Confused that Nissen inhibits your ability to vomit or belch, when thats my only relief??

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bruner21
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   Posted 3/10/2011 11:25 AM (GMT -6)   
I dont expereince heartburn or acid except in the morning mildly, i think they are controlled by my nexium.  My suffering comes from feeling too full no matter what i eat or how much i eat and having to regurgitate food and constantly belch for relief. It freaks me out that Nissed Fund has side effects of not allowing you to burp or vomit, when right now those are the only 2 things i can do to gain temporary relief.  Will I not feel the need to belch of vomit once i have the surgery?  I am confused... I havent met with a surgeron yet, still in the pre surgery testing stage.

dencha
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   Posted 3/10/2011 2:28 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi bruner,

What other tests have you had done prior to your visit with the surgeon?

I question whether or not a Nissen would help you. Have you had a stomach emptying test?

I do know before I had surgery, I would get severe reflux episodes where I had a lump feeling at the LES level, and could eat little or nothing. I never burped or regurged, though. I just didn't eat.

Have you discussed the fact that you force regurgitation of food an burps? I don't see how that would be good for you. Has your GI doc told you that he/she thinks surgery would help your condition?

You need to have a highly qualified, experienced (having done hundreds or a thousand+ procedures) surgeon to help you make that decision. If you're not the right candidate for surgery, it will only make your problems worse.

If the surgery solved your problem, you wouldn't need to burp or regurg. The problem might come if it has become habitual, and you can't stop yourself post surgery.

I think your situation requires some excellent evaluation and consideration.
Good luck with making your decision and finding help for your problem!
Take care,
Denise

bruner21
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   Posted 3/10/2011 2:35 PM (GMT -6)   
Denise,

I am going in for 24 hour Ph testing and a Monametry test in 2 weeks. I guess that will really tell us if its acid thats cauing my symtpoms. My GI seems to think that it is. The reguritation is usually not forced, i just lean over and it wants to come up. I have had an endoscpoy and a weak LES has been confirmed.

But like you said, what i am wondering is if the surgery is right for me if i wont feel the need to relieve myself thorugh belching or regurgitating? I am hoping that someone with similar symptoms as me who has had the surgery can let me know.

Thanks for your input

couchtater
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   Posted 3/10/2011 4:25 PM (GMT -6)   
I had the 270 degree wrap and I can belch and have thrown up three times in the last four months. My wrap is not as tight as a full nissen.
Joy

bruner21
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   Posted 3/10/2011 6:01 PM (GMT -6)   
Joy
 
were your symptoms like mine? mild heartburn with lots of belching and regurgitation?

couchtater
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   Posted 3/10/2011 7:37 PM (GMT -6)   
I had LPR. Most of my symptoms involved my lungs and almost blackouts from the vegus nerve attacks. Very atypical...
Joy

opnwhl4
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   Posted 3/11/2011 4:21 AM (GMT -6)   
bruner21-
A member had about your exact symptoms was told he needed a Nissen without tests and has had nothing but issues since. I am suspecting you may have an emptying issue also. Nissen shouldn't help that. Would stop the regurg, but your problem would only be worse due to lack of belching and such.

Take care,
Bill
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Alcie
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   Posted 3/11/2011 9:06 AM (GMT -6)   
You can learn to control the foods you eat, and how to eat, to avoid a lot of the gas. Many people can still burp after the surgery, but vomiting should be avoided. There are antinausea meds that do a good job.

I am getting good relief from gas just by not eating bread and taking cheap, generic pancreatic enzymes (Pancreliapse 5000 $17, including shipping, for 3/day 3 months supply by mail order from my pharmacy). I have NO gas problems! Food is digesting much better!! Abdominal pain is so much lower!!!

Make sure to cooperate and do all the tests! It's incredibly important that the docs get all the right figures: how long your esophagus is, how well you swallow. They have to determine how tight to make the wrap and if they can drop the esophagus into the abdomen enough to avoid having to make a neo-esophagus.

Also make sure you are at a really good hospital with a surgeon who has done thousands, not just hundreds of these operations. It IS major surgery, not to be taken lightly.
Alcie
 
 

Ekirch
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   Posted 3/11/2011 11:55 AM (GMT -6)   
I had the surgery on 1/27. I still have the ability to burp. although nothing like is used to be able to before. I have not been nauseous so not sure about throwing up.
Ed - Recent member of the wrapped club :)
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