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Date Joined Mar 2012
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   Posted 3/28/2012 8:30 AM (GMT -6)   
Howdy!  I have been suffering from GERD for quite some time.  Nothing too bad but recently it has been quite debilitating.  In the Fall, I contracted and "nasty" lung infection from aspirating reflux into my lungs.  Sucked!  And, just this Monday, I was in the ER with Gastroenteritus...  Of which, my reflux added quite a bit to the pain/discomfort.  On top of all of that, allergy season is coming and my post nasal drip and gonna make things worse.
I am suppposed to go in for a Bravo procedure to check the acid levels, but I can tell them I have "a lot".  :)
Anyway, trying to keep my head high and plan on getting on Medifast again to lose some weight and keep me away from the "bad" foods and such.  Just couldn't believe that GERD can quite the little instigator.
Thanks for having me.

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Date Joined Apr 2007
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   Posted 3/28/2012 8:51 AM (GMT -6)   

 Welcome to the GERD/Heartburn forum. This forum is for questions, discussions and support relating to Gastroesophageal Reflux (GERD - Heartburn) and include Causes, Complications, Diagnosis, Medical Treatments, Surgical Treatments, and Symptoms. I am glad you found us and I know you will find the members very supportive and knowledgable.

pH probe is accepted as the standard for establishing or excluding the presence of GERD.  I am glad your Dr. is following through with further testing.  Please do let us know how you are doing.



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Date Joined Mar 2012
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   Posted 3/28/2012 9:04 AM (GMT -6)   
Diet changes are a big help. You should look up the Alkaline diet, this has made things easier for me. It takes some getting used to with food prep and planning but it has helped me. You should also look into some natural remedies which have helped me (manuka honey, aloe vera juice and probiotics. ) I am still researching some others such as slippery elm, zinc, and alkaline ph balance suppliments. I will report back when I have it all figured out. I am determined to get this all under control and slowly ween off my ppi.
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