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Old 08-16-2012, 03:29 PM   #4
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Re: Could This Really be GERD or Something Else?

Hey, welcome to the board. I had Nissen last winter, and I've had a reasonable amount of improvement, although not 100%.

The fact that your symptoms went away for a while after the surgery suggests it really might be reflux. However, it might be time for some more tests just to make sure.

A pH study could determine if you still have reflux. More simply, a barium swallow could check whether the wrap is still tight and intact. If that doesn't answer the question, the most accurate way to diagnose gallbladder issues is with a HIDA scan.

Also, you mention you have neurological issues. Those could actually affect the muscles of the upper digestive tract! Nerve medicines like Baclofen, neurontin, or certain classes of antidepressants could be worth trying.

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