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Date Joined Jul 2004
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   Posted 7/24/2004 11:55 AM (GMT -6)   
  On May 18th of this year, while at work I felt a burning chest, pain in my left arm and a feeling that I was about to pass out. Like many people I thought I was having a heart attack. I drove myself to the hospital ER. I spent 3 days there, during that time they checked my heart via ultra sound and stress test and they found that my heart was normal.Then I was the told that I had acid reflux. I was put on protonix and sent home. Since that time it's been a uphill battle to feel normal again.
  After my hospital stay I went through 2 more bad attacks of acid reflux. It was found that evey time I started my blood pressure medicine (Uniretic), by mid-day I had bad acid reflux. These attacks were so bad that it damaged my esophigus.
  I had an upper GI which was normal. I then had a endoscopy that showed gastritis, inodentis, hiatal hernia and esophagitis. By this time I had switched the protonix to nexium because of what I thought was nasty side affects. The doctor also started me on carafate 4 times a day and bumped up the nexium to 2 times a day. Now for the good stuff...
  Since I started the medications, I've been to the ER 2 times. One night I woke up around 3 and felt like I couldn't move. When I did move it felt like a burning sensation traveling through my body. I never had felt this before, so I went to the hospital were they figured it was an anxiety attack because they couldn't find anything wrong. I also was checked by a nurologist which came to the same diagnosis.  My doctor added Zoloft for the anxiety which did nothing at all. Last Friday I went back to the ER out of fustration. Hoping that they could find out what's going wrong with my body. I found that going to the ER is a waste of time unless you have a heart problem or broken bones.                                                                                                                    Up until a week ago this anxiety stayed with me in the form of what felt like an a dull electric current flowing through my body. While I've been going through all this, I still travel 50 miles (one way) to work, at work I feel horrible. Even though my anxiety attacks have stopped, I still suffer from general weakness, chest pain (by movement) dizzyness, arm, back and neck aches and pains not to mention a constant fuzzy head feeling that I just can't seem to get rid of. Lets just say that in the last 2 months I havn't even been close to feeling normal! I've also lost 30 lbs since this all started, I dropped all use of caffine products, eat smaller portions and stay away from the foods that make it worse. I'm doing everything the doctors are telling me to do and I still have no relief.
 So my question is... How long until I feel normal again? And is there anything I can do or take to get rid of these nasty side effects?

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Date Joined Jul 2004
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   Posted 7/24/2004 9:57 PM (GMT -6)   
Have you looked into a product called dimension 4  it's all natural and it's seems to have amazing healing abilities, works wonders for suffers with acid problems, if it works for you like it did for me you'll be pleased. Check  Hope this helps you fine relief.

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Date Joined Jul 2004
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   Posted 7/25/2004 9:06 AM (GMT -6)   

 Thanks silverspur, I'm gonna look into this. At this point I'm willing to try anything that might help.


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Date Joined Dec 2008
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   Posted 12/21/2008 3:45 PM (GMT -6)   

I have also had almost the exact same symptoms as you. My doctor has been hinting at me seeing a neurologist for the fuzzy headednes that is with me every day. I have had the reflux, the anxiety, weight loss, back aches. I have been to a gastro doc and had a endoscopy showing esophagitis and have been put on ppi drugs that don't seem to make much difference. They also have me on vitamins B12 and D. I hope that you or I find a solution to what seems like the same problem. Keep me posted and I will do the same.

thank you,

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Date Joined Dec 2008
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   Posted 12/21/2008 3:48 PM (GMT -6)   
wow, 2004. I hope you have found a solution by now :/ If you still get postings from this site, i'd love an update.

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Date Joined Jun 2008
Total Posts : 21
   Posted 12/21/2008 6:07 PM (GMT -6)   
hi dear, please see "Acid & Alkaline Foods" chart and "Acid Reflux Natural Remedies - Part 1 - 10" on "you ". it may help you . God bless you

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   Posted 12/21/2008 9:32 PM (GMT -6)   

Hello and welcome

RidgeRunner was last on the site in July of 2004...........when threads are 4 years old you may want to start your own topic.

You will get the members attention on your own post. If itis a recent thread, within last year, I would say it is ok to bring it back up.

Thank you for your cooperation.



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