Hiatal Hernia. What helps?

Posted by betterb4 @betterb4, Feb 13, 2017

I was just diagnosed with a small hiatal hernia but I’m feeling pretty miserable. I was a perfectly healthy person and this all started a couple months ago. It started with a feeling of a “lump” at the bottom of my esophagus (or top of my stomach). Sometimes I had a burning feeling in my esophagus. I mentioned it with my gastroenterologist before a routine colonoscopy; she pretty much dismissed it but immediately put me on Prilosec in the morning and Zantac.It really doesn’t help very much. before bed. I had and EGD and she diagnosed and irritated esophagus and stomach and a small hiatal hernia.
I have now given up coffee, wine, chocolate, beef, tomatoes and eating after dinner (everyday the list grows.) We have propped our bed at an angle. I am afraid to eat. She insists that the hernia is not causing this, but it must be. I’m in my 50’s, perfect weight and have never even had heartburn. If this doesn’t improve soon, I am thinking of going to Mayo for a full evaluation. I can’t live this way and I DO NOT want to be on medicine the rest of my life.

I saw Dr. M. Halland at Mayo MN..he gave me 3 tests and diagnosed my failed Nissen that had been done in central Iowa..He referred me to a Nutritionist and even to a Physical therapist…there at Mayo MN… Gastropanesis is so different in how different people find what works for them… I eat a lot of NUTs…Trail mix.. with a wide variety of different nuts.. I mix my own using a Costco Trail mix as a base.. adding unsalted Mixed nuts, dried Cranberries, dried apricots, and more M and Ms.. Depending on the day I pick and choose out of that big jar on my counter… I also make a great Caprese Salad.. tomatoes, mozzarella Cheese, adding avocado… and even grilled persimmons on a rare occasion… with olive oil and reduced Balsamic …or Saba dressing..
After my Nissen I was in the Hospital 9 days… I lost 50 pounds … I think they sent me home to waste away… After the GI doc in Central Iowa tried to prescribe a non FDA Drug… I went to Mayo to get the best advice… I have gained back half of that wait loss… and I get to eat desserts… no problem.. Ken..

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Hi, I have been experiencing severe left sided pain and pressure with chronic constipation for two years now with no concrete answers. I have had every test you can think of and the only definite findings are a non alcoholic fatty liver and a hiatal hernia which has gotten bigger in the past year. I have had 2 endoscopes with show constant inflammation in the stomach but test neg for the H pylori. I also have a great deal of pressure in the diaphragm and feel terrible all the time, so was wondering if anyone else has had similar symptoms as I have been told some of mine are A typical, but I can't live like this anymore. I also have heartburn and a terrible tightening or spasm type feelings in the upper abdomen. Any input would be greatly appreciated*

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@astaingegerdm

@iksuffolk – I used to take it years ago!! Works so well. I have it seen it in stores lately. Will try Amazon too. Used to take it before tomato dishes- and wine!

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I am interested in the product you call Relief. Is that the actual name of the product? I looked on Amazon but did not see. I am on prescription meds for hernia and too much acid in my stomach. Nexium helped but this sounded like it enabled you to have something that you have not been able to eat fir some time
Appreciate any info
Arlene

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@arlwil – the product is called Prelief

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@astaingegerdm

@arlwil – the product is called Prelief

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What does it do?

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@murphy1231213

What does it do?

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@murphy1231213 – my understanding is that it neutralizes acidic food/drink as it reaches the stomach.

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@astaingegerdm

@murphy1231213 – my understanding is that it neutralizes acidic food/drink as it reaches the stomach.

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Yes, it Works…purchase AMAZON/Walmart

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@arlwil

I am interested in the product you call Relief. Is that the actual name of the product? I looked on Amazon but did not see. I am on prescription meds for hernia and too much acid in my stomach. Nexium helped but this sounded like it enabled you to have something that you have not been able to eat fir some time
Appreciate any info
Arlene

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I purchase from Amazon..larger bottles than what’s sold Walmart. Couple dollars cheaper – Recd next day.

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That sounds interesting

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The product Prelief contains Calcium… Please have your doctor monitor your calcium levels. You can take too much. It can also interfere with some drugs.. so talk to your pharmacist. It also has a warning it may contain lead. Some take a papaya supplement.. need to be careful with that one too. Research carefully any supplements before taking them.

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My doctor put me on zegerid (now it’s over the counter) for about a year. Now I just take it if I have a flare up.

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@koryn

Hi, I have been experiencing severe left sided pain, pressure under and around the rib area with chronic constipation for two years now with no concrete answers. I have had every test you can think of and the only definite findings are a non alcoholic fatty liver and a hiatal hernia which has gotten bigger in the past year. I have had 2 endoscopes with show constant inflammation in the stomach but test neg for the H pylori. I also have a great deal of pressure in the diaphragm and my throat always feels irritated.  so was wondering if anyone else has had similar symptoms as I have been told some of mine are A typical for a HH, but I can't live like this anymore. I get a terrible tightening or spasm type feelings in the upper abdomen. Also if I lay on my right side I feel a pulling sensation_ Any input would be greatly appreciated*

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Hi , I have had the same symptoms for years. I was admitted to the hospital in 2013 . The pain in my left side was 10. They said it was diverticulitis. I eat a lot of nuts. At that time I was eating them by the pounds. I did not realize what I was doing to my digestive system.

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@catt8722

Hi , I have had the same symptoms for years. I was admitted to the hospital in 2013 . The pain in my left side was 10. They said it was diverticulitis. I eat a lot of nuts. At that time I was eating them by the pounds. I did not realize what I was doing to my digestive system.

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I had a colonoscopy and they ruled that out 🙁 , my pain and pressure are higher, upper chest area and under left rib. Thank you and I hope all is well for you now.

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@koryn

Hi, I have been experiencing severe left sided pain, pressure under and around the rib area with chronic constipation for two years now with no concrete answers. I have had every test you can think of and the only definite findings are a non alcoholic fatty liver and a hiatal hernia which has gotten bigger in the past year. I have had 2 endoscopes with show constant inflammation in the stomach but test neg for the H pylori. I also have a great deal of pressure in the diaphragm and my throat always feels irritated.  so was wondering if anyone else has had similar symptoms as I have been told some of mine are A typical for a HH, but I can't live like this anymore. I get a terrible tightening or spasm type feelings in the upper abdomen. Also if I lay on my right side I feel a pulling sensation_ Any input would be greatly appreciated*

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What about esophagus spasms?

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@cim37343

What about esophagus spasms?

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I'm not sure as I will have to look that up but I do get horrible upper abdominal spasms that almost feel like a charlie horse there. I have minimal gerd but I at times feel like liquid and food are going down on the left side and not where they should 🙁 . Thank you for the suggestion I am going to google esophagus spasms now.

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