I am 31 year old female and I am 10 weeks post op from my nissen fundoplication. I have been dealing with acide reflux for years and have failed all the medication. My biggest issue with the acide reflux that drove me to surgery was the bile taste and burning in my mouth and throat all day everyday. It was so bad that I would go through a box a tissue a day just spitting it out. Heartburn was also horrible but at least the PPI's help control that enough to deal with.
I under went my surgery december 2012 every thing went well. I woke up from the surgery having no bile taste or burning and no heart burn. I followed all the instructions and eat what I was suppose to. I am now partially on soft foods and slowly introducing normal foods back in my diet. I have been dealing with foods getting suck but that is only when I take to big of a bit or done chew well enough. I have also been dealing with horrible stomach aches and sharp pains in my stomach. I have a lot of nausea. I went to see the surgeon who was basically unsure of the stomach issues so I have to go back to GI Specialist and put me on higher dose of nausea meds. Other then that everything was going good. That is until last Saturday!
So last Saturday I woke up with the horrible tast of bile in my mouth and throat and the burning. I have not had any heart burn. It is so bad at times that it makes my face sweat. I have not had this feel for 10 weeks so now I am so depressed. I know it is too soon to say my surgery failed but that is what I am feeling
I have started my Nexum again in hopes that it will help with the bile a bit but unfortunetly it is not working and I am suffering right now. Nothing is helping.
Three days prior to this bile tast and burning coming back I did get food stuck. It was stuck for 3 hours and I was unable to vomit it out. I just sat over the toilet with the dry heaves. It was so horrible I really thought I would have to go to the ER.
So my question is:
Is the bile taste and burning signs that my surgery failed?
How can you tell if your wrap slipped?
I read about food getting hung up by the wrap that can cause bile taste and burning. Is this what could be happening? If so what can I do about this and once the food clears from the wrap will this bile go away.
Any advise will be great. My mouth and throat are burning so bad that I am ready just cry. My face is sweating around my mouth and I just can not take it anymore.