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failed interventions for nausea, dry heaves, and acid regurgitation

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  • Posted By: shawnall
  • June 29, 2009
  • 03:50 AM

I am 28 years old. 3 years ago I started having severe nausea and dry heaving several times per day. It would last for about 2 months, then stop, then start up again. Doctor said it was kidney stones. After a year, I developed upper respiratory symptoms and lost my voice; doctor said it was reflux. Had ultrasound as I did have some pain in back between shoulder blades, everything was normal. X-ray showed no hernia. Took a number of medicines, including Prilosec, Nexium, or Aciphex twice per day as well as Zantac or Pepcid AC twice a day. I also altered my diet. I started taking Reglan and switched to Phenagran because of side effects (though it is not any better). Six weeks ago I had a laproscopic fundoplication; they also found a small hernia and repaired it. Surgeon said I was okay to go back to regular activities after 1 week, including working out and working to comfort. I am a physical therapist in a hospital and do a lot of dependent patient transfers, but he said that was fine. I did not do any strenuous work out for 3 weeks and did not do heavy lifting for 4.5 weeks. About 10 days ago, I started having bad nausea as well as dry heaving and vomiting again. The past two days I have also had regurgitation and upper respiratory symptoms as well. I have reserached time and time again to see if there is something else it may be, but I am at my end. Any suggestions?

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