Imalukatic, that is a great suggestion (juicing at night with an apple). I'll have to try that. One of the reasons I got GERD is because when I mourned for my cat of 17 years (his death was horrific), I didn't eat AT ALL. So for me, it wasn't that I didn't eat healthy, it was that I didn't eat, period. And I have a bad case of GERD now. So I really do think that an empty stomach can also cause GERD. The problem I find now is that, now that I am not mourning, I want to eat yet I can't eat so many things, due to GERD. A poster said that she cured herself from GERD by just eating veggies/fruits and enzymes. I don't know how I can possibly keep my stomach full if I do that!
Imalukatic, thanks so much for sharing your story.
I actually was quite relaxed before I had a hard summer, causing me to not eat.
However, I eat healthy now and do whatever I can to get back to what is normal for me. I do not have anxiety issues. I just had a bad summer. I wish, in a way, that I did have anxiety issues. Because if I did, then anxiety meds might really help my GERD.
For now, the only thing that gives me anxiety is my GERD. And, as I said, it's there even when I relax. Therefore, I do not know if my GERD will ever get better, though I really hope it does.
Post Edited (imalukatic) : 12/24/2006 3:17:06 PM (GMT-7)
Imalukatic, that is great that you have a hubby who is so supportive! I am single and part of my stress is that I am 34 and having such bad reflux makes it stressful for me to go out and date and meet someone now with all this going on.
sillylilly, happy holidays to you as well (and to everyone!)...I think that this forum will really help us get better. It is definitely the best, most informative and supportive forum I've seen for gerd sufferrers!!
Hi tangerine bear, I've juiced carrots, celery, and asparagus so far. I read in the nutritional healing book that raw potato juice is supposed to help GErd, but haven't tried that yet as it sounds gross!
I don't remember if you said you were fighting something else other than GERD? If so, that could be why sleeping on your left makes you feel worse (it could be effecting other organs maybe?)...But I'm only saying that if you there is another condition you are aware that you are dealing with...otherwise, I have no idea why sleeping on your left would make you feel worse...
tangerinebear, I would also like to know if there are juices out there that are ok for us to eat.
I must tell you that juicing is VERY expensive. You have to a juice a ton of carrots to get a decent sized glass...