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Date Joined Dec 2009
Total Posts : 53
   Posted 6/19/2010 5:04 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi all, haven't visited and posted in a while. I promised myself that I would come back and post to share occasionally just in case someone was in the the same situation as me.

It is has been about 6 months since I was at my worst with GERD and reflux, though I suffered most of my life. It was so bad I was on the verge of surgery and was taking 2-3 PPI pills a day along with tums and everything else you can imagine. I also had Barretts which I had successfully ablated with RFA in Jan.

I routinely ate dairy- milk, ice cream and yogurt especially. I went on a business trip and didn't for a few days and remarkably the pain went away. I put 2 and 2 together and sure enough it seemed that perhaps dairy was the key. Have since confirmed that I am lactose intolerant--my body cannot digest without severe bloating, gas, pain, and GERD reflux. Since cutting dairy, I no longer take medication for GERD at all- nor do i have any special diet. My GI doctor gave me the all clear from a recent scope.

There are probably more then a few reasons you may want to consider giving up dairy (stomach, sinuses, etc.) but I am posting to suggest to you that you have nothing to lose by trying. Small experiment for a few days that could make all the difference in the world to you! You never know!! :-)

Good Luck to everyone on the board and thanks for the support you provided when I needed it (even if it was just to mostly comiserate!)


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Date Joined Apr 2007
Total Posts : 32602
   Posted 6/19/2010 8:33 AM (GMT -6)   

Thanks for the update and it is good to hear from you.



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Date Joined Oct 2009
Total Posts : 5028
   Posted 6/19/2010 4:50 PM (GMT -6)   
I have a problem with dairy, but it's the lactose. Even yogurt has some, but I tolerate it in small quantities, and only certain brands. I wish it was still possible to get the liquid lactase we used to find in the grocery stores, because then I could maybe eat ice cream. The tablets just don't do a good job, even in large doses.

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