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Date Joined Mar 2014
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   Posted 3/20/2014 12:59 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello All,

Things have been going well for me. I am have some questions that I'd like to see if anyone knows about. Last night while sleeping, I had reflux, the only difference is that it didn't burn like it normally does. I had drank some water before bed and it seemed as if it was just water that came back up. It was a while after I was sleeping. I have also been able to burp when I want to and it also comes up when it wants to. I am wondering if these things are normal. I do have a call into my doctor's nurse to see what she says as I won't be seeing my doctor until next Tuesday.
I've also developed tremors, but I think that has something to do with my medications (got a call into that doctor as well).
Any help would be much appreciated.

Uniandra smurf

Wendy Workout
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   Posted 3/20/2014 3:18 PM (GMT -6)   
Welcome back Uniandra! I came out being able to burp also. First tiny burps and now much bigger. I'm kinda surprised. Follow up X-Ray showed things are ok. I have involuntary burps too but they are tiny. Had a lot with every sip I took initially but now it's less. Sounds like you drank close to lying down. Wondering if you had water sitting in your esophagus that didn't go into the stomach and eventually came back up. As for tremors, I'm thinking yes your meds, a bit of withdrawal from narcotics, weakness or low blood sugar from lCk if fluids/ foods. Just my thoughts. Glad your doing well.
Nissen Fundoplication with Hiatal Hernia Repair Feb 28, 2014

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   Posted 3/20/2014 5:01 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you Wendy,

I think you are probably right about the water sitting in my esophagus. As for the tremors, I think it is due to one of my medications that I am on. I'm going to try something different with it to see (per the advice of my doctor) if that makes my tremors go away. With this medication, if I increase it even just a tad, I get tremors. Now, I'm on the disolvable form, and I have tremors. The disolvable form is more powerful than the pill version, it's just that it is the same strength. It is strange, but I guess that is the way it works. The tremors started even before I was off of the pain meds, so I might just have to deal with the tremors until I can start swallowing pills again. Hopefully that will be soon. I'm also a diabetic and my blood sugar has been good.

Thank you Wendy for all your advice. You have some great ideas and thoughts to help me brainstorm ideas. I hope you are doing well too.


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   Posted 3/21/2014 11:36 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Uniandra,

I'm sure that the "reflux" you experienced was just water and even remnants of food sitting at the wrap site that were burped up. I remember that happening early in my recovery even when I was standing. It was so strange to get a mouthful of "reflux" that wasn't a bit acidic.

At your stage, food and drink can get held up at the wrap site. Sipping water after eating will help encourage your esophagus to push food into your stomach.

Even if you get something that feels exactly like reflux, don't panic. The esophagus is a dumb organ (so said my surgeon). It interprets all pain as reflux. So if you get pain, your esophagus sends a "reflux" message to your brain. Don't spend a moment worrying about it! It's just phantom reflux!

Happy Healing!

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