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   Posted 11/20/2012 5:10 PM (GMT -6)   
Ok guys I'm going to list my symptoms out of interest if anyone who has the same could give me some idea about what they have been diagnosed with as for me the docs are still unclear

I have 4cm hiatus hernia
I have reflux a lot most of the time it doesn't burn
I sometimes retch when bringing up liquid and food
Feel nauseas at times
Occasionally feel the burning in the chest

The reason I ask is the doctor said I might not have reflux and it could just be in my oesophagus in which case the fundoplication wouldn't be an option

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   Posted 11/20/2012 5:38 PM (GMT -6)   
Wouldn't you need other tests to confirm the degree of reflux? Certainly would be worth talking to a surgeon before writing off the idea of a Nissen.

I've found acupuncture very helpful for the nausea. And currently milk thistle capsules seems to help the reflux. These things are in combination with a PPI, which only gives me partial relief on its own.

New stuff: GERD, Recurrent cystitis/Overactive bladder
Lifelong stuff: Food allergies/intolerance, eczema, asthma

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   Posted 11/20/2012 5:51 PM (GMT -6)   
Yeah I' saw the surgeon today he's booking me in for 24 hr ph test I was under the impression before I saw him that it was simple I have a hiatus hernia they're known for causing reflux he put doubt in my mind when he said it could be incurable untreatable and that it might not be coming up from my stomach if the ppis and diet don't help!

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   Posted 11/22/2012 10:33 AM (GMT -6)   
Your symptoms seem like typical GERD symptoms. Less burning may indicate relatively recent onset.

Getting a pH does seem the right way to go. You don't want to do a procedure such as Nissen only to know that you have spasms (or whatever esophageal problem your surgeon suspects).

If your test is positive for reflux, no problems, you can get your surgery. If not, I would want to see a positive diagnosis of their suspicions (instead of by elimination of reflux) and perhaps repeat the pH after a few more months to conclusively rule out reflux.

I think jumping into a Nissen is not something you want to take lightly. Not sure what the "wrap"ped club thinks about it :)

Disclaimer: I am not a doctor, this is just my opinion !

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   Posted 11/22/2012 5:02 PM (GMT -6)   
I hear what your saying I believe I have lpr reflux so not sure how the ph test works with that particular reflux Or If it will test positive I just want it over and done with now so I'm going to ring tomorrow i don't want the operation the thought of it scares the hell out of me but pills don't work diet doesn't work and nearly every day I'll have reflux all day don't think a day goes by when I don't have reflux at least once especially after meals and drink I want my life back the op seems the only way to resolve this problem I feel sick constantly

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   Posted 11/24/2012 1:03 PM (GMT -6)   
eyes  24 days after nissen and hernia repair amazed how well I'm doing after reading about so many problems.Still taking one nexium a day had stopped taking them because I had no more symptoms but surgeon said go back to 1.Learned the importance of chew food completly,wait between bitets and drink lots of liquids and just eat smaller portions.I added diet blueberry,pomegranite juice and aloe vera juice to my diet.The surgery has done wonders for my blood sugar numbers.My surgeon is excellent and I think that goes alot to very few problems.
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