I know how sick of the GERD that you are because I am 43 and have been dealing with it since age 14. I didn't have to start using prescript
ion meds until I was in my early 20s. They are thinking I might have IBS-D. I think it might be a bacterial infection though because it came on so suddenly. I want the doc to do a test called the hydrogen test that I read about
in the IBS section here. I bet if you got rid of all the caffeine completely it would make a big difference. Another thing that my new doc told me was to never drink anything carbonated either. I find it does help. I often wake with sore throats when the reflux is really bad. It feels like my throat is burned. Some other things that may help are vitamin B, calcium and acidophilus. Hope these suggestions help. Barb
My laundry list of diseases include IBS, UC, GERD, Asthma, Alergies, CAD, Fibromyalgia, TMJ and a deteriorating disk in lower back.
Meds Nexium, Carafate, Zantac, Advair, Proventil inhaler, Plavix, Benadryl, Natural progesterone cream, Optimal digest, Chloridiazepoxide/clidinium caps
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