Re: Considering Espohyx TIF
My thoughts on this are that different things work for different people. If you read the study results from the TIF procedure, the vast majority of people have significant improvement in their symptoms. The biggest problem with this (and any other health board) is that people who frequent the boards are people who are still experiencing problems. You're not looking at a representative sample of the people who have had the TIF. The people who had successful TIF procedures aren't on here networking with other people who are also suffering. It's important to keep in mind that the TIF is not guaranteed result. There are a lot of unhappy people who would never recommend it, but the study results show that the vast majority of people saw at least some degree of improvement.
A local hospital here has a lot of educational programs about all different sorts of things, one of them is about the TIF procedure. I haven't been to it yet, but was told that people who were happy with their results would be there to answer questions and that there was an extensive list of happy TIF'ers that I could contact as references. In my case, I am strongly considering it. I know there is a significant chance that I will be unhappy, but I also know there is a greater chance that I will once again be able to sleep through the night and maybe not break any more ribs from coughing with my acid-induced asthma.