Why do symptoms come so much later?

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aeshleyrose
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   Posted 5/5/2012 10:57 AM (GMT -6)   
Quickly: No diagnosis yet. Main symptoms are heartburn, chest pressure, bloating and right sided pain. On Nexium 40mg/day. Ultrasound found a 2cm gallstone but general surgeon doesn't think it's the problem, going for motility and pH testing soon. Symptoms present for 1 year.

Does any one have any ideas why symptoms come so much later after committing a GERD sin? I'm talking hours - sometimes five or six. And when they do come, they can last for hours and hours, sometimes all night. Morning are usually pretty peaceful, especially after an "attack".

I've got nothing. Anyone?

mudmagnetmum
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   Posted 5/5/2012 2:56 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Ashley, thanks for your kind comments on the other thread.

I often have delayed reaction too. When things are calmer than now, when I get in a good phase, I play Russian roulette with a drink of coffee and sometimes it will be fine and other times I'll seriously regret it - but I can never tell beforehand which it's gonna be! But it can take hours to kick in.

Hope you get some good feedback!

MMM

ericapeace2000
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   Posted 5/6/2012 5:22 PM (GMT -6)   
It's the same for me. Often times I'm not sure what sets it off so it makes it hard to avoid whatever it is. So frustrating. And I'm on a pretty strict diet. I wanna throw my hands up in the air sometimes

aeshleyrose
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   Posted 5/7/2012 4:12 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey ladies, thanks for your answers. It is so incredibly frustrating - MMM, what you said rings particularly true to me because I have the same problem with coffee.

Some days I really do just want to scream.

ericapeace2000
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   Posted 5/7/2012 4:58 PM (GMT -6)   
I sometimes do scream and cry. I sometimes feel resentful. It is all part of the emotional issues associated with the condition. However, since I started this diet I have never looked better!

mudmagnetmum
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   Posted 5/8/2012 5:57 AM (GMT -6)   
ooh - which diet Erica?

MMM
New stuff: GERD, Recurrent cystitis/Overactive bladder
Lifelong stuff: Food allergies/intolerance, eczema, asthma

ericapeace2000
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   Posted 5/8/2012 7:15 AM (GMT -6)   
It's basically the Koufman diet. Chicken, lean meat, turkey, non acidic veggies and fruit, almonds, honey...low carb, low acid, low fat, low diary, no spcies besides salt. Avoiding anything acidic or a "trigger food/drink" except the occasional non acidic alcoholic drink (rum in water actually is neutral and not acidic but alcohol still relaxes that stupid LES muscle)..fun times!

mudmagnetmum
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   Posted 5/8/2012 8:02 AM (GMT -6)   
Oh well done. I'm already wheat and dairy free and need red meat as my only source of iron :-/

Then with GERD it's now no tea, coffee or alcohol, neutralise anything spicy or tomatoey with soya milk etc!

Just can't face making my diet harder whilst feeding small boys and trying to set a good example for them!!

MMM
New stuff: GERD, Recurrent cystitis/Overactive bladder
Lifelong stuff: Food allergies/intolerance, eczema, asthma

ericapeace2000
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   Posted 5/8/2012 8:16 AM (GMT -6)   
Lean beef is ok my doctor says. Fatty meat is the issue. Diet sucks. It really does. Id be ok if I could have a few of my favorite things (pretzals, pasta, cheese, alcohol) in moderation. Maybe I will be able to. I just started on this diet about 3 months ago so we will see. I would stay away from anything tomato or spciy for a while. I miss my buffalo wings badly but myabe in time they can be eaten in moderation.

aeshleyrose
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   Posted 5/8/2012 12:58 PM (GMT -6)   
Erica, you have raised a fantastic point - I always wanted to lose weight but was never able to until GERD sort of took care of it for me. It wasn't a healthy weight loss to begin with, but it's leveled out now and I haven't been this thin since high school.

MMM, I was just thinking again today how commendable it is that you do all of this suffering whilst chasing around two little ones. Again, hats off to you.

ericapeace2000
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   Posted 5/8/2012 1:00 PM (GMT -6)   
I think all of us are amazing that we are able to go on with our lives while dealing with this debilitating condition.
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