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   Posted 2/25/2014 3:46 PM (GMT -6)   
hi guys
recently diagnosed with GERD/GORD. Really changed my life. Turned everything upside down. So hard to cope. Have three little kids. Wake up thinking what life is going to be like. Will i be able to do my job? will i be able to be there for the kids. Trying to keep it together and stay strong. Everything i read is such a downer, make me depressed further. Can someone please share a happy story - that we can defeat that bustard of GERD and if not that we can have a good life and be there to raise our kids the way they deserve. Sorry to pour my gutts all over it. I am really lost facing it all. Thanks for the good news.

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   Posted 2/25/2014 4:07 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi there,

GERD and small children is hard, but I've survived it!

Find all the ways that you can help your symptoms that are also compatible with family life - regular meal times, don't eat within 3 hours of bed etc. Keep knocking or your GI physician's door until you have good symptom control. Find out which natural remedies help you - it's a long experiment I'm afraid and sometimes you find things that make you worse, but you add that into your strategy and move on.

Stress has to be tackled too - GERD just feeds on it, so don't let it!

And try to enjoy your kiddies - they remind us what we are fighting for and why we push forward and refuse to be squashed by our symptoms! And they can be a great distraction too!


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   Posted 2/25/2014 5:14 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you MMM. Your reply gives hope for a normal life. Three years is a long time! Hope it will improve and eventually resolve for you, me and everyone out there... mine is really bad, i will give it sometime on drugs and probably will consider surgery. I had it only for two months but really bad, cannot even drink water or hardly eat anything. Hope it will settle as i settle... i notice the more i get stressed the worse it is.
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