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Update on severe reflux

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#1 michele chere

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Posted 13 July 2008 - 01:07 PM

I'm jumping for joy!!! It's been over a month since I've had an episode of reflux!!! I never thought it would happen. I've even been able to sleep in the bed with only 2 pillows for 5 nights in a row now. I feel like a new person. I give all the credit to all of you who gave me tips and advice and put it all to good use. I've eliminated all of my no-no foods, take my Reglan 4 times a day, eat small meals, Maalox at bedtime, Prevacid twice a day and go to bed on an empty stomach. It's all working for me and I'm so happy. I'm still a bit nervous at bedtime, always self-evaluating to see if I feel any pressure in my esophogus, but all has been well and it feels great! I still am tempted to eat in the evening, but then I just remind myself of the horrible reflux that would follow, and I'm able to resist temptation. Thanks again for all of your help.
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Posted 13 July 2008 - 01:29 PM


That's wonderful. Getting a good nights sleep is very important and beneficial, especially with our health! Keep up the good work.

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Posted 13 July 2008 - 02:12 PM

I'm very happy for you! I know what you mean by having no symptoms as I suffer with this terribly too. I also have had no incidences where I have to take my GI Cocktail so I, like you, must be doing someting right. I can sympathize with anyone who has this as it is painful. I haven't lowered my bed and plan on keeping it up on its stilts. I don't eat after 7:00 at night and I really watch what I eat. I haven't had anything that could trigger it and don't plan on it either as the consequences are too grave.

So again congratulations and keep up the good work!!!!!

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Posted 13 July 2008 - 03:02 PM

I am THRILLED that things are working for you! To rid yourself of nighttime reflux is a HUGE improvement in the quality of life.

Congratulations for making a plan and sticking to it!

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Posted 14 July 2008 - 08:33 AM

Michele! Yipee!!! Always so wonderful to hear something good.
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Posted 14 July 2008 - 02:18 PM

Fantastic Michele!

I am so glad you are not suffering nightly anymore. It is the worst - not to mention the lack of sleep that plays havoc with us as a result.

Keep up the good work!