TIF prcedure 6 weeks ago

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orange17
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   Posted 8/26/2011 10:59 AM (GMT -6)   
I had TIF procedure done 6 weeks ago. I have progressed rather well considering the set backs that I had. Since that time though I have developed a number of alarming symptons. I tend to get very cold and shaky inside when othrs are warm, I get dizzy or light headed especially in a warm enviroment, I have a serious lump in my throat that I can feel when I swallow or when I turn my head to the side or down. I cannot concentrate on anything for any length of time and become vey irritable or nervous about things quickly. I had none of these prior to the surgery, what may be up? My doctor ran blood work for vitamins and minerals wth no deficiencies, potassium a little low but already on supplement. Anyone have similar problems?

mock turtle
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   Posted 8/26/2011 11:28 AM (GMT -6)   
ah yes, i have all those symptoms since my reflux got "worse"...

and btw i have not hat TIF, but have had many other procedures...very stressful on top of reflux being very stressful

cold intolerance and feeling cold when others are warm or ok,

dizziness...lightheaded-ness

brain fog, irritable, nervous

have you had a chance to read just the titles of the threads of the last week or so of forum comments??

there are many many threads started by members who report the exact same or similar symptoms

there are several theories...some believe that reflux effects the vagus nerve bundle causing a host of problems that have to do with emotion, anxiety and perception

maybe check some of these threads out...also look at the anxiety and depressio "conditions and deseases" section of healingWell" , you will be amazed

maybe there IS an underlying physical cause to the symptoms you are feeling that is related to your procedure,...some insult to your system during TIF...i dont know

i may be all wrong here...some knowledgeable experienced people will respond to your question who have had the TIF procedure and may say "hey" me too and here is what happened during my procedure that caused this

all i can say is that gerd an all the attendant problems and procedures causes great stress is driving me crazy...

and its a short drive!!!!!!!!!!

orange17
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   Posted 8/27/2011 7:19 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks will take a look at those threads
Sam

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   Posted 8/27/2011 1:22 PM (GMT -6)   
I had the TIF 18 weeks ago and have not had the problems that you have had but I have had stomach pains, spasms and pain below the sternum. Carafate has helped some of these pains. I am off of my PPI after 10 years and I have wondered if the increased stomach acid from no PPI causes some of the problems as the stomach adjusts to a lower pH. After the surgery I do think the TIF and NF are more traumatic to our stomach and slower to heal than many of us realize.

orange17
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   Posted 8/27/2011 1:56 PM (GMT -6)   
I was taking Nexium, 2 times per day, since surgery I have reduced to 1 pill every 3rd day, which I rather think is good progress given where I was at. There are still many foods that I used to eat that I cannot tolerate, most of the time they make no sense either, I mean low acid type foods. It sems that the foods that hurt me most are fibrous foods, cereal, oatmeal, brocolli, all of those are simply off my diet. I made a list of everything that is going on, took it to my doctor yesterday , he is running blood work for a number of things to see if he can find out what is going on. I went back to work on Monday of this week, after 5 weeks off, made it 2 days and they nearly had to cart me out from being dizzy headed and feeling like I was going to fall out. So needless to say in my opinion the quality of my life is less than before, I cannot be happy with that and have to find some help from somewhere to get my quality of life back.
Sam

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   Posted 8/28/2011 11:33 AM (GMT -6)   
Sorry to hear that you continue to have problems. My TIF diet did not include any of the foods that you mentioned until 7 weeks except for cereal which had to be soaked and soggy. The surgeon told me that it takes 3 months for the TIF to heal and after my surgery I agree with him. It sounds like you need more calories and protein. Would low fat milk shakes, soft boiled eggs, cottage cheese, noodles and tofu, Ensure or yogurt help?

orange17
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   Posted 8/28/2011 3:09 PM (GMT -6)   
Absolutely, I can tolerate the low fat shakes, cottage sheese, noodles, Ensure and yogurt. The eggs and the tofu did not agree with my system at all. My wife once only brought me in a shake from the local Dairy Queen, my gut quickly rejected that!!! She has not done that again. Your surgeon could be on to something different from mine, mine believes whole heartedly that I should be back on most regular foods by now, unfortunately my body tells him that he is wrong.
Sam

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   Posted 8/29/2011 6:36 AM (GMT -6)   
After my surgery, I looked on the web sites for the fat in milk shakes. DQ, McDonalds, and Steak and Shake are all high fat. The only low fat milk shake that I found was Burger King and that may have changed by now. Fat makes the stomach produce acid which can irritate the stomach. After 4.5 months I am still watching my diet, not for reflux but the effect of acid on my stomach. Sometimes I think that I will never get better. Good luck with your recovery.

Sheldon

orange17
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   Posted 8/31/2011 10:40 AM (GMT -6)   
Got my answer to my issues, I tested positive for Epstein Barr, I had never heard of until now. There is not cure for this, How did I get this? Yes I have been taken by surprise.
I would like to get my life back but not sure exactly how to attck this.
Sam
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