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Date Joined Nov 2011
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   Posted 11/11/2011 1:42 PM (GMT -6)   
Just wanted to let everyone know how the Stretta procedure changed my life.  I suffered from GERD horribly.  Mine was weird though.  I mainly got hearburn whenever my stomach was empty.  It was awful.  My chest would tighten up and my arm would go numb (symptoms very much like a heart attack) and I could barely breathe.  I quickly learned that if I immediately ate a piece of bread or some crackers, then it would go away.  It was hard to even think about eating when you're having an acid reflux attack, but I forced the food down and in about 10 minutes, the pain was gone.
I did get the Stretta about 10 years ago.  I can tell you that I have only suffered from heartburn maybe about 10 times since I had the procedure.  For me, the procedure worked very very very well. I never even followed up with my endo doctor and I take no medicines!!
I would like to know if anyone still performs the Stretta procedure????  I never really followed up on the procedure to see if patients experienced bad ramifications from the Stretta or if there were any warnings to patients that did get the Stretta.  Anyone know????

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   Posted 11/11/2011 5:31 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey there and welcome to HW.  I have not had the procedure but here is a link to another thread that talks a little about the procedure:
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   Posted 10/12/2014 10:25 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Chewybear2007! I'm very happy that Stretta worked for you! :) May I talk to you please??

Martina from Italy.

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Date Joined Aug 2012
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   Posted 10/12/2014 9:43 PM (GMT -6)   
Go to:

This is company web site. May or may not be helpful. I'm not for or against the Stretta procedure. I do have a neighbor that had it done about 1&1/2 years ago and she is pleased. She went back to the job after the procedure. I think they had her take PPi for a short time. Had six week check up and that was it. She said she has cup of coffee each morning and one glass of wine each evening. If she has symptoms of any kind she uses DGL. Has it in her pocket at all times. It was performed by GI doc and it was quick. Don' t know all her prior symptoms. She said if it doesn't last, she would do it again. By the way, her only mention was that insurance didn't pay .

Cheweybear hasn't been back on the forum since 2011. Would love to know how she/he is doing too.
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