How long untill I should go back to the Gastro Dr?

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KatherineG
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   Posted 9/20/2011 1:46 PM (GMT -6)   
Having a bad LPR day today, really bad, almost cried several times but am doing my best to be tough, as it can always be worse!
 
Endoscopy was around 3 months ago, and I have a stroboscopy coming up via EN&T.  How long should I wait to go back to the Gastro and complain that unless I take the very high dose meds and eat a very, very strict list of foods (avoiding lots of triggers), I suffer. 
 
This is hard, I know you all know it, sorry to be negative today.
 
Hope people out there are having a good day.
 
I do have good days too, just not today, ouch!

Nickles
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   Posted 9/20/2011 2:20 PM (GMT -6)   
Hang inthere I had those days read my previous post on the other thread about you. Ask your NAturo about doing Lab Work at MetaMetrix. I wanted relief soon so I ordered the test. I feel 85% most days I am not cure but getting there. I too think have LPR still get the sore throats but sometimes I don't get them at all. I'm not any meds. I am taking my probiotic after the parasite cleanse.

Alcie
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   Posted 9/20/2011 4:46 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Katherine -

Do you have a good list of foods that you know always trigger your reflux? After keeping a good food log, doing challenge testing of the ingredients, consulting with my allergist, I googled my list, a few foods or ingredients at a time, with the words "food allergies" and "food intolerances," and came up with what tied them together. In my case it was sulfites. I can eat lots of so-called GERD triggers like tomato sauce if it's home made.

For several years I was able to pretty much not have active reflux by avoiding my sensitivities - until I got into a bad wreck that pushed my stomach into my chest. Then it was surgery.

I hope you are having regular checks with your gastro. You might want to make another appointment after he gets the results from the next test, a couple of weeks. Make sure you ask for the results to be sent to him!

I find it helpful to ask for a copy of all test results and some disks of pictures of tests for myself. I keep finding more doctors I need to have them for, and I make copies for them. Reading the results gives me more information than just having the doc summarize it in simple language.
Alcie
 
 

SmurfyShadow
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   Posted 9/20/2011 5:14 PM (GMT -6)   
Alcie said...
Hi Katherine -

Do you have a good list of foods that you know always trigger your reflux? After keeping a good food log, doing challenge testing of the ingredients, consulting with my allergist, I googled my list, a few foods or ingredients at a time, with the words "food allergies" and "food intolerances," and came up with what tied them together. In my case it was sulfites. I can eat lots of so-called GERD triggers like tomato sauce if it's home made.
Keep a diary, it will  be benefial you record all you eat, drink, times, and when gerd started and look for common denominators to see what causes it

sk55
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   Posted 9/20/2011 5:36 PM (GMT -6)   
If it only cost a co-pay then i would see him asap, maybe he can give you more advice or tips.



my 2cents:

i have yet to find a gastro who actually knew something useful about LPR. All the gastro can do is treat the acid (by giving us more PPI).

if your suffering this much you should buy dr. koufman book dropping acid. This is basically the bible for treating LPR.

Gives a good thesis of why LPR is hard to treat. ( i agree with her thesis)



i am seeing a new gastro next week, hopefully he something useful to say.




feel better.


-jesse

KatherineG
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   Posted 9/21/2011 6:07 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks to everyone for the ideas/input. 
 
Alcie and Smurfy Shadow- I have been making a list of foods that bother me but I haven't really payed attention to eating times, except to time food accordingly to my med schedule and not eat for like 3 hours or so before bed.  So, I'll give that a try.
 
Nickles - I'll check that stuff out with the Naturopath
 
Jesse - I'll check out that book.
 
I hope all is well with you all! This condition can be so frustrating, I miss food and I miss socializing, my circle of friends tend to go out for drinks and food, my LPR/GERD is hard to work around.  Oh well, enough complaining for this week.
 
Thanks for listening and responding.
 
KatherineG
 
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