The worst GERD for the last 5+yr's-Doc's wanted to do a Nissen.

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   Posted 2/22/2013 9:20 AM (GMT -6)   
I was always complaining about my GERD and how only 2-tabs of Nexium would just do the job most of the time. Almost every night I would wake up with a bubbling in my lower chest that would take hours to subside. I had a PH probe and 5 upper G.I.'s with all of the attachments known to the G.I. docs. I refused the surgery over and over. And I am glad I did because 60 day's ago I was taken off of my 90mg's daily of methadone for chronic pain and 99% of all of my G.I. symptoms disappeared. for many yr's I asked these doctors if this medication could be causing this and they all said NO. well they were wrong and my digestive tract is still intact. Thank GOD I didn't listen to them. I knew in my mind it was the methadone.. Randy
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   Posted 2/23/2013 10:41 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Randy,
So glad to hear that you've dodged the bullet and have improved without surgery.  Medication is very hard on my stomach, and I certainly understand how it can send your GI tract into a tailspin. I was even hospitalized once with reflux induced asthma that was out of control--caused by Augmentin. 
Good luck with your pain issues and very best wishes!  Thanks for sharing your experience!
Take care,
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