When will it get better....?

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Date Joined Jun 2014
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   Posted 7/3/2014 6:08 AM (GMT -6)   
Dear All,

I had the wrap done 34 days ago. All went acc to plan, the surgery being performed by a wellknown professor. Unlike most of the doctors I have met during these 2.5 year of absolute hell, he made a very good impression - even understanding the psykological pressure this puts on a human being.

I initially had the idea, that I would be up and running after just a couple of days. That sure was a mistake; I was up after day two - but I sure wasnt running... wink

Now Im able to eat normal food with not too much hassle, as long as the portions are fairly small.

However, Im rather concerned, as I have just had three days with the wellknow pain in my back/neck/left shoulder/left arm - followed by the familiar dizzines. When the pain reaches my upper neck, the dizzines shows up, and the nausea increases.

These were my main symptoms all along (along with nausea and daily vomitting), so its very frustrating and scary to have them come back.

I do have, occasionally, some minor pain and irritation in the area below my diaphragm. I hope that its just the healing process that is causing this - what are your thoughts ?

Kind regards, FRS

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Date Joined Oct 2009
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   Posted 7/3/2014 8:34 AM (GMT -6)   
Welcome, FRS.

I'm no doctor, so this is my experience only:

Vomiting is a very bad thing after a wrap. It can undo everything. You probably can't actually vomit and will just heave over and over. Immediately ask the doctor for a prescription for Zofran, or whatever he will prescribe. Take it (usually 4mg is enough) before vomiting starts.

My gastroenterologist had me take Nexium for nausea even when I didn't have any more reflux. As normally used, it has to be taken in the morning before eating and then you have to eat after half an hour or so.

If you have a food intolerance, that won't go away. You can, for free, keep a food journal with date, time, everything you eat and drink, including meds. Then write down any reactions, especially 20 minutes to a couple of hours later. An allergist can help if you find an experienced one.

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Date Joined Jun 2014
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   Posted 7/3/2014 10:32 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks Alcie !

You are correct, in that I dont vommit anymore (I did before the wrap - on a daily basis) - I take Zofran and Primperan, and it does help. The downside is that I get so sleepy, when I take the Primperan, and Im allready at the max dosis for the Zofran, 16mg´s per day.

I have tried Nexium, but they make we very dizzy. Only the Zofran works without any side effects.

Before all this started, I could eat anything I wanted, without any problems.

My main concern is if the surgery will really help: will the pain eventually go away or not. Before the wrap, every day was terrible in regards to the pain, now its quite clear that the pain levels varies from day to day. I hope this is a sign, that the wrap works....???
Kind regards, FRS
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