New member GERD@youngAGE Question about stress and GERD

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opnwhl4
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   Posted 4/24/2013 1:23 AM (GMT -6)   
GERD@youngAGE said:

Hi,
I have very bad similar situation for about 6 months of severe stress event where I constantly worried every day hour and minute of my stressful event for six months straight until I was relieved. But in the mean time I have developed Gerd. All off a sudden I started having reflux symptoms. I then went to my doctor and he sent me to the G.I. doctor for an endoscopy. The G.I. doctor diagnosed me with grade B esophagitis and Gerd. He then put me on PPI's every day and my symptoms went away. But then after three months off taking PPI's I tried to stop, and then my symptoms came back within two days off stopping medications. Currently I am taking 40 mg all PPI every day and I feel better once in a while in a day but my symptoms are even worse. I went to my G.I. doctor again and he just told me to keep taking PPI's and see him in a year.

My symptoms are like feeling Fullness of stomach after eating small meal and stomach is not emptying fast enough. It feels like my stomach stays full for longer period of time and I cannot lie down right away if I wanted to.
Do u think that I have bad pyloric sphincter which is causing delayed emptying of stomach and may be my LES is fine.

Any help would be really appreciate. I can't sleep due to this GERD. It is really stuck in my kind and feel totally depressed. Please help.
opnwhl4
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opnwhl4
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   Posted 4/24/2013 6:03 PM (GMT -6)   
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dencha
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   Posted 4/24/2013 6:12 PM (GMT -6)   
Welcome to Healing Well!  Sorry to hear you're having problems with reflux symptoms.  GERD is something that can strike at any age.  Even babies sometime suffer from reflux and are given medication for it.  It's well known that stress can create stomach and acid problems. 
 
Have you asked your GI doctor those questions regarding your LES and suspected stomach emptying delays?  Having done an endoscopy it seems to me that he might have answers to those questions.
 
It is common to have "rebound" after taking PPIs, which causes acid to increase for a week or so after going off PPIs.  This could explain some of the discomfort you felt after stopping the medication.  Still, I suggest you call your GI doctor's office and get more information regarding what's going on.  It sounds like you didn't get the information you were seeking, and they owe you that information.
 
Call and talk to the doctor's nurse.  If necessary, make another follow up appointment and take a list of questions. 
You deserve answers.
Glad you've joined us!
Take care,
Denise
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