Heartburn + Period

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SaggitariusGirl
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Date Joined Apr 2013
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   Posted 5/13/2013 8:38 AM (GMT -6)   
Hello! I have a question for the female Gerd sufferers. Does your heartburn get really really bad about 1 week before your period? And if yes, why?? I dont understand it! And my 2nd question is that what can we do about it? If its a hormonal thing it should be regulated with some other hormones/ contraceptives etc? What do you think? I havent contacted my gyno yet as i was waiting to see the clear connection between heartburn + menstrual first

ericapeace2000
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   Posted 5/13/2013 12:16 PM (GMT -6)   
Yes, about 1 week before my period, my GERD is worse. It has something to do with your progesterone levels increasing at that time of the month. I have to talk to my Gyno about what can be done. I am on birth control and there is a theory that this can contribute to GERD as well. I am going to try to go on a lower dose pill and see what happens. I just deal with it and make sure I manage my stress and extra carefully.
GERD Moderator; Diagnosed GERD, no other medical conditions (this one is enough) ; Gluten free since 2012; low dairy since 2012

SaggitariusGirl
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Date Joined Apr 2013
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   Posted 5/13/2013 2:07 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks so much for responding Erica! Yes I had previously read about the progesterone rise one week before the period, but I didn't know exactly how can a hormone cause so intense pain such as heartburn. Erica are you under medication right now or you are just controlling Gerd through lifestyle changes etc? Thanks
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