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glendafaye
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Date Joined Jul 2005
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   Posted 1/21/2006 8:59 AM (GMT -7)   
I have fibromyalgia, GERD, and IBS as many of you do.  Medication and elevation of the head of my bed are no longer working.  After several tests, my gastroenterologist is recommending anti-reflux surgery.  Does anyone know about this or had it done?
Thank you for the help!
Glenda

LauraV
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Date Joined Nov 2005
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   Posted 1/21/2006 4:31 PM (GMT -7)   

Glenda, you may want to check prior posts for discussion on the Laproscopic Nissen Fundoplication.  Many people have good results with the surgery; however, research shows that a majority of patients return to antacids or PPI's w/in a 10 year period after having the surgery.  You can also do some research on non-surgical procedures to reduce reflux.  These are called Endocinch, NDO Plicator, and Stretta.  Best of luck to you.  I'd have the surgery myself but can't due to the fact that it could worsen my motility problems.  Ask your doc about the ratio of people who are unable to burp and/or vomit after the Fundoplication.  This is also a factor you may want to consider.

Laura

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