Thank you for your reply JLSAS. Like you, I was symptom free for the first 2 and a half weeks and then I woke up one day and my problems came back... Also, my symptoms are much much worse then before the surgery like you said too... Before my surgery I was able to find 75% relief from ppi's, now I'm on 80mg of nexium without any relief. PPi's take away some burning, but I'm still refluxing and whatever is coming up still hurts.
As a result of that, I've been trying to find someone who will take me seriously because the surgeon who did my surgery wont own up to the possibility that the surgery was unsuccessful. I think it's because he likes to run ads in the paper and billboards saying how great of a procedure the TIF is... Having one person who has failed his treatment would ruin his reputation, so obviously it can't be reflux causing my problems.
I'm trying to find some Dr's who think like the ones you've been to also. I have a few ENT's who agree with me, but it's still hard to convince surgeons, they seem to listen to GI doctors more. Anyways, I have appointments set up with the Medical college of Wisconsin and mayo clinic in Rochester MN at the end of this month. Truly, I'm willing to drive anywhere in the country at this moment, if anyone has some really great dr's or medical centers they've been too, I would consider checking them out. I'm really hoping to get to the bottom of this, so I can get married and join the national guard. It was nice reading about
you though, definitely inspired some hope. Alos, best of luck with your esophageal spasms.
Post Edited (TheSixness) : 7/27/2013 12:32:44 PM (GMT-6)