This was similar to my experience that I mentioned in another thread.I mentioned in another thread.
I thought it was too tight at first because of the dysphagia when I swallowed, but then I had burping and sensations that mimicked reflux. My belches also had a strained and disconcerting feel to them that worried me a lot. I was prescribed a lot of different meds, and I ended up getting another barium swallow and endoscopy done. Ultimately, they couldn't find anything.
Then... eventually I kind of stopped noticing anything.
I think one of the larger issues was that I had swelling in the diaphragm for longer than usual, and the tightness started to manifest as faux-reflux symptoms, likely due to friction when swallowing, change in swallowing patterns, and incidental dehydration.
My recent revision was done 5 days after yours. My recovery hasn't been as hard this time, though the first month was beyond awful, especially when I went back to working. Sometimes when I yawn or breathe too deeply, I feel the tightness of the mesh and freak out momentarily. Currently, my stomach and intestines are still readjusting, and I'm getting those odd, frog-like burps again. Sometimes they cause a bit of pain, but taking a Chloraseptic cough drop helps for me personally.
My body is still trying to figure out how to manage gas and digestion, and there are weird cramps and stitches and other things that are embarrassing to say the least. I'm on mild antidepressants again (and I have some Xanax for if I get anxiety over the wrap and start to spin out in my head a bit), but what's working best for me is adjusting my diet a lot. I keep my proteins simple and lean (mostly chicken or fish, no red meat or pork), I try and limit my carbs because a lot of grains and veggies get my stomach overworked and cause a host of issues that I want to interpret in every possible bad way, and I've made an effort to get back to drinking around 4 quarts of water. Individually, it all sounds like inconsequential things that shouldn't tip the scales much, but the overall result is slowly flattening out the otherwise tumultuous healing process.
You already got the surgery over, but that's actually the easy part. The healing is what's rough. Not to sound blasé, but I would focus on personal lifestyle mediation over looking for a prescript
ive medical fix again.