In terms of PPI's i feel the same on medications or off. Originally, I got my TIF done because of LPR symptoms. Hoarse voice, problems swallowing, throat pain, breathing troubles, tightness in my throat, coughing, swallowing a lot. I could for the most part control them with PPI's except for when I would eat symptomatic foods like pizza. I got it done because I was in college and everytime I would have to give a speech or presentation my voice was so weak. It was hard to talk in front of people and it was embarrassing.
After my TIF however, it has been a weird journey. I still have my LPR symptoms. I have noticed that my throat tightness is off the charts, way worse than before. I have more nasal/sinus problems, my breathing problems are very noticeable. I have a hard time standing up straight in the shower because my breathing so is shallow. I'm 23 and a former college runner, so it's not like I'm in bad shape. I continue to have throat pain, hoarse voice, problems swallowing...my cough has gotten better. The problem now is that any anti acid doesn't help. I'm the same on zero meds as I am when i'm on 40x2mg of omperazole before meds did help to alleviate 75% of my pain.
Gradually after my TIF, I have started having heartburn about
6 months after, which was strange because I have never had heartburn before. Also, my nasal congestion now has gotten to the point where I'm a permanent mouth breather, so I definitely have gotten worse.
In terms of the nortripltyine, it has helped improved my mood, haven't noticed a change in my pain levels though. I'm on a dosage of 10 mg and it doesn't make me feel all that tired. I tried 20 mg once and noticed I was quite a bit more tired on a higher dose.
As for the bacloflen, I have been on it for a day and a half now. I do feel tired taking 5 mg before each meal. Other than tiredness, I do not feel any other side effect. The tiredness isn't that bad, I can still function with out wanted to sit or fall asleep. I've tried 25 mg elavil and that destroyed me, but this is quite doable. I haven't noticed the baclofen helping my heartburn/throat/nose at all though. I feel the same, I was hoping that it would prevent me from burping or having gurgling noises because that's when I feel the most symptomatic.
Post Edited (TheSixness) : 4/19/2013 4:48:53 PM (GMT-6)