Will the wrap help LPR?

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Date Joined May 2009
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   Posted 7/14/2009 2:48 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi All~

Haven't been here for a while, wanted to give an update and ask a question... After 4 GI dr's an ENT and a surgeon, I am still kind of in the same place as before. This time they (the dr's) say I have LPR. I have done a lot of reading and found not much other than medications that will help. (I read all the article you you posted before Kitt, and they were helpful)

I have had a BRAVO test(27.2 the first day and 31 the second for my de meester score) , 24 hour pH (112 episodes) and upper GI. All show reflux, but because I do not respond to PPI's they don't know where to go. So, they have diagnosed me with LPR and are having me take Zantac (an h2 blocker) for 4 months and see where I stand.

I did learn that some people have a genetic problem with their proton pumps in the stomach, and that they do not respond to a PPI... which is what they think was the case with me. Hence, the h2 blockers.

I asked at my appt yesterday with some hot-shot GI dr if my LES works properly, and my manometry came back normal, why do i have SO much reflux and regergitation that goes along with it... she had no answer. I asked if we should repeat the manometry test (yes, I am willing to do it again) while I am upright(last time I was laying down with my head up a little) to see if that would have any difference on the LES function results, she said no.

My question... has anyone had the wrap done who suffered primarily with LPR and GERD? I am of course willing to do the Zantac for 4 months to see if that will help. I am wondering if this surgery will even help me. I know not everyone here has LPR but thought I would ask to see. Any thoughts on this...

Thanks, I appreciate any input as always :)


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   Posted 7/14/2009 3:11 PM (GMT -6)   
Jodee -
MY manometry showed my LES was more or less normal, twice. PPIs stopped working for me after about a year. I had over 400 refluxes during my PH study before surgery. I haven't been diagnosed with LPR, but the PPIs didn't really help much at first and then stopped all together and it was my GI's idea to go the surgery route the first time. Even though my first Nissen was done wrong, it did stop the refluxing 99% of the time. I haven't had any reflux after this redo that I know of and the one EGD that they did at 2 1/2 weeks post surgery showed no signs of reflux. I , like you, wonder where the acid comes from if they say the LES is functioning properly. Guess we will never know. Good luck with the search for answers.

Take care,

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Date Joined May 2009
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   Posted 7/14/2009 3:33 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks Bill... and I am glad to have been reading that you're doing better :) (I knida stalk the boards to see how people are)

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