heartburn lately and some other stuff

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dragonfly137927
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   Posted 9/5/2010 10:38 PM (GMT -7)   
The past few days I have been wasking up with heartburn.  The last time I had heartburn this often was when my gall bladder was going on me. I had that removed Oct of 1999 and had the occassional bout of it but this past week I am even waking up with it.  Been extra fatigued lately too and not sure why more now..I am not due for my b12 until the 15th

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   Posted 9/6/2010 7:31 AM (GMT -7)   
Maybe what you are experiencing and thinking is a flare is really acid reflux. Many of us, especially those who have had resections, tend to get this. I take Prilosec to help mine. Good luck!
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dragonfly137927
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   Posted 9/6/2010 11:53 AM (GMT -7)   
I use to have much reflux before my gall bladder was removed I just cant figure out why I would be having it I am not eating any differently than normal and I use to be on zantac (pre OTC stuff) before my gall bladder went bad...any non medical ways to treat reflux I just have been using Tums for it
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ZenaWP
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   Posted 9/7/2010 9:17 AM (GMT -7)   
dragonfly, try elevating the head of your bed using 2x4s (or other boards).  I also have acid reflux and take prescription meds for it, but this helps if you are wanting a non-medicinal approach.  It may take a week or so to get used to sleeping on a slope, but it helps me, so hopefully it will help you as well.   

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   Posted 9/7/2010 6:38 PM (GMT -7)   
Quit eating many hours before bedtime. Avoid bread at night.

ZenaWP
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   Posted 9/8/2010 6:53 AM (GMT -7)   
Fun guy, just out of curiousity, why avoid bread at night?  I've actually been told by drs to eat crackers, etc. when having acid reflux to help absorb some of the acid.  Bread seems to have the same effect and helps me.  What's the reasoning behind avoiding it at night?  Thanks!

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   Posted 9/8/2010 9:27 PM (GMT -7)   
It's generally said not to eat late at night. As for bread it has simply been my experience that it sets off my GERD if I eat it at night. ** It might be because I am a real bread lover and eat too much of it after dinner. **

It certainly didn't absorb my acid. My wife and I will destroy most of a loaf of fresh french bread or the like..
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