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Date Joined Sep 2004
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   Posted 9/14/2004 1:55 PM (GMT -6)   
Just curious.  Are there many of you who have GERD and Crohn's?  Thanks.

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Date Joined Jan 2003
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   Posted 9/19/2004 12:51 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey sugar, I have crohn's and have been having a ton of heartburn. Like water can even set it off. It comes in spurts, thankfully. Not sure if it's GERD or CD or what. I haven't mentioned it much to my GI, trying to avoid an upper GI :-D For the most part, OTC stuff like Pepcid does the trick.
"Only the meek get pinched...the bold survive." 

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Date Joined Sep 2004
Total Posts : 12
   Posted 9/20/2004 9:34 AM (GMT -6)   

Gerd and Chrohn's Disease

Is there a link?  I have been in agony for a month now.  It started with this dull pain on my right side just at the bottom of my rib cage.  I waited two weeks and went to the doctor.  By this time, I was having pain in my whole rib cage.  The dr. said my rib cage was inflammed and gave me Vioxx.  That started all kinds of trouble, painful cramping, bleeding, etc.  Went back, he said that it was my reflux, put me on aciphex and zantac.  Went back for my follow up on Fri. and he told that I have to get this under control or I'm looking at Colitis.

I need someone to help me because I'm scared to death.


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Date Joined Nov 2004
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   Posted 11/18/2004 9:38 PM (GMT -6)   
I have both. I'm not sure if you get one from the other or what but they both make you feel bad.

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Date Joined Nov 2004
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   Posted 11/23/2004 12:49 PM (GMT -6)   
Try sour kraut. A month ago I stumbled on a book on vegetables. In one of the chapters I read about sour kraut ( fermented cabbage ) and its beneficial effects on intestines. I ate one 1liter jar of it per day before meals for 10 days. I don't want to say that this therapy made away with my problems completely but one thing is sure: I don't have burning throat and bloating, belching and burning in my stomach subsided considerably. Make your sour kraut yourself from organic cabbages in the following way: 1. chop your cabbages 2. put the mass you obtain in a large enameled container in a few layers adding some salt to each layer and pressing until the chunks of cabbage give out juice (you should use 1/10 kg of salt for a 12 liter container). 3. Put some wooden plate and weight on top so the stuff stays compressed. 4. Cover with some mesh made of cotton and leave to ferment for about 2 weeks in a worm ( 10-18 degrees Celsius) place where the stink of gases won't bother you. After 2 weeks your sour kraut is ready. Take off the mould that often occurs on the surface. Don't get rid of the juice. Drink it with your sour kraut. This recipe worked for me. There is another one on If you live in Chicago go to a Polish deli and ask them about sour kraut made with traditional methods. They should have it in barrels with a lot of juice. I don't know what is the value of sour kraut available in food chainstores ( I did't go for it because of additives used in mass produced food) After drinking the juice or eating a lot of sour kraut don't go away from home as it is almost sure you'll get short lasting diarrhea (start the teraphy on the weekend). Try the above recipe. It won't hurt you. Stop eating foods containing sugar. Give up coffee, coke and fatty foods for a while. Good luck.
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