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babygirl10150
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   Posted 12/1/2012 10:43 AM (GMT -6)   
I have another bravo on Monday (in 2 days). I know I can't take anything strong so I've been off my omeprazole for a week. I didn't think it was doing anything but now that I haven't taken it, I'm miserable. I haven't been able to sleep without choking on acid. My stomach and throat have been burning nonstop. The nurse didn't say if I can or can't take zantac and I can't remember what they said the last time. I get symptoms as soon as my meds wear off in a few hours. Anyone know the protocol for H2 blockers?

That was the first time I've had a nurse tell me to drink alcohol. Ha! She said to eat/drink anything and everything on the 'no' list. But I think that's giving me a death sentence if I feel this bad with eating bland. I get why she said that though.
Michelle

~Diagnosed with POTS 10/11~
~Nissen redo #3 coming soon~
~Nissen redo again 12/13/10~
~Nissen redo 05/10/10~
~Nissen 12/14/09~
~Colostomy 07/30/06~

1 day at a time
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   Posted 12/1/2012 11:35 AM (GMT -6)   
I've noticed that you and several others have stated that they have have at least one or two nissen redos. I'm curious as to why you have needed a redo?
Hope your gut settles down & you feel better soon.

babygirl10150
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   Posted 12/1/2012 11:40 AM (GMT -6)   
My surgeon had tightened mine twice. I had a small hernia repair with the last one also. I had a scope in the beginning of the year that showed my wrap is now herniated, twisted, and broken down. I had another scope in Sept that confirmed it. I was referred to a different surgeon (same one did all 3 nissens). He said the TIF might hold better for me than sutures but wants to make sure the symptoms I'm having is from reflux and not something else. My barium swallow showed no reflux so he wants me to do another bravo. Which is fine since it's one of the easier tests. :) It's just no meds at all is horrible.
Michelle

~Diagnosed with POTS 10/11~
~Nissen redo #3 coming soon~
~Nissen redo again 12/13/10~
~Nissen redo 05/10/10~
~Nissen 12/14/09~
~Colostomy 07/30/06~

babygirl10150
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   Posted 12/3/2012 4:17 PM (GMT -6)   
I had the bravo put in today. It's very uncomfortable. My whole throat burns and I get that coughing feeling like when you walk outside when it's freezing. I don't feel any pulling or other discomfort than my throat burning and a little pain. I did not have this feeling with the first one.
Michelle

~Diagnosed with POTS 10/11~
~Nissen redo #3 coming soon~
~Nissen redo again 12/13/10~
~Nissen redo 05/10/10~
~Nissen 12/14/09~
~Colostomy 07/30/06~

couchtater
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   Posted 12/3/2012 10:44 PM (GMT -6)   
He probably pinched a nerve when he put it in. It happens sometimes. Those are tricky things to attach.
Joy
Lupus, Fibromyalgia, Glaucoma, Asthma, Hypothyriodism, Sleep Apnea, Degenerative Disk and Facet Disease, and Allergies

When life throws you lemons....
Pick them up and throw them right back at them! :))

babygirl10150
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   Posted 12/3/2012 11:46 PM (GMT -6)   
Any reason why the box would keep beeping? It's laying right next to me so I don't think it's too far away. Seems like its every 2 minutes or so. I wish it showed the acid measurements but it just has the time.
Michelle

~Diagnosed with POTS 10/11~
~Nissen redo #3 coming soon~
~Nissen redo again 12/13/10~
~Nissen redo 05/10/10~
~Nissen 12/14/09~
~Colostomy 07/30/06~

couchtater
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   Posted 12/4/2012 12:17 PM (GMT -6)   
low battery or not muted on the alarms?
Joy
Lupus, Fibromyalgia, Glaucoma, Asthma, Hypothyriodism, Sleep Apnea, Degenerative Disk and Facet Disease, and Allergies

When life throws you lemons....
Pick them up and throw them right back at them! :))

babygirl10150
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   Posted 12/4/2012 12:23 PM (GMT -6)   
It beeped all night long. I wrote that on the sheet. Today it's very painful. I haven't been able to swallow anything (even saliva) without it feeling like it's ripping my throat apart. It brings tears to my eyes. Is the dr able to remove the capsule? I think my last one fell off after 4 days. I don't know if I can wait that long with this one.
Michelle

~Diagnosed with POTS 10/11~
~Nissen redo #3 coming soon~
~Nissen redo again 12/13/10~
~Nissen redo 05/10/10~
~Nissen 12/14/09~
~Colostomy 07/30/06~

couchtater
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Date Joined Jul 2009
Total Posts : 14475
   Posted 12/4/2012 3:54 PM (GMT -6)   
The doctor can remove it if it is hurting you.
Joy
Lupus, Fibromyalgia, Glaucoma, Asthma, Hypothyriodism, Sleep Apnea, Degenerative Disk and Facet Disease, and Allergies

When life throws you lemons....
Pick them up and throw them right back at them! :))

opnwhl4
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   Posted 12/4/2012 4:07 PM (GMT -6)   
Michelle-

Mine did that same thing. I had to put it right next to me on the bed for some reason. Betting you esophagus is very sore and that's why it hurts.

Hoping it falls off soon.

Take care,
Bill
opnwhl4
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