Posted 9/10/2003 8:02 PM (GMT -6)
Hi Pansy,
Yes that would be me. Except my heavy chest is just chest pain and I have little to no heartburn. I have Ectopic Arrythmia's. I was on Atenlol. And I also have been diagnosed after an upper GI test with GERD. Have you had any tests to confirm if you have GERD? I think that would be very important. It is also important with your symptoms that you visit with a cardiologist and rule out Heart disease. I have done this and now when I have chest pain and arrythmia's I have peace of mind that my heart is OK it is just the GERD acting up. You would be foolish not to go both to a Cardiologist as well as a GI specialist. You need to know for your health as well as your peace of mind.

Bridget
"I never said it would be easy, I only said it would be worth it!"    That is my moto! It gets me through just one more day!

Posted 12/1/2003 11:18 PM (GMT -6)
Hi, everyone,
I have suffered from acid reflux for about 9 years now and have gone through Prevacid, Prilosec and Nexium. My acid reflux was so bad I went to the ER thinking I was having a heart attack. I did have an endoscopy to check for Barrett's esophagus (which was negative). My medication was switched by my doctor when my insurance company requested it, ie. they dictated what medication my physician was to prescribe for me. I got more than aggravated with that. Anyway, I was able to get off the last of my medication after starting a nutrition supplement. I wasn't sure it would help with acid reflux but I can eat even Mexican food (my favorite) without any kind of heartburn and I don't have to take medication. I am sure the insurance company would have eventually told me to take the OTC medication so they wouldn't have to pay for it, so I am glad I can survive comfortably without any of the medications. For me, the nutritional supplement was the key. I don't have to watch my diet or what I eat anymore. I can eat anything without any problems.
Posted 12/9/2003 5:55 PM (GMT -6)
Idora98, I have had gi problems for a long time also. And lately even nexium and reglin are not really helping me. I still get the bloating, gas pain, discomfort. Nexium used to work great! Do you have any idea why it would stop being as effective? Or could this be a bad flare up? What happened with you..was Nexium working and then it didn't anymore? Lori
Posted 7/23/2005 7:35 PM (GMT -6)
Jen (and others interested in heartburn cure),
I think I can help your friend. I used to suffer the exact same symptoms.  It's the carbs in pizza that is giving your friend a bad time. Once following my diet, your friend can have occasional pizza (considered minor cheating) without concequence, as long as overall, your friend is sticking to my diet plan aimed directly at treating heartburn.
 
Good Luck,
Norm
 
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Post Edited By Moderator (~Jennifer~) : 7/23/2005 7:29:14 PM (GMT-6)

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