I had H pylori, and I was on a cocktail of three antibiotics for a longer period of time. The PPIs should not have had any impact on those results. If you didn't like the side effects of one particular PPI, there are plenty of alternatives out there to choose from. Ask your doctor for a different one, there isn't one particular drug that works for everyone. I suffered from GERD for most of my adult life and I got the best results from Protonix. I had surgery at age 54, but I found that in conjunction with the PPIs, I really had to watch my diet, sleep elevated at night and keeping a food diary to try and pinpoint my trigger foods. I can tell you that you won't get results overnight, it does take a while. There seems to be a lot of people on this Forum who said that they never had gastric issues until they took antibiotics for a medical condition I can tell you that in the many years that I suffered from GERD, it never stopped me from living a normal life, going out with my friends, eating dinner out, etc. My other suggestion is not to try and self-diagnose with Dr. Google, there is a lot of misinformation out there.
Yeah, I guess it can be dealt with, tho I would much prefer to have surgery and fix this mechanical problem with a mechanical solution.
I'll be following my condition very closely.
Perhaps since I have never had any reflux whatsoever before and my hiatal hernia is probably small, do you think I could do a 180° procedure and still keep my burp and vomiting privileges?
Also, one more question: Do you sleep without an angle after your procedure?