Went in for 2nd Nissan Fundoplication surgery 2 mos ago and still having painful throat spasms

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Date Joined Aug 2014
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   Posted 8/2/2014 3:46 AM (GMT -6)   
In one year I had my second Nissan Fundoplication surgery. All I can say is it stinks! It was painful to say the least. I know that reflux returning again wasn't a guarantee but low and behold I am on the infamous purple pill. I was put on a medication that destroyed my stomach so the only way to control the acid was to take the nexium . SInce I just had my 2nd operation 2 months ago, I understand it will take time but this is getting ridiculous! Im eating soft foods and staying away from trigger foods like spicy ones and chocolate which are my trigger foods. I am having episodes in my esophagus which I felt before but they are happening more often. PLEASE tell me that anybody out there is having the same issue. I feel very much alone because I haven't seen anyone post a similar problem. These spasms are so very painful and Im assuming its when either my stomach is empty and the acid/bile is traveling to my throat or something is happening in my throat that I cannot explain. All I know it the first time I experienced this I had eaten chill and the pain was so bad i had to go to the hospital and wound up having a morphine drip, It was truly unlike any pain I have ever felt before in my life. After that, I ended up having the hiatus hernia surgery but less than a year later my stomach ended up shifting again (who knows how) but I had another swallowing test which showed the reflux was happening all over again , my stomach moved, AKA hernia so surgery again and number 2. I know the prednisone I am on for a sinus infection wrecked my stomach so I get the feeling it didn't help the acid. But besides that, I feel as if Im never going to eat normal food again!! The throat spasms don't occur a lot but when they do I don't expect them and its scary because wherever I am I never know what will happen or if Im bad enough that I have to bring myself to the hospital. Yes, they are very painful. Please if there is any person out there that get them even periodically can you share your exp. with me please? I vowed to my surgeon that If I had to go in again I was giving up for real. I can only handle this for so long and I also feel as if Im not getting the right nutrition in my diet because of my limited food intake. I am just about given up on drs which I shouldn't feel that way, Im a nurse and I still am cluless. Thank you for anybody that can share something with me that may sound similar to what you have or are experiencing. Thanks again!

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   Posted 8/5/2014 9:39 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi,  I too am suffering excrutiating spasms after having the surgery in early March where they found that my entire stomach had migrated to my chest area and had twisted for some time.  The spasms occur every 3/4 weeks without warning or pattern and without medication do not go away.  I am taking Buscopan and have now been given oral morphine for when the episodes occur.  I have not been given an explanation of why this is now happening, but after the initial recovery time indicated of 6 weeks and then 12 weeks, am undergoing investigations as to why recovery has not happened.  I generally feel unwell and am also having severe diarrhoea episodes as many others seem to be suffering.  These mainly occur after eating "raw" foods such as salad and fruit items.  A friend found this website for me as I was beginning to worry that the surgery had failed, but it has been reassuring to see many other people are also having problems and not recovered to schedule.  The success stories give hope for an eventual return to normal life at some time in the future.  We all just have to hang in there.
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