8 months after nissen

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Glass12
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   Posted 11/17/2013 4:18 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi all
I'm 8 months after my fundo and was wondering if anyone has had this experience. I was feeling pretty well about 2 months ago but now I seem to be having problems with my throat and it almost feels a little like redux. I am on an antibiotic do to diarrhea and not sure if that is the problem. I had a failed tif then had the fundo in March of 2013. I'm just wondering what people when through after there surgery and if I need to give it a little more time. I don't know if maybe it slipped but don't know the symptoms of something like that. Any info would be appreciated
Thanks Steve

dencha
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   Posted 11/17/2013 6:33 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Steve,
Sorry to hear you're stuggling, but don't worry one bit.  It's almost certainly the antibiotics.  Remember that the wrap was created out of your stomach, and if your stomach is reacting to the antibiotics (my stomach can't stand most of them), your wrap will react as well.
 
In addition, the antibiotics could be held up at the wrap site before making their way into your stomach (even at 8 months your wrap may be tight enough to not allow pills and capsules in immediately), in which case they're irritating your esophagus.  The esophagus is a dumb organ, and interprets all pain as reflux, so if that's what's going on, it can be very deceiving.
 
I'm not sure how much time there was before your TIF and Nissen, but you could be more susceptible to irritation if it's not long. 
 
From what I understand, the type of antibiotic taken for diarrhea can be rough on the stomach.  I'm not sure how your GI doc will feel about it, but it might be very helpful for you to request a prescription for Carafate suspension (liquid).  I have a very reactive stomach, and Carafate suspension is extremely helpful. It works really well for me. It makes me much more comfortable, and helps with healing.  It's pretty expensive, so it helps to have good prescription insurance. 
 
I think you've gotten things irritated, and you need to protect your stomach/wrap/esophagus.  Be sure to eat smooth foods...nothing scratchy or rough.  No alcohol, spice, or acidic foods.  As my GI doc said, wait until you feel better for 2 weeks before gradually introducing your regular diet.
 
Hang in there.  Healing your stomach/wrap will take time.
Best wishes,
Denise
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Glass12
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   Posted 11/17/2013 6:45 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks you very much for the reply. I guess I need to change up my diet. The part b of all this is the grumbling and gas that just seemed to come on real bad in the last couple of weeks. Again maybe the antibiotics. I always wonder how other people did through there surgery. I had my tif in 10/11 and nissen in 3/13
Thanks again
Steve

dencha
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   Posted 11/17/2013 7:10 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Steve,
That is pretty close together, which could be a part of all this as well.  I will also tell you that many people don't stop having intermittent healing challenges until after the year mark. 
 
I had intermittent dumping episodes, and thought it was a quirk I'd always have to live with.  Yet, at some point in my second year, I suddenly realized it wasn't happening any more.  Healing is a very unique thing, and everyone is different.  I hope you get feeling better soon.
 
Do ask your PCP or GI doc about a Carafate suspension script.  It is the BEST.  With my reactive stomach, I'm never without it in the house.
Good luck!
Denise
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Nissen Fundoplication 2/09
Allergy/Asthma

"Whatever you fight, you strengthen, and what you resist, persists.”

“Worry pretends to be necessary but serves no useful purpose”

“Accept - then act. Whatever the present moment contains, accept it as if you had chosen it. Always work with it, not against it.”
Eckhart Tolle
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