acid reflux and fibro

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American Woman
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   Posted 10/28/2009 1:51 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi everyone,
I noticed that lots of people that have fibro also have acid reflux.  Is this a coincidence or is this common?   the reason I ask is because I have had acid reflux for quite a while and I started out just using pepcid , then that quit working and I was put on omeprazole (prilosec) one pill a day and that stopped working and I was upped to two pills a day and now that doesn't seem to be working too good.  My question is, does anyone with acid reflux ever get a choking feeling or a feeling like somethhing is caught in your throat and you can't get it out? This is the feeling I had when I was put on meds and it got rid of that feeling  until the meds aren't doing their thing anymore.
Another question,  Has anyone ever had physical therapy for their fibro?   I start this on Friday and I sure hope this works.
Any info on these questions would really be appreciated.
Thanks
American Woman

Nana Monster
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   Posted 10/28/2009 4:03 PM (GMT -6)   
American Woman,
     Check into Essiac Tea. It helps with the reflux and also heals damage.  I've known a few people
who have used this and it really works. It's an old Indian recipe  that was patented by Renee Cassie.
Good luck and Hope you feel better.
      Nana Monster
 
  

American Woman
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   Posted 10/28/2009 4:43 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks nana monster,  I will check into this.

AustenFan
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   Posted 10/28/2009 5:47 PM (GMT -6)   
I have pretty bad GERD and also take 2 prilosec a day. I also have esophageal spasms which cause chest pain, tight throat, et. Here is a link to Mayo Clinic about the spasms:

http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/esophageal-spasms/DS00763

I've struggled with GERD for just about all of my adult life; my fibro started about 10 years ago.

Hugs - Austen
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American Woman
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   Posted 10/28/2009 6:07 PM (GMT -6)   

Hi Austen

I just went on the link and maybe that is whats happening with me.   Sometimes if I rub the muscles on the side of my neck it bring very short term relief.  It also said that you could get a hoarse voice and that does happen to me sometime.  Is this common with acid reflux?  I have an appointment with my dr on nov. 20.  Hopefully he can give me something for this.

Thanks for the info.  I really appreciate it.

American Woman


ladywyzord
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   Posted 10/28/2009 6:25 PM (GMT -6)   
  Im on nexium 40mg twice a day , it works great form me. I get the same feeling in my throat its from the acid comimg back up into your throat. Thats what i was told,

AustenFan
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   Posted 10/28/2009 8:12 PM (GMT -6)   
GERD can give you a sore throat, especially when you are sleeping and the acid makes its way all the way up. It can also aggravate asthma, which I found out from my allergist last year. You wouldn't think it could cause so many problems, but as we know with fibro, nothing is ever simple. :)

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Littleneck
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   Posted 10/29/2009 5:27 AM (GMT -6)   
I'm starting to have acid come back up while I'm sleeping. It's pretty disconcerting and I'm finding I can't eat some of the foods I used to enjoy - and I have to think about what I eat and drink after a certain point in the day/evening. One more to get used to, I guess, huh.

Marlee2
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   Posted 10/29/2009 8:06 AM (GMT -6)   
I had reflux so bad I had to have surgery for it about 12 yrs ago. I was aspirating in my sleep and almost choking to death and would get pneumonia from it.
 
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corky21
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   Posted 10/29/2009 12:03 PM (GMT -6)   
The lump in the throat can also be hysterical globulitis, or something like that. I used to get that feeling and even when I was on Aciphex. It's mostly caused from stress and anxiety. Since stress and anxiety are part of fibro and many times it's subconsciously, it could be that and not the GERD. It's caused from the muscles tightening and since fibro is a muscle problem, it could just be another manifestation of this disease. I found that when I"d get that stuck in the throat lump (can still swallow food, etc.) I would take L-theanine or passion flower or some other soothing herb and most times it would go away.

I have a hiatial hernia for years and took prilosec, then I was fine for a few years and went off it. I think that these PPIs may contribute to our fibro pain too.

I was just recently diagnosed with estophagitis and put back on a PPI this time stronger too. I hate taking it.

fall
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   Posted 10/29/2009 5:28 PM (GMT -6)   
I have Gerd & take 30 mg of Previcid in morning & take 1 15 mg at night. I feel like at times there is something in throat. When I have eaten something not agreeing it comes back up & at times it makes my throat burn for usually a couple of days. But then, I also have burning mouth all the time except when I eat or chew gum then it stops. Don't know if Burning Mouth has anything to do with the Gerd tho.....

Hope you can fine some relief.....
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