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Sep 5, 2012 · GERDS, Reflux, IBS, SIBO, Depression, in Digestive Health

Hello,
My name is Greg. I am 48 yrs. old. I have suffered with reflux and GERDS since I was a teenager. I was also diagnosed with depression/anxiety when I turned 21. Well, last year the GERDS got so bad that I went to the Mayo clinic in Phoenix. They tested me for two days, and sure enough the GERDS was bad. I also had a hiatal hernia. They did surgery three days later; Nissen Fundoplication. I felt great for nine-months. Then, bam!!! Stomach went crazy with pain and burning. Went back to Mayo to get checked out. They scoped me and found gastritis, SIBO, and two ulcers. This was a shock. I was told that these things had nothing to do with the Fundoplication, and sent home. Now, a year-and-a -half later, I’m getting proper treatment. Come to find out, there are NUMEROUS symptoms involved when gut flora is out of balance. It becomes a vicious cycle of overproduction of one system to deal with one issue, and that in turn creates other complications. I suggest anyone with fibromyalgia, chronicle fatigue, SIBO, any other G.I. conditions, or multiple odd symptoms google “Chris Kresser” and look for the related topic. Toxins, food allergies, and bacteria can create a nightmare. I would have sworn I had cancer, heart problems, or something along those lines, but it’s just microscopic bugs making my life Hell. I hope this post brings relief to all who are in need. Oh, I would explore this option before having the Fundoplication without a doubt.

Sep 5, 2012 · Does anyone have these symptoms along with IBS? in Digestive Health

You are very welcome. I felt some empowerment myself after reading his article. It makes very good sense when it’s put together in that way. I am on my quest to resolve this SIBO nonsense. Hopefully I’ve at least found the path I need to take. I’m glad it helped you. God Bless.

Sep 5, 2012 · Reversal of a fundoplication in Digestive Health

I found a great article. Google “Chris Kresser”. What did the doc have to say btw?

Sep 5, 2012 · Does anyone have these symptoms along with IBS? in Digestive Health

Google ” Chris Kresser”. He is a doctor who has an amazing article on intestinal issues. It’s fairly long, but just keep reading and I think you will get some answers and information to help you.

Sep 5, 2012 · someone please help me in About Kids & Teens

Hello,
I have been diagnosed with SIBO. I have been, and currently am experiencing many of the G.I. and health Problems that you are: stomach is terrible, vision is degraded, headaches, and so on. I have been to many doctors and spent thousands of dollars trying to get a proper diagnosis. I am finally seeing some hope. My new doctor is very sharp. But most of all he’s a real person and I trust him. He is testing my stool, my saliva, and everything else. When our intestines are out of whack, it wreaks havoc on our immune system, digestion, and overall health. The tests he is doing are not the typical ones most MD’s perform. He’s says there’s a reason for that: most tests are generalized and these are in depth and specific. He’s diagnosis is malabsorption of nutrients caused by bacterial overgrowth in my small intestine. This was confirmed by a Mayo Clinic G.I. I would suggest that you test for this. I have been on and off antidepressants for anxiety as well. I told them I don’t have depression or anxiety, but they wouldn’t listen. If your intestinal bacteria are not in balance, it can cause many, many conditions throughout your body. Google “Chris Kresser”, and read his articles and it will make more sense. I wish you well.

Aug 13, 2012 · Reversal of a fundoplication in Digestive Health

Hey Dennis. I know your pain buddy. I haven’t researched the reversal yet. I’m going to get scoped this Tuesday ( north and south pole) because this GI thinks I’ve got more than one thing going on. I literally have made my peace with God three times. Even though I did have a hernia, this doc says there’s a reason for so much acid. That reason he explained, is my body trying to control the bad bacteria in my small intestine. Well, over time somethings gotta give, and I developed GERDS. I’ve missed some work, but it’s getting worse. And I too am worried. My stomach, chest, or guts hurt all the time now. I’m being checked for Celiac disease, Crohns, diverticultis, IBS, and some others. Once I get these results I will see what this GI recommends. I will also talk to him about benefits of a reversal. I did have mine done at Mayo in Phoenix. Awesome female surgeon. I won’t ever go for surgery anyplace else. The only two things that give me some relief are, nexium, and keeping something in my stomach. I have been to a holistic doc. Spent about $600.00 on supplements. Got some relief. Short-lived though. My advice Dennis, for what it’s worth is to see if you’ve got something secondary that’s causing your symptoms. In the meantime, I will be researching the pros and cons of a reversal and let u know what I find out ok. Hang in there buddy. I know it’s miserable. But you’re not alone. I’m on the Internet every night talking with people about this. There’s an overload if opinions though. It’s hard to sort through it all, but I’m pretty damn perserverant, and tired of feeling like this. Try nexium for now is all I’ve right now. You may have also developed ulcers post surgery like I did. Take care.

Aug 11, 2012 · Reversal of a fundoplication in Digestive Health

I had the Nissan fundiplication about a year and a half ago. I felt amazing for nine-months. Then, one day my stomach was burning, aching, you name it. I went back to the mayo clinic and got scoped to check the wrap. Well, the GI said the wrap was good and that he also checked me for SIBO. Sure enough, I have it. Along with two ulcers. I was also wondering about a reversal of the surgery. I still have GURDS, and recently found out from a GI in Texas that two-thirds of people who have had this surgery still require acid blockers. So I think I wasted a lot of money, but am not sure if the surgery caused the SIBO. if it did, I will definitely have it reversed. I am worse than I was pre-procedure. So maybe see if you have developed SIBO as well. Good Luck in your quest.