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Hi all. Had the Linx device implanted three weeks and two days ago (in the UK). I was only able to eat normally for one day after the op, and then the troubles started. Severe disphagia, I was not able to eat or drink for three days and was back in hospital on a drip to rehydrate me, and a balloon inflation. Seemed to work for a couple of days, than it all started again and I had to go back for another inflation. I still have very strong esophageal spasms, I am now on Baclofen to relax the muscles, but most of the times when I eat the device won't open and I end up throwing up the food that accumulates at the bottom of the esophagus.
Still lots of problems eating, I can only manage tiny morsels, chewed to pulp, and that fills my stomach with air. Then I cannot expel the air because the Linx won't open to release it. I found that drinking fizzy drinks helps, as the fizz probably builds up more pressure and makes the device open.
I had two gastroscopies and the surgeon is 100% sure that the ring is not too tight. He reckons it is a question of the scar tissue needing to heal, and then things will improve. I have total faith in him, and he is, to be honest, as baffle as I am because he has performed over 20 of these operations and never had any issues. I am probably the 0.01% case where things go wrong.
I see that most of these posts are quite old, so to those of you that had the procedure, please tell me things will improve! Right now I am ready to take the thing out myself!
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