Gerd and exercise

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Date Joined Mar 2010
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   Posted 3/31/2010 9:11 PM (GMT -6)   
I have had GERD for 3 years now just recently went to a new GI dr and he put me on nexium I feel much better still feel nauseated and dizzy when eating but not constantly like before so to me that is better, My dr told me that if I loose weight all my symptoms and GERD will go away so I started to workout every day for an hour n half I do treadmill, elleptical, stationary bike and some resistance weights  rotate on diffrent days. but the thing is that when i exercise I get really bad regurgitation from the water I am drinking to keep hydrated then if I go too fast I feel like i just can't catch my breath and feel the uncomfortable heavy feeling that GERD gives me when I eat. I know one of the side effects of nexium is gas but I don't know if that is what im feeling. Has anyone ever experienced anything like this. I have a drs appt for a physical in one week gonna get a check up to make sure my body can handle a hard workout.

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   Posted 4/1/2010 9:06 AM (GMT -6)   
Good Morning. It feels to me like you are perhaps trying to do to much to fast. I know your physician told you to exercise but starting out at max and doing 1 1/2 hours is to fast in my opinion. I suspect it took you some time to put on the weight and expecting it to fall off and to be at your maximum fitness level so quickly is not realistic IMHO.

I admire you for wanting to live healthier but take it one step at a time.

You have my support.

Gentle Hugs,


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Date Joined May 2011
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   Posted 5/26/2011 10:50 PM (GMT -6)   
Elymaloa, gerd can make exercising very tough. I've lifted for 3 years without missing a wokout, until gerd made me feel sick 2 to 4 hours after a workout and it would last for days. I stopped for now but I stay active by walking 1 mile 3-4 times a day. Find out what works for you, until you can heal.

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   Posted 5/27/2011 1:16 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi elymaloa,

Be sure to exercise on an empty stomach, as it will make your reflux much worse if you exercise after eating. Before my surgery, if I walked on the treadmill after eating I would get terrible heartburn. Bending over, the same thing. Try to wait 3 hours or so after eating before you exercise.

If water is bothering you, limit it as much as possible. Little sips. Don't overload on it.

Just experiment and see what works.
Good luck! You're doing good things for your body!
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