Acid Reflux and its Symptoms

Posted by mwarenski @mwarenski, Feb 13, 2017

Does anyone have a variety of symptoms associated with Acid Reflux that are chronic? Such as chest pain, back pain, weird tastes, etc.? Please tell me your symptoms. A little worried here…thinking it may be something more serious.

@citygirlannie

No, I have silent reflux,. Part of my surgery was a fundoplication part of my stomach was wrapped around my esophagus. My vagus nerve was damaged. I no longer have a digestive system.

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Thankyou for that info. I have been taking vitamin since my breast cancer. My oncologist said I needed it. My breast cancer was in 2002 and I had a double mastectomy at Sloan Kettering in New York City. They said d3 is something they give their cancer patients too. Most everyone living in the north east is low and I was too. Now thanks to you I know it’s good for this too. THANKYOU

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I have Gerd really bad and take 40mg of Omeprazole 2 times a day.. When I stop taking it for a month,t he stabbing pains return in full force.. It feels like I drank boric acid as well , when eating certain foods…. I had to stop drinking coffee all together that has helped.. Hope you feel better soon..

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@citygirlannie

I had hernia repair surgery 2 years ago. It left me with gastroparesis. I just found out I have another hernia. I am taking protonix 2x’s a day.

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Hi @l3440r,

You may wish to view this Mayo Clinic News article about “Several factors to consider before treatment for Barrett’s esophagus” http://newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/mayo-clinic-q-and-a-several-factors-to-consider-before-treatment-for-barretts-esophagus/

I’m also tagging Mentor @kdubois to see if she has any more insight.

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@kanaazpereira

Hello @l3440r,

Since you mentioned Stage 1A adenocarcinoma, I would also encourage you to view this discussion in the Cancer group on Connect:
– Esophageal cancer….transitioning to food https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/esophageal-cancer-transitioning-to-food/
Please feel free to scroll through the conversation and tag members.

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Stage 3 achalesia not carcinoma

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@travelgirl

I have Gerd really bad and take 40mg of Omeprazole 2 times a day.. When I stop taking it for a month,t he stabbing pains return in full force.. It feels like I drank boric acid as well , when eating certain foods…. I had to stop drinking coffee all together that has helped.. Hope you feel better soon..

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Thanks i als have been on pantrapozole and others 2 times a day for a long time. Have altered diet. Right now problem is worsening. Seeking treatment. Thanj you i Hope you feel better

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@travelgirl

I have Gerd really bad and take 40mg of Omeprazole 2 times a day.. When I stop taking it for a month,t he stabbing pains return in full force.. It feels like I drank boric acid as well , when eating certain foods…. I had to stop drinking coffee all together that has helped.. Hope you feel better soon..

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I don’t know where you live but I strongly recommend the Mayo Clinic in Rochester. It might be far for you, but I travel 1200 miles to get there. The gastroenterology Department there is fantastic.

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@travelgirl

I have Gerd really bad and take 40mg of Omeprazole 2 times a day.. When I stop taking it for a month,t he stabbing pains return in full force.. It feels like I drank boric acid as well , when eating certain foods…. I had to stop drinking coffee all together that has helped.. Hope you feel better soon..

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Where do you live’. I live in Dallas and need to find a doctor beyond just my gastroenterologist who does the scopes. I have had four scopes over the past 8 years with two ablations in the past six months and one EMR IN JUne. Who is your doctor at Mayo.? I will consider going there perhaps. I have been to a surgeon at MDAnderson in Houston. But I do not need a surgeon any more he tells me. So I don’t know a plan beyond the next ablation.

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I live in Kalispell MT but moving to Oregon soon. I see Dr Kenneth Wang at the Mayo Clinic. Here is a link to his Mayo bio,hope this is allowed. http://www.mayo.edu/research/faculty/wang-kenneth-k-m-d/bio-00025827

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I saw Dr Burdick
at Phoenix Mayo and had Linx surgery by Dr. Harold there also, it is a excellent facility if you don’t want to travel all the way east.

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@citygirlannie

I had hernia repair surgery 2 years ago. It left me with gastroparesis. I just found out I have another hernia. I am taking protonix 2x’s a day.

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What is a wrap or linx? You are the only person I have heard from who has had the same treatment as me with the RFA and resection. I am so pleased to hear that you have gotten over the high dysplasia. Where do you live/have you always been treated at Mayo in Rochester? I would love to visited further with you if you could call me. I am trying to decide if it would be beneficial to go there myself. I go to a gastroenterologist here in Dallas and take 80 mg of protenix a day but feel I will need someone else to try to cure the BE since they have confirmed a cancer cell stage 1a. The only treatment offered to me is doing the RFA treatments and surveilence for the rest of my life. I want some assurance of cure.

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@citygirlannie

I had hernia repair surgery 2 years ago. It left me with gastroparesis. I just found out I have another hernia. I am taking protonix 2x’s a day.

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Hi @dandl48, unfortunately, I don’t have experience with Barrett’s. a question though… since you can’t have the nissen wrap, are they able to perform the LINX surgery, or do the same restrictions apply? Best of luck with your up-and-coming Mayo visit. Keep us posted.

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@citygirlannie

I had hernia repair surgery 2 years ago. It left me with gastroparesis. I just found out I have another hernia. I am taking protonix 2x’s a day.

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I’m going to ask again about LINX next Monday when I’m back at Mayo. I think my hernia is too large for it.

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