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Brhh
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   Posted 11/12/2009 4:19 PM (GMT -6)   
I started taking Nexium about 2 years ago. I decided to quit in August. With the help acupuncture and herbs, I have been able to stand the rebound. Recently, I decided to try low carb, and that has also helped a good deal. My reflux is ALWAYS the same. I eat, and about 1-2 hours later I begin to belch. Some of these belches are followed by a bit a heartburn, while some aren't. The reflux ALWAYS comes right after I belch (unless I try to hold a belch down and the pressure forces acid upwards). It's never a constant bout of heartburn, and it never happens at night. In fact, once I lay down at night, the belches stop (and so does the heartburn).

Does anyone know how long the acid rebound is supposed to last? I assume I belch frequently due to increase acid volume in the stomach, and a bad habit of swallowing air. It's been 3.5 months, and I have definitely come a long long way. However, I just wish I knew when my stomach will be normal again. I still belch after meals, but acid only follows maybe 4-5 of those belches.

I started taking nexium because I got heartburn several times a week. That being said, I was abusing my stomach by taking 3-4 advil every time I got a headache, drinking red wine before bed, and eating fresh jalapeƱos. I have changed my habits, and I am convinced/hopeful that my stomach will heal.

Thanks.

couchtater
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   Posted 11/12/2009 4:43 PM (GMT -6)   
Ouch! You were abusing your poor tummy!

I've never suffered acid rebound. I'm due to have the EsophyX TIF soon, because my LES is weak. I've had had acid burps, 5 at a time at the most. Mine's due to eating too fast.

Joy
Health problems: sleep apnea, hypothyroidism, GERD, glaucoma, OA, environmental, food, and drug allergies, asthma, high cholesterol, pre-diabetic
Medications:Nexium 2X a day, 300mg Zantac, K-Dur, Lasix 2X a day, Zyrtec, Zocor, Lumigan, fish oil, B12, Substex, calcium + D, Advair, Albuteral, nebulizer
 
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Brhh
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   Posted 11/12/2009 4:52 PM (GMT -6)   
If I had a weak Les would that mean reflux would be seperate from the burps? What are your reflux episodes like?

couchtater
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   Posted 11/12/2009 5:42 PM (GMT -6)   
I burp, belch, sometimes burn, sometimes hurt, and cough a lot!
I have acid induced asthma at times.... lots of phelm!
I've been on Nexium for 5 years now. I take it 2 times a day and a 300 Zantac.
Right now I'm off work recovering from boarderline pnuemonia.
I have to return tomorrow. I hope I'm not pushing myself.

I see my surgeon on the 23rd to see if I'm a good candidate for the EsophyX TIF. He wants my lungs healthy for the sedation. If things go well, I'll have the surgery Dec. 21st. Merry Christmas!

Joy
Health problems: sleep apnea, hypothyroidism, GERD, glaucoma, OA, environmental, food, and drug allergies, asthma, high cholesterol, pre-diabetic
Medications:Nexium 2X a day, 300mg Zantac, K-Dur, Lasix 2X a day, Zyrtec, Zocor, Lumigan, fish oil, B12, Substex, calcium + D, Advair, Albuteral, nebulizer
 
I don't suffer from insanity, I enjoy every minute of it!
 
 


Lowdown
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   Posted 11/18/2009 9:15 PM (GMT -6)   
Joy
 
Possibly 12/21/2009 for the exophyx?  No Christmas dinner for you but the benefits of the procedure will be long term ;-)  Hope everything works out for you.
 
 
couchtater said...
I burp, belch, sometimes burn, sometimes hurt, and cough a lot!
I have acid induced asthma at times.... lots of phelm!
I've been on Nexium for 5 years now. I take it 2 times a day and a 300 Zantac.
Right now I'm off work recovering from boarderline pnuemonia.
I have to return tomorrow. I hope I'm not pushing myself.

I see my surgeon on the 23rd to see if I'm a good candidate for the EsophyX TIF. He wants my lungs healthy for the sedation. If things go well, I'll have the surgery Dec. 21st. Merry Christmas!

Joy


I'm at the top of my game, but I can only last one play!


Alcie
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   Posted 11/18/2009 9:52 PM (GMT -6)   
Brhh-
It sounds like you might possibly have food intolerances triggering your reflux. PPIs will cause the reflux to be non-acid, and you might not have noticed them so much before. A weak LES allows the reflux to enter the esophagus, but should allow acid to move up at night if it's really bad. The burps are the key, along with the timing.
It's easy and free to check for food intolerances: Just keep a food journal. Write down what you eat and your reactions after an hour and two hours. If a particular meal triggers reflux, you then do a "challenge test" with the components of the meal to see which food was the trigger.
I posted more a few months ago. It's searcheable on this website.
Alcie
 
 

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