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   Posted 9/22/2012 4:59 AM (GMT -6)   
Hello Everyone,
I have been having Gerd Symptoms for the past 12 months. I have had two endoscopes and one bronchoscope, scans, x rays and although none of these tests have concluded that I have Gerd, all the symptoms are there!!!
This June, I took a two month course of Pantoprazole along with Gaviscon after every meal. After reading the side affects and researching alternative remedies I stopped taking the meds and started to take Aloe Vera twice a day, Spirulina ( as I feel constantly tired ) probiotics and cod liver oil capsule.
I am careful what I eat and have started to sprout alfalfa and bean sprout seeds which I eat on a daily basis.
Breakfast is Bran sticks because I get quickly constipated. When I go to the toilet my stools are small and hard.
For the past week I have not been sleeping well due to the pain in the centre of my chest and an acid taste in my mouth which feels like its burning my tongue.
I also have a constant transparent mucus which I have to hack up ( this has been going on for 12 months).
I am 50 kilos ( used to be 57) so I don’t want to loose any more weight, I exercise daily infact I lead a pretty clean life, never smoked, drink the odd glass of wine, don’t eat greasy foods etc but my main downfall is I’m too sensitive, get quickly stressed, I let problems get into my system but I’m working on toughening up!!
So my question is, what next? Should I return to the docs and start taking the meds???
I have heard that Nexium is really good or should I go back to pantoprazole? I would just like some good sound advice because like so many sufferers, this problem is really bringing me down .

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   Posted 9/22/2012 8:35 PM (GMT -6)   
I was on nexium for six years. It helps in the healing process.
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   Posted 9/22/2012 9:17 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Tots,
Welcome to Healing Well!  It seems to me that if you're having that much trouble you need to see your doctor again, or at least follow his/her directions regarding the medications.  Pantoprozole (Protonix) is the medication that I was put on most recently.  I went from Prilosec, to Nexium, and finally to Protonix.
I was on Nexium, and my GI doc felt that the Pantoprozole was a better option.
If you still struggling there's no reason not to give the meds a try.  It will take consistent use for a longer period of time.  Give it a chance!  It's worth it to improve your quality of life.
Good luck!
Words of wisdom by Eckhart Tolle:
"Whatever you fight, you strengthen, and what you resist, persists.”

“Worry pretends to be necessary but serves no useful purpose”

“Accept - then act. Whatever the present moment contains, accept it as if you had chosen it. Always work with it, not against it.”

tots 66
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Date Joined Sep 2012
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   Posted 9/23/2012 5:14 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi everyone
Thank you for your replies. Im going to make an appt to see the doctor tomorrow. I had a bad night once again last night. 
Really bad pain under my ribcage, burning aching.
My stomach is constantly gurgling then i have a flow of acid in my mouth. This morning my tongue is white and i feel lousy!!
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