Looking for Advice about LINX vs Baclofen

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ann1961
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   Posted 1/9/2014 7:45 PM (GMT -6)   
I have acid reflux and recently found that that my scpinter is open and they want me to consider the baclofen medicine or the linx surgery. I had the gastric sleeve and can't have the nissen. I'm looking for advice on what to do?

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GC1pink
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   Posted 1/10/2014 4:32 AM (GMT -6)   
Baclofen has some major side effects, although I have also read good reports about it being effective, whereas the Linx is a permanent cure - if it was me - I would go for the Linx and have the cure, rather than taking a drug.

Unfortunately I have a significant motility problem and can't have the linx, but I have been offered the Baclofen, and so far have refused it.
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Mcedge
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   Posted 1/10/2014 9:43 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi

If your sphincter is open then surely that's a mechanical fault. Is medication going to close the sphincter. If not then your always going to get symptoms.

Just a quick question have you been told that you can have the Linx even though you've had a gastric sleeve ?

ann1961
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   Posted 1/29/2014 10:53 AM (GMT -6)   
Hello
 
Yes I've been told I can have the linx with the gastric sleeve.
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