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cj2306
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   Posted 3/7/2010 5:39 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey everyone!
 
So finally got my biopsy results and it came back all fine and normal - the acid reflux seems to have quieted down quite a bit since i've been put on the nexium 2xs a day now but i still have symptoms from time to time. I noticed dairy seems to phlem up my throat a bit - actually i drink soy b/c it only has 15 mg of sodium in it - cant drink reg milk or skim b/c of that factor.
 
ANywho (getting off topic a bit) i've been reading that many of you guys still get a stuck feeling in your throat or its difficult to swallow i dont feel that persay but what i do feel is that as im swallowing i get that "stuck" feeling in my chest for a few seconds untill the food passes and i drink something then it starts again
 
I've cut my dinner portions down a lot b/c the pain was to much ( even tho i didn't think my portions were that big)
 
Have any of you gotten further with your drs with this feeling? i left a message for my dr so hopefully on monday i'll talk to him
 
my GI dr wants me back in her office in a month to discuss further options - right now she wants my body stable on the nexium
 
Oh also about other pains that you guys are feeling - my left arm gets that numbness/tingling sensation like i've slept on it for too long - this has been going on for months now -on and off - the mornings are the worst- as i type now my fingers are tingling - im going to let my dr know that was well
 
hope you all have a great weekend - im going to see shutter island today!
 
christine tongue

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   Posted 3/7/2010 5:19 PM (GMT -6)   
Before I started PPIs I would get that stuck feeling. My GI said it was my HH.

Joy

cj2306
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   Posted 3/7/2010 6:28 PM (GMT -6)   
according to my endoscope i have very little inflamation and no more HH- which on one hand its great but still no answers

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   Posted 3/7/2010 8:38 PM (GMT -6)   
Do you mean at one time you were told you have a HH?
They don't go away. It's a weakness in the esophagus that needs to be repaired.

My surgeon showed me on my endoscope photos where my diaphragm what too large where my esophagus goes through it. He said that some people are born with it too large and those are the people who develop HHs and GERD.

I put the photos here on HW that he showed me. You can look them up.

If he said your HH is gone something is fishy. Either he misdiagnosed you or he's not a good GI to have. I'd get a second opinion if I was you.

Joy

cj2306
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   Posted 3/8/2010 7:47 AM (GMT -6)   
the 1st dr (2yrs ago-didn't care for him very much) said that i had a sliding HH - but this new GI (shes wonderful) said that i dont have a HH anymore and that my esophogus has healed quite nicely since i've been on the nexium - she was given all of my previous records and photos - she said that the HH might come back depending but there is none there now

now 2yrs ago i weighed in at 230 give or take - now b/c of the vertigo i've lost weight and am now 190 - both dr's told me that by loosing weight the HH will disappear but it can come back

Good Days
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   Posted 3/8/2010 9:46 AM (GMT -6)   

cj2306,

Your HH may be inactive but the weakness is still there.  If the meds are working great.  If not ask for more tests and don't give up.  Make sure your GI specializes in Gerd.  Some GI's work more with IBS and are great at it but not too good for Gerd.

Welcome to our forum.  Let us know how things go.

Jayne

 


cj2306
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   Posted 3/8/2010 3:46 PM (GMT -6)   
Oh no im still on the meds and they are working (im no nexium 2xs day now) but from time to time i still get it - my new GI dr wants me to continue on the 2xs a day for a month just to get my body stable again and then come in so we can talk further procedures -

i cannot be doing back to back procedures if anesthesia is involved b/c it effects my vertigo and im out of work for about a week (thats something else that really has no answers) and we cannot afford for me to be out of work for that long

My current GI is great in that way b/c she does both gerd and IBS and is very thorough in both just like my primary - they do research and consult with other Dr's for other options or answers ( my previous drs never did any of that )

its very fustrating on both ends b/c even tho we have gotten "answers" on both fronts (usually by trial and error ) we have ruled out things that are not causing my symptoms (serious and other wise) and the others that are i just have to watch out for until we can get a definate answer

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   Posted 3/8/2010 4:14 PM (GMT -6)   
You're getting close to maximum dose of PPIs. My GI had me on two 40mg a day with a 300mg Zantac. It didn't help me any.
It's great you have found such a wonderful doctor. I've never heard of a HH disappearing. I guess a sliding HH can vanish????

Joy

cj2306
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   Posted 3/8/2010 8:20 PM (GMT -6)   
thats what i've been told - they said that loosing the weight will decrease the sliding HH

i've been diagnosed with Gerd 2 yrs ago only on nexium 1x a day at 40mg - i was told i couldn't take anything over the counter bc it would interfere with the nexium - now i was told that i could if my symptoms were severe enough - and now my nexium is a total of 80mg since its 2xs a day now

neither i nor my drs want me on this stuff forever - my issue with trying all these other procedures is that what if they all come back stating that its not serious enough for an operation or something - where does that leave me then??

couchtater
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   Posted 3/9/2010 4:29 PM (GMT -6)   
My GI himmed and hawed about the surgery. He keep saying the surgery may help me or may not since my symptoms were so atypical. He would tell me horror stories of the Nissen and ask if I really wanted it. After hearing him I said, "No way!"
Then I came here I listen to others and decided to look for alternatives to the Nissen. The trail led me to a wonderful surgeon who listen to me and decided the Hill was the best thing for me. I'm glad I researched this before doing it.

Joy
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