Is LINX right for me?

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Daxter
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   Posted 4/13/2014 6:56 AM (GMT -6)   
With a somewhat-diagnosis of LPR from my Restech probe, I've been put onto... yes, MORE PPIs. This is the last thing I want in the world; I need a cure, not a mask! So I am pushing - almost literally - for surgery so I can be free of this. Put it this way. I want to run, eat, drink and sleep again like a NORMAL PERSON, and I can't go for my dream job in animal care like this because I can't bend/heavy lift/run around. I can't go a whole lifetime like this.

LINX looks promising, but I keep getting worried it won't work, due to some posts on these very forums where people say it doesn't help. I keep reading stories where all the drugs, surgery and changes in the world don't help, and I'm terrified I'm going to be one of those people, even though I'm only 22. How successful is LINX for GERD and LPR? Also, despite my diagnosis, could stress still be behind my reflux? That kind of possibility is the only thing keeping me sane at the moment...

Gondore
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   Posted 4/13/2014 7:56 AM (GMT -6)   
Daxter, I am in a similar situation. What did your testing show? You should join the Linx group on Facebook as there are lots of success stories on there. What LPR symptoms are you having?

Pat Tall
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   Posted 4/13/2014 5:08 PM (GMT -6)   
Gondore. Could you please furnish an exact link to the Facebook Linx page you mentioned. I have not been able to find it. Thanks. Pat

Daxter
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   Posted 4/14/2014 4:24 AM (GMT -6)   
Gondore said...
Daxter, I am in a similar situation. What did your testing show? You should join the Linx group on Facebook as there are lots of success stories on there. What LPR symptoms are you having?


I'm already on the Facebook group, but thank you for the suggestion. Here it is for anyone who wants to join, if this is ok to post?
https://www.facebook.com/groups/201278776669716/?fref=ts

Right now I get:

- Excessive post nasal drip/sinus headaches
- Ear/Nose pain/pressure
- Nausea lying on right side and shortly after standing up.
- Constant burping
- Lump in throat after belching
- And worst of all, a horrible FOUL taste in my throat and nose.

The mucus makes it hard to swallow, and so far the PPIs/Gaviscon Advance/Alkaline Water/Diet changes don't help.

Post Edited (Daxter) : 4/14/2014 5:14:30 AM (GMT-6)


sarafina12
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   Posted 4/18/2014 9:43 AM (GMT -6)   
I had the linx on Feb 21. Very satisfied with the procedure and any gerd/lpr symptoms are gone. I feel great!

Gondore
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   Posted 4/18/2014 10:42 AM (GMT -6)   
Here is the link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/201278776669716/

Sarafina12, what were you symptoms before surgery?

sarafina12
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   Posted 4/18/2014 1:05 PM (GMT -6)   
I think I spoke with you earlier today Gondore :)

Tara leigh
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   Posted 7/29/2014 5:45 PM (GMT -6)   
Sarafina12 I dont know if you will see this. Im curious as to your recovery and experience with your surgeon. Im in Michigan and planning on having this done soon with the same surgeon! Any advice and more of your recovery experience would be great!
Thank you!
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