Posted , 4 users are following.
I'm new to this forum and will endeavour to keep things as brief as possible.
Around 20 years ago I underwent surgery for a hiatus hernia and acid reflux, I was in a lot of discomfort and only in my late twenties at the time. Overall the surgery worked reasonably well, even if the recovery took an age (almost 5 months to get right).
About three weeks ago I developed violent heartburn and back pain whilst laid in bed, I have slept with my bed raised 4" for years but this made no difference. I have taken a maintainence does of 10 mg Omeprazole for years and when I have any difficulties (although I've never experienced any like this) I up it to 20mg. Having tried this for a few days and putting up with intense burning between my shoulder blades and chest I increased my dose to 2 x 20mg, one in the morning and one in the evening. Still no better I booked in to see my GP, he has upped my dose to 80mg, included Gaviscon and thinks my original repair may have failed.
Due to the dosages I'm on at the moment I feel absolutely terrible. I'm drowsy, have diarrhoea and still have all the pain.
My question is has anyone had a repair repaired, is it possible and what was the success rate? I am quite honestly not prepared to spend the rest of my life feeling like this!
1 like, 24 replies