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Anyone diagnosed with viral pancreatitis that led to GERD?

I have read all the posts on GERD here, but am wondering if my experience rings any bells. I experienced weakness and acute pain in my hands and feet one night last July. The next day I also had acute pain in my chest and right side. I was hospitalized for 2 weeks with a diagnosis of acute viral syndrome, leading to ileus and pancreatitis. After the NG tube was removed, I began coughing violently, bringing up a lot of mucous. My primary care dr. said it was allergic post nasal drip. The antihistamine he gave me did not help, so I went to an ENT, who said my throat was being irritated by stomach acid. I have lost 25 lbs. and am still coughing and bringing up mucous. I lost my voice completely for six weeks, now get hoarse and sometimes lose it from talking. I cough so hard I lose control of my bladder. My MD's say it is acid reflux caused by nerve damage to my esophagus from the virus. I am on 80 mg a day of Aciphex, which makes me feel like I have swallowed a bagful of rocks. I have no stamina, am usually in bed by 8 or 9 and sleep until my cough wakes my up around 3 a.m. What I am wondering is if anyone else has had this and whether it finally just gets better or do I have to get used to feeling like this forever?
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With the onset Did you have heartburn after all meals and How did your stomach feel when empty?
Is Aciphex the only drug they tried you on?
I am trying different drugs to help with the GERD, Heartburn, weight loss as well.
What did they say was your diagnosis?
I wake up early am with gnawing stomach pain and have a strict diet.
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Heartburn has not been a big problem. It's the cough that disrupts my life. The diagnosis is reflux due to nerve and muscle damage from an acute viral syndrome. I do have the early morning stomach pain, sometimes nausea. On 80 mg of Aciphex, that is much better. My doctor has suggested fundoplication surgery as a possible solution, but has not made a final decision. I keep hoping the effects of the virus will eventually wear off on their own. That's why I would like to find someone who had the viral problem and has gotten over it.
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Dear Emmy, I have a similar problem no staminah and I am a X -Olympic wrestler to be, figure that one out. I have had every test under the sun done to me and everything comes up NEG. except for the Ultrasound it shows "Gall Bladder Sludge" which they don't know what to do. I also have a burn in my stomach when I urinate or *** when I have intercoarse. Can anybody help..Thanks Robert
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