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Thinking about Nissen. Private Entry

Posted 06-05-2011 at 04:16 PM by janewhite1

Just thinking out loud here. Well, not out loud, but in writing. I'm heavily leaning toward Nissen fundoplication. There are several important questions to be answered first.

1) I need medical tests to confirm the presence of reflux AND normal esophageal motility. Otherwise, the chances of good outcome are too low.

2) Who would perform the surgery? The GI I'm seeing now has an excellent reputation, but I'm not 100% sure I trust him after the Metazolve incident....
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Tired

Posted 10-10-2010 at 08:50 PM by janewhite1

So yesterday and today I only took half my Symbicort. Today the lungs were not so great.

The stomach discomfort was ok until dinner, went out with friends, ate a bit too much, felt crummy for the next 4 hours.

I think it'd help if I stop eating meals and just snack, like, every hour. My body can't handle more than a few ounces of food at one time, even if my greedy mouth wants it. Work schedule won't permit that, though.
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Stomach notes Private Entry

Posted 10-09-2010 at 02:30 PM by janewhite1

Okay, so, my stomach problems are a significant problem, and the usual treatments aren't helping. In order to get treatment, I think I need to keep a symptom log for a few weeks. Then, when I go back to the GI, I have proof that my symptoms really are messing up my life.

Today, I woke up an hour before my alarm with pain in my left side. It was not extreme, but it was enough that I couldn't get back to sleep. Breakfast (brown rice cake and skim milk) and 1 Zantac helped a little,...
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Latest med regimen

Posted 09-25-2010 at 12:33 PM by janewhite1

Morning:
1 Zantac
2 puffs Symbicort 80/4.5
Voltaren gel rubbed on knees

Before dinner:
1 puff Asmanex 220
1 Zantac
Voltaren

Bedtime:
Flonase, 2 sprays each nostril
More Voltaren
A little IcyHot on the hips

The Reglan worked, but it seemed to be making my asthma worse. As a last-ditch plan, I've quit taking the nortriptyline. It might possibly help my stomach, and if my stomach gets better,...
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So medicine works. How annoying!

Posted 09-24-2010 at 03:12 PM by janewhite1

Lately, the allergies have been getting pretty bad, and I couldn't sleep anyway, so I took a Benadryl. And when I woke up, my eyes weren't gummed shut, and my sinuses weren't congested, and my lungs felt so great I hardly wanted to bother taking my Symbicort. Then 4 hours later, it all came back.

Then I started having awful acid reflux in the afternoon. Somehow, not being able to take the Benadryl is worse now that I know how much it can help.

Weirdly, my allergist...
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