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joe1619
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   Posted 12/15/2009 7:54 AM (GMT -6)   
i have gerd(lpr) and chronic gastritis. i posted in a different thread but am desperate for help. on 2 a day aciphex with no nelp for 7 months. very scared. any tips or things that have helped would be appreciated. i keep hearing about the fundo wrap, but am afraid it may not work. i just want all this stuff to stop coming up in my throat, it is very red and i am hoarse. if i could just get the mucuous to stop coming up that would be great. the gi dr. says i have a patulous les, guess its wide open. can it go back to normal. help!!!

oakley
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   Posted 12/15/2009 8:02 AM (GMT -6)   
good morning Joe...hang in there , someone who has had the surgery will be along in a day or two and offer their wisdom on that subject. I have not had the surgery..am not a candidate due to my inability to swallow well enough. I wonder if you have tried a different reflux med though? I started on Nexium, which worked fast in the beginning and then stopped...then on to , oh shott, my mind cant recall the name of the next one, oh wait, lol, it was prevacid...this one worked for a long, long time but then stopped and now I have been on protonix for about two years and it works wonderfully!
check into that and let me know..
take care...we all will be her to help in whatever way we can.
Our wonderful fearless leader Kitt should be back soon and she is our shining star! She will direct you to good resources, so hang in there
God Bless, Anne

joe1619
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   Posted 12/15/2009 8:30 AM (GMT -6)   
thank you,

i am deperate and am scared as i have 2 small kids and cannot function like i used to. i have a call out to the doc. very interested in hearing about surgical techniques to strenghten the les. thank you very much for your comments. do you have gastritis and lpr also?

Nolique
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   Posted 12/15/2009 11:09 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Joe,
 
I have the gastritis too, along with esophogitis.  Are you being very careful with what you are eating?  Did they biopsy the stomach to make sure that you don't have h-pylori bacteria, crohns, or other issues?  Do you have gall bladder issues at all?  Some of these things can cause chronic gastritis and they need to find the cause of it to treat it properly.  Since you are not feeling any better, I wonder what is at the core of the problem (causing chronic gastritis) which may not let the esophogus heal.
 
Nolique 

joe1619
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   Posted 12/15/2009 1:43 PM (GMT -6)   
my chronic gatsritis is from xyrem, a sleep med.  i had gastritis for 2 months and the dr. never told me until one day i was in getting sample meds and the nurse told me.  i was floored.  the whole 2 months i was using something that was even doing more damage.  the nurse told me it was ok to keep using but it wasnt.  now i am exercising, watching what i eat and am hoping for improvements but am seeing none.  I am also getting off all other non acid pills.  i currently have gastritis(moderate, chronic and (gerd/lpr).  I have requested my records and it said i had erosions in throat/stomach, abnormal tongue and a patulous les.  also an irregular ge junction, along with gastritis confirmed with biopsy.  any natural remedies?  i hear about digestive enzymes and dgl licorice, but do not know what/where to get.  thanks for your help.  is your gastritis the permanent type too.  I no longer take that med, but the damage was done thats for sure.  also have anxiety and sleep 4 hrs a night(for 3 years)

mookiemoomoo
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   Posted 12/15/2009 2:35 PM (GMT -6)   
hi i have to h ployri gastritas and esopegitas sorry about spelling i am going in hospital for the fundo on dec 23rd i have to eat only small amounts because of reflux every thing sets me off . i know how much it spoils your life keep your chin up

couchtater
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   Posted 12/15/2009 4:58 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm also waiting for surgery next Tuesday. I have a weak LES and gunk in the throat.
There are many surgery techniques out there:
EsophyX (only works with small to no HH)
Hill procedure (270 degree wrap- that's what I'm getting)
Nissen (360 degree wrap)
Torpet (?sp)

Stick around we've got loads of info.

Joy

joe1619
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   Posted 12/15/2009 5:35 PM (GMT -6)   
why did you choose the hill. i have heard of it. where can one go for cosult. i live in iowa and the docs seem to know very little about these horrible diseases. all they know are ppis and fundo, only options here.

sillylilly
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   Posted 12/15/2009 6:02 PM (GMT -6)   
Joe,

I had the surgery one and half years ago and I also had a patulous LES. First of all, I would suggest you get another GI doctor. Ask around to your friends and collegues for the name of a good one. You need one who believes in surgery because many of them don't and just want to keep you on meds that don't work. I was one that the meds did not help, no matter how much I took. A wide open LES does not get better and your only option if meds do not work.

Once you get a good GI, he will suggest the type of surgery that would be the best for you. There are many different ones and one size does not fit all. It depends on your individual conditions. Do alot of research on the internet about the different kinds. Many people do very well with the Nissen wrap. Different surgeons do a specific kind and become proficient at one kind. Do research on your surgeon also because you don't want a bad one to do this surgery. The surgery worked great for me and I'm so glad that I did it. I developed Barretts Esophagus from acid washing up in my esophagus and throat and it is a precursor to esophageal cancer so I wish I had not waited so long to do the surgery.

Best of luck to you. Lots of good advice on this site.

couchtater
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   Posted 12/15/2009 6:13 PM (GMT -6)   
I wanted the EsophyX procedure, but my HH was too big.
My doctor talked me into the Hill. He said the Hill is better than the Nissen if done proper. My GI told me I was fortunate to have only a HH and GERD.

Joy

Nolique
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   Posted 12/15/2009 11:36 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Joe,
 
I have had my gastritis for about four years and was just recently diagnosed.  All the other GI docs kept saying that I had a chronic inflammation in the small intestine and it was no big deal, but I found a good GI Doc who did the endoscope and that is the answer to the four years of chronic inflammation.  I had my gall bladder out four years ago, and they think that is what is causing the gastritis, which it turned out to affect the esophogitis too. Since it took so long to diagnose.  They think possibly a bile reflux issue.  Will have to get the Hida Scan to know for sure.  I got off of everything acidic and eat very bland.  I have been on prilosec prescription for past six weeks.  I have heard good things about digestive enzymes. I got a little bit nervous when I found out some have hydrocloric acid in them, wasnt sure I wanted to risk that.  Also heard that probiotics help, as well as dgl licorice, mastic 500 gum by jorrow and some say orange rind tablets help too.  Look up natural meds on the internet.  I am hoping to try some in the next week after my Dr. Appt.  I hope that you get some answers.
I am sorry that you are going through all of this.
 
Nolique

joe1619
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   Posted 12/16/2009 6:59 AM (GMT -6)   
thank you all. unfortunately all the gi dr. here are in the same office. i am traveling out of town next month. I had an appt. this month but had to cancel and do not know the way. i will see this other gi doc at the univ hospital, but i think they rely a lot on the old procedures. we will see i guess

joe1619
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   Posted 12/16/2009 7:05 AM (GMT -6)   
couch tater where are you from. who is doing the hill. is it good for gerd too

couchtater
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   Posted 12/16/2009 8:45 PM (GMT -6)   
I live in NE GA. Yes, the Hill is excellent for GERD. My doctor is John Bagnato in Albany, GA.
He takes out of town & out of state patients. I live five hours away from him. He took my information through the email, met me a month ago, and scoped me the next morning. Then he set up the post-op & surgery for next week. He is a very nice man.

Joy

Diet 1
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   Posted 1/23/2010 2:25 PM (GMT -6)   
Oral taking of the honey is prescribed, 1-2g per kg of body weight, 3 times a day. In hyper acid gastritis honey is to be taken 2 hours before meals and at hypo acid take it in warm water 10 minutes before meals. Treatment lasts for 20-30 days.
Gastritis symptoms

Post Edited (Diet 1) : 2/14/2010 8:02:00 AM (GMT-7)


couchtater
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   Posted 1/23/2010 2:50 PM (GMT -6)   
Welcome to HW, Diet 1.

Please be sure to post your own thread to introduce yourself.

Honey wouldn't help me. I'm a diabetic. :)

I had the surgery and am doing great.

Joy

Diet 1
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   Posted 1/24/2010 9:08 AM (GMT -6)   
I`m glad that you are feelling better couchtater. I`m not big fan of surgery but that is me. ;)

couchtater
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   Posted 1/24/2010 1:59 PM (GMT -6)   
Neither was I. But when you cough for four years and lose your voice for two weeks at a time your mind changes.

Joy

joe1619
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   Posted 1/24/2010 5:24 PM (GMT -6)   
i have my voice today, but tomorrow, who knows. lpr/gerd/gastritis.. theres gotta be something for us posters. they can transplant organs for petes sake
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