Argh this burning feeling is just hell!!!

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judy02
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   Posted 1/17/2011 7:08 AM (GMT -6)   
Eugh, well my stomach has been feeling like it's on fire for the last few days. And I know it's from eating bad food. I have been feeling fine for about a week now, being strict with my alkaline diet and then slipped up.
 
I don't know why, but I can feel fine and then think I can relax my eating habits...I'm actually quite embarrised if I admit what I eat, but I had a small amount of relish in a sandwich (evil stuff, full of tomatoes, sugar, salt, onions) but yeah only had a small amount, along with a yogurt, a small bag of crisps, and 2 chocolate biscuits.
 
Eugh, I know it was stupid, please don't judge me :P
 
I just hope this burning calms down soon. It's now day 3, I've drank loads of milk, had loads of natural yoghurt, bananas (they usually ease the burning) and still my stomach's burning....I just feel like drinking an entire bottle of Gaviscon.
 
Anyway sorry, just wanted to vent my frustrations...
 
Just wondering how long it took people out there to stick to their new diet? Mine is SO strict... I need to stop slipping up, I just can't get away with it.

dencha
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   Posted 1/17/2011 8:18 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Judy,
Sorry you're having a reaction...hang in there...it will get better.

I forget what week you are on post-Nissen. Healing on the outside comes much faster than healing on the inside. As I'm sure you know, there was likely irritation already present, then pulling, stretching, stitching, added to the problem.

I can't tell you exactly how long you'll have to be extra-careful, but I can say that you'll likely be eating pretty normally before four months. Just take it one day at a time, and you will do just fine.

If you're anything like me, you'll always have to be a bit careful because of your reactive upper GI tract. At four months we went on vacation, and at restaurants I ate whatever I wanted, but I took it easy on wine (beer was fine), and although we were on an island in the summer, I passed on pineapple juice and rum, which had been a favorite. I had a bit, but not much.

To this day, I'm careful about what I eat and drink. I have a reactive stomach. Actually, I eat everything until my stomach starts complaining, then take it easy until it calms down. Those GI issues that helped lead us to this surgery, sadly don't disappear completely. They rear their ugly heads from time to time. However, it is far better than before.

Hope your angry stomach gets over it soon!
Denise

stkitt
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   Posted 1/17/2011 10:07 AM (GMT -6)   
Judy,
 
Vent away wink   You quote my story well when you posted, "I don't know why, but I can feel fine and then think I can relax my eating habits"
 
This is one I do way to often.  I know that custard or anything heavy on the dairy side is going to cause reflux on me at bedtime or even a short time after I eat it.  Last night it was a huge piece of Cheesecake from the Cheesecake Factory that my daughter brought me.  After a half hour I could feel the regurge start and I hate the taste.  I even try not to burp but no dice.
 
We will never judge you, dear Judy, as each of us do the very same things you do.  We will support you and help you as well as we can. 
 
You are not stupid and venting here is a great way to find comfort and support. 
 
I hope your burning calms down .  Remember today is the first day of the rest of your life so just take it one step at a time.
 
I swear I will never it cheesecake again.  turn Oh yes, I forgot there is no such thing as never and always as we are human.
 
Gentle Hugs,
Kitt
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judy02
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   Posted 1/17/2011 10:51 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks to you both.

Denise, I've never had a nissen done...whenever I have acid trouble it's just my stomach that is burning, it doesn't really reflux into my oesophagus. It was only when I went on PPI's that that happened...

Sadly, I think I am stuck to this restrictive diet. It seems some of you don't have to be as careful as I am. I don't really know why that is, but c'est la vie...
 
Burning is a bit better at the moment, not sure how long for. Had loads of Gaviscon today.

dencha
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   Posted 1/17/2011 4:14 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Judy,
Vent, vent, vent! That's the beauty of this forum. Sorry about the mix up. No wonder I couldn't remember!

When you get a flare-up like that, you'll just have to treat your stomach very gently until it heals. Unfortunately internal tissue like that takes a long time to heal.

Don't let your GI doc push you off. If you're still suffering, let him/her know!
I hope your stomach gets more comfortable very soon.
Denise

judy02
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   Posted 1/17/2011 5:04 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks Denise :) Yeah I hate how long it takes the stomach to heal. It's been so bad and painful tonight, I just got really fed up and just cried for ages. I'm not usually much of a crier either, but wow my stomach is painful! :S It's gotton better before though so hopefully it will again.

Post Edited (judy02) : 1/17/2011 4:20:27 PM (GMT-7)


stkitt
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   Posted 1/18/2011 10:08 AM (GMT -6)   
judy,
 
Sending healing hugs your way and hoping things are a bit better for you.
 
Do be your own best advocate and see your GI physician if things don't get better.  Do not let any physician put you off as you are paying their bill so you deserve to be treated with respect and understanding.
 
Keeping you in my thoughts.
 
Gentle Hugs,
 
Kitt
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judy02
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   Posted 1/18/2011 11:30 AM (GMT -6)   
Thank you :) All your kind words always help to lift my spirits. Eugh, I think this is the worst I've been in a long long time, if ever! I don't think I ever remember the burning to have been this bad :S I ended up getting really stressed out which made it worse.

I had some bicarbonate of soda in milk...now I'm just bloated, which is much better than the burning!
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