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!
Nissen Fundoplication 2/09
"Whatever you fight, you strengthen, and what you resist, persists.”
“Worry pretends to be necessary but serves no useful purpose”
“Accept - then act. Whatever the present moment contains, accept it as if you had chosen it. Always work with it, not against it.”