I have been diagnosed with Hiatus Hernia and a irritated stomach. It has been about 3 months since my diagnosis. I have altered my diet radically. I eat things as low in sugar as I can get them...perferably no sugar, low fat, low diary (have recently switched to lactose milk), eat as much organic foods as I can, cut out all red sauces, no chocolate, no fried food, no high fat food, no alcohol, quit smoking back in Jan.
I take 40mg of Protonix. I have tried Prilosec and Aciphex. Neither of those worked. I used to have burning so bad it would make me light headed. The Protnix has helped make the burning tolerable but it is not gone. I have also lost 10 pids which is good as I am a little over weight. I am 5'2" and weigh 154 pds.
I try to reduce stress by drinking herbal teas, I have switched jobs to a less stressful postion, I listen to a progressive relaxation tape before bed ...my hypnotist gave it to me to quit smoking.
I mean I feel like I am doing all I can do here and I still burn off and on...Should I contact my doctor again? I have been on this med for about 1.5 months..and while it helps it isn't gone
Should my burning be gone? Do you all still experience burning? Now, I never have it in the morning or wake up with it in the night so I guess thats a good thing. Mine seems to start around mid morning and go all day until I get home from work and eat my dinner. Then it goes away. I take my pill around 4:00pm so maybe thats why it quits at night?
I don't know..at this point I am willing to try anything but I dont know where to turn for help. Its more my esphogus burns....I ate some cheese potato soup last thursday in a restaraunt...thougth it would be okay because the type I buy at the store doesnt bother me ...HOLY COW ..been burning ever since. So yeah I am not perfect sometimes but MOSTLY I do stay on a GERD diet.
Anyway, any help would be appreciated. Oh and I can't take Apple Cider Vinegar..burns the heck out of my stomach..also can't do Aloe Vera Juice..burned bad when I tried that.
I can take ONE bite of a cookie and it burns just to give you an idea of what my burning is like. I see all sugary foods as poision now and wont touch them.