Update: insomnia, reflux and hypoglycemia
I still have reflux, regurgitation and gnawing stomach pain - but it has been drastically reduced by taking nexium twice a day and 300mg Zantac at bedtime. It took a while, but I believe the Zantac has a lot to do with the increased quality of my sleep. I alternate between sleeping flat and using a wedge pillow. Anyway, I'm seeing my forth GI. He and his office are incredible! They performs esophagus motility test, upper barium test, another EGD with pH monitoring for something like 3 days. The tests showed that I was mostly normal physiologically speaking. I only had some inflammation of the lower esophagus. But the pH monitor showed that I had prolonged periods of reflux. I am now scheduled to have TIF surgery on 1/31/13.
I had a 7-day continuous blood glucose monitor set up by my dietician. It showed the occasional lows during the day - mostly in the morning. My hypoglycemia remains under control as long as I have a regular eating schedule. That is sometimes very hard for me since I have an irregular schedule due to classes. I did fall down a set of stairs while experiencing low blood sugar symptoms. I tore the medial meniscus in my knee which hurts and is really annoying. It made me realize how low blood sugar is a serious problem and I need to be more responsible. I'm still trying to do it right. It really requires a commitment and I'm doing the best I can. I am a little but nervous about this liquid diet business following TIF surgery. I'm also lactose intolerant, so I'm planning on buying some of the GI's dietician's suggestions to see how well I tolerate them before I need to live on them.