photo I need ask if this is possibility for me this is getting bad when you don't know why what's going on scary... :/ so this is what I'm curious if I'm suffering from as well..

Nov 27, 2016 8:38 AM

MizzMonroe I have costochondritis. I was diagnosed with it about 2 years ago and when it flares, it's horrible. The first time, I thought I WAS having a heart attack. That is how I found out I had it. Since I took a bad fall several weeks ago and cracked my sternum and a couple of ribs it's been worse. Anything is possible, but discuss the symptoms with your doctor and see what they say. Good luck {{{Hugs}}} 💕😊

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