GED after 8 wks from tif surgery

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mitsie
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   Posted 6/14/2010 2:38 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi
 
I had my Barium swallow and still have reflux but seems only when I move a certain way.
 
I had my GED scope today.   The Doctor said everything was intact from my TIF surgery,  but I had a hiatal hernia repair and seems that when I move a certain direction it opens and I am still getting acid.     I am going to need to get more information from him as he told me this after the test so I sure wasnt really with it.
 
He said that he thought It was weight related.   So now what? 
 
He said to add pepcid before my evening meal along with taking my Protonix in the morning.
 
Any ideas?     Do I just do this and lose some more weight or would you go to another surgeon?
 
Thanks for listening.

couchtater
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   Posted 6/14/2010 3:14 PM (GMT -6)   
It wouldn't hurt to get a second opinion.

Joy

mitsie
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   Posted 6/15/2010 2:37 PM (GMT -6)   
joy
 
thanks for answering
 
I called my dr today to ask him what he said since I was kind of sleepy yesterday.
 
What he said was when he had the scope in there he pushed the scope to the side a little and air came up out of my stomach.
 
I had a hiatal hernia, and he thinks that when pressure is exerted from my stomach due to weight, that is when I am getting acid.    So I asked him how much weight he thought I would need to lose.   Well from what he said I would guess it to be a good 50lbs.
 
He also said there was no inflamation or esophagul damage.   So that was good news there.    So now I have to think about this.    It will take me a good 6months or more to lose that much since I can probably only lose about 5lbs a month.  And that is really pushing it.
 
So I am wondering what the case would be with a wrap.    Wondering if there is problems with weight there too.
 
Thanks for listening.

couchtater
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   Posted 6/16/2010 10:52 AM (GMT -6)   
I had the partial wrap done (270 degrees) and I'm 100 lbs overweight. (shocking isn't it) ;)

My Gi said losing weight would help some, but wouldn't cure my troubles with acid reflux. I had silent GERD. I did nothing but cough all the time with very little spells of heartburn.

Joy

mitsie
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   Posted 6/16/2010 10:58 AM (GMT -6)   
Joy
 
I have already lost between 70-75lbs.    So I know I need to lose some  more weight, but mean while I am still taking Protonix and if I understand right that causes your stomach to produce more acid cells, at least I think that is what happens.    Something like that.    so while I am losing weight which would take me a good 6 months still taking pills and added pepcid before dinner.    I cant see much improvement, and who knows if I could lose much in 6 months it took me a year and a few months to lose 50
 
I am thinking about consulting a surgeon in Pittsburgh, but was concerned about the insurance company covering this after they have already paid for the TIF.
 
Thanks for answering
 
 
 

couchtater
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   Posted 6/16/2010 5:38 PM (GMT -6)   
Call your insurance company and tell them your afraid something's gone wrong and that you'd like to get permission for a second opinion.
All they can say is no.

I am a strong believer in second opinions, sometimes third (If I can't find an answer that helps).
I've had horrible swollen legs for over a year. I my old doctor refused to treat it right. My new doctor found the hypothyroidism and started treating me for it. I still feel there is more needed to help me, because my legs still swell. So I'm going to a specialist soon.

Sometimes you have to hunt hard.
Good luck,
Joy
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