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    Hello Everyone, Since my esophagectomy 2 1/2 years ago, I have been taking 2- 20 mg prilosec a day. One in the morning, one at night. That is untill I recently discovered a new product.  This product is a highly concentrated oil made from Ginger Rhizome root, peppermint plant, caraway seed, coriander seed, anise seed, tarragon, and fennel seed.  The maker of the oil is doTERRA, the oil name is Digestzen....

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      Update: After another month with my stomach acting up off and on, and going through these awful spasms at least twice a week TWO and a HALF YEARS after surgery I believe I have FINALLY solved what was causing my dumping symptoms. I was drinking 40-60 grams of protein a day. Waking up in the middle of the night to eat. Exercising, and doing workout specifically for weight gain. All to get back to my pre-cancer weigh...

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        I dont have much new adivce to offer so ill repeat, STAY ON TOP OF THIS. I was diagnosed with stage 3 at 21 years old. Never had heart burn or reflux in my life. My only symptom was trouble swallowing food. So Search high and low for Dr.'s who will take this seriously and moniter closely. Best of luck to you! Heath

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          Dittoe on the apple! Everynight that I do eat an apple i have very little, if any heart burn. I prefer granny smith with a couple tbs of peanut butter. Popcorn helps as well, though not as good as an apple for some reason.  This combined with gas x has given me more comfort than ive had since before surgery 2.5 years ago.  All of these tips came from the site. Thank you to all who have posted helpful tips...

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            Hi Mark,  I had the same surgery as you back in july of 2012. I was diagnosed at 21 and had the surgery right after my 22nd birthday. I take 2 omeprazol a day one at morning and night to combat heartburn. To this day I have a dumping episode 2-3 times a month.  I had and still have cramps much like you describe, although mine have never been so severe that I throw up simultaniously. 6 months after surgery...

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              You're welcome. Sorry the responses are sort of cut and dry. But I'm responding from my phone, which I hate typing on. Hope all is well with you too!

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                I did Photo dynamic theropy (3 treatments), radiation,  chemo, and then finally an Ivor Lewis esophogectamy.  The surgery took about 4 inches of my esophagus and part of my stomach. That was over the course of about 7 months.  Today I feel fine. I eat a pretty normal diet with sightly smaller meals than before. I work full time and am about to finish college this coming year. I have heartburn issue bu...

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                  Diagnosed at 21. 2 year survivor.

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                    I did chemo and radiation both finishing up spring of 2012. I later had an esophagectomy in July. It was atleast 12 months from the finish of treatment that my fatigue left. Im pretty young, so with age that time frame may increase a bit. I can honestly say that at a year and a half (from treatment) I feel completely different.

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                      I had hiccups constantly. I think they prescribed bacclefin (sp?) and it greatly reduced them.

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