Just found site.....weakness with chest pain.

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GaryB
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Date Joined Sep 2005
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   Posted 9/4/2005 10:05 AM (GMT -6)   
Glad I found this site. I've had this Gerd problem for at least 13 years. Had the sallowing part of it, nexium took care that-10 yrs ago. I've had all the tests,EDG,rods down throat,scans,etc. Along with numerous heart tests. No problem with heart. I agree with so many on this site that getting medical advice is hit and miss at best. I new apples helped and since I've been here I'm trying yogurt and honey. All of which do seem to help alot. I've been on prilosic,nexium and now trying zegrid. I have the chest fluttering at times and the terrible desire to burp but can't. about 6 weeks ago I had another EDG. Since then the burping issue has been much better, don't know why. Had the ph test done..that was fun. My main question is when I get a bad attack of chest pain,centered in mid-chest area it lasts for 2 1/2 days. Its so bad it makes me weak to do almost anything but sit and walk. Its not heart-had it checked numerous times. When I don't have pain I can do anything I want. Overeating brings it on, stress does add to it and beer sometimes seems to make it worse. I can't believe it hangs around that long and it makes you so weak. Plus puts me in a not so nice mood. Does anyone else have this. I'm 51 M need to be in better shape and lose weight of course. This is no fun as I'm finding out so many deal with this. The drugs help but I think the above foods seem to do very well with me, of course its only been 2 days, but I'm excited about it so far. Never dreamed I could eat yogurt. I'd be glad to help anyone else with what I've gone through, though numerous people here seemed to on hit the problems right on. Their seems to be many. Best Wishes

Norm1
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Date Joined Jul 2005
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   Posted 9/4/2005 4:15 PM (GMT -6)   
GaryB,
I feel for you. Unfortunately, it sounds like you still suffer from extensive GERD symptoms (assuming your heart is fine) and you are eating many of the wrong foods. Apples, honey and sweetened yogurt are timebombs for acid reflux. Please see some of my other posts. I firmly believe that the solution is to significantly reduce your intake of carbohydrates. You will be amazed at the results and the wonderful foods, including plenty of vegies. drinks and even (reduced carb) ice cream that is delicious.
Best of luck,
Dr Norm

Teri16
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   Posted 9/4/2005 4:56 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Gary and Welcome to HealingWell! :)

I'm sorry to hear that you've had to go through so much! I've heard so many different theories here and I do believe one thing, that we all do eat too many carbs. So while I'm not sure about this diet of Dr. Norm's :) it would be worth a try just to see if it helps, if your current one fails. I'm already on a low carb diet due to being Diabetic and having heart disease and usually I'm well controlled.

It's nice to meet you and I hope to see you again!

Hugs, Teri :)
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GaryB
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Date Joined Sep 2005
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   Posted 9/4/2005 6:42 PM (GMT -6)   
I agree about lowering carbs is worth a try and I'm doing that also. But I do also know apples help and just discovered that yogurt does too, at least with me. Not so sure how honey fits in, but none of these 3 will hurt me. The heart is fine, its all eating related to the biggest degree. I do have to get a handle on this some how. I've learned more about this on this board in past to days than years dealing with Doc's. I might of found part of the answer to chest pain with the nerve that runs along the spine. Thanks for any info.

Jocaste
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Date Joined Aug 2005
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   Posted 9/5/2005 9:03 AM (GMT -6)   

Hi Gary

When you talk about the terrible pain in your chest I can relate to that --but mine is felt in the back--it's my oesophagus I know, as yours will be.When you talk about weakness that describes exactly how I feel.I do believe that cutting grain carbs helps(bread etc) I have found apples to be helpful for me, contrary to what Dr Norm says. I also believe that plain yogurt containing the good bacteria also helps especially if I take it at breakfast time. I have been cutting carbs for a few days now and I am feeling so much better.All the pain has gone from my back and I am more positive...I am controlling it rather than it controlling me. Eating a lot of vegetables, salads and protein along with plain yogurt and a little fruit for breakfast has helped me a lot.

Everyone is different but cutting carbs seems to help reflux.Good luck!

 


Norm1
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Date Joined Jul 2005
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   Posted 9/5/2005 9:07 AM (GMT -6)   
Gary,
Are you still taking meds? If so, are you having break through symptoms? The approach of removing excess carbs (particularly sugar and starches) in your diet is intended to provide complete and permanant relief without any meds whatsoever.

Best of luck,
Dr Norm

GaryB
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Date Joined Sep 2005
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   Posted 9/5/2005 9:45 AM (GMT -6)   
I agree with Jocaste, this is only 3rd day on yogurt,honey,apples and 1 slice of bread w/ peanutbutter in the morning. Lite lunch and lots of veg. protein type dinners. I made the mistake of trying snacks and 1 beer before dinner and within 10 mins. chest pain. Used yogurt to help it and it did. I think cutting carbs is right way to go. Everyone has to figure out their own combination. Right now I feel the best I have in weeks and or months. I think Dr. Norm is on to something and I'm amazed how fast results come. Again I know we are all different. Oh and I am still on nexium and have been trying zegrid samples. I'll see the Doc in a month. Maybe I finally got it through my head that a person really does have to change some eating habits. Thanks for the info

Jocaste
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Date Joined Aug 2005
Total Posts : 72
   Posted 9/5/2005 10:37 AM (GMT -6)   
Gary B

So glad you are finding relief!
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