Hi Lois.........do I have a problem eating? I'm not sure if you mean overeating or eating and digesting it. I eat slowly and have from birth. If I try and chug anything, I'm at a loss. I didn't have this GERD junk until I had the hiatnel hernia, so about three years by now. I've always been a grazer by nature, so I don't follow the norm. I don't have to eat at an exact time. I do have to be relaxed to eat. That's my entire life w/o GERD. It's drive others nuts, but I had TMJ young and didn't realize it. Hurts to eat period. I'm not following a good diet right now for myself so I need to reverse this soon. I'm used to other disorders more then this one. I didn't realize it would be a problem for me to be honest. Not this late in my life. Did you get the scope? I'm interested in the muscle you mentioned. Didn't research it. If you mean you weren't eating because of the GERD, yes, that sometimes happens when I go with bread. I have found that one to be a problem. I normally eat whole grains, soy milk, oatmeal, yougurt, and not good at any of it right now. Need to shop. My doctor mentioned that when people started this meds, it was difficult to go off of them. I don't understand what that means? Still not having heartburn..just GERD in a foam. Part of that is allergy drainage. Thinking back, I ran into some food poisoning and ripped my throat and insides out getting rid of it....that's when the doctor put me on Preavacid. I didn't take it all the time until the last year. Everyone reacts to them differently so I've taken several and only got sick once on Prevacid which was a surprise since It didn't give me stomach cramps before.
Think I'll switch back to Aciphex. If your nervous or having some problems, the colon is the second brain as is the gastro system so it will effect you at some point. Hope your not as anxious about the scope or have already had it.