DID your appetite return??

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   Posted 10/17/2012 11:44 AM (GMT -6)   
I was just hoping to hear from people who had their appetites return after several weeks. I don't have much reflux or pain, just completely lost my appetite two months ago and am eager to enjoy eating again and put on some weight. Would find it encouraging if I heard from other people who were able to regain their appetites ...

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   Posted 10/17/2012 12:18 PM (GMT -6)   
Food is such a challenge for me now... I'm scared of so many things and am sick of "safe" foods... It's been suggested to drink protein drinks if I loose anymore weight - so maybe that will be an option for you?

Good luck.. I know how bad it sucks :(

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   Posted 10/17/2012 2:00 PM (GMT -6)   

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   Posted 10/17/2012 6:02 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm hungry but afraid to eat. My reflux was so bad that it was causing bad heart palpitations. I was already on Aciphex and was doing fine but it came out of nowhere. Now everything is bothering me.

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   Posted 10/18/2012 1:08 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm sorry to hear that you're having a bad time :(
I've always suffered from acid reflux and a variety of symptoms, but it wasn't until 5 months ago that i had the worst episodes in my life, (i'm 31), and was finally diagnosed with GERD and a hiatal hernia.
From then until now my diet was reduced to almost nothing. I was always nauseous and most food hurt me, so i preferred not to eat anything and my appetite decreased with time.
The doctor indicated Nexium daily and though my symptoms were intermittent during that period, (meaning i had good and bad days), the symptoms finally decreased and my appetite started to come back again.
Nexium doesn't work all by itself though, you have to remove a lot of things from your diet.

What worked for me was eliminating:

Milk, cheese and all dairy products
Chili, pepper and strong spices
tomato and tomato based sauces
oily and deep fried foods (except for olive oil)
fresh, uncooked fruits and vegetables, specially lettuce and other leaves.
Carbonated drinks
Coffee and all caffeinated beverages

I got my first nissen 3 days ago and my GERD symptoms are gone :D and my appetite feels quite normal now. I was waking up from the anesthesia and i was craving a burger with fries, haha!

I hope you get better soon. GO to your doctor, everybody's symptoms on GERD are quite unique and should be approached differently. Keep that hopes up =)
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