Frustrated with GI

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haljas
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   Posted 7/11/2006 6:47 PM (GMT -7)   
hey there everyone,
I learned today that I also have a hiatal hernia...I have been having alot of trouble with heartburn, vomiting, and pain in that area...I am a little frustrated as the GI didn't tell me this....Here I am taking 3 different meds,one to control the amount of bile in my stomache , cause I have an excessively,large amount of bile in stomach...Also I take 2 to control the acid...So you would think that he would have said hey by the way you have a hernia..We will keep an eye on that....It has caused me to wake from a dead sleep , vomiting....Don't you think this is a cause for concern....????
Cyndi confused

Keriamon
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   Posted 7/12/2006 7:18 AM (GMT -7)   
A lot of people have a hietal hernia. I seem to recall I have a small one that showed up on my endoscopy. But then, I've never had problems with my stomach, so that's nothing to worry me. I would think, given that yours is causing you so many problems, that you need to have something done about it. I would talk to my doctor and say hey, this constant vomiting has got to stop and the medicine isn't enough. What are my surgery options for getting this fixed?

It may truly be, however, that your hernia is no worse than anyone else's and that your problem is indeed with excess acid. But they have so many antacids available nowadays, it looks like surely one of them or some combination of them would help you. Make sure your doctor knows they aren't working and that you need to try something else.

haljas
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   Posted 7/12/2006 6:11 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks Keriamon,
I really wish that the combo I am taking would help....I am not sure why, as he is totally aware of the extreme my problems have become,he hasn't done anything further, he just says well the Cholestrymine I am taking should allieviate my GERD problems and therefore I may be able to come off some of the meds for that...Everytime I try to come off any of them I end up getting sicker...and he knows that as well, so why is he just plain outright ignoring my symptoms???? I go see my family doc on July17th, cause she has to give me clearance to go back to work for the 7th of Aug...So I am going to drill her about this issue....I hope that something works soon...Thanks again for your input and advise....
Cyndi

Keriamon
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   Posted 7/13/2006 7:53 AM (GMT -7)   
I had not heard that they were using the cholesterol meds for treating stomach bile. I take the Welchol to treat my intestinal bile, but I guess, since it travels the whole, long way, it can absorbe bile in the stomach as well as in the intestines.
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