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tinytiger
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   Posted 1/25/2014 10:12 PM (GMT -6)   
I was diagnosed with GERD a little over a year ago. My acid reflux comes and goes and lately it has been happening frequently.
I was wondering if any one has experienced rashes on breasts, itchy breasts, and breast shrinkage because of GERD? I am assuming it is from the acid coming up from the stomach?
thanks in advance!

reet22
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   Posted 1/26/2014 9:56 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi tinytiger sorry to read of your problems it sounds like you have an allergy. Since my acid problems came back I cannot wear a bra as anything that touches the site of my op causes burning. Cant wear any type of tight clothing at all.

tinytiger
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   Posted 1/26/2014 11:17 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for your reply reet22! I am not sure what I would be allergic to, but I'll keep that in mind and try to figure out what I'd be allergic to. And I'm sorry to hear about you, I hope things get better for you!

Alcie
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   Posted 1/26/2014 2:04 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi tiger and reet.

Sounds like a couple of cases that need some good detective work. I recommend keeping a journal - food journal (look up many posts in search box at top of page) for reflux that comes and goes. Also you might try a clothing journal for itching.

Food journal is well described on posts you can search. Clothing journal should include what you wear, detergent you wash with, whether you used a double rinse. Time the symptoms appear, time you dress. I bought a washer with double rinse, important with today's low-water washers. I only use All no dyes, no perfume detergents.

Look inside the clothes. Is there any rubber thread inside the waistband of jeans or slacks? I'm having trouble with that right now. If I wear something that tucks in it keeps my skin away from the rubber. Pants without rubber is much less irritating. I also have trouble with seams. Some bras with lace rub on the underside of my arms unless I wear something smooth that keeps my arm from touching the lace.

Material clothes are made from. Some people are sensitive to cotton. I can't wear it in the winter. Put that info in the clothing journal.

Shampoos, lotions, soaps. You can be sensitive to the additives.
http://www.housemouse.com/sulfites.htm
Scroll down the her story halfway down the page to see if anything rings a bell.

tinytiger
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   Posted 1/26/2014 2:14 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you alcie, I never thought of soaps maybe causing the problem. Thank you for all the clothing journal idea, I think I should try that!

reet22
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   Posted 1/26/2014 4:29 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks alcie I did not explain myself well. My problem is heartburn due to any pressure like underwired bra or even a tight jumper can give me pain and discomfort. Anyone tell me whats the best thing to help. I have not been able to wear a bra, instead I wear a support vest(with light support) Why is this happening? Thanks

tinytiger
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   Posted 1/26/2014 5:03 PM (GMT -6)   
reet,

I know with GERD you aren't supposed to wear tight fitting clothing, especially like tight jeans or tight shirts. maybe a sports bra would help? I'm sorry I've never heard of a support vest, it is similar to a sports bra? some shirts do have built in bras, but I am not sure how effective it will be for you.

Just to let you know, I don't know if you know this or not, but I heard to drink water 30 mins BEFORE and 30 mins AFTER eating will help, instead of eating and drinking water at the same time. Maybe this will help decrease the heartburn. I've been eating more apples recently and that has made me have less heartburn, maybe it will work for you too?

If I find out the answer to your question, I'll let you know, but I am not sure, but maybe if you visit your doctor, he/she can you the answers and maybe can give you advice

Good luck, I hope you heal quickly!

reet22
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   Posted 1/26/2014 5:45 PM (GMT -6)   
Tinytiger I had the fundoplication op 12years ago but my symptoms are back such as heartburn bad taste lasting all day so I 've had the usual tests and going to see Consultant on Friday. I would like to try apples but fruit upsets me so not able to try. Thanks for your suggestions I will try the water one maybe it will weaken the acid taste which sometimes is truly awful. Support vests have a light bra attached but does not touch my operation site as much. Thank you for your good wishes from Rita

tinytiger
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   Posted 1/26/2014 6:12 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm sorry your experiencing symptoms so many years after your operation! I hope they offer you new ideas that work on Friday.
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