Hi Ejohn. It took me a long time to figure this out after the surgery but my problem was non-erosive reflux. That is, my problem was more hypersensitive esophagus and stomach that it was an excess of acidity. I think most esophagus is better now than it was before the surgery, because the normal reflux is reduced, but it's taken months for that to become apparent. My stomach and esophagus didn't stop burning for around nine or 10 months. In the meantime I could only control it with nortriptyline, which I didn't really want to take because it's a sedative off and made me tired and my eyes a little blurry.
I still have a dramatically modified diet because this whole time acetic or spicy foods would make me burn more intensely.
The reason it takes so long is because it's a neural sensitivity problem. And it takes months and months for nerve issues to settle down.
For months after the surgery I said I wondered whether it was successful because I burned worse than before. But now 11 months later I see it was, but it made me worse for quite a while because my hypersensitivity got much worse from the insult of the surgery and most of all the meds they had me try afterward to try to deal with gas bloat. Which were really hard on my already angry stomach.
That's a long way of saying that it seven weeks you can't really judge very well how you're going to be down the road. You're likely to be a good deal better than you are now.
Post Edited (DennisinNY) : 6/25/2017 4:34:14 PM (GMT-6)