I read MOB1123 post about stress and GERD. I am usually on the Prostate cancer forum but after reading his/her post I decided to respond here. I just read your post. I have been fighting GERD most of my adult life. It comes and goes. I had a prosectomy in January and the GERD reappeared. I know it is underlying stress. I have given up all the pleasure foods that I enjoy and also beer to no avail. I have taken Prilosec, Aciphex, Nexium and Protonix with no change. I was diagnosed with barrats recently and have to have it monitored yearly. The GERD appeared nightly while I waited for 3 months to see if my PSA was undectable. It was but the nightly GERD is still there. I have elevated my bed, bought a wedge to no avail. I also have a hiatal hernia which makes it worse. I am fine during the day with no heartburn. The PSA test is a 3 month thing for a year and then every 6 months for life. Has anyone who has survived cancer deal with GERD on a daily basis due to stress?
Biopsy 18 core samples, 2 positive <5%
Stage T1a Gleason 6 (3+3)
Gleason 7 (3+4)
1 positive margin (.3cm)
5/15/08- 1st Post-Op PSA 0.07 Undetectable