Nearly a year since Nissen

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allyh
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Date Joined Sep 2010
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   Posted 9/7/2010 1:50 PM (GMT -6)   
So, next month will be a year since surgery and my symptoms have mostly resolved: I take Prevacid 1-2 times/week total if I notice burning and am now eating everything except pasta, which still gets stuck (so I almost never eat it). I do sometimes have an "acidy" stomach early in the morning which seems to have more to do with my stomach being empty (as opposed to the heartburn after eating I used to get) since it goes away once I eat something. Anyone have any advice for longterm recovery from GERD/surgery? From what I know about myself, I think if I run into problems it will be because I'm once again eating too fast. Any suggestions for stopping that automatic behavior? smilewinkgrin

joe1619
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   Posted 9/7/2010 3:13 PM (GMT -6)   
allyh,

i just had mine a week ago and i swear i get an old symptom back daily. i was told once the stomach stretches back we can eat like 75% with minor kinks always there. did your symptoms go away immediately or slowly. any atypical symptoms

allyh
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   Posted 9/7/2010 4:31 PM (GMT -6)   
Joe1619: Being fairly symptom-free is relatively new for me. I was still taking a lot of medication through March (6 months after surgery). My heartburn was much worse than it had been before surgery until I switched to Prevacid and got acupuncture and took Chinese herbs. Before that, say, weeks 4 - 28, it was total hell (80 mgs of Omeprazole wasn't touching it. Apples alleviated the immediate burning, but it came back as soon as I ate something else). It's true, as you say, that my stomach must have stretched because I can eat more than I used to and feel hunger more strongly. That's probably the reason why I'm starting to eat too fast at times. Overall, I'm happy that I had the surgery done, but recovery sure took longer than I expected. Best wishes with yours, Allyh.

joe1619
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   Posted 9/7/2010 5:33 PM (GMT -6)   
that is so crazy, so it got worse. so its possible switching meds mad the difference not the fundo?
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