Linda Sue said...
My symptoms are identical to BEFORE surgery, only many times worse, as I abruptly stopped Nexium the day of surgery. I don’t want to ‘try’ yet another medication that ‘takes time to get into your system’. I am in agony every day without narcotics.
If sure feels like I have full-blown, uncontrolled Acid Reflux!!!!!
I have manometry and esophageal pH study on Monday and appt. with my primary care doctor on Wednesday and I will beg for narcotics to get me through all the waiting needed to get tests back to gastro doctor (Nov. 11th is the first appt. I could get), and THEN I still have to have an endoscopy. I will ask her about Cymbalta, but that’s also an anti-depressant and I have taken at least 3 some years back that made me very depressed. Hell, I’m ALREADY DEPRESSED! On a positive note, I have an appointment with Michigan Medical Marijuana clinic on Oct. 23rd for consultation and will be taking all of my medical records. This clinic is just 10 minutes from home.
I HATE TAKING NARCOTICS and so many have gotten relief from medical marijuana and I am getting as many reinforcements in place as I can until I find out what did or did NOT happen with my LNF surgery. Thanks, Andy, for your input; it’s always appreciated.
SUNSHINE, What is a ‘GI cocktail’? I will try hot/cold, but cold didn’t do much for me and I would have to walk around with heat/cold every waking moment. Currently, only a 10mg Norco allows me to function for about 4 hours and takes the sharp edge off my pain.
I can’t stoop easily because of knee issues but bending is something that I avoided for 8 weeks after surgery and then I was given the go-ahead to return to work. Bending multiple times during my work day is necessary and I do the best I can, but must work for income. I've missed so much work already!
Wishing you the best with your EGD! God help us ALL!!!!
Could it have anything to do with acid rebound from stopping the Nexium? It wouldn't be unusual for the damage that can cause to still be giving you problems. SNRI's do act differently to SSRI's so Andy is right they might be a better option for you, they are a newer class of antidepressants and are supposed to have way less side effects than SSRI's. I'm on Effexor, another SNRI, and it is quite different to being on Prozac and the other SSRI's I have tried.
I hope you can get some help from the medical marijuana, I know someone in an LPR group I am part of is looking at that option as well so it will be interesting to see how it helps the both of you. Fingers crossed you can get some answers soon.