Anyone Have Bad GERD?

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*Bella*
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   Posted 12/26/2008 10:56 PM (GMT -6)   
This past week I have been dealing with what is looking like GERD. It's a very bad case of GERD though, giving me cardiac-like symptoms in my chest, sternum, arms, back, etc. I have horrible reflux, so that's the only thing anyone can come up with.

I have never had problems this bad, so I'm wondering if any of you guys get this too?

masonsmom
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   Posted 12/26/2008 11:21 PM (GMT -6)   
my dad did! the acid was coming up the esophagus and landing in his trachea causing bronchial spasms(very hard to get air in or out)...very scary! he started on prevacid and it made a world of difference! (it is a prescribed med)
cheryl

*Bella*
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   Posted 12/27/2008 1:05 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Cheryl,

I was taking Prilosec, and it was helping, but all of a sudden it just stopped working for me. This week has been extremely stressful, not knowing if it's from Lyme, GERD, or something else. All these symptoms overlap it seems.

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   Posted 12/27/2008 10:44 AM (GMT -6)   
I had a lot of gerd symptoms. For me the main cause was a very bad H Pylori infection. Also made worse from time to time from food allergies.

Hope you feel better soon.

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   Posted 12/27/2008 11:24 AM (GMT -6)   
Hope you feel better, I have terrible GERD and it gets worse when I have an active Lyme "episode." I can't go a day without Nexium.
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*Bella*
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   Posted 12/27/2008 12:09 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you Kandinsky and NorthLover!

Kankdinsky, when I was having bad gastritis in June, they did an H. Pylori test which was negative, but I don't know if the blood test is reliable or not?

ria123
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   Posted 12/31/2008 11:01 AM (GMT -6)   
I suffer from this always have. Nexium is the cure all for me. The purple pill. It works great.

*Bella*
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   Posted 12/31/2008 3:16 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Ria,

I haven't tried Nexium yet. So far the doctor has me on 2 Prilosec per day, plus a Zantac before bed. The symptoms don't budge for me. I will have to try Nexium.

*Bella*
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   Posted 12/31/2008 3:16 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Ria,

I haven't tried Nexium yet. So far the doctor has me on 2 Prilosec per day, plus a Zantac before bed. The symptoms don't budge for me. I will have to try Nexium.

*Bella*
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   Posted 12/31/2008 3:16 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Ria,

I haven't tried Nexium yet. So far the doctor has me on 2 Prilosec per day, plus a Zantac before bed. The symptoms don't budge for me. I will have to try Nexium.

*Bella*
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   Posted 12/31/2008 4:03 PM (GMT -6)   
I saw my PCP today, and he said he didn't think I was dealing with Angina or anything, even though my symptoms are similar. My cholesterol and all that is good, so he said I am very low risk. Now, he knows nothing about Lyme or it's co infections, so he said he didn't know what affect that may have on my risk.

1bitten2xshy
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   Posted 12/31/2008 5:32 PM (GMT -6)   
Maybe consider your Gall Bladder....My GERD is that.  Finally figured that out after 3 yrs of Nexium.  Has to have the HIDA scan to tell for sure.
 
Nexium can cause some heart issues, and with the palps I was having we took me off the Nexium.

*Bella*
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   Posted 12/31/2008 6:19 PM (GMT -6)   
I was just thinking Gallbladder tonight. My mom had hers removed after having a lot of problems. It's so hard to tell what's Lyme and what's something else, and if it's caused by Lyme or not. It makes for such a complex case. I'll have to see if I can get my doctor to order a HIDA scan to see.

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   Posted 1/4/2009 2:47 PM (GMT -6)   
H Pylori blood test is not accurate, stool or breath test is accurate, just dealing with this issue with one of my kids, Bella I truly hope you get better

Onmyway
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   Posted 1/8/2009 8:17 PM (GMT -6)   
I get mine in the middle of the night! It comes up an chokes me it is really scary! I also get the hiccups at least once a day! I take Aciphex but it does not seem to be helping me. I think it is easier for it to come up at night b/c i am laying down! It is very uncomfortable!!! I also have a lot of shortness of breath and i think they are all related! Oh this all stinks that is all I have to say about it! Ohonemore thing my food , water, meds whatever always gets stuck in my throat! It is almost like really bad muscle spasms! Ok that is my two bits!!!

Everyone Take Care,
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rvnut
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   Posted 1/9/2009 3:35 PM (GMT -6)   
My wife had acid reflux. It went away when she started taking fiber. Fiber may help your situation. Sometimes the simple solutions are the best.

beths
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   Posted 1/9/2009 8:17 PM (GMT -6)   
I find if I take my prilosec first thing in the morning and wait 1/2 hour before eating it works MUCH better.
I had horrible Gerd-from bart, better now, but it can also be from yeast.

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   Posted 1/10/2009 2:41 PM (GMT -6)   
also check for hiatal hernia with gastrointerologist. I had that as well as gall bladder removed after having lyme for many years. Digestive enzymes can help also.Blesssings in finding out what it is hope you get relief soon.

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