Pregnancy Concerns

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ericapeace2000
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   Posted 7/27/2012 7:18 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi All
 
I am almost 30 and newly married so of course the thoughts of starting a family are in the back of my mind. A lot of people say that they developed GERD during pregnancy, but my question is for those people who have already had GERD and then became pregnant. DId things get worse? I am still working my way out of a flare up and I notice that when I have my period, the symptoms seem worse for me....this of course scares me because I am thinking it will be horrific when I am pregnant. Obviously I am not ready for children now, but in the near future it is something I am planning. I just am terrified I am going to be in even more pain or that it will make my LES worse than it is now. I do not want to let GERD rule my life, but I also do not want to suffer for months. I may consider surgery (if I am a candidate) to ensure that I can start a family because it is very important to me. If anyone has any insights or advice, please let me know.
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Erica

ericapeace2000
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   Posted 7/27/2012 7:43 AM (GMT -6)   
Thank you. I already do the diet and lifestyle changes suggested in that article which is why I am scared. I am already on a rigid diet, nexium, and do all the lifestyle changes. This is very depressing for me.
Diagnosed GERD, no other medical conditions (this one is enough)

mudmagnetmum
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   Posted 7/27/2012 11:25 AM (GMT -6)   
I do sympathise - there are enough dilemmas around starting a family without GERD on top! I did take Zantac whilst pregnant and was OK on that and tons of Gaviscon.

I guess one way to think about it is that if you have a Nissen somewhere in your future, you would want pregnancies all done before that. I think, from my own experience with pregnancy nausea, the real dilemma comes when you already have one child to look after but you have to plan a second pregnancy knowing you may be ill for most of it!! You can't plan too much though - pregnancy may make you worse, it may even make you better, chances are you may be much the same for most of it. Can you go and talk to an obs cons to see how they would manage things if your GERD was bad?

Is the LINX a possibility for you?

Hope some other mums have answers for you!!

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

ericapeace2000
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   Posted 7/27/2012 12:28 PM (GMT -6)   
MMM
Thanks for your thoughts. I mentioned it to my Gyno the last time I was there but I did not go into what I would be able to take. I am hoping that by the time I want to get pregnant, the GERD will be better under control. I know I can stay on Nexium, and I guess I am able to take Gaviscon. I will probably live on that stuff. The LINX is not covered by insurance and I do not have thousands of dollars to put out for it. If I were rich, I would prpbably already be considering it. My fear is that pregnancy will make it worse for good...that even after I give birth it will be worse than before the pregnancy.
Diagnosed GERD, no other medical conditions (this one is enough)

ericapeace2000
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   Posted 7/27/2012 12:28 PM (GMT -6)   
MMM
Thanks for your thoughts. I mentioned it to my Gyno the last time I was there but I did not go into what I would be able to take. I am hoping that by the time I want to get pregnant, the GERD will be better under control. I know I can stay on Nexium, and I guess I am able to take Gaviscon. I will probably live on that stuff. The LINX is not covered by insurance and I do not have thousands of dollars to put out for it. If I were rich, I would prpbably already be considering it. My fear is that pregnancy will make it worse for good...that even after I give birth it will be worse than before the pregnancy.
Diagnosed GERD, no other medical conditions (this one is enough)

mudmagnetmum
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   Posted 7/27/2012 3:59 PM (GMT -6)   
Erica, but if it left you worse would that not mean you would be a candidate for the Nissen and permanent solution? Sorry if I'm not at all helping - just trying to think what I'd do if I had to make those choices now.

I just think there's so much you can't know with pregnancy - you plan for known worries and end up with completely different ones!

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

ericapeace2000
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   Posted 7/28/2012 4:36 PM (GMT -6)   
What herbal formulation? I've tried a host of natural remedies done help others don't. Thank you all for your responses. I still have to do the ph study and mamotry test then I guess I will no more. So far, everything is normal, just mild reflux esophigitus. I know people who have erosions or barrettes and I'm in more pain than they are.
Diagnosed GERD, no other medical conditions (this one is enough)

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   Posted 7/29/2012 5:51 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi!

I am in the same situation as you, but I did have my fundoplication done in november 2011. It has come to my understanding that this surgery dosen´t go well with pregnancy. The wrap can come undone with all the pressure to the wrap.
I can honestly say that this surgery has been good for me, but of course it´s sad that I probably can´t have kids on my own with all the risks.
Schedule for surgery, but maybe have your kid first?

ericapeace2000
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   Posted 7/29/2012 8:10 PM (GMT -6)   
Good to know that the surgery should be done after pregnancy. I guess I'll just have to go day by day and when i consistently feel "ok" I guess my husband and I can talk kids. I've been on my new diet for 5 months. It really is very sad that GERD has affected many areas of ny life.
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