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#1 kelowna52

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Posted 17 January 2007 - 06:57 AM

Good morning to all of you who are online. I don't know if you remember me, but I have been on before re: GERD. The last couple of days it hasn't been that bad, it is so wierd. How can a person have this problem so bad for a couple of weeks and then it almost disappears. Anyway I am so glad it's decided to settle down. Does this happen to any of you? Well, have a great day and take care.

Jackie S.

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Posted 17 January 2007 - 08:15 AM

Hi Jackie,
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.
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Posted 17 January 2007 - 09:09 AM

Thank you Nan, yes I am on Protonix 40 mg. twice a day and one OTC Prilosec once a day and an over the counter remedy as needed. I just can't believe that it feels so much better than it did. I haven't done anything differant. So we'll see what happens. I definately have to stay away from tomato products. Thank you again for your input.

Jackie S.

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Posted 17 January 2007 - 10:14 AM

Hi Jackie,

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!

Warm wishes,
Heidi

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Posted 18 January 2007 - 02:33 AM

Hi Jackie,
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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Lisa
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Posted 18 January 2007 - 05:31 AM

I'm with the rest of you. I can actually go months and not have a problem with GERD, and then wham! Someone here had a signature that said something about "Eat Chocolate if you still can" I remember wondering what that was about, well now I know! I'm in the "wax" of the wax and wane phase right now. I am really having to be careful of what I eat, how much I eat and when I eat it.

"This too shall pass"
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#7 kelowna52

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Posted 18 January 2007 - 05:42 AM

Good morning ladies, I am so glad to hear from all of you. I am so glad I'm not the only one, that experiances the weird timing of all of the sypmtoms that go along with Scleroderma. It certainly makes it very hard to plan anything in advance. I hope everyone has a good day today.

Jackie S.

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Posted 18 January 2007 - 01:15 PM

Hi Jackie,

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.

Kamlesh
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