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stkitt
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   Posted 12/17/2009 5:06 PM (GMT -6)   
Posted on 12/16/2009 by james1407
 
Hi Im 26 yr old male and been suffering from grd for 2 years now (mainly regular chest pains and fairly minor acid reflux). ive ben on and off ppis for that period, occasionally I have thought the problem seems to be going away but then it comes back just as bad. getting really really down about it as all the medical stuff i seem to be reading says it never goes away. I recently decided to try drastically changing my diet...i never drink caffeine anyway, but have also given up milk, most foods high in carbs and lcohol....i drink acv and camomile, dont eat 3 hrs before going to bed etc...thought it was working for a few weeks but for the last 3 days ive started getting the feling of a lump in my throat, which normally doesnt start till the evening. It feels so bizarre and is really worrying me. Has anyone had this? Will it go away? Am i better to get back on the drugs?
 
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James

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   Posted 12/17/2009 5:08 PM (GMT -6)   
Posted by Alcie on 12/16,2009
 
PPIs won't stop reflux and stopping your food triggers won't cure a non-closing LES.

You can probably search one of my old posts on food logs and challenge testing. Finding my food intoerances stopped my reflux almost completely. I still needed Nexium because of a bad LES, but the refluxing stopped.
Unfortunately, due to a bad wreck that shoved my stomach into my chest I still had to get the fundoplication. But I still have to keep away from my trigger foods (all mine contain sulfites) because I can still get the heaving and tachycardia that follows mine.

BTW, the orange "sweet potatoes" are yams. The nearly white ones are the real Jersey sweet potatoes, not as sweet as the yams, but as much fiber.


Alcie
 

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   Posted 12/17/2009 5:10 PM (GMT -6)   
Posted by couchtater on 12/16/2009

I got tired of taking maximum doses of PPIs, so I'm going to have surgery on the 22nd.
I have a HH and weak LES.

Joy

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   Posted 12/17/2009 5:13 PM (GMT -6)   
Posted 12/16/2009 by James
 
isnt the fact that ive sometimes gone for months (with minimal pain and no drugs or modifications to diet) a sign that it is healing? If my LES was permanently damaged wouldnt the pain be all the time?
 
Cheers, James

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   Posted 12/19/2009 10:17 AM (GMT -6)   
the les never heals from what ive heard. the ppis just change what is being reflux. alcie, can you recommend those foods to us that helped stop the reflux. that sounds amazing, i want to hear more

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   Posted 12/19/2009 3:14 PM (GMT -6)   
My GI says some people are born with a larger opening that the esophagus goes through. This causes the HH and GERD. He says the only way to stop the GERD is to repair the opening.
The LES never gets better on it's own.

Joy
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