Gerd and Ever Evolving Symptoms

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   Posted 8/31/2012 4:03 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi all,

I´m a 33yr old female and a virgin poster!

After months of bloating, belching and abdominal pain I was diagnosed 3 weeks ago with GERD. I also have chronic sinusitis and post nasal drip. More recently I have the sensation of having something stuck in my throat and often wake up with the feeling of having something stuck in my chest. These last 10 days I have to go pee all the time, normally once an hr, and as my bladder fills I have lower abdominal pain which only goes away when I pee again. I´m also tired alot and it´s very hard not to get down with all this.

I´m now taking Ompeprazol 20mg morning and night and have cut out coffee, fizzy drinks, chocolate, alcohol, tomato sauces, processed foods and try to eat low carb. I would say that my symptoms (abdominal burning belching and bloating) have improved 50% but I´m still developing other symptoms. I had understood from my GI Dr that if the GERD was better the related conditions would be too. I´m assuming that this bladder problem is also related, does anyone have this too?

Do I go back to my GI about these other problems or go and see a specialist for that condition?

Does anyone supplement their prescription meds with OTC medicines? If so any suggestions? I also take aloe vera capsules and a probitoic.

I know it could be a lot worse, cancer etc but this is all extremely frustrating!! Any advice would be much appreciated. I´m sure there are many of you out there with similar stories!


Elisa S
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Date Joined Sep 2012
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   Posted 9/26/2012 12:28 PM (GMT -6)   
I would suggest you eliminate grains and sugar from your diet. Also, read the book Wheat Belly by Dr. William Davis.

I found the cure to my many health problems including acid reflux, GERD, and irritable bowel syndrome when I wasn't looking for it or expecting it. Seven months ago I decided I wanted to lose weight. I happened to choose a low carb diet and Phase 1 of the diet required me to eliminate grains for three weeks. After two weeks I started noticing health improvements but I had no idea why I was feeling better. My acid reflux disappeared, as did my headaches, brain fog, and allergies. My joints no longer hurt and my energy increased. I knew it wasn't just because I was off sugar, because I had tried that before (for almost 10 months). Someone told me about a book called Wheat Belly. I read the book and could relate with a lot of illnesses that author, Dr. William Davis, claimed were caused by modern wheat and other grains. My health continued to improve and about four months on my grain-free, sugar-free diet, my eczema was finally cured. Prior to changing my diet, my acid reflux was so severe I had to sleep in a reclining chair. But even in the chair I would often wake up choking on stomach acid. I was afraid I would choke to death. I had so much scar tissue in my esophagus that it became difficult to swallow and so I have had four surgical procedures done to break up the scar tissue (schatzki ring). I was considering having surgery for the GERD. Now my acid reflux/digestive problems are completely gone. My 23-year-old son as recently eliminated grains and sugar and his acid reflux is cured. I told someone at my work about my health improvements and she and her husband eliminated grains and sugar from their diet and she said on day 1 his acid reflux was better.
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