Bopeep, as part of what may or may not be motility issues, I burp often. So doctors say that I'd be miserable after the Nissen since you can't burp again after it. The best GI's in town won't let me get the surgery, so I'm sure that I can't.
I'm glad that you don't have burning in the throat anymore, that is awesome.
GP = General Practioner in America too.
That's simply not true! I can do ruddy big burps! And I know a lot of other people on this forum who have had the Nissen can burp too. I could burp straight away but it took a couple of weeks to be able to do a big one! I think in the past when they used to do the wrap very tight this might have been the case but with the floppy wrap they do nowadays I don't think it is as much of a problem.
TCML- Hi there! LPR is reflux in the throat as opposed to coming up from the stomach. The symptoms are lump in throat, choking feeling, swallowing problems, hoarseness, difficulty breathing. I was told that my throat was holding the acid and was unable to wash it away by swallowing which then causes damage to the throat and motility problems and then it is a vicious circle. GERD tends to be heartburn and pressure in chest, burning in throat and mouth. It can cause asthmatic type symptoms when you aspirate acid into you lungs. In both cases getting rid of the acid is the aim.