Oh I am not, the nurse at the plant where I work asked me to research this subject because she is convinced that my body has rejected the TIF procedure and it needs to be reversed. I think that her theory is wrong but I can't prove that. Now the reasoning for this is that I had no issues except for getting pneumonia 3 or 4 times a year before we did the TIF, the pnemonia was being caused by reflux that was spilling over into my lungs, I had a good pulmoary doctor who reached that diagnosis. He did not tell me to have TIF done he just told me it was an option.
Honestly the TIF procedure itself has done it's job, I have no reflux, I take no Nexium ( I was 2 per day), I have occasional heartburn that a weak antacid takes care of, that is what I call a normal person.
The bad thing is that after the TIF my life went upside down. I could not regain my stamina, I lost 50 pounds ( not such a bad thing) , then I got depressed because I could not go to work or anywhere else for that matter, they chased possible gall bladder issues, liver issues and pancreatic issues to no avail, I have been scanned, xrayed, stuck and poked at and found little or no problem, and the dizziness was there all along too. It is the only thing I have going on now my primary care doctor sent me to a ear,nose and throat doc and he could see right away that I had a dizziness issue, he became a little angry that they had let me go so long and not did some testing but so far his tests have revealed nothing. I actually think your trail that you have sent me on about the possible nerve issue may hold water and may be why the diagnosis is so difficult.
Anyway to answer your question about meds, the doctor put me on some liquid acetominophine right after surgery, it made me sleep a lot but it was not refillable I can understand that, I take little or no pain medication. I was put on Zoloft for the depression but stopped taking it after 4 weeks due to extreme abdominal pain, he put me on Effexor and I came to my senses and quit that too so I am clean for the evil drugs but still so dizzy I can't work or drive.
Thank you for being a friend and listening I will try to repay