L Arginine Supplement - The Source of My Reflux???

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Dave234
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   Posted 6/5/2012 6:11 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello,
I had the Nissen Fundoplication because of horrible reflux.  I notice that my symptoms before the surgery were exacerbated a huge amount when I was taking a supplement for weightlifting called L Arginine.  It was giving me tremendous strength, but I now realize, upon lifting weights again (almost 7 months after surgery), that after taking two glasses of the supplement in two days, that I am feeling that old lung-suffocating reflux again.
 
This is the same thing that happened to me when I took Adderrall for three days straight (I had been prescribed the medicine years ago but I avoid taking it as I don't feel comfortable on it, and I'm learning to manage this "A.D.D." which I honestly feel is a bit of an amorphous "disorder" primarily labeled by the pharmaceutical industry to make easy money).
 
So, what I'm saying is -- various medications, even after just a couple doses, can have a major effect on reflux.
 
Does anyone else know anything about the effect of L Arginine on reflux???  If I could take it without the reflux, that would be awesome as it is great for weightlifting.
 

WJF
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   Posted 6/6/2012 5:56 PM (GMT -6)   
not sure about arginine.

But be careful with weight lifting....I have heard stories on this forum, people with the wrap broke their wrap while lifting very heavy objects.

theacidrefluxman
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   Posted 6/6/2012 7:03 PM (GMT -6)   
I gave up weight lifting due to GERD and do bodyweight exercises now. I know, it sucks. But especially when you get into the heavy weights it causes GERD.

Dave234
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   Posted 6/7/2012 7:19 AM (GMT -6)   
WJF, who has this happened to? I've heard the opposite, that we can lift weights. My surgeon even told me I could lift 250 lbs if I wanted and the wrap would be fine.

WJF
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   Posted 6/7/2012 7:52 AM (GMT -6)   
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