Hi all. I'm new to the site and have read many of your postings. I had the esophyx procedure last week Thursday. Since then I have been experiencing severe cramps. After eating, sitting/standing, moving, or breathing I feel as if someone had kicked me in the stomach! One side effect I frequently experience is burning - similar to heartburn, which many of the posts said could be from the muscles still being raw.
However, I am also concerned because I still have reflux symptoms. For about an hour or so after eating I feel like I have fluid stuck in the back of my throat but is not due to post nasal drip. It also happens when I lie down. It's annoying because the instructions say I cannot cough -which I sometimes do anyway - and drinking or clearing my throat does not help. I'm worried the surgery didn't go well, but I know it is still early to tell.
Has anyone else experienced reflux after surgery and how long did it take to stop? Also, I read some people have to continue the medication after surgery, why? Isn't the surgery suppose to cure the reflux?