7 months after nissen, whats the deal?

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   Posted 10/13/2012 2:38 PM (GMT -6)   
so I had the Nissen back in March.
I was in pain until Mid May, then i started feeling better, was having some pain off and on but i felt like i was making progress.
Beginnning of June it felt like i had regressed a bit, i think it was because of eating chips (hard sharp food) so i weaned off of those and was feeling better after a week.
and then again in August after a long car ride, i took my parents to the air port in the next state over, i was fine on the way there, about a 2 hr drive, and then on the way back another 2hrs or so i started to get chest pain, i figured it was because i was cooped up in the car and being in that position had some ill effect on my insides, once i got home and was up and around for awhile it seemed to cease, and i always felt better after i went on a motorcycle ride.  I have a sport cycle (crotch rocket) so i i'm leaning forward over the gas tank and for some reason it made me feel better.
Now after that incident in august, i was feeling pretty good from then on into september, until about 2.5 weeks ago i started to get some pain sporatically/intermittent through the day, at work and whatnot, I would just have some chest pain feeling like muscle pain, and then later it would be gone.   I just kinda shook it off thinking it was just something working its way about, cause it hasn't been a year yet.
Well more and more i noticed the pain on the way into work when i was driving, as soon as i would get up and around i would seem to feel better, but i would feel fine when i woke up in the morning laying down flat all night.
so as this last week went on i thought i was getting better until yesterday i was feeling crappy most of the day and last night i felt terrible.
after finally getting to sleep i woke up this morning feeling better, i tried to lay in bed as long as possible but after laying there awake i started to get the same pain from last night.
I'm so very frustrated, cause right now nothing is helping with the pain again, i feel like i did back in april and may.
i've been taking tylenol/aspirin daily with no effect and now its the weekend so i feel like i'm in a jam until monday comes around where i can actually talk to someone at the clinic and i dont' know what to do or say anyways.
Does this sound like something that will recede and is a fluke and part of the healing process?
I really thought i was on the way to recovery but these last few days have been taxing.
does it ever end.
advice? thoughts?
thanks i just needed to put this somewhere.

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   Posted 10/13/2012 3:09 PM (GMT -6)   
Good Afternoon and I am sorry to read of your problems.  Have you seen your Dr. to see if there is a correaltion between the type of pain you are having and any post op complications? I would advise you to check in with a medical professional first as the pain could be caused by other conditions so  try not to feel to frustrated as the pain may have nothing to do with your recovery from the surgery but a stand alone problem.
Stay strong and make that Drs. appointment.
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   Posted 10/14/2012 8:22 PM (GMT -6)   
no other thoughts?

Has anyone else had reoccuring pain that doesn't seem to coincide with acid reflux?

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   Posted 10/15/2012 2:27 AM (GMT -6)   
I had a strange intermittent chest pain last year - above and to the right of where my heart is, so knew it wasn't cardio.

My doctor though that I had some kind of stomach infection. Can't remember what meds she gave me (sorry they were only for 1 month and I binned the ones I didnn't use), but after a couple of weeks I was fine and haven't had a recurrence since.


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