Posted 17 January 2007 - 06:57 AM
Posted 17 January 2007 - 08:15 AM
GERD is my constant companion and yes it's annoying. I can't really pinpoint what makes it worse. I try to stick to same type of diet. Very bland, I try not to eat three hours before going to bed, and my bed is elevated. Some days it's not as bad as others. Esophageal yeast makes it worst. I have had that twice. I am on 3 meds for GERD. I also have watermelon stomach. Eating isn't a pleasant thing to do at this point. I try to remind myself that I could be much worse and that helps immensely! Take care of yourself and I am glad you are finally getting some relief.
Posted 17 January 2007 - 09:09 AM
Posted 17 January 2007 - 10:14 AM
All of my symptoms are like that....they are really bad for a while and then the wane and perhaps something else rears its ugly head. I have always been curious as to the waxing and waning, but have never been able to find any rhyme or reason as to why some symptoms flare at certain times (including the lovely GERD) and are fine at other times. I am just glad to hear that you are feeling better! Enjoy the relief!
Posted 18 January 2007 - 02:33 AM
I understand exactly what you mean! Sometimes my Gerd is so bad and other times I almost forget I have it. This seems to happen with some of my other symptoms as well. For instance my intestines, there are times they are fine and others when they decide to go on vacation. I tried to pin point it to certain foods but I couldn't figure it out.
So enjoy your relief!!
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Posted 18 January 2007 - 05:31 AM
"This too shall pass"
Posted 18 January 2007 - 05:42 AM
Posted 18 January 2007 - 01:15 PM
Sorry to hear about your GERD problems. I also HAD severe gerd, but now it is within reasonable control. I take: Acifex, Reglan, and Colchicin. Changing from Nexium to Acifex made a BIG diference, although my insurance company was dragging their feet, but they approved
Once in a while I have vomit and cough, but manageable.
At one point I considered surgery for LES, but decided not to go through as I have no elasticity/flexibility in my eosophagus and surgery may not help.
I hope you feel better soon.