Hello from London to you all, my dear fellow sufferers !
I've been reading the forum for a while and learned a lot. Thank you, people for being there and sharing your good and bad! I just wanted to post my question, which no doubt all of us keep asking ourselves and our doctors.
Why did we get it? What could have possible caused it? I've been experiencing GERD (haven't been diagnosed yet, as only now starting to see the doctors) for the last 5 months. For me last year 2012 was the year of lifestyle change, as I started running (having never done any physical activity), hiking and generally looking after my diet, which seamed to me pretty healthy. Although in retrospective in search of a reason and analizing every bloody detail of what, WHAT went wrong, I realise I was overindulging on yoghurt, cottage cheese and chocolate.
In the very end of August I changed jobs, having gone through a strain of stress. My new job brought even more stress - tons and hips of it. The job itself and also the worry to loose it, in spite of hating it. I remember so vividly the first day when I got GERD and even the exact moment. It was bizarre! I am still searching for an answer. Still trying to figure out the reasons that caused it?!
It would be great to hear the opinions of what may have caused it for you? I am also wondering how much stress is to play in getting GERD? If I got it from stress, can I stop it by being calmer, more composed and relaxed? My stress level has improved since, however my GERD is progressing, I think. Every now and then, my symptoms evolve.
I am trying to figure out, if some deeper psychophysical issues or dealing with them can help to bring back health and get rid of GERD. Pills, operations, diet, etc - I understand that all the measures may be considered. But how about
the mental/psychophysical well-being?
Post Edited (SouthernComfort) : 1/24/2013 7:25:04 AM (GMT-7)