Hi. I've been blowing up this forum with all of my problems, but i have no one to talk to here. I'm just soo depressed. I try to stay positive and then the depression finds a tiny part of my brain and it overpowers my positivity. I cant get the word "LPR" out of my head. I also have ocd so i'm obviously obsessing over it. I'm starting to feel like "im losing it"
I am doing the induction phase of the dr kaufman Dropping acid diet. Tomorrow will be my fourth day. Tonight I had broccoli with a little bit of olive oil and tallapia with olive oil, salt and orageno. It actually was pretty good. That was around 7 and its after 10 now. Right now I Feel so naseaus. My throat is burning...I usually feel worse at night.
Has anyone tried the kaufman diet?? I want to know if anyone with LPR/GERD cured it with the Kaufman diet or taking meds without surgery(even though I want surgery). I'm very curious about others stories...i think it will help me cope better. I've heard horror stories of people living with this for years and years.
I just want to go into my kitchen right now, grab a bowl and eat icecream. Has anyone who struggled with this able to eat some of their favorite foods again??? With or without surgery...I just need to know this wont last forever. I just want to be healthy for my baby girl. I want to be able to take care of her on my own again, but i'm to sick all of the time to take care of myself. I"m struggling and i feel so alone.
I miss good food...but most of all i miss feeling healthy...looking back i have had a bad cough for a long time....it would keep friends up at sleepovers, but i just thought i was a person who coughed a lot. I looked at a picture of my voicebox that was taken of my endoscopy tonight. It was irritated and red all around it... but it didnt look very swollen..the opening looked pretty normal, so i know this could be worse. I've seen picture of worse damage. If i'm still coughing up mucous is that just swelling of my voicebox..or ist that more acid coming up???
I'm going stir crazy too. I just work and come home, work and come home. I dont eat with anyone anymore..i eat alone. Did any PPIs work with GERD and LPR...its not even the LPR that annoys me all of the time..its the nauseas and the regurgitation...plus stingy feeling when i eat more acidic food...will my body ever be on my side again? How dumb of me to think i could eat like everyone else around me. Chocolate before bed and tictacs every day was a horrible idea. And bezos..xanax...and now klonopin(which im struggling getting off)
I'm going to continue the kaufman diet..ive heard great reviews.....i just feel too young to be going through this..and then i read other posts of people going through worse and i cry for them as well. It's such a hard world....Its my bad luck but...maybe this is all supposed to be happen to make us stronger...please any advice....some of you have already given great advice. I wrote a list to my GI of my symptons. I just dont understand how everything came back normal on my endoscopy..accept for my voicebox. In the past i struggled with a horrible pelvic pain disorder called vulvodynia. Looking back I remember doing the exact same thing i'm doing now....scared i was going to struggle with it forever....but physical therapy and time healed all of it....so why am i even more discouraged now when i know i have the strength to get through this stuff. We all do.
Okay i'm done ranting now...but now all of you are in my thoughts and prayers....i feel at home when i come to this site..i feel like i can talk about my problems and not be judged. I feel like there is hope. Thank you to all of you.
Edited to add breaks in text so it's easier to read...
Post Edited By Moderator (dencha) : 12/30/2012 7:47:15 AM (GMT-7)