Hey everyone! I am a newbie on this board. I came here because I am scheduled for a Lap Nissen at the end of March and am really nervous! I have been struggling with heartburn/GERD symptoms for quite a few years, and am hoping this surgery will help.
My symptoms have been: slight burning in my chest after eating, feeling of a lump in my throat, nausea after eating (usually it is unpredictable so it doesn't have much to do with what I eat), coughing when I lay down at night, bloating.Unfortunately I also have the inability to burp so when I'm bloated it lasts for HOURS. My surgeon told me that most of these symptoms don't have much to do with acid reflux, but with the research I have done I beg to differ.
For meds, I have taken Prilosec, Nexium, Prevacid, and Dexilant (which is what I am on now) and I still have to take Zantac, Tums, or Gas-X when I have issues.
I've had 2 upper endoscopies and a colonoscopy, 48 hour pH study, esophageal manometry, gastric emptying study, gallbladder ultrasound, and HIDA scan (the latter 3 were normal).
I'm frustrated because these symptoms have impacted my life to where sometimes when I eat I am miserable enough where I have to be home because I'm too cranky to be around due to symptoms. My husband is so supportive and wonderful, and I know it would be a huge benefit to him if this surgery worked for me as well.
I would love to hear from everyone here, especially people who have similar symptoms and/or have had the Lap nissen done. Any opinions would be wonderful!