Hey everyone!!! So thankful to have found this site, its so nice to see others experiences and stories.
IM NOT THE ONLY ONE:))
Ive been suffering with GERD for about
5 years I'm 31 years old, I have a fairly significant HH Im not sure of the cm, I have esoniaphil esoph, Barrets, and a huge Granuloma on my vocal chords.
Ive taken protonix, nexium, xantac, and prilosec. AT one point I was taking 4 40mg protonix...then switched to 2 nexium and 2 xantac a day.
Here is my situation, I constantly have a gagging cough that happens somewhere between 10 and 30 times a day. Every single meal I eat I always have to dry heave or a small amount of content comes up. At some points I will dry heave until I bust the blood vessels in my face, becoming dizzy and and about
passing out. Which leads to severe palpitations and a really hard time getting mu thoughts in order. This has been the case for around 4 years now. My throat is so raw and painful that it hurts at times to drink water. My vocal chords are so weak it hurts to talk, my voice has went from a very deep and powerful one to a mild no tonal control muddled sound. All of this happening no matter how many PPIs i take.
Now on to the bad habit, I dip smokeless tobacco and have for a very long time. I have taken breaks from dipping but this still has yet to calm the gagging cough. I have had every test that can be done with the exception of the ph test due to the fact we can not get the probe to stay put. My gag reflex has become so boisterous due to irritation it just can be done while concious.
I am currently looking at the TIF or the Nissen, I am terrified of even thinking about
the nissen. The TIF may not be doable due to the size of my hernia.
Can I have a hernia surgery repair with a TIF instead of the nissen??
I have very little acid coming into my throat as a burning sensation most of my acid shoots right down into my lungs.
I speak for a living so I have to do something about
it before I develop cancer. Honestly I DONT care about
the acid I just want to get rid f the gagging cough, even though Im sure they are related.
Post Edited (troubleshootn) : 7/25/2012 12:38:55 PM (GMT-6)