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anglfrmhvn69
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   Posted 1/9/2008 7:50 AM (GMT -6)   
well first of all i have colitis dont know if alot of people know what that is but it effects my colon,ok for the past year i have been having problems with acid indigestion. burns in my throat but i also notice that my stomach on the right side hurts in there. i have tried nexium did nothing for me,protonix helped alittle but i still couldnt eat alot of things. my stomach burns on empty stomach not all the time though. now i'm on prevacid 30mg not seeing a difference.i basically have to eat hardly nothing to have some relief, the meds help with the burning in my throat but thats about it i still feel bloated out after eating and stomach hurts and gased up. and i forgot to mention that this is interacting with my colitis cause my bowel movements are not normal.does anyone else have any of these things going on at once? i also forgot to mention i did have a colonoscopy this past aug. it was fine my colitis isnt flaring.any help with this subject will be extremely appreciated.

pamela

 diagnosed with ulcerative colitis in april of 03, waiting to see a gi.

was taking effexor xr for anxiety and panic attacks,switched to zoloft two days ago 50mg.

my myspace  is www.myspace.com/95749798 if anyone would like to chat sometime with the same conditions as me :)

 

 

                                                                       

 


TammyGrl0528
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   Posted 1/9/2008 9:18 AM (GMT -6)   
Hello Pamela, and welcome to our neck of the woods! LOL.

First, I have a question for you, if you don't mind...your signature mentions you were taking Effexor XR for anxiety and panic attacks but you switched to Zoloft 2 days ago...can I ask what was your Effexor dosage, and why did you switch? I am on that too, 150 mg and I am not thrilled with it. It makes me SOOOOOO tired. Like, about an hour after I take it, I have to go to sleep. I have been on it for 2 months. I hate it. It helps my anxiety and panic attacks, along with Klonopin, but I can't stand being so tired.

Anyway, onto you now...

You mentioned your stomach on the right side hurting. How long has that been going on? Also, have you had your gallbladder looked at? That is a common issue with that kind of stomach pain.

As for the burning in your throat, what I recommend MOST for that issue is a liquid antacid. They tend to coat your throat and comfort the burning.

Are you going to be seeing a GI anytime soon?

I would treat you right now as if you have GERD. You can eat smaller meals, taking small bites, chewing a lot, if you smoke, try to quit...(for many reasons :) ) Uh, don't lie down right after eating, yet don't be too active right after eating. Also, I will pull up some posts that give some good advice on how to try to comfort the pain you are in.

Seeing a GI or maybe even an ENT is probably a good start though.

Wishing you all the best.

I do hope someone comes along with more thoughts for you hun!
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anglfrmhvn69
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   Posted 1/23/2008 8:12 AM (GMT -6)   
tammy sorry it has taking me awhile to get back with you, i'm not on any nerve pills at this time. and i didnt mean my right side hurting i ment my left sorry about that. i had my colonoscopy in aug. it was fine. i had an gallbladder ultrasound done in sept. it was normal. the thing is my gi doc,  i dont like him very well he doesnt listen to me and here in charleston wv no other gi will see me. so i'm kinda stuck with the one i have. but with this acid reflux or gerd i'm miserable i have been dealing with this for over a year every day. there for awhile my stomach bothered me i thought i was trying to go in a flare on my colitis. but i stay bloated alot and on full or empty stomach,it burns in my throat and i feel like i need to take deep breathes sometimes not all the time. my stomach feels like it is on fire in there all the time. it comes up in my throat like vomit alot, and i feel like something is in my throat.i've tried taking nexium 40mg it didnt help at all. protonix help alittle when i watched what i ate but they wont keep giving me samples cause my insurance wont pay for it. previcad made my  stomach hurt so i dont know what to do. i bought some aloe vera juice i'm getting ready to try so it can help maybe coat my gi tract any suggestions would help. oh and by the way my family doc dont listen either he wont even do and upper gi test just keeps prescribing these meds.

pamela

 diagnosed with ulcerative colitis in april of 03, just had my sec. colonoscopy aug.22,07

came back normal. i quit smoking two days ago thats what kept me in remission, now looking for natural ways to stay in remission.

i take a multivitame a day 

 

                                                                       

 


Gremma
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   Posted 1/30/2008 11:49 PM (GMT -6)   
yeah  Hi Pamela,
   My husband has the same thing you have. He was in Reno playing in a poker tournament, he made it to the final table, but what this really meant was he hadn't eaten for hours, he was really hungry. When he got eliminated he went to the restuarant to get something to eat, it was almost 10 o'clock and the restaurant closed at 10, but they told him that they had Manhatten Clam Chowder (red sauce), the soup of the day. Well this pot of soup had been simmering all day and it had simmered a lot of the water away and it was thick, acidic, tomato soup with some clams. He got a bowl full and downed it really fast and they gave him more and he ate more. To make this blunder even worse, he then went to his room and laid down. He wasn't laid down for long when felt the burning and gurgling in his throat. The doc said he probably burned himself from his throat all the way out the other side. He could only eat boiled rice and chicken for over two weeks. For a little change I boiled fish, halibut and rice. He ate bland for two months, and he didn't improve much at all.
    It is almost 3 years later, he still can not have onions, garlic, lemon, cooked tomatoes, chocolate, or caffiene. He can eat other foods now, but he still has to wait at least two hours before he lay down. He takes prevacid once a day, but the doc told him he damaged himself and may not get any better than it is now. He sure regrets eating that soup now, he still reflects, "even if I had eaten bread with it, maybe I wouldn't be this bad." But he can not "take it back" now. The doc said at his age (52) things just don't heal themselves anymore.
    I have tried to be creative with the menus, but it's hard to squeeze flavor out of food when you can't use onions, peppers, garlic, lemon, or tomatoes. But he has changed what he likes and has found desserts that he enjoys, but still misses chocolate.
   Don't know how old you are, but it is possible to still enjoy life, just give it the needed time at the beginning to clam things down a bit. It will get a little better. By watching what he eats, the colitis "spells" of diarrhea and gas, are few. Sorry, it's not fatal, just a bummer.

katie1808
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   Posted 2/1/2008 11:32 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi,
 
I have similar symptoms to you.  I have pain in the centre of my stomach and to the left just below and sometimes just under my rib.  I too have had an ultrasound scan to check for Gallbladder problems. 
 
I'm booked in for an Endoscopy this coming Friday, 8th Feb.
 
Keep me posted on your condition as it sounds similar. 
 
Thanks
 
Katie

katie1808
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   Posted 2/1/2008 11:35 AM (GMT -6)   
Gremma, has your husband tried Slippery Elm?

It is supposed to coat the esophagus and stomach. Might help ease the worst symptoms?

Gremma
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   Posted 2/2/2008 7:57 PM (GMT -6)   
yeah  Katie1808,
  My husband talked with his GI doc about herbal, supplements, and other health stuff, the doc told him that it can be dangerous because the supplements and herbal stuff have no guarantee as to the consist dose. Not being approved by FDA means that they can make it, but that it may be one strength one time and the next bottle you buy could be less strong. The purity of it is not guaranteed. As such you could get one result one time and a different one the next time. My husband is very leary of them now. If it were me, I'd try anything that could make me better, I'd miss all the foods too much, life's too short to take ANY of it's pleasures away. But he refuses to try. Try as I might, I've been told by several people to try different products that helped them, not a product that helped a friend of theirs, but helped them, and he won't try 'em. The old "can lead the horde to water" phrase fits perfectly for me on this one. I can understand not trying for other reasons, if you have a burn and people tell you try this or that, if their wrong you could scar yourself, but papaya! How can papaya hurt you? He won't even try the DGL licorice. Thanks for asking, I'm making a list in case he ever changes his mind.

marthamae
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   Posted 2/2/2008 9:09 PM (GMT -6)   
Gramma, would he try the apple cider vinegar and honey drink? I have had such good luck with that. I don't think the doses would vary from bottle to bottle of vinegar. And none of it could hurt him. It tastes sort of like sour apple juice.
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