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Ian Victor
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   Posted 8/30/2013 11:25 AM (GMT -6)   
I had esophageal spams and hiccups last night. Even sipping a tiny glass of liquid is met with rejection and spasms. Are there any medications that can reduce spasms?

TheSiXness
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   Posted 8/30/2013 12:05 PM (GMT -6)   
Yes there is. I was on baclofen for a while... it was suppose to prevent my les from spasming.
-TheSickness-

txman4102
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   Posted 8/30/2013 12:38 PM (GMT -6)   
Ian,

I hate to hear that you are having so much difficultly early in your recovery. I hope you can make contact with your doctor today to get something to help you swallow and ease up on the spasms. You have been around this forum long enough to know the importance of staying hydrated during the early part of your recovery. Looking forward to you posting some good news soon.

Rob

Ian Victor
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   Posted 8/30/2013 3:08 PM (GMT -6)   
Rob-- I did make contact with my MD. He's supposed to be calling in a script.

txman4102
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   Posted 8/30/2013 6:12 PM (GMT -6)   
I cannot tell you how sorry I am that you are having a difficult time. I never had the problem of spasms and was able to drink water slowly between days 2-6. Then my recovery took off for the better after day 6. I wonder if the wrap is too tight? Hopefully Bill or someone with more experience can chime in and provide some insight. Get better buddy.

Rob

Ian Victor
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   Posted 8/30/2013 6:45 PM (GMT -6)   
Rob-- The surgeon was very clear that he gave me a loose wrap. He's done over 600 Nissens. I'm probably going to just have to wait this out. My diaphragm is sore where the surgeon fixed the hernia. I've only been home from the hospital just over one day. I got a long road a head of me. I'm glad to hear that you're doing well. My time will come-- I'm confident.

dencha
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   Posted 8/30/2013 7:54 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Ian,
Your time will definitely come!  Hang in there...as you're reminding us, you're just home a day.  At your stage of recovery lots of others are wishing they'd never had the surgery.  It's totally normal to struggle at your stage of recovery.
 
Attitude is everything at this point.  Every body heals differently, and although we all share certain experiences post-Nissen, the way we each react to the surgery is unique.  You've been around the forum long enough to see that.
 
I'm glad to hear you've contacted your doc and are getting some different medication.  Have you tried a warm beverage like weak tea?  Or even warm water.  It might help relax your esophagus with the bonus of providing some hydration.
 
Like Rob, I look forward to the day when you have the worst of the recovery behind you and are starting to feel better.  We're here for you!
Take care,
Denise
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Ian Victor
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   Posted 8/30/2013 9:47 PM (GMT -6)   
Dencha-- I'm making sure that my liquids remain at room temp. I know that I'm not getting enough fluids. If the spasms continue, then I'll go to the ER and get some IV fluids. I Certainly understand why people regret having the surgery at this stage in the recovery. My surgeon told me that his patients come in to see him at the one week mark and then tell him how much they hate him for doing this to their body. I get it, and I understand the alternative-- I don't want the reflux anymore. By the way, I'm having a lot of post operative sweating-- is that due to pain meds or anesthesia?

opnwhl4
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   Posted 8/30/2013 10:22 PM (GMT -6)   
Ian

Pain meds do that quite often. Stay hydrated as best you can.

Take care,
Bill
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alib6
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   Posted 8/31/2013 4:29 AM (GMT -6)   
Ian
Takecare sorry to hear your having a rough time but it will get better.
Hang on in there
If you can try peppermint tea that helped with my spasms
Ali
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