LPR sufferers who had Nissen

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   Posted 1/5/2014 6:26 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi guys, I was wondering if any LPRers had Nissen and had similar troubles to mine?

My symptoms have returned post op, I'm almost eight weeks post with my LPR worsening by the day, just as it always did before when I come off PPIs. Burning throat, cysts very sore, throat clearing, voice gone by the late afternoon, ears burning...slight heartburn now and then.

My diet is easy, no real issues. Occasional food pausing for dramatic effect at the wrap, but ok. I'm chewing everything really well, and food is staying in the stomach where it belongs, instead of jumping up into th back of my nose like before. Liquid likes to hang about and return to the throat for a bit before going down, and pills are not easy. It's just this awful burping and throat burn.

So I read that LPR can take over a year to resolve post wrap, so I was wondering if anyone had a long wait. I am willing to wait, more than happy to, I've waited seven years...it would just be reassuring to know this wasn't all in vain.

Thanks for reading

Liz x

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   Posted 1/6/2014 5:00 AM (GMT -6)   

You are very early into the recovery. I know you have read that hundreds of time, but it is true. With your past with LPR I am sure you have some serious damage in there and it will take quite a while to heal up. Remember the esophagus is a dumb organ and will sense even normal reflux as pain.

the upper tissue is probably going to be about the same and will need to finish healing. While the wrap is currently stopping solids and such from escaping it could still be letting vapor through until it settles in all the way. I think those with bad LPR should still take something to help keep things calm whether it be a med or something natural. At least for the 1st 6 months or so, but I am no doctor just a mechanic.

I used pepcid after my last redo for a while to help while everything healed and I didn't experience any side effects with it.

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   Posted 1/6/2014 10:49 AM (GMT -6)   
I'm dealing with a lof of lpr/ cold feelings in my chest. If you have a probably before the surgery it's still going to be there after the surgery. Even on ppi's it's said that it can take up to 6 months for lpr signs to diminish.

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   Posted 5/10/2014 2:11 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Liz

Just wondering if your sore throat has cleared up. I had Nissen done 3 weeks ago and I'm suffering with a very sore throat, burning mouth syndrome, swollen tongue and very enlarged taste buds. Since the Nissen these symptoms are worst not better - is this normal?

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   Posted 12/3/2017 5:04 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Uniquelu,

hope u are better now. I am in 7th week post surgery with burning tongue, ears, throat that escalate 1h after eating. specially if i eat food that needs more stomach acid to be digested. Lately i feel nausea too...how are u today. Are u completely healed!

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   Posted 12/4/2017 8:02 AM (GMT -6)   

Uniquelu has not been active on the boards in over three years. Even though the boards have been very slow, you might want to start your own thread.


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   Posted 12/4/2017 8:44 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey Sharon,

txs for the info. It would be nice to hear from the people that had our problems many years ago an see how they are doing now... :/
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