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mam1298
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   Posted 10/22/2011 7:14 AM (GMT -6)   
4 weeks ago I went to a dinner, didn't over eat, followed my rules carefully. about 45 minutes after I ate, I started with severe stomach pain and esophagus pain and started feeling dizzy.
I told my daughter to go get her father so we could leave ASAP.
Well the last thing I remembered was walking to the car with them and taking a sip of water and then I woke on the ground wondering who was shaking me and who was screaming. It my body shaking and my daughter screaming "daddy don't let mommy die". I passed out three times!!! Slammed my head against someone's truck and hit the pavement.
I was taken by ambulance and after 6 hours in the ER checking everything the doctor asked if I had any recent surgeries and I told him I had the NF over a year ago. Turns out, my stomach/esophagus bloated and cut off the blood supply to my brain in the vegus nerve!!
I went for an endoscope to check everything out and my gastro dr. found I had an infection in my esophagus and high acid content. She gave me meds for both.
Now I have to find out why I live with chronic pain in my esophagus, it will go into a spasm that feels like I'm being choked and then beat up by a baseball bat. This can come on for no reason or when I get a panic attack which those started when my Mom passed away a year ago.
Anyone have this spasm and pain and if so, what do you do about it? Should I go see a pain management doctor?
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couchtater
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   Posted 10/22/2011 12:56 PM (GMT -6)   
Maybe the bloating was caused by the infection?
You might need a redo to fix the problem. I'd talk with the GI about a solution.
Joy

opnwhl4
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   Posted 10/22/2011 3:06 PM (GMT -6)   
If you are having esophageal spasms, which are very painful, a doctor can ease them with nitro pills or at least 2 other heart meds. if that is what they find. They thought I had this when the hole in my esophagus re-opened.

Take care,
Bill
opnwhl4
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#3 on 8/24/11

Post Edited (opnwhl4) : 10/22/2011 6:49:39 PM (GMT-6)


SmurfyShadow
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   Posted 10/22/2011 3:30 PM (GMT -6)   
***WARNING***** DO NOT TAKE NITRO PILLS WITHOUT DOCTOR CONSENT


*smacks Bill upside the head*


Bill meant to say see your doctor to see if you need the pills that he takes for a similar problem.

Note, we are not doctors. Note, I can not give medical advice. Note, if I were you I'd go see my doctor
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opnwhl4
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   Posted 10/22/2011 7:47 PM (GMT -6)   
Smurfy-
Sorry about that. *Rubbing side of head* Should have been more specific. I did say "they can ease them with nitro pills and at least 2 other heart meds" Should have said a doctor can instead of "they". Thanks for catching that.

I don't take them either. The doc who mistakenly thought I was having esophageal spasms even though it was only 2 weeks since my esophagus hole supposedly healed and I was having the exact same symptoms as when it was torn originally, had me try them and 2 other heart meds to no avail. But that's a long story for some other time.

Unfortunately the vagus nerve can cause a wide variety of problems if damaged. I didn't know there was blood flow through it though. Learn something new every day.

Take care,
Bill
opnwhl4
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#3 on 8/24/11

Post Edited (opnwhl4) : 10/22/2011 6:51:36 PM (GMT-6)


mam1298
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   Posted 10/23/2011 8:51 AM (GMT -6)   
Thank you all.
The endoscope showed the NF is in tack and looks great. I'm wondering if I have scar tissue on the outside which can't be seen by an endoscope.

My GP is an idiot to say it lightly, can't find another doctor that takes our insurance and she does nothing. Doesn't believe that I have pain. Very frustrating.
Nissen Fundaplication 3/1/2010 (full wrap)
Hiatal Hernia 3/1/2010
Thyroid Removal 1990
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