good morning all,
I want to share my Gerd history with you all, it just may help some of you - I am sure that I am not that unique for this to be only my story.
I have suffered Gerd for 3 years, I have done all of the appropriate actions to decrease the affect, change of diet, bed raised, not eating 3 hours before bed. I was still having bad reflux to the piont that I would wake during the night choking on stomach acid -- not nice..
I have had two gastroscopies (not sure of the spelling but the camera down the throat) the first showed oesphagusitis, and a hiatus hernia and the first thought was to do a funduplation (wrap the stomach around the oesphagus) I have always had a lot of stress in my life, 3 X Add children and now a hubby with servere Rheumatiod Arthrities.
My doctor, out of the blue, said to me, "I think your depressed" I didnt think I was, ok, so I cried a lot, and in retrospect had some "different thought patterns" certainly not recognised by me as depression. she gave me a script and told me to come back in a month.
Well!!!!!! I have not been woken once by the reflux at night, I have slept on a flat bed, I sleep wonderfully. So she arranged another Gastroscopey which has resulted in mild reflux, and no longer a candidate for surgery. My GP says that I may have had a chemical imbalance in my brain for the past 40 years and may need to remain on Efexum for the rest of my life. Time will tell.
Thanks for listening, just maybe this could work for you too?? who knows, My GP took 3 years to guess that one, and it was a guess because I did non indicate depression at all.