New here, want to discuss weird GERD issue

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gerdbgone
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   Posted 8/15/2012 6:58 PM (GMT -6)   
I have not told my doctors about this because it's pretty uncommon and embarrassing.

After I eat, I get this sensation in my nose where I sneeze and blow my nose up until I can tell that the food has digested. It's like my food is trickling into my nasal passages and causes it to itch. In addition to this, I belch after eating ANYTHING, right after eating and several minutes/hours later.

My most recent endoscope in March revealed mild esophageal reflux via biopsy and chronic stomach irritation.

I had a HIDA scan in June that showed that my gallbladder's functioning at 7%. I am awaiting an ultrasound to see if there's sludge or gallstones. I don't have the classic gallbladder disease issues.

I am also awaiting the results of an esophageal manometry test that was completed last Friday.

All in all, I am just frustrated. The only time I don't belch is when I drink water.

I am on a mission to greatly reduce all processed foods and common heartburn triggers (LOVE tomatoes, garlic, and onions- could eat them alone, but oh well).

I tried Dexilant- made me hurt like something crazy, Prevacid/Prilosec/Nexium no relief.

I am beginning to wonder if me being constipated contributes to the issues I am experiencing.

Sorry I am all over the place. I try not to allow my condition to consume me, but every time I think of food or eat it, I wonder if this time will be better, but it hardly ever is.

gerdbgone
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   Posted 8/17/2012 3:36 PM (GMT -6)   
Bump!

WJF
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   Posted 8/20/2012 8:31 AM (GMT -6)   
hi gerdbgone,

Welcome here. Sorry I don't know much about your condition. I hope others have something to share, so I help you bump your thread.

You should tell doctor everything, so that he can make a proper diagnosis. And yes constipation can aggravate reflux. Have it resolved, then your reflux could be lesser!

Carrie48
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   Posted 8/20/2012 9:26 AM (GMT -6)   
Gerdbgone:

I'm not a doctor but I think that with you gallbladder only at 7%, that could most definitely be causing you issues. I had to have my GB removed a few years ago. Mine was at 23% I think...maybe 27%...I can't remember exactly. I was not having any of the classic issues either but I was burping, had acid reflux that no medicine would help, bloating, you name it...I was miserable! My first GI never even tested my gallbladder because I wasn't fitting the typical profile for GB disease. Anyhow, after about 5 months of misery, finally did an ultrasound, has multiple gallstones, etc. Had gallbladder removed and felt much better.
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