When did you decide on surgery?

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thegspeak
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   Posted 12/20/2012 6:23 PM (GMT -6)   
For LPR peeps: What was the deciding factor for surgery?

drtinsac
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   Posted 12/20/2012 6:43 PM (GMT -6)   
Incomplete symptom control from PPIs, with no sign of improvement from that point without surgery. At 34 I have many years left, and I don't want to live them with my symptoms. Plus the belief that surgery will fix it.

thegspeak
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   Posted 12/20/2012 6:55 PM (GMT -6)   
did it?

couchtater
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   Posted 12/20/2012 7:59 PM (GMT -6)   
After coughing and choking for 3 years. The medicine also stopped working for me.
I found out also there was a surgery available to fix it.
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gerd_hater
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   Posted 12/20/2012 9:14 PM (GMT -6)   
When I had to go to ER for acute breathing trouble and tests start to show lung capacity reducing.

thegspeak
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   Posted 12/20/2012 9:16 PM (GMT -6)   
I had a chest x-ray that showed hyperinflated lungs. Does anyone know if reflux cough can cause this?

couchtater
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   Posted 12/20/2012 9:30 PM (GMT -6)   
No, my lung size is reduced.
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thegspeak
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   Posted 12/20/2012 9:36 PM (GMT -6)   
FROM reflux?

couchtater
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   Posted 12/20/2012 9:37 PM (GMT -6)   
I don't know if it caused it or not. I also have asthma so it might be a factor too.
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dencha
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   Posted 12/21/2012 12:28 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi thegspeak,
After 5 years of decreasing lung health, surgery became my only real option.  I have asthma, but it was made uncontrollable by my reflux.  It took me that long to get my GI doc to take my reflux seriously.  My PCP and asthma docs were sure that the reflux was what was creating the problem, but my DeMeester scores (24hr PH monitor) were never high. 
 
It was a battle mainly waged by my PCP, who finally referred me to a surgeon himself. I didn't end up going to that surgeon, but it was enough to get my GI doc's attention.  There were no guarantees that the surgery would work, but I really didn't have a choice, and had to rule it out. 
 
Thankfully, it did the trick, and in two and a half months my lungs had healed and were healthy again.
 
Good luck with your search for answers!
Denise
 
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   Posted 12/21/2012 3:47 AM (GMT -6)   
Tried all kinds of meds and other things that the doc and I could think of, but nothing helped.

Still haven't got the green light from the doc for the surgery though.
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