I had heartburn!!!! The acid made my voice raspy and my teeth were sore from acid erosion. I had to sleep on a wedge or in my recliner to get some sleep. I was constantly feeling bad.
I had heartburn symptoms after my first foot surgery in June of 2011. None of the PPI's worked for me. I have a medicine cabinet of PPI's that are now useless to me. I also lost about 35 to 40 lbs. I was eating farina, eggs and mashed potato's. I would eat meat and I would get acid about 10 minutes after I ate. I tried natural remedies-honey and delicious apples which didn't work. I tried the apple cider vineager and that did not work either. I was at a loss.
I also took supplements that did help, but it was hard to remember to take them.
My surgery is covered in full because I had met my deductible and I had pre cert done to make sure it was covered.
My surgeon had input in to the instrument that they use for the surgery (he sold his inventing rights to the company that makes the scope that performs the TIF). I also choose him because he is known Dr. in Hawaii.
In WI I was not given the option of fixing my Acid Reflux issue all the Dr's wanted to do was to push the pills which didn't work for me. There were only 19 Dr's in WI that do the TIF and my Dr did not preform the TIF. I did not learn of the TIF until I go to Hawaii and what better place to recover.
I really had no choice...I want to eat and feel good again.