1 year post Nisens and need some advice

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Geripie
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   Posted 2/3/2014 3:20 PM (GMT -6)   
I had Nissens last March, and whilst it took me about three months to recover fully the last year has been really great and I have been able to eat anything an do anything.....that is up until Christmas. Maybe it was the rich foods or chocolate but now I feel like I need PPI's again. Last few nights I have woken up with what felt like something spraying in my throat. Very strange feeling, didn't have the burn of acid was milder but felt like a spray of gas my throat feels a little gravelly as well. I have Barrett's as well and due for a scope at the end of the month. Can anyone explain what the spray is? I really hope reflux not back. :(

dencha
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   Posted 2/4/2014 10:52 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Geripie,

I'm not sure if your surgeon told you, but even with the Nissen surgery, you can still get some reflux. If the wrap was made tight enough to keep absolutely all reflux in the stomach, it would be too tight to get food past it and into your stomach. The goal instead, is get us to a reflux level that is "normal"...much like those friends who seem to be able to eat anything MOST of the time.

It's pretty common to feel some reflux/irritation during those times when we're overdoing it, and maybe eating more trigger foods. It takes time for things to settle down again, and for any irritation to heal. Remember that your esophagus is a "dumb organ", and irritation can feel like reflux.

Try not to panic. It's unlikely you're headed toward your pre-surgery condition. Consider adding Zantac or even a PPI until things settle down again. I'm not sure what you're describing as "spray". If you're noticing problems when lying down try elevating the head of your bed, or a wedge, until you have things settled down and back to normal.

Good luck with your appointment and endoscopy!
Best wishes,
Denise

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Geripie
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   Posted 2/5/2014 12:55 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Dencha
Thank you for the reply. Guess old reflux memories are still there :)
Hopefully it will settle down again. I will speak with my consultant when I am back with her for the ends cop see what she says. Because I was ok for so long I have no PPIs in the house. Maybe I need to deep an emergency supply.

dencha
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   Posted 2/5/2014 1:17 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Geripie,

Good luck with your appointment. I'll be interested in hearing what your doctor after you get your endoscopy. You could try some Zantac to get that stomach calmed down...maybe 150mg or so, to see if it helps. Just a thought.

Hang in there!
Denise

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Nissen Fundoplication 2/09
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"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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