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scifigal2k
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   Posted 8/29/2017 11:59 AM (GMT -6)   
I think you're fine to take the second dose at night. I usually did one in the morning and one at night so that it worked continuously instead of cutting out at the half life, if that makes sense.
"For this thing I besought the Lord thrice that it depart from me. He said, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities; I take pleasure in infirmities, reproaches, necessities, persecutions, distresses, for when I am weak, then am I strong" 2 Cor

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   Posted 8/29/2017 12:25 PM (GMT -6)   
Makes sense! Hopefully a few days of this will get it knocked out

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   Posted 8/29/2017 9:49 PM (GMT -6)   
Lab,

Stupid question....but here goes.

My girlfriend that is a nurse was going thru everything for. Acid reflux or Gerd to no avail.

It ended up being her gallbladder....so unsure but wanted to throw that in there. She was on meds for almost two years before they figured it out....

Hope you find something that works for you!

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06/12-07/14 symptoms start, no diagnosis.12/14 diagnosed UC & diverticulitis. 01/15 hosp- fistulas, DX changed to Crohns, 02/15 developed new skin rashes, eye problems and painful joints 06/15 Hosp.2x again.. new specialist.Said was worse case he's seen. 7/16 hosp 5mm Stricture stricturplasty to 15 mm.09/16 colostomy. Meds: Remicade, methtrexate, prednison,folic acid, vit D, calcium, pro biotic,

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   Posted 8/30/2017 2:13 PM (GMT -6)   
Good to know! I did have sludge in my gallbladder a few years ago but I haven't had any problems that I know of. My GI was a bit curious as to why I'm suddenly having such trouble with it though so I guess we will see. It's much better now but still an issue. And to keep with my tradition, just the reflux is improving my tooth and head started throbbing so it looks like tomorrow will be root canal day.

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   Posted 9/1/2017 1:14 PM (GMT -6)   
Do any of you still get the lump in the throat sensation Once the GERD is controlled? I have less of the acidic/ burning feelings but some how I'm still stuck with this discomfort that something is there after I eat and it lasts for hours. It's still not a week yet, so maybe just more time?

scifigal2k
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   Posted 9/1/2017 3:07 PM (GMT -6)   
Could you have developed strictures in your esophagus? I had that happen from my GERD. The acid caused scar tissue to build up until mine was smaller than a pencil in diameter. Or could you have a hernia?
"For this thing I besought the Lord thrice that it depart from me. He said, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities; I take pleasure in infirmities, reproaches, necessities, persecutions, distresses, for when I am weak, then am I strong" 2 Cor

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   Posted 9/2/2017 8:20 AM (GMT -6)   
I'm not sure, the food goes down. How did the stricture feel? Were you still able to get food down? I don't know how much of it is a sensation and how much of it is actually something there. I have a lot of burping as well that I have to pat my chest to get out but it relieves the feeling for a bit. It's so frustrating. The burning was back last night.

scifigal2k
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   Posted 9/2/2017 10:28 AM (GMT -6)   
With the stricture, I kind of felt it a bit but food would get stuck all the time. It wasn't so much that it never went down, but for years when I ate meat or bread, I would have to follow every bite down with a few swallows of water. I thought I just never chewed my food well enough or something - it started happening in middle/high school, so I thought it was normal. I never even had heartburn hardly ever. Looking back, I think it was the first sign of Crohn's, but I never had stomach pain or runny bms. Anyway, I digress. I got diagnosed when meat got stuck for good and hours later I couldn't get it out. I had surgery and had several dilations over the next couple of months to get my esophagus wide again. But I was just thinking maybe it's a combination of both. Now my esophagus has the muscle memory of food getting stuck there, so when I swallow, it pauses at that spot even though there's no scar tissue anymore.
"For this thing I besought the Lord thrice that it depart from me. He said, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities; I take pleasure in infirmities, reproaches, necessities, persecutions, distresses, for when I am weak, then am I strong" 2 Cor

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   Posted 9/2/2017 3:09 PM (GMT -6)   
@scifi that sounds like a horrible experience! It is curious that you went on to find the crohns. I wonder if they biopsied it at the time?

I don't know if thats what's going on here because it seems to go down the majority of the time with out much trouble but then comes back up and hangs out in my neck after I'm done eating. I also had a perfectly good endoscopy in early 2016 so I don't know if this could have changed so rapidly.

scifigal2k
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   Posted 9/2/2017 5:28 PM (GMT -6)   
The Crohn's was totally out of left field. The same year I had the strictures, I also got an anal fissure that the college dr said was from too much pizza as a college student. A year later as a missionary in the Dominican Republic I got parasites. But after that, I was good until a few years later I felt rotten over Christmas break and passed out at my parents' house. My WBC was 22 so they threw IV antibiotics with me and a couple months later I got walking pneumonia, so more antibiotics which led to c. diff. Everything cleared up, but then about 6 months later I literally overnight started having over 20+ bloody bms per day for a week. I got in to a GI really fast and when all stool tests were negative, I had a colonoscopy. So in that respect, I got diagnosed really fast. Looking back, things like the fissure and strictures make sense, but there was zero heartburn, zero abdominal pain or diarrhea, so everything was treated like an isolated incident.
"For this thing I besought the Lord thrice that it depart from me. He said, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities; I take pleasure in infirmities, reproaches, necessities, persecutions, distresses, for when I am weak, then am I strong" 2 Cor

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   Posted 9/3/2017 11:36 PM (GMT -6)   
Ugh! yes, I can relate to that journey. Not the same events but the same cycle of isolated events. I "love" the college doc's diagnosis. My first episode I was told was food poisoning from eating a sandwich from Subway when I was in high school, that was only concluded because I felt sick after I ate it but in reality I felt sick after I ate anything. I however had a fear from the beginning it was crohns but I convinced myself that a) I was over reacting and b) there was no way I was better at diagnosing myself than the doctors.

Could you have had silent reflux? I have seen some things about that in my googling.

I didn't realize that post nasal drip was part of the acid reflux. I thought I had suddenly developed bad allergies a few weeks ago but now that the PPI is kicking in my sinuses are clear as can be! Can't believe how many symptoms I had that I just got used to. The burning has improved but the feeling that the food isn't going down right is still there. It's rather terrifying sensation of it just sitting there. I feel like when I eat more it pushes it down but Im always left with something right there. It takes like 5 hours for it to disappear. I guess I ll see how it goes this week and call my doc if it doesn't improve
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