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imtiyaz ahmed
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   Posted 4/18/2012 6:07 AM (GMT -6)   
helloo everyone my name is imtiyaz ahmed and i m 27 year old from new delhi,india.i was diagnosed with gerd on 15 feb and since it has taken troll on my life.My endoscopy showed everything normal it is that only my with my les valve that was seen open no other complication ,my gi put me on ppi's for 6 weeks and they helped me some extent but after that i started having chronic gas i was passing every 15 minutes , i thought i was having side effects from the medicine and eventually will fade out after 6 weeks i was in so much pain that i had to leave my job ,my doc i should get fine and put me on strong meds ppi's again for 3 weeks .for first week it helped but still had flatulence not that much but yes was there .Does gerd creates flatulence as well?i m seriously thinking to going for the endoscopic surgery (stretta procedure as it is available in india) then if it doesnt works always have the option for nissen fundoplication.is it too early to think for the surgery coz i cant take the medicine for such longer time and if anyone can tell me about the stretta procedure's succes a bit
my gerd symptoms are less heartburn but i feel like my food has got stuck behind my breastbone and it drives me crazy.
any suggestions will be highly appreciated

ericapeace2000
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   Posted 4/18/2012 7:57 AM (GMT -6)   
Have you changed your diet? Diet has a lot to do with things. You should only eat non acidic fruits, vegetables, poultry, fish, nuts (look into the Koufman Diet). Decrease carbohydrates (bread, pasta),  eliminate caffine, chocolate, alcohol, tomatoes and eating late at night. If you are going to have a drink of alcohol, I found a shot of  lower proff alcohol in water is a non acidic drink. You can also look into food combining...
fruit first
vegetables next
meats
 
It is not a fun diet but it has been working. You may also want to start chewing non-mint gum and drinking a lot of water. Do not drink water as you eat, you can drink some after.
 
Try these suggestions. Usually people are only approved for surgery if diet, medication and lifestyle differences are not working for an extended period of time or other complications from the reflux occur.

imtiyaz ahmed
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   Posted 4/18/2012 10:02 AM (GMT -6)   
hi ericapeace2000 and thanks for replying and yes i have treid the diet as well cut out everything which includes acidic fruits and vegetables ,i was given all the guidelines by the doctor although i havent treid food combining ,i drink a lot of water but this food stuck problem is driving me crazy and so is this flatulence ,the reason i said of surgery coz i had to leave my job coz of this and i just want to get well nothing else so thought of surgery came in my mind but i want to go with the stretta procedure first which is done without any incision because i feel i m a perfect candidate for it although medically i m not sure .I just want to get well and i dunt want to loose my career because of this problem .

ericapeace2000
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   Posted 4/18/2012 10:16 AM (GMT -6)   
I understand, I recently went through a bad flare up and it really affected me at my job. The best advice I can tell you is to find a good doctor. Do some research. I found a new doctor and I think he will be able to help me.

imtiyaz ahmed
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   Posted 4/18/2012 10:22 AM (GMT -6)   
that is the main reason i guess even though i went to the one of the best hospitals in india(Apollo hospitals) and even gi is a very experienced but all my hardwork is in vain my i think i should i look for a different doctor ,however i m still considering stretta procedure as it is invasive and its results so far i have read are very effective havent u thought about it ? or how long have u been suffering from it ???

imtiyaz ahmed
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   Posted 4/18/2012 10:26 AM (GMT -6)   
thank you larry r and really appreciated it feels so good that people here are really so helpful and it kind of a gives the motivation to fight back with this vicious disorder ,i never thought when i was supposed to enjoy my life at its fullest i would get gerd that makes me sad :(

InSoFla
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   Posted 4/18/2012 11:12 AM (GMT -6)   
Ahmed,
 
Welcome to the forum.
So sorry you are suffering so much.
GERD is a difficult disease.
 
However, before you try surgery, I would urge you to try read what helped me, and I had a VERY bad case of it:
 
For years I suffered terrible GERD, and I was on Nexium for a good 2 + years, without much help.
Then when I was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis, and the meds didn't work for me, I had to come up with some alternatives to help myself, which worked great in putting my UC in remission.
BUT as a side effect of a few of the steps I did, my GERD went away.
So I thought I would share these with you:
1) After every meal, I would use organic slippery elm powder, about 1 1/2 teaspoons to 1 tablespoon in 1-2 oz. of room temp filtered water, wait for it to gel just a little and then drink it down. What the slippery elm powder does is: it coates the whole alimentary canal.
2) I started a food combining diet, and that made a huge difference, because if you mis-combine the wrong foods it will create havoc, gas, distension, and the acid will back up....painfully so. Here's a link that explains about the food combining: http://cureforulcerativecolitis.com/step-1-methodology-to-eating
Since doing these steps, I have ZERO GERD! What a relief! I even get to sleep through the night without that aweful chlorox-like burn that used to wake me up by choking me.
You can rest assured your doctor won't tell you about these 2 steps because he/she probably doesn't know about them, and it doesn't put money in his/her pocket (or big pharma's pocket) if you are cured and never come back for this complaint.
Let me know how you do.
 
 

Dx - UC 09/2010.Tried various Mesalamine enemas/suppos/pills with Prednisone for several rounds without any help.PaleoDiet of proteins,veggies,salads, fruits, & protein shakes w/almond milk, Liquid Minerals& Vitamins,Maca powder,L-Glutamine 15g, D-Ribose 5g,L-ArgEthylEster,chia seeds,VSL#3,K2,VIt. D3 100,000 IU every 10 days.Transdermal LDN put me remission!

recentgerder
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   Posted 11/22/2013 6:35 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Imtiyaz,
Hope you are doing well.
I am a 30 yr old suffering from reflux.
So did you finally go with the Stretta procedure or did you try alternate medicine??
Hoping to hear from you.
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