I think I got the GERD : (

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Date Joined Feb 2010
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   Posted 2/11/2010 12:35 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi all!

I will write a little about my problem here and I hope that someone could read it trough and help me answer the questions below.

I am pretty sure I have GERD. The last 2-3 weeks I have been feeling like there is something "pressing" up in my throat, and kind of a "heat sensation" in the lower parts of the throat (I guess this would be heartburn, right?).
I remember when I was about 15, and I thought I had IBS so I went to see a doctor and they did that really uncomfortable test where they shove a camera down your throat. I remember that there was some physical small problem with my throat, can't remember what it was called though. Now, I am almost 28 and live abroad (China). I workout pretty much (although I haven't been doing much of it the last 3 weeks though), and when you work out, you need to eat allot, and there are stuff like protein shakes and gainers that I hope I will be able to continue taking.

My week can be divided in 2 types of days - Training days, and non training days.
A training day, my my meals will look something like this. Breakfast: 3 boiled eggs and 6ooml of gainer After training meal:800ml gainer. Lunch: Spaghetti o sliced pork. I put everything in a big bowl of water and let it boil for 10-15 minutes, and then its ready to eat with ketchup. For dinner I might order some take away food like dumplings, rice and meat, noodles or something.
The non training days look almost like the training days. The only difference is that i dont drink any gainers on days I don't train. The last couple weeks there has been allot of mcdonalds and kentucy fried chicken etc. also.

1. Do you think that this could be the GERD? I will go to a doctor tomorrow and see what they can find out.
2. How does GERD medicine effect other medicine?I take stilnoct for bad sleep, and also some gingko bilopa for a better life in general.
3. For how long time will I have to take the GERD medicine?

Thanks allot!

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   Posted 2/11/2010 3:29 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Dan and welcome to Healingwell. You might be able to treat your GERD with diet changes. You might try to avoid things like tomato sauces, ketchup, and spices as these can just irritate an already irritated stomach. Some folks come to find out that they have H pylori and after a course of antibiotics and a med like Prilosec for 14 days does the trick. Glad you have an appt with your doctor they should be able to tell you more. Good luck!
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   Posted 2/11/2010 5:21 PM (GMT -6)   
Yeah, those spices can really heat up things. A diet change can help.


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Date Joined Mar 2010
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   Posted 3/1/2010 1:47 PM (GMT -6)   
I hear you Dantheman. I think i may have the GERD too.

I was sick last week with horrible vomiting. On the last "episode" of vomiting I noticed what felt like skipped heartbeats. Scared the crap out of me since my Dad was born with an abnormal mitral valve and had to have replacement surgery 5 years ago. I was sitting wonder if I was just following the family legacy :(

But the more that I have experienced these "skipped" heartbeats, I noticed that they seem to happen about 20 minutes after a meal. (so far it seems that spicy foods are the culprit). I would start to belch quite a lot to reduce pressue in my chest. Some times I have felt faint or dizzy. A bit of chest pain directly under my breastbone.

I'm hoping that this dosen't effect working out. I have been doing p90x workouts for about three months now and love it. I have been doing this as a winter time training so I can get back to running when the weather is better.

Good luck!!!

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Date Joined Mar 2010
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   Posted 3/3/2010 11:52 PM (GMT -6)   
Dude your diet is crap. Make changes while you figure it out just to be safe and not damage yourself.

quick list

http://www.freetrainers.com/FT/jsp/Message.jsp?f_ix=3&t_ix=3122 // how long in stomach, less is better.
http://www.alderbrooke.com/chart.htm //speed up stomach digestion time with proper mixing

Try and stay low fat and avoid the common trigger foods just to be safe. You can find them all over the web on lots of sites remember everyone is different though so you will have to learn about how your body likes this or that or not..
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