Reflux and shortness of breath

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Scrappy5
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Date Joined Jun 2011
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   Posted 6/7/2011 6:15 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi I am new here but I had the Nissen fundoplication 12 days ago and was wondering how long it will take to get rid of the shortness of breath.  I have had reflux for about 12 years and have been on prevacid last Nov I ended up with severe chest pain which they diagnosed as esophagitis.  Never had that before and about the same time I was getting a feeling like I wasn't getting enough air.  Well after endoscopy they found my esophagus was irritated, so I did the manometry and ph probe which showed moderateto severe reflux and I went for surgery 2 weeks ago.  The surgeon told me it was a good thing I did this becasue after he opened me up he said he saw that the bottom of my esophagus was very swollen and enflamed.  So how long until I can start breathing easier?  Thanks in advance for your help.

couchtater
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Date Joined Jul 2009
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   Posted 6/8/2011 5:35 PM (GMT -6)   
First, Welcome to the Wrapped Club.

You're still swollen from the surgery. The swelling will peak in a couple of days. It will take a few more weeks for your lungs to heal though from the acid baths it was getting.
Joy
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