Upper abdomen burning - what do you do?

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Date Joined Aug 2007
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   Posted 12/5/2007 4:56 PM (GMT -7)   
I've had a few days of immense upper abdomen burning and yesterday was even having an asthma flare. Apparently when I get bad GERD my asthma really flares and nothing helps. I am already taking Aciphex twice a day and other chewable over the counter antacids when needed. Anybody have any natural remedies for this or anything else they do?
Dx'd CD in August 2007 - 42-yr-old wife and mom
Allergic to Entocort and Prednisone / Not sure what's next
Currently on Aciphex, probiotic, calcium and multi-vit; and Flovent (for asthma)

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Date Joined Apr 2007
Total Posts : 532
   Posted 12/5/2007 8:08 PM (GMT -7)   
Maybe your calcium or other med is causing it. I take aciphex and it works great for me, fortunately. Have you tried any other meds like nexium or protonix? Any new diet additions lately?
Diagnosed at age 19 with CD.
3 small bowel resections, 1 for perforation, 2 for strictures 

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Date Joined Jul 2007
Total Posts : 24
   Posted 12/6/2007 7:43 AM (GMT -7)   
GERD, could be H.pylori...there's a simple breath test (not all MD's know how to do this one) for that...if it is, there's two possible routes for the cure to that...drugs (antibiotcs, specific to H.pylori), or mastic gum (most sources recommend 2-3gr./day for 30-40 days).
Tests I've had:
5-6 colonoscopies (lost count), Barium follow through, Barium enema, 2-3 CT scans, plenty of xrays (lost count)
Prednisone (started at 40mg stepping down) been on this one 3-4 times
Tried Imuran, no good
Would try remicade if I had coverage ($2500 per 2 hour IV :P)
Herbal remedies tried:
4Life Transfer Factor Plus (2 bottles at 3x recommended dosage)
Primal Defense (3x dosage recommended...yuck)
Many different probiotics including:
    VSL #3 (450 billion live bacteria!)
    Primadophilus Optima
Omega 3 Oils (caps and liquid)
GNC liquid multi (had to get this one from the US)
Paraway Parasite Cleanse (2 in a row)
New Roots Herbal Parasitis Kit (2 in a row)
Liquid Aloe Vera Juice (2x1oz. per day)
Just ordered Mastic Gum capsules (120x1000mg) and Mastic Gum pure from the tree (10gr. bag)

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