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can't even seem to eat anymore or after, I'm forced to vomit

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I'm a 18 year old female and I been suffering with Acid Reflux for about 7 months now. I was infected with the H pylori infection back in September and since then I been to several doctors including an Gastroenterologist. I've taken every kind of medication from Acid Reflux, Nexium to AcipHex etc. and also all the antibiotics for the infection such as Amoxicillin and Clarithromycin. I also been watching my diet. I have gave several blood, urine tests. Few days ago had an endoscopy done and gave a stool test. Everything came back normal and I told that the infection is no longer in my system. Every doctor has said that it's all from stress and anxiety. I don't have any pain or heartburn yet nothing and I mean NOTHING would stop this awful nausea I have day and night and belching. I wake up with it and it lasts the whole day then I go to sleep with it. I can't take it anymore it's so bad that I can't even seem to eat anymore or after I do I'm forced to make myself vomit. Please help.


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replied May 2nd, 2011
Acid Reflux Answer A22540
Hello and welcome to e health forum.

From the description provided it seems that you have a extreme form of GERD, which is not responsive to medical therapy. In such cases, surgery can be a good alternative to relieve the severe symptoms.

Gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD, occurs when the lower esophageal sphincter (LES) does not close properly, and stomach contents splash back, or reflux, into the esophagus.

The basic problem in patients with reflux disease is a defective lower esophageal sphincter (LES). If the LES is loose, then the barrier between the stomach and esophagus is compromised and gastric juice and food are allowed to flow freely back into the esophagus.

The most common surgical procedure performed for treatment of GERD is a Nissen fundoplication. This procedure done laparoscopically with small incisions, with patients having less pain and leaving the hospital sooner and returning to normal activity sooner too. The success rate of this operation is excellent, with immense patient satisfaction and 90% of patients are free of heartburn after the operation.

You might benefit by consulting with a gastroenterologist who can examine you and discuss the possibility of the surgery.

I hope this helps.


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