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Acid reflux started about three years ago, and has gotten progressively worse. I saw the gastro that was most "renowned" in the area, she gave me Nexium, which does nothing to help the symptoms. Did endoscopy, found a small hiatel hernia, she recommended the "top surgeon" in the region, due to his cutting edge use of robotics. Had the surgery, which revealed a much larger tear in the diaphragm- in surgery for several hours, including a valvuoplasty (spelling?). Inpatient for 8 days, started to feel normal again. This normal lasted for about 8 weeks, and that was in March of last year. It has progressiely gotten worse- so bad now that i skip eating and have lost over 35 pounds. I am starting to see a new gastro in a different hospital- he was immediately concerned, so now i have a CT scan and another endoscopy net week. I honestly can't take this anymore, Heartburn now happens at all times of the day, even if i havent eaten. I have cut out all suspect foods, just so tired of this. Hoping this new doctor can help. I am now on two PPIs, which we all know can have horrible side effects- cannot take these for the rest of my life. Anybody out there been through something like this.?
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