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Date Joined Jun 2009
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   Posted 8/30/2009 9:42 AM (GMT -6)   
Anyone experience appetite loss from GERD? I am eating 3 meals a day but its like im forcing myself to eat. Nausea in the mornings too. I was on Nexium and AcipHex! I got off the Nexium and was taking AcipHex 2x a i weaned to 1x a day. Im also on Zoloft for anxiety. But, the anxiety of losing weight and looking for my appetite is driving me nuts!

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Date Joined Apr 2007
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   Posted 8/30/2009 10:51 AM (GMT -6)   


I am so sorry you are having issues with weight loss but sadly I have always had issues with weight gain.

I am sure someone here will have words of wisdom for you.

Take care,



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Date Joined Aug 2009
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   Posted 8/30/2009 1:06 PM (GMT -6)   
I did experience appetite loss a few weeks ago. I did have to force myself to eat, otherwise, it can give other unwanted symptoms. I started to drink A LOT of water in between meals, to keep hydrated and some of the time, I will chew gum.(A filled water bottle and chewing following me everywhere I go). This should help by the time you try to eat. One of my co-workers has the same condition and she eats little meals in the morning andday, and then a nutritional drink at night. This may or may not be recommended, but it may help for a brief time. Or, you could eat little things throughout the day like: Apples, soda crackers, banana, cereal, a nutritional drink, etc...

Also, is the feeling of you just not wanting to eat because you're not hungry, or is it because of the condition?

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Date Joined Jul 2009
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   Posted 8/30/2009 3:50 PM (GMT -6)   
There's times I look at food and say yuck, I don't want it. I don't know why either.


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Date Joined Feb 2009
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   Posted 8/30/2009 10:10 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Sunshine,
GERD created so much burning in my stomach and esophagus at times, that I could eat very little. I was only able to tolerate less than a quarter of a cup of food at these times. Whenever this happened, it took months to heal, and I'd lose a great deal of weight.
I didn't have nausea--more pain, and the feeling of a lump behind my breast bone.

Good luck with your problem, Sunshine.
I hope your stomach feels better soon. Anxiety is a common problem associated with GERD. I'm assuming you've gone to a GI specialist, and if you don't get relief with him/her, consider getting a second opinion. It was only after switching GI docs that I was able to get to the point where I got real relief. Just a thought.

Take care, and feel better,
Denise turn
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