I'm still having problems. It all seemed to start after losing 50lbs which I know is strange because usually losing weight helps.
Im pretty sure I had signs of reflux before losing weight, but just didnt realize the signs of reflux.
I used to drool on my pillow at night. Not a lot but some, just thought I was weird. I had a cough too and thought it was from my blood pressure pills as that was a listed side effect.
I had the TIF surgery April of 2010 the surgical clips came undone. Then in Oct of 2010 I had a full nissen fundoplication.
I had all the tests for the surgery in oct. 2010 and had one of the best surgeons. Well 5 days later I had burning on my tongue and in my nose. Had tests to check the surgery and a bravo and a barium swallow. No acid registered and the surgery was fine. It was suggested that maybe I had nerve damage from the TIF surgery.
I thought I had burning mouth syndrome so all this time I have been trying to solve this problem for burning mouth. I had a bad taste in my mouth and my tongue was actually sore my nose burns. This is driving me crazy.
about 4 months ago I changed DRs and after a time he suggested that it was possible that I could still have acid reflux. He wrote a prescription for Nexium. I didnt really notice much difference with the Nexium, but a month or so later I had a really sore throat, well Im one of these people that get a mirror and look. Well when I did I could see yellow on this place behind my tongue going down the throat. I think its called the epiglottis. Well that really scared me I thought it was infected so I made an appt with an ENT. He did the nasal scope, not sure what its called, he had a student in with him so Im sure I learned a lot more than I usually would. He was telling him that this fluid is a sign of reflux and that I had cobbling. He wrote me a prescription for 300 mg of zantac. Well after I started taking that my tongue wasnt sore any more and the bad taste left some. I also had an earache off and on and that doesnt seem to be a problem any more. I put vasaline in my nose and that kind of helps with the burning nose.
I had a barium swallow and it shows acid reflux and peristalsis. I finally made an appt at UPMC in pittsburgh and I am scheduled for the test for motility the first week of Aug.
The dr is thinking that my nissen wrap is too tight. I dont know what he is recommending to repair this yet. He mentioned take down of the old nissen and doing a loser one and he also mentioned a partial Gastric bypass. Now my question is has anyone heard of having a partial gastric bypass for acid reflux?
Sorry for the long email.