Heartburn tonight after a solid month with no symptoms

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   Posted 10/15/2011 12:10 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey all,

I rewarded by super hard work with one (ONE!!!!!!!!!) slice of pizza yesterday... thin crust, olives on top, still enough to light the fire. It wasn't even as good as I remember! mad

I hate that my symptoms always start the next day when I commit a GERD sin. I'm also pretty peeved that now I can't say I haven't had pizza for six months. Grrrrrrr! I do have to say that I realize now that any "symptoms" I've been having for the last few months are non-symptoms (extremely slight chest pressure, etc). I would take that over this any day.

Anywho, I had chest pressure/tightness today, nothing major, but it's been persisting long enough that I know my old nemesis, heartburn, is a-comin' and is gonna be visiting all night. It started at a 2 and has escalated to about a 6/10.

I'm pretty disappointed. I have no idea if this puts me back at square one as far as the healing process goes or what. I'm still eagerly awaiting my gastroscopy and hoping that I get to see a GI doc and ask him/her some tough questions! Don't have a date yet, rest assured I'll post it when I get it. I thought that I'd been doing so well for so long that maybe I could get away with a trigger food - this is not the case. Sigh.

Sorry about the rant, guys. Sometimes you just need to commiserate!

I hope everyone else is feeling well,

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   Posted 10/15/2011 12:24 PM (GMT -6)   
Sorry aeshley. When that happens to me I actually get a little happy...I have no real trigger foods or anything like that, so when I actually CAN pin my GERD down onto something, I get super excited and happy knowing that all I need to do is cross that food off my list and I'll be ok here on out. So in that sense it can be a bit of a celebration :)

I feel the same way sometimes. I haven't had all the standard things (coffee,. alcohol, chocolate) in 4 years, and don't miss them anymore. I have "messed up" like you and eaten a piece of pizza, a piece of chocolate cake, and certain other things. They didn't give me heartburn, but I remember thinking "haven't eaten these in so long, and I don't know what the big deal is...I actually PREFER to eat what I eat nowadays".

mock turtle
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   Posted 10/15/2011 8:39 PM (GMT -6)   

im sorry

what do you think it was on the pizza...the sauce...spices, or was there by any remote chance a little meat...i know you have been avoiding meat and with substantial success.

i miss pizza so much that ever y couple of months or so i "sin" once

lately i just do gluten free crust, mushrooms and thin sprinkling of low fat cheese and some chicken

thats if my will power holds out and i dont go for the tomato sauce etc


hang in there

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   Posted 10/16/2011 3:58 AM (GMT -6)   
I just thought of something regarding pizza. Instead of tomato sauce, try the white sauce veggie pizza. Just avoid the veggies that trigger reflux and all should be good.
We traveled to a small town in S.E. Iowa a few tears back for a softball tourney and there was a very small pizza joint that had 4 small tables. They had the best pizza I have ever had. We tried there white sauce ranch chicken pizza. It had small pieces of chicken breast along with spinach, mushrooms, green pepper, and lettuce on top after it was cooked. That was my first white sauce pizza I had it was awesome. Kinda reminded me of an alfredo sauce.

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   Posted 10/16/2011 8:35 AM (GMT -6)   
Sorry to hear this Ash. I've been hiding myself away due to all my "reflux" symptoms post-NF but yours was the first post I saw when I logged in. I still do badly with every food I take in except for malt o meal and even liquids are not going down correctly now.

I'm going to post about my funky stuff and wish you the very best.

What matters in life is not what happens to you but what you remember and how you remember it. - Gabriel García Márquez

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