Severe Pain in Diaphragm and Middle Upper Back 5 months after TIF procedure

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   Posted 12/5/2017 4:49 PM (GMT -6)   

I had the TIF procedure to repair a small HH, and help with heartburn that has persisted for 10 plus years. I had the surgery in June, and it is now December. Since mid-November I have had some return of heartburn, severe irritation in my throat, and a pain in my diaphragm area, and near my spine in the center of my upper back. In September, I had an endoscopy to observe the success of the surgery. Everything was in place, and no signs of Barrett's Esophagus. However, with this new pain developing I am worried this has happened or something is wrong. I had an esophagram last week, and will meet with my doctor at the end of this week to see the results. I do know the HH has not reoccurred. Anyone have similar issues to this in the months following a TIF? I am not currently on any meds for this and would like to avoid them since PPIs did nothing good for me in the ten years prior to the TIF. I am only 25 now, and would like to get all of this solved. It has taken so much of my youth from me.

Also, the bloating is horrendous following this procedure. I am eating small amounts, while avoiding caffeine, carbonated drinks, and super acidic things. I have had some wine but did not have much trouble with it. Am I eating too fast? I do like decaf tea, and I do drink from straws some. Should I be taking enzymes or anything to prevent this bloating?

Update: I went in for my appointment to see what is going on. Apparently, I have a couple of bleeding ulcers. That explains some of the issues I am having. I will have an EGD next week, and know more.

Post Edited (Shopk17!) : 12/8/2017 2:45:39 PM (GMT-7)

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Date Joined Aug 2017
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   Posted 12/7/2017 4:12 PM (GMT -6)   
Here is a thread for people that had the LINX/TIF procedure. It sounds like there are lots of unwanted side effects with this procedure. You should always check with a doctor, but here is what other people say.

Linx Procedure 2017 My Experience

There are lots of other links you may want to check into. Let us know if you have questions on other procedures.

Post Edited (Yellow1955) : 12/7/2017 2:15:21 PM (GMT-7)

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