Ulcer, chronic gastritis, Nissen - Endless stomach problems

Posted by gabigirl26 @gabigirl26, Mar 11, 2019

I can't find my original post so sending this as a general question/second opinion. I have had 3 Nissen Fundoplication repairs to fix a large hiatal hernia that migrated to my chest cavity. The first two came undone within 1 year. The third time they did the repair and also a Wedge Gastroplasty to make my esophogus longer. I have had chronic nausea ever since but dealt with it without many issues. I continued to have to be on reflux meds due to this nausea. Went to a new GI since the past few months swallowing feels difficult or uncomfortable and have been having pain unrelated to eating meals. Hurt with meals and sometimes without. Had an EGD and they saw an ulcer and chronic gastritis. Nissen is in tact. Barium swallow showed no abnormalities. Now i am on meds for the ulcer, increased reflux meds, and on a bland diet until the end of next month when they check on the ulcer again. Has anyone else had this many issues with their stomach? I am starting to feel like it will never be better. It is always something every time. I have had to visit the ER several times for the pain. Any one have thoughts on this? Thanks!!

Gabigirl! I also am having issues. I have pain at times just below middle chest, had my esphogus stretched 11 years ago and have been on omeprazole ever since. Last week had chicken salad that got stuck. Pain in same spot. Seems to feel better when I eat. Going to gastro tomorrow. No issues with swallowing, just that chicken salad, won’t eat chicken until the doctors.

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I’m so sorry you have these issues! It makes my complaints mild. I’ve had issues it seems all my life. People who don’t have no idea how difficult it can be!

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@jobarbara I am sorry to hear of so many others having issues as well. 🙁 I was so surprised the barium swallow came back normal because I feel like I can feel the food going all the way down super slow and it is nauseating at times. Have you had one of those yet? @dstb83bb I agree. It is tough to explain to people at times.

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@gabigirl26

@jobarbara I am sorry to hear of so many others having issues as well. 🙁 I was so surprised the barium swallow came back normal because I feel like I can feel the food going all the way down super slow and it is nauseating at times. Have you had one of those yet? @dstb83bb I agree. It is tough to explain to people at times.

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Gabigirl! Yes when I was first diagnosed with gird 11 years ago. Will see what gastro says tomorrow, I would like him to do endoscopy to make sure everything is ok. I’ve had ultra sound and CT scans last year and everything was normal.

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@jobarbara

Gabigirl! Yes when I was first diagnosed with gird 11 years ago. Will see what gastro says tomorrow, I would like him to do endoscopy to make sure everything is ok. I’ve had ultra sound and CT scans last year and everything was normal.

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good luck!!

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@gabigirl26

@jobarbara I am sorry to hear of so many others having issues as well. 🙁 I was so surprised the barium swallow came back normal because I feel like I can feel the food going all the way down super slow and it is nauseating at times. Have you had one of those yet? @dstb83bb I agree. It is tough to explain to people at times.

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I have had so many tests. I didn’t think the barium swallow would be easy to manage. I did okay but was told I was having issues swallowing – duh, lol. I had jackhammer esophagus. The pressure has subsided since the Poem procedure. However, I do still feel like things are hung in my throat. I haven’t had my post op visit so hoping for answers.

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@dstb83bb

I have had so many tests. I didn’t think the barium swallow would be easy to manage. I did okay but was told I was having issues swallowing – duh, lol. I had jackhammer esophagus. The pressure has subsided since the Poem procedure. However, I do still feel like things are hung in my throat. I haven’t had my post op visit so hoping for answers.

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Wow! I hope that you can get some answers too and some relief. I had my gastric emptying study today…I have had them in the past and it comes back normal but we will see.

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Well my gastric emptying study came back and it showed my stomach empties extremely slow. I was told there is nothing you can do for that except eat small meals several times a day. It is always something. I guess all I can do is treat the ulcer and see what happens. How is everyone doing?

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Gabigirl26, I just got my post checkup yesterday for my Nissen unwrap. I had been on a liquid diet for approximately 2 weeks. Yesterday was my first day back at eating solid foods. I basically had one meal that I broke into two. When I went to eat the other half of my pancakes and potatoes, the pancakes went down well but the potatoes seem to have gotten stuck. I started belching and all my food came up. Have you experienced this? This was my original problem prior to the wrap. I had my gallbladder removed because of this and then the wrap. My doctor put me on an acid reducer yesterday for 4 weeks when I told him that my pureed meal that I had on Sunday seemed to have a hard time going down. I also experience a lot of bloating after eating. Do you experience that too? As I laid out in my story in February, this all started after my hysterectomy and the wrap just added another dimension to it. I will continue to search for answers to my problem. I really am thankful for all that have been sharing their stories. It lets me know that I am not alone. Keep the faith.

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@gabigirl26

Well my gastric emptying study came back and it showed my stomach empties extremely slow. I was told there is nothing you can do for that except eat small meals several times a day. It is always something. I guess all I can do is treat the ulcer and see what happens. How is everyone doing?

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hello Gabgirl26, i have an ulcer too,first i had an h-pylori, taken a lot of antibiotics, after i went for a gastroscopy and was told i have an ulcer, i am taking prilosec, but i still have pain in the stomach and also in my right hand side, i was wondering if you have the same symptoms, ty in advance, hope for a reply

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I HAVE BEEN READING THROUGH THE POST’S ON DIGESTIVE HEALTH AND FOUND HELPFUL INFORMATION. ONE THING I HAVE READ IN A FEW OF THE POSTS IS DRINKING FLUIDS. I CANT BECAUSE ITS MY ENEMY DUE TO SURGERY I HAVE HAD. FLUID PUTS A WALL UP NOTHING CAN GET THROUGH LIMIT TO DIFFERENT TIMES OF THE DAY. I HAVE TO USE A LASIX FOR RELEIF. I DO RETAIN FLUID AND NEED HELP TO EMPTY MY BLADDER. THIS AREA OF MY BODY HAS A NUMBER OF PROBLEMS. IF THERE IS ANY ONE OUT THERE THAT MAYBE HAVE SOME ADVICE I WOULD APPRECIATE IT. THANKS TERESA

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@fde11

hello Gabgirl26, i have an ulcer too,first i had an h-pylori, taken a lot of antibiotics, after i went for a gastroscopy and was told i have an ulcer, i am taking prilosec, but i still have pain in the stomach and also in my right hand side, i was wondering if you have the same symptoms, ty in advance, hope for a reply

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I am sorry to hear you are going through that. I have been having so much pain for a while now. I was told after my last gastric emptying study that I have severe gastroparesis but that not much you can do about it. I am not convinced my pain is all from my ulcer because they said it is small. I have had multiple Nissen surgeries and feel like I have never been the same since. I am on Sucralate twice a day which helps with the ulcer I think. Have they had you take anything other than prilosec? They have me on Protonix, Sucralate, and Zantac. I hope you can get some help soon!! Probiotics are so important when taking antibiotics

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I was going through similar situation with my nissen. Having that done was worse thing I ever had done. Still had reflux but I also had delayed gastric emptying, bloating, hypoglycemia, all from the nissen. I searched and went to a different doctor. On 3/15 I underwent a gastroectomy where they removed 80% of my stomach and reconnected my intestines in a y. Even though it's only been a week and a half I already have relief. I have no reflux, no sugar drops. I now just have to heal

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@claytamos

I was going through similar situation with my nissen. Having that done was worse thing I ever had done. Still had reflux but I also had delayed gastric emptying, bloating, hypoglycemia, all from the nissen. I searched and went to a different doctor. On 3/15 I underwent a gastroectomy where they removed 80% of my stomach and reconnected my intestines in a y. Even though it's only been a week and a half I already have relief. I have no reflux, no sugar drops. I now just have to heal

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Hi, I had my Nissen reversed on 2/28. It has been approximately 4 weeks and my digestive system is thankful for it. I don't have reflux really at all, but I do still have gas build up especially after I void. Do you experience that? If so, has any of your doctors pinpointed where it is coming from and how to eliminate it? I appreciate any feedback that you can give on this if any. I pray that you would heal quickly and get back to doing the things that you couldn't do with your digestive problems. Have a great day.

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I had bloating and gas all the time after the Nissen. They suspended they damaged the vagus nerve during the Nissen surgery. For me Pepto pills worked best. But Pepto can constipate you if you take too much. Try that or simethicone. It's too early to tell if the new surgery has corrected that.

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