LPR and Nissen Fundo? Please help!

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Date Joined Sep 2014
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   Posted 9/29/2014 12:41 PM (GMT -6)   

Ive really been struggling for over two years with worsening LPR.  It started as just a constant throat clearing; irritating, but now I can only wish that was my only complaint. As of today, I have constant, irritating, sticky mucous, exacerbated anytime I eat something.  I have a cough from the irritation in my throat. My ears always feel full, and pop when I swallow, accompanied by occasional ringing.  Throat is normally sore, and when I talk I have a tendency to feel winded or like my voice is exhausted.

Before all of this started, I was very happy, active, well adjusted, exercised five days a week, not a care in the world. Im only 23 years old. This disease has caused me to battle depression regularly. My exercise regimen has been severely crippled, because I don’t have the zest I used to have, and feel sick most of the time.  I often get irriatated with people if I have to talk to them for an extended amount of time. They did nothing wrong, they don’t understand what I’m going through, but the anger rises up because I just don’t have the energy to talk…

Ive been to my primary doctor, two ENT’s, and soon a gastro doc.  have taken every allergy pill known to man, omeprazole, probiotics, gallbladder supplements, antibiotics, gaviscon, Elavil….Ive been desperate to get back the quality of life I once had.  This weighs so heavy on me.  During my appointment with the gastro doc, Im going to plead for the Nissen.  I don’t care of the risks, if there is a chance I can get back some quality of life, Im going to do it…

Does anyone have an account of their experience with this surgery, or another surgery for LPR?

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Date Joined Mar 2014
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   Posted 9/29/2014 2:58 PM (GMT -6)   

Have you been to a gastro doctor in the past, who diagnosed you with LPR? There are a number of tests that you would need to have before being considered for NF surgery. I had an endoscopy, barium swallow, manometry and 24-hour pH study for my GERD and HH. Your doctor would need to establish whether you are even a candidate for surgery, a lot of people are not, and it's not something that you can plead for. I had the NF surgery in April, after suffering with GERD for over 20 years. Wait and see what the gastro doctor suggests for you. Good Luck!
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