Quesion for GERD sufferers?

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paul29
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   Posted 5/14/2012 4:56 PM (GMT -6)   
I dont know about everyone else but I have always had stomach problems from as long as I can remember maybe 6 or 7 years old things like wind, constipation, foods not agreeing with me etc and I personally think that this illness was destined to happen eventually I just speeded things up living the lifestyle a lived for the last 10 years ie to much alcohol stress and bad food not enough exercise. So my question is do you think this illness could ever of been avoided if someone has always had stomach problems?

ericapeace2000
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   Posted 5/14/2012 5:15 PM (GMT -6)   
I dont know if anyone can answer that. You could have been realy careful and got GERD or not. I ask myself the same question but it looks like there is a genetic link to it.

mudmagnetmum
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   Posted 5/14/2012 5:17 PM (GMT -6)   
Have you been tested for things that could have been present since childhood - coeliac disease, lactose intolerance, food allergy? I don't think you were necessarily always on track for GERD but it's worth ruling out things that could have been missed in childhood.

Try to look at your GERD in terms of where you are now - see what you can do to move forward and don't spend too much time looking back.

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

paul29
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   Posted 5/14/2012 5:20 PM (GMT -6)   
mudmagnetmum said...
Have you been tested for things that could have been present since childhood - coeliac disease, lactose intolerance, food allergy? I don't think you were necessarily always on track for GERD but it's worth ruling out things that could have been missed in childhood.

Try to look at your GERD in terms of where you are now - see what you can do to move forward and don't spend too much time looking back.

MMM


I know but its easier said than done and thats another thing that I think has been contributing to gerd is all the worry and stressing about silly little things, I am trying though :-)

ericapeace2000
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   Posted 5/14/2012 5:24 PM (GMT -6)   
stress aggravates the condition and it is really hard to now stress about it. Btween the pain we are all in then add the fears of cancer it is enough to stress anyone out. I get emotional about it all the time, I guess that is what chronic illness is. Try deep breathing to calm your nerves and get involved in things you enjoy.

paul29
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   Posted 5/14/2012 5:31 PM (GMT -6)   
so true erica stress has a massive impact on your stomach, thing is if your stomach gets stressed from pain then you get stressed then your stomach gets even more stressed then you get even more stressed and so the vicious circle begins, what I have decided to do is when I have a bad night and the next day I am feeling awful from not only the lack of sleep but from the feeling of being poisoned you get from a flare up I break the cycle before stress has a chance to get out of control which would then lead to 2,3,4 days maybe a week of flare ups and bad sleep, so I just get on with the day as positive as I can be, just wish I had of done more with my life travelling wise before becoming chronic.
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