Digestive issues?

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   Posted 11/5/2008 11:16 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi everyone,
I know there's been a lot of talk about digestive issues here, but I have a question about something I've started to experience.  I don't think it's as serious as some of the issues that others here have.  Basically, any time I eat any slightly crappy food now, or even not crappy food (I haven't pinpointed the triggers yet), I burp a whole lot, kind of painful burps, and then have bad acid reflux.  My friends have just been saying crappy foods do that to everyone, but I NEVER had any problems before.  Unless I was nervous about something, I pretty much had an iron stomach and never got acid reflux.  Could it be lyme or a co-infection?  Otherwise I've been feeling pretty good.  Could it be the azithromycin?  Or the fluconazole?  Synthroid?  I'm going to talk to my doc about it tomorrow at my appointment, but I thought I'd see if you all have experience or advice on this.  Thanks!
Lyme and co-infections since approximately 2002. Diagnosed in 2005. Treated for two years solid. Diagnosed with Lymphomatoid Papulosis in October 2007. Currently back on abx.

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   Posted 11/6/2008 12:27 AM (GMT -6)   
Could be side-effects of the meds, herxing, and/or Lyme/co-infections, or something unrelated. Are you taking acidophilus to replace the "friendlies" the abx are killing off? If not, you might want to consider doing so. Also have you been tested for h. pylori (another spirochete, much easier to kill than Lyme, but known to cause ulcers)?
A digestive enzyme taken with meals may also reduce your symptoms. If you keep a food diary, you may notice more patterns. If fatty foods (fried foods, nuts/peanuts, high-fat snack foods, etc.) cause trouble, then the gallbladder is suspect as causing your symptoms. In any case, I'm glad you've got a doctor appointment coming up about this. Take care,
Chronic Lyme Disease, Gluten & Sulfite Sensitivity, Many Food/Inhalant/Medication Allergies & Intolerances, Asthma, Gut issues (dysmotility, non-specific inflammation), UCTD ("Secondary Lupus-Like Syndrome"), Osteoporosis, Anemia, Lymphopenia, intermittant Pancytopenia, chronic malabsorption/malnutrition, etc.; G-J Tube; Currently TPN-dependent.
Meds:  Zofran, Pulmicort, Vitamin B12 Shots, Heparin (to flush PICC line).

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   Posted 11/6/2008 12:56 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Alfers! I agree with Razzle. One other thought----you may want to get a food sensitivities/allergies test (blood test, or go to naturopath for muscle testing). It might help you pinpoint the triggers. Best wishes. bablymers mom
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