I'm miserable, nausea, vomiting and reflux

New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
[ << Previous Thread | Next Thread >> ]

Amanda C.
New Member


Date Joined Feb 2005
Total Posts : 2
   Posted 7/17/2005 1:07 PM (GMT -7)   
I've had this on and off for 5 years now despite the fact that I take prescription meds for it every day. I'm currently on Nexium once a day. It comes in bouts...I can go for months with no problem and then suddenly have severe problems for days on end. I've never had an endoscopy because of the cost but i think now I should get one. I'm getting very worried about the condition of my esophagus.
 
I'm considering talking to my doc about endoscopy and then possibly getting a referral to a surgeon to have nissen or something similar.
 
What else can I try at this point?? I've lost 30 pounds and that hasn't helped either.
 
Thanks

Searchin'
Regular Member


Date Joined Feb 2005
Total Posts : 70
   Posted 7/17/2005 7:22 PM (GMT -7)   

Amanda - I feel for you.  This condition isn't fun, is it?!  I am trying to lose weight THINKING that being overweight is the problem.  If you have lost 30 pounds and still have problems, then I am wondering if weight loss will help me.

I have had acid reflux for at least 6-8 years.  Nothing seems to help and I think it is getting worse.  I just finished 2 weeks of Protonix and I couldn't tell that it helped one bit.  I've taken Pepto Bismol, Tums, Pepcid AC, Maalox, Rolaids. You name it, and I've taken it.

I've had two endoscopies and the doctor says my stomach is inflamed and that I have "gastritis".   I never have food come up and I never belch a sour stomach.  However, I have a very acid feeling in the back of my throat and bad breath.  Sometimes my esophagus feels raw.

I am afraid of the long term implications of this disease.  Am sure most sufferers are very concerned as I am.

I just keep trying to live with it.  I have never smoked or drank alcohol.  I have given up Coke and Pepsi, but I can't really tell much difference. 

I think this is all in the genes and DNA.  One thing for sure, I know it isn't in my head.

 


rcoker05
Regular Member


Date Joined Jun 2005
Total Posts : 23
   Posted 7/18/2005 3:40 PM (GMT -7)   
Eat yogurt from a health food store (Nancy's, Brown Cow, Cacade, Redwood Farms - NOT DANNON). Works 100% of the time and in minutes after eating. You might have to eat it almost every day for the rest of your life. yeah

harperspaceuk
Regular Member


Date Joined Feb 2005
Total Posts : 38
   Posted 7/19/2005 6:43 AM (GMT -7)   

Dear RCocker

Are you based in the uk?

As ive never heard of these brands of Yoghurt!!

Does it have to be fresh Goats yoghurt?

Thansk Lee

rcoker05 said...
Eat yogurt from a health food store (Nancy's, Brown Cow, Cacade, Redwood Farms - NOT DANNON). Works 100% of the time and in minutes after eating. You might have to eat it almost every day for the rest of your life. yeah

rcoker05
Regular Member


Date Joined Jun 2005
Total Posts : 23
   Posted 7/19/2005 7:27 AM (GMT -7)   
No I am in the US. It can be any brand of yogurt with live cultures. The stuff in grocery stores with corn syrup, etc. is to be avoided. Keifer, buttermilk, raw milk would also be good. It doesn't have to be goat yogurt, although I believe goat yogurt is the best. tongue

VV
Veteran Member


Date Joined Jul 2005
Total Posts : 1849
   Posted 7/19/2005 10:00 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Amanda,
I am also new here, but not to GERD. I been on different meds for approx. 5 yrs, but I still sometimes experience problems. I had an Endoscopy about 6 mo. ago to discover that I had H Pylori which obviously is another problem. It seems to go hand and hand with the Reflux, so you may want to seriously have one done....Things that might be helpful are eating apples(I prefer green) Raw honey(teasp) and Apple Vinegar(teasp).. But get more info on all prior too using them...And, of course, Check with your Dr. as usual. I never tried yogurt, so have nothing to compare it with.

Good Luck! And, I hope you feel better soon.

VV
Veteran Member


Date Joined Jul 2005
Total Posts : 1849
   Posted 7/19/2005 10:12 AM (GMT -7)   
Amanda, I have also lost a couple of pounds with this whole Digestive problem ordeal. And, believe me, I can't afford to lose a pound...I have always been relatively small.

Searchin, is right in indicating that we all should be concerned about this problem. I personally believe that other problems are associated. I also believe that it's genetically connected.

Good luck! I hope you feel better, Don't give up hope!
New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
Forum Information
Currently it is Sunday, February 18, 2018 11:33 AM (GMT -7)
There are a total of 2,930,519 posts in 321,548 threads.
View Active Threads


Who's Online
This forum has 160290 registered members. Please welcome our newest member, firepro.
371 Guest(s), 14 Registered Member(s) are currently online.  Details
herenorthere, OrganicallyVegan, RedLabel, mattamx, Ak123, Codydee, RonC, astroman, journeytoheal, Tudpock18, lifelieswaiting, Poppie, Tim Tam, Aerose91