surgical procedures - LPRD

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Date Joined Apr 2006
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   Posted 4/29/2006 2:48 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi All,

I had an endoscopy last year and the doctor said it was ok. I ended up having severe LPRD symptoms now. I have asthma, feeling of something struck in my throat. I am on nexium 40 mg twice a day. The symptoms are much less severe but not completely eliminated. Its been two months though for the most part I was only on 40 mg/day.

I have also lost all appetite and even a small meal bloats my upper part of the stomach. I do get some pain right below my rib cage. Is my life going to be like this? Do symptoms improve over time? Will surgery especially Hill procedure which is what I am considering will be of help?

My GI doctor does not seem to be too alarmed. He said things are all due to my anxiety. I am unable to determine what is the best approach. How should I approach this problem. I am 35 and i feel like my life has come to an end. I feel very depressed and frustrated.

Please help.


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Date Joined Apr 2007
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   Posted 2/14/2011 7:30 PM (GMT -7)   
For me, it's been 8 years of GERD and it's been 8 months with LPRD
After awhile, my mind started to ACCEPT the symptoms for what they are.  You feel better about it and symptoms become also less severe as well since you naturally stop doing things that make it worse such as heavy meals.
unless you are the type of person who does not learn from mistakes.  everyone starts to avoid certain food and certain lifestyle over a long time to adjust. 
GERD is very complex so that it is better to consider it sometimes as life long complication.  Based on what's given as a condition, the question is what's the best way for me to live my life having this condition?
I am not too certain but the success rates for surgeries is not even that high... and it can lead to other complications.  My friend had fundop from GERD and he then developed severe LPRD.

Post Edited (harrytoronto) : 2/14/2011 8:38:30 PM (GMT-7)

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   Posted 2/15/2011 7:54 AM (GMT -7)   
I am sorry to read you are having problems.  Wondering if you had any other test besides the endoscopy ?
I have mild LPRD, use Prilosec and diet control. I will admit that I am human and when I eat the wrong things I do pay for it.  I am always a work in progress.
I have had a dx of anxiety and depression for 29 years - if you feel your axiey is kicking in please do join us in that forum.
You will find wonderful, caring members in both forums.
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