Barrett''name''url''name''url''name''url''name''url''name''url''name''url''name''url''name''url''name''url''name''url''name''url''name''url''name''url''name''url''name''url''name''url''name''url''name''url''name''url''name''url''name''url''name''url''name''url''t have coffee, tomatoes, spicy food or a glass of wine every now and then. I am very health conscious and follow mostly a vegetarian diet with the occasional "" treat but the fact that I have food restrictions doesn''re talking about foods such as tomatoes and citrus fruits which are so delicious and good for you. I know that I should not be eating late at night and should only have small meals but I''t so now I can''t see any other choice but to try and avoid all the foods that exacerbate the symptoms. To be honest, I feel great when I don''t be this stressful. It is supposed to be one of the pleasures in life. I know you guys understand me but I do not wish this upon anybody. I feel that my friends sometimes think that I am exaggerating but when you feel this way, there is no way that you can shake it off, no matter how positive a person you may be. Believe me, I am far from being a "" but I am tired of feeling this way and would do anything to be like a normal person. Meanwhile, I am doing all that I can to cope and hope that by eliminating the foods that trigger my symptoms will alleviate my distress. Stay strong, people!
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In 2009, I was managing our family business. I''m got so thin, I lost 4 kilograms. Three weeks later, I was admitted again with the same signs and symptoms because I was accustomed to eating even when I felt full. That was more horrible than my previous hospitalization. I was discharged after 7 days.
From those experiences, I now keep a much more strict diet. I avoid alcoholic and carbonated beverages, I avoid stress, and I only eat small frequent meals. But sometimes I still experience bloating. I am still researching GERD for more information.
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Been treated for GERD for 3 months after complaining of chest pain and burning sensation on my chest and back. Recently (December) I have had chest burning again and this time it’s serious as its now 24-hr. Went to a doctor, thinks I have anxiety but told me to do barium meal test. I did but told me my esophagus is not too narrow. I went to another specialist who told me I might need a surgery. I don''t have much experience in diagnosing these problems.
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I grew up with two parents who had constant heartburn. Dad always had antacids in his pocket and mom kept them on her nightstand. I just thought it was a thing that all adults suffered from. So when I started to suffer from heartburn in college, I didn’t think of it as something I should seek treatment for. I just started buying big bottles of antacids and sleeping on a pile of pillows to elevate my head. I put on too much weight during grad school, and between eating a students’ poor diet, the excess weight, and the stress, heartburn became just a way of life.
When I was about 30 I got a job at a hospital. One of the doctors saw me popping antacids after lunch and asked if I had ever talked to my doctor about my heartburn. He was shocked that I had never even mentioned it! I consider myself an educated person but that was the first time I heard that long term heartburn can be a sign of GERD, and that going too long untreated, GERD can lead to esophageal cancer.
I found a doctor in the hospital who was doing a clinical trial on people with untreated GERD. I got a free endoscopy as part of the trial, and I was lucky to find that I didn’t have any damage to my esophagus despite years without treatment. I was told to follow up with my primary care doctor and get treatment. She put me on a proton pump inhibitor and I can’t tell you how amazing it was – I took the first pill, and that night for the first time in years I didn’t have heartburn! She told me I’d probably need to be on PPIs the rest of my life if I didn’t want the heartburn to come back.
I started trying to make other changes – eating smaller dinners and not eating right before bedtime – and within a few months I was able to cut back to one pill every other day. But boy if I forgot which day I was on and missed a pill, the GERD came back with a vengeance.
It took another five years for me to find the willpower to start making serious changes to improve my health. I started bicycling in 2008, and started losing a lot of weight. Part of my diet plan was to stop eating at all after about 3pm. Now I no longer need the PPIs.
Difference Between Reflux And Gerd Heartburn Relief (👍 Symptoms) | Difference Between Reflux And Gerd Home Remedieshow to Difference Between Reflux And Gerd for However, this doesn’t mean I’m “cured” of my GERD. I still have to use antacids on the rare occasions that I eat too close to bedtime or have too large of a meal. It’s still there, waiting for me to slip back into bad habits, and it always will be. It’s just like any other chronic disease. I just wish I had learned earlier that heartburn is not something you have to live with, that treatments and lifestyle changes exist that can help. Good luck to all of you who are still struggling.
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I had a stomach stapling in 1985 to save my life. That it did but in the end, how much am I losing? I started having reflux immediately after surgery. The doctor didn''t matter. I wake up coughing choking and vomiting. Not a pretty sight. I find myself becoming more and more despondent. The newest problems relating to this disease is wheezing, coughing and body aches and chills. The aches and chills last one day and may not come back for a week or two but everything else remains. Every day I live with the fear that I will aspirate one last time and die. The stapling caused more problems than imagined and none of them were even discussed as being a possibility. I lost almost 200 lbs but regained 80 which is typical with a stapling. I fear now that I have acquired asthma as a result of this horrific disease.
My gall bladder was removed over 10 years ago but I have suffered from constant heartburn ever since. I was eventually sent for a barium swallow which confirmed that I had a large reflux that was originally treated with Prevacid. Over time that medication was changed to Nexium. Just recently I returned to the doctor as I was experiencing an increase in heartburn. I was sent for another barium swallow. I went to a different lab than the first test.
Today I was at a doctor for unrelated issues and inquired about the test result. According to this lab, I have NO reflux at all. Now I’m confused because I have read that this doesn’t heal itself. I was seen by a nurse practitioner who was unable to answer my questions. How do I know which test has the correct the 1 last update 2020/07/10 diagnosis and maybe I have been taking medication unnecessarily for years?Today I was at a doctor for unrelated issues and inquired about the test result. According to this lab, I have NO reflux at all. Now I’m confused because I have read that this doesn’t heal itself. I was seen by a nurse practitioner who was unable to answer my questions. How do I know which test has the correct diagnosis and maybe I have been taking medication unnecessarily for years?
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Can anybody out there give me any help please. I have recently been diagnosed with GERD after suffering for a while with almost constant heartburn and a feeling of a lump in my throat. I had a barium swallow which diagnosed the acid reflux which has now been constant for almost 3 months now. I have no idea what triggered it off but it is awful all day apart from first thing in the morning. Then as soon as the day goes on it creeps up and gets worse and worse. I have tried avoiding all the usual triggers and have also had 2 very unsuccessful attempts on PPIs. After trying the first for 3 weeks I stopped as there was no change at all and it ended up making me feel worse. With the second I have been on them for almost a month (2 a day 30mg) and again no change whatsoever. It is making me very low. I was also diagnosed with depression but after taking an SSRI for a while I had to stop because of a serious side-effect. I have yet to go back to my doctor but wondered if anybody out there has had similar lack of success with medication for severe and almost constant GERD. None of even the heavy duty antacids make any difference either and I have tried apple cider vinegar and honey too. Any suggestions as it is severely impacting my life.
When I was 12 my tummy aches became severe and I spent the next 10 years being tested to see what was wrong. In 1996 my new doctor realized that I did not have an esophageal sphincter and in early 1997 I had fundoplication surgery to help manage the acid that kept going up my throat. The surgery came undone less than a year later. At the time I was only 22 years old so my doctors didn''m much older and it was up to me to stay on medication for the rest of my life. I chose to not take anything except for the occasional antacid and instead managed my diet. I''ve only had to be on meds twice since I was 22. Even if I have a '' day I don''ll help you digest your food faster and keep you feeling much better than most medications.
I was diagnosed with GERD four years ago and I’m only 21. It is very hard and I feel that people who say “it''s own. Most of the time I can''m just frustrated.
So just hang in there, because this is a disease that happens at all ages. If we can see that there are more people suffering the same as us, maybe that will give us the hope we need to continue with our lives as normally as GERD can let us.
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When I was 28, I was diagnosed with GERD. I had excruciating stomach pains and went to see a doctor. I am now 43 and had not had any symptoms or issues with heartburn or any other symptom associated with GERD again until 9 months ago. I had trouble with food and it felt like the food was getting stuck in my throat. I went to see an ENT and was treated for acid reflux, but that brought back the memory of my GERD diagnosis some 15 years prior. I went to a gastroenterologist, had an endoscopy done and was once again diagnosed with GERD. This time the outcome has not been so good. The GI doctor I saw prescribed two different medications. I was having bad reaction to the medicine and felt the only thing the GI doctor was doing was medicating me. I decided to go to another GI doctor and who prescribed a different medication to help with the discomfort of the burning, which I only experience in my throat. I still don''t imagine feeling like this the rest of my life.
Difference Between Reflux And Gerd Home Remedies For (☑ Home Remedies) | Difference Between Reflux And Gerd Diethow to Difference Between Reflux And Gerd for My original symptoms started when I was about 10 years old. I was diagnosed with a peptic ulcer. I am now 56 yrs old, so a long time ago not much was known about GERD, and for many years during upsets I had to be on a milk/toast diet. I mean that was it, milk & toast, any way you could serve it, for sometimes a week until my stomach would settle down.
I believe stress plays an important part in my level of GERD. My family doctor sent me to a gastroenterologist where I had a endoscopy and was diagnosed with Barrett''t be going through. I can’t count how many endoscopies, MRI''m seeing said she doesn''m a candidate for surgery. I''m only 27, have had this for 10 years now, it''ve tried almost every medication there is without long-term success. I''ll be trying to find another doctor and get a second opinion.
Do you know what it feels like to have a 50lb weight on your chest? What it feels like when your stomach has spasms for over 30 minutes? Heart palpitations that feel like they will never stop? Eating has become so stressful at times I''t eat soon enough when I get up. I can''s Esophagus, my mother and 4 of her sisters/brother have Barrett''t understand. Going out to eat is a chore, no soda, no alcohol, no ice tea-haven''t feel like having relations with my spouse because the pressure on my stomach. I wish I could live in my nightgown because that is the only piece of clothing that doesn''t help but get really down about it.
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It was a Monday, and I felt uncomfortable in class. Tuesday rolled around and I was too sick to attend school. A visit to the doctors only resulted in "" so I was told to stay home until I felt better. Too bad I didn’t feel better! As my absences started piling up, I tried to go back to school. but I wasn’t able. Two weeks and 3 doctors appointments later I was diagnosed with GERD. I am 16, and I was told to make lifestyle changes such as cutting out dairy, greasy foods, spicy foods, chocolate, soda, and any citrus foods. Do you know how hard this is? I don’t think people are aware how crazy this is, unless you have to deal with it. I will forever have to deal with this, and I don’t even know how I will. I can''delicate stomach''s not the answer! Just called my G.I. to help me get back on track. I am at work today, with only 3 hours of very uncomfortable sleep. My stomach is burning with residual pain from the night. The anxiety over the situation does not make this any better. Final note... hang in there, people!!! There are others that know the hell you are going through. I pray for each and every one of you.
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Up until about 5 years ago I had experienced periodic (but not frequent) heartburn and was occasionally aware of acid reflux. I used to treat myself with up to 6 or 8 Tums a day. A stress test revealed no problems but an endoscopic examination revealed erosions of the esophagus. My surgeon prescribed a PPI every day, which I have done faithfully. Shortly after starting this treatment all of my GERD symptoms disappeared and I reduced my intake of Tums to one or two tablets a week. After 5 years on this program I recently had a follow-up endoscopy which revealed that I still had some esophageal erosions, although somewhat less than at the time of the first exam. The surgeon described it as a grade one (the lowest of 4 grades, I believe). Nevertheless, he has instructed me to double up on the PPI at least until he schedules a repeat endoscopy in 6 months (and I strongly suspect he will then recommend my staying on that regimen for life.) He claims that many my age (77) are on this dosage of a proton pump inhibitor for the long term without ill effect, and he says my complete lack of symptoms is due to the fact that my reflux does not reach high enough for me to be aware of it. Still, I am very apprehensive about this high dosage every for 1 last update 2020/07/10 day, although after a week on this increased dosage I have experienced only slight, intermittent stomach pain but more frequent nighttime bloating and gas. I have read that this high dosage, at my age, can make one more susceptible to fractures (blocks absorption of calcium?) and I am an active skier. I wish I could get some independent advice on this.Up until about 5 years ago I had experienced periodic (but not frequent) heartburn and was occasionally aware of acid reflux. I used to treat myself with up to 6 or 8 Tums a day. A stress test revealed no problems but an endoscopic examination revealed erosions of the esophagus. My surgeon prescribed a PPI every day, which I have done faithfully. Shortly after starting this treatment all of my GERD symptoms disappeared and I reduced my intake of Tums to one or two tablets a week. After 5 years on this program I recently had a follow-up endoscopy which revealed that I still had some esophageal erosions, although somewhat less than at the time of the first exam. The surgeon described it as a grade one (the lowest of 4 grades, I believe). Nevertheless, he has instructed me to double up on the PPI at least until he schedules a repeat endoscopy in 6 months (and I strongly suspect he will then recommend my staying on that regimen for life.) He claims that many my age (77) are on this dosage of a proton pump inhibitor for the long term without ill effect, and he says my complete lack of symptoms is due to the fact that my reflux does not reach high enough for me to be aware of it. Still, I am very apprehensive about this high dosage every day, although after a week on this increased dosage I have experienced only slight, intermittent stomach pain but more frequent nighttime bloating and gas. I have read that this high dosage, at my age, can make one more susceptible to fractures (blocks absorption of calcium?) and I am an active skier. I wish I could get some independent advice on this.
Difference Between Reflux And Gerd Heartburn Symptoms (🔴 Simples Steps) | Difference Between Reflux And Gerd Naturallyhow to Difference Between Reflux And Gerd for [Editor’s note: A study published in 2006 in the Journal of the American Medical Association suggested an increased risk of hip fracture in persons taking a PPI, which increased if the patients were taking the PPI a longer period of time, or at higher doses. This is probably due to impaired calcium absorption when there is less acid in the stomach. It is of note that the patients with hip fractures in this study were much more likely to be a cigarette smoker, be thin, be a diabetic, be alcoholic, have had a stroke, had dementia or had previous bone fractures. If you need to take a PPI, you should talk with your doctor about your risk of osteoporosis. Details on this topic can be found in here, Clinical Corner.]
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During last summer, I was diagnosed with GERD. I had to go to the doctor''m 14, and I think that this is something I should not have to go through or worry about. I mean I’m not saying I’m the only one, but sometimes it worries me, like I wonder if it''gastroesophageal reflux''s got to be a better way! But what?
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