chest pain after NF

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   Posted 7/8/2013 6:44 PM (GMT -6)   
I am 7 months post open & I started getting chest pains and pains in the top of my mouth again. I didn't eat or drink anything that would no t her me. All I had was water. Is this typical?

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   Posted 7/8/2013 8:10 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi narquiett,
What you're describing isn't "typical".  Still, it's possible to get pains post-op, even at month 7 that can mimic reflux.  There were times during the first couple years post-op when I'd be awakened by a sharp pain at the wrap site if I slept on my left side.  The pain would subside as soon as I changed positions.  I'm now 4 years post op, and I can sleep on my side without a problem.
It is still possible to actually get reflux, even after having surgery.  It will be much less frequent and less severe, but it can happen if you eat certain offending foods. 
Pain at the top of the mouth is new to me.  I've never heard of that symptom, but if you had it pre-op, it's not out of the realm of possibilities that it might still bother you from time to time.  I think it's the frequency, duration, and severity that are critical in deciding whether or not it is something to be concerned about
Wish I could be more help!
Good luck,
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