Hello everyone. My name's Brendan and I'm 23 years old.
I've had acid reflux for about
5 years, but recently my symptoms have become unbearable (this is starting to sound like AA, but w/e haha).
I have taken Prilosec, Protonix, Prevacid, Apple Cider Vinegar, and even tried Green Tea, but none have helped my acid reflux or my voice.
I'm a musician, and this is unbearable for me, losing my voice. It hasn't been at full strength for a couple of years now, and it's hard for me to think of what it could be because I get depressed.
When trying to hold a conversation, it's hard to talk for more than a few minutes without losing my voice.
I've been exercising regularly, but I can't lose any weight, even though my diet has been balanced and I've watched my calorie intake. I weight 240 lbs, and am 5'11, but I think I should be around 200-210.
I've elevated my bed, but it doesn't seem to help too much.
I've been on somewhat of a diet, not eating foods that aggravate it, but my voice is still MIA and hasn't come back.
I've had 2 endoscopies, and they've diagnosed me with a small hiatal hernia, acid reflux, and gastritis.
At this point, I really don't know what to do. It's really affecting my life in a negative way. If I don't get my voice back I don't know what I'll do.
Does anyone have any tips for me, I really want to get this under control.
And sorry for the long post! :)
Post Edited (breadman23) : 1/16/2009 10:33:47 PM (GMT-7)