I quit my meds cold turkey (as you read in another thread) the day after I started my diet and I suffered no ill effects - thankfully. I dont know if it's safe to do it like that or not. I am usually very carful about this stuff but dropped the ball on this one. I am seeing my doc on Monday and will find out how he feels about ditching our GERD drugs cold turkey. Im a little afraid of what he is going to say about my making this decision about my meds and not asking him about it first. Ill make sure share what he thinks about my situation asap. It's too bad your doc isnt a very good listener. I dont know what I would do if I had a doc who wouldnt listen and wouldnt be open to helping me as I try new ideas in my search for a healthier life. Best of luck to you.
Hey Hearty --
I noticed that you said that you had an endoscopy ... what did the results reveal?
Certainly - if there is any sort of EE involved, PPI therapy is essential to your treatment and you should strongly consider the consequences before discontinuing the medication. I'd consider discontinuation of therapy with your GE physician as well as his opinions on your possible adoption of a low-carb diet.
Post Edited (dfox6) : 10/16/2005 8:14:31 PM (GMT-6)
Trust me, trying to remember all those conditions is worse than actually dealing and living with them LOL. In fact, I probably forgot or omitted a few in the list hehehe. Oh and I have my down days like everyone else...I spare everyone and lock myself up in the room during those times . I try to avoid the down days though because I find I have a hard time getting out of them and I end up in much worse pain. I think you could call what I get "the dominoe effect". One thing falls down, they all go. LOL! (Tricks to avoid down days are a whole different topic, post, thread and even forum lol).
I doubt my sinus coniditon is due to the acid...but you never know. I had some kind of thing with a camera or something shoved up my nose etc and it was discovered that my cavities are all dried up. I cant remember the name of what this condition is or how to properly describe it (I have to little memory left to use it up on my medical stuff...hubby does it for me hehehe) except to say I remember her saying that instead of them being wet, or whatever, they resemble a little like scar tissue...thick and hard etc. She said smoking caused it (docs tend to blame everything on smoking lol), but I think it was something else although Im sure smoking didnt help the situation (I have since quit by the way, going on 11 months now). Anyhow, it can get very painful. I have a cortisteroid spray which I use only when I absolutly cant stand the pain...which is about 1 per month at most now. I have learned that when it comes to sinuses, prevention is the best treatment (which is mighty hard considering Im allergic to almost everything and allergies are a trigger). Anyhow, I am very proud of myself this year. I usually start on a severe sinus attack around the end of september and it continues right until the first or second week of November...i didnt get it this year. The lack of cigarettes???? I don't know. Thank you for suggesting the acid though. I love hearing different thoughts about different conditions. If one thought doesnt help me...chances are it can help someone else I know. And yes, as much as Norm and ckg are at opposite ends of the spectrum on their medical views...isnt interesting to have access to such a wide variety of information, possible treatments etc. My doc loves hearing all my thoughts and suggestions even when I carry them from the internet. He encourages me to seek as much info as I can get. I wish I could share him.
almosst forgot...yes I am seeing a diff in IBS...less of both C&D (unfortunatly I have both) Havent had difficulty in that area since I started diet. Well, nothing that caught my attention anyhow.