I have had stomach problems for a year. about
5 months ago, I got diagnosed w/GERD and enterogastric reflux after a pretty good work up by a gastroenterologist. I have had a hard time accepting this. I am 1/2 Italian and I love my spaghetti sauce and wine. So when I finally started feeling better I start attempting to eat like a normal person and then boom the GERD comes back.
So I stopped the wine and am now on a soft food diet. The doctor upped the Nexium to 60 mg a day and I take Zantac 150 2x/day.
This has been a life altering experience. I feel tired a lot. I don't know if it is the pain or the medication. I am not overweight, but I actually gained some weight, because I am so sedentary now.
I go out with my boyfriend and can barely find anything on the menu to eat. It is depressing. I am already on an anti-depressant as well.
At this point, I am willing to accept the diet just if I can feel better.