Symptoms suddeny gone?? Very confused!!

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amba35
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   Posted 6/29/2013 9:19 AM (GMT -6)   
I have been dealing with heartburn/acid reflux for as long as I can remember. The past 2 years it has been at its worse! I was taking Protonix and then Nexium but due to insurance not wanting to pay for more than 3 months per years worth, I am not taking anything right now. I wrote a previous post about how bad it has been lately, especially last week. Tuesday I was so sick with it I didn’t think I was going to make it through the day at work. Then I woke up on Wednesday and it seems like all my symptoms are just gone! I have a consult with my surgeon on Tuesday to discuss further testing and now I am worried that the testing will be unnecessary. Why would my symptoms just disappear after 10+ years of having them? I am afraid that this is just a temporary relief and as soon as all the testing is done, they will come back with a vengeance. I still feel a little bit like the food wants to come back up after I eat especially when I burp. And there is a feeling like a small lump in my throat when I swallow but the heartburn and the feeling like I am on fire is just not there. Has this ever happened to anyone?

stkitt
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   Posted 6/29/2013 1:31 PM (GMT -6)   
amba,
 
I am very glad to read you are feeling better.  You did post, " I still feel a little bit like the food wants to come back up after I eat especially when I burp. And there is a feeling like a small lump in my throat when I swallow".
 
I would encourage you to keep your appointment with the Dr. as you are still having sx but they have changed a bit.
 
I hope your Dr. can identify what is going on with you.
 
Kindly,
Kitt
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opnwhl4
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   Posted 6/29/2013 9:37 PM (GMT -6)   
amba-

I agree with Kitt. Definitely keep that appointment.

take care,
Bill
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Jobanje
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   Posted 6/30/2013 3:59 AM (GMT -6)   
I agree with the others too.  My symptoms used to fluctuate also which is why I put off having my fundoplication surgery for four years because I just wasn't convinced I needed it.  After seeing my surgeon on June 3rd and booking the operation, I then had no more reflux for over two weeks which is the longest I've ever gone without it.  Just as I was thinking I'd been over-reacting in booking the surgery though, two nights before the operation on the 20th, the reflux reared its ugly head again in the middle of the night.  Medication helps heartburn, nothing permanently stops reflux - except surgery.  Best of luck.
 
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