Gerd/Lpr - Is it worse temporarily or permanently?

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NGonzales
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   Posted 10/13/2014 2:42 PM (GMT -6)   
I have had GERD/LPR for 3 years now. Early this year I increased my Prilosec from 20mg to 40mg when symptoms became unmanageable. I rely on protein and and tolerated fat for calories, and I use a couple of supplements, but most cause reflux. I've learned to live with this small diet after years of dealing with inflammatory bowel disease which taught me how to live eating minimally.

But here I am again, the GERD/LPR has decided last week that it doesn't want me to eat protein or fat - of any kind. Since the onset, all vegetables are a problem, anything green causes the most problems, so generally I can not eat a vegetable. Most fruits also cause symptoms so I was eating these minimally. Wheat, oatmeal, and breads of any kind are not good for ibd, but I have had to try these on occasion recently when LPR/GERD symptoms would not permit me to eat anything else.

My choices right now for the least amount of reflux is cantaloupe, grapes, blueberries, and almond milk. That's it.

My thought process is to ride this out eating these few fruits and hopefully the increase in reflux will subside...but this isn't likely is it?

MY husband and I own a small business. It's hard to get medical care with all our operating and living expenses. I have a good GI doctor but he is expensive and 3 hours away so I've been managing my reflux on my own for the last two years.

I feel that I am hanging on only by the grace of God.

Nina

ninjakiller1
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   Posted 10/13/2014 6:13 PM (GMT -6)   
Dear Nina,

I so sorry how much you are suffering with Gerd, I know your feeling, as I myself have acid Reflux. My Endoscopy was as negative, it was all normal, but I am still awaiting to do 24h Monitor as to see my level of the acid reflux.

As everyone knows that symptoms of GERD have many different kinds of as: Heartburn, swallowing problem, you feel the food that is back up the throat after being swallowed, chest pains, Indigestion and Excessive saliva in the mouth, this is all do with acid reflux.

I am not being rude but may I ask, are you overweight by any chance, because one of the best ways to reduce the chances of GERD is to loose weght completely as slim your stomach well. As to much extra weight around your midsection in stomach it will place pressure on your stomach, which will push on it and cause some of the acid to head up your esophagus. You might say that you are not that pretty much overweight at all, even not meaning by your height as what the doctor say to be only your level of the weight as height. But for example, if you are fat but want to loose weight, its always good doing exercise is best solution for pretty much every problems in your body, exercise can help to eliminate your GERD effectively as to slim your primary stomach and do exercice as regularly. Exercise helps you as your heart to pump more oxygen as through the body.

Please let me know of your answer.

ninjakiller1
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   Posted 10/13/2014 6:17 PM (GMT -6)   
I am so sorry I forgot to ask you, have you done Endoscopy, have they mentioned to you if you have Gastroesophageal reflux disease as GERD and hernia hiatus. Please give me much as information about those and any others.


As well have you been checked for the Helicobacteria Pyrl by any chance. let me know

NGonzales
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   Posted 10/13/2014 8:13 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you ninjakiller1 for your reply,

I am at a good weight for my size and frame. I also try to exercise frequently during the week, but I am limited by my various health issues. I am actually quiet active given my limited diet and health problems.

I was diagnosed three years ago with LPR/GERD and esophagitis. My GI doctor did blood work to rule out infections, malnutrition, and thyroid issues. It turns out I was suffering from all of these; the most concerning was a neglected case of Hashimotos which had to be treated to see if it contributed at all to the reflux.

My thyroid ended up commanding my attention and finances, and I never followed up with my GI to do any further testing. I just kept eliminating and swapping foods when they caused problems, and continued to work on my thyroid levels.

I am supposed to do another blood panel this month to see where my thyroid levels are now. I know I feel better generally than I did before taking thyroid hormone, but the reflux is worse than ever. It was a difficult process increasing my thyroid medication. If I increased too fast I would experience severe reflux, so it took a long time to reach the level of medication I am on now.

I know this all went in a different direction than what you were asking...basically I'm trying to manage my symptoms while trying not to put a financial burden on my family getting medical care. I have been living with digestive issues for so long that I have grown quiet good at enjoying times when there is variety in my diet and accepting the times when there is not. It just seems like the times of fasting and eating minimally are more frequent and last longer. It's getting harder to take care of my family and our business. I am a lot older now, and I am afraid that the years of lack of nutrition will end up catching up with me and causing even more problems.

Nina

ninjakiller1
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   Posted 10/14/2014 3:05 AM (GMT -6)   
Dear Nina,

Your malnutrition is as you states is a poor diet that does not contain the right amount of nutrients you have.

As I had 2 years Helicobacteria Pyrl that was untreated that time, I become very weak and had bad apetite and as you said malnutrition, as myself doing dieting alot, I do eat very less as boiled chicken, and fish as in oven to grill it, I don't eat much as fruits because most of them containts to much acid, I do eat apple and carrots, Celery. I am very weak as myself a lot and I am trying not to take PPI as I have test for to come soon and I do not want to take it in future if I want to heal it by strengthening my stomach as slim as hard that would eliminate acid reflux as completely. If you need any help with weight loss as to slim your stomach, I can try to help you with specefic methods for exercise, even at home.

Listen this might be occurred and confusing for you and a challenging, but you can try methods that would help you for acid reflux, but for me I can't have those things because of 24h monitor I need to do, when I finishe I will start as myself.

First: Green Cabbage juice is good thing for two treatmens is: stomach ulcer as also known as gastric ulcers, that is develop on the lining of the stomach. This also helps with Acid Reflux as serious reflux problems that people have and many people don't even have it anymore. But remember to have less as 100ml as twice a day as everyda, but remember to mix Green Cabbage juice with carrots and celery: Do not drink Green Cabbage juice only, it needs to be mixed with other stuff as I mentioned there.

Second: Potato Juice: I know you are shocked and surprised of it but Potato Juice helps to heal Gerd. Its good to have in early morning only before you have your breakfast. Remember its up to you if you want to mix it with carrots and celery and apple as all juices, but you can also have it Potato Juice only, its because of the taste is different.

Here is how to make Potato Juice as it shows in youtube: http://www.youtube.co/watch?v=PwD9hrNzGBc

Please, Please, watch it carefully that how he is making it and what is the instructions of what to avoid.

also a little different way to clean it that I got from this site as Instructions: http://www.ehow.com/how_8374594_juice-potato.html

NGonzales
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   Posted 10/14/2014 10:17 AM (GMT -6)   
Good morning ninjakiller1,

Thank you for the juice recipes. I have heard they are excellent for the stomach. Unfortunately I don't tolerate vegetables in any form - juice, raw, or cooked.

I hope that your PH testing goes smoothly and that the readings will help the doctor choose the best care for you.

Nina

ninjakiller1
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   Posted 10/16/2014 3:05 AM (GMT -6)   
Goodmorning Nina,

sorry for the delay message!

Sorry for as well I did not read well of your first post you made!

I am more worried about you now of your condition! as I know now that your vegetables is effecting as well for the Gerd. But Green Cabbage and Potato can really help you to eliminate the reflux, but as you stated that you can't tolerate, hmm may I ask, have you by any chance done a stool sample for Helicobacteria Pyrl. If you know Helicobacteria Pyrl it causes significant problem for acid that mix is and creates a acid reflux and other symptoms.

NGonzales
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   Posted 10/16/2014 10:20 AM (GMT -6)   
Thank you for your concern ninjakiller1, but I have been dealing with chronic health issues for over 20 years. My primary doctor thinks that my LES is just very weak from all of my chronic issues, particularly autoimmune.

Lord willing, I will be able to return to my GI and start the process of testing, but I don't think the test for H. Pylori will be among them. Although always a possibility... yet he never even considered it when I saw him originally two years ago.

When do you begin your PH test?

ninjakiller1
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   Posted 10/16/2014 3:30 PM (GMT -6)   
Dear Nina

GI deals more with Gerd as acid reflux, but when they do Endoscopy, they take a sample as biopsy to see if you have H. Pylori. If you want to see if you have H. Pylori , you need to go to your GP Doctor or in Reception and ask for a plastic tube so you can make a sample of your stool.

Nina listen to this news of autoimmune. Title is: Breakthrough hope for MS treatment as scientists discover how to 'switch off' autoimmune diseases

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2741867/Breakthrough-hope-MS-treatment-scientists-discover-switch-autoimmune-diseases.html

Listen your ideal problem is look at your major problems you have and deal with each by time.

My PH test has not been started yet but my GI doctor has wrote a letter to the hospital as referal to see when I get appointment .

NGonzales
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   Posted 10/16/2014 6:31 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you for the link ninjakiller1,

It sure sounds encouraging for those with MS and type 1 diabetes doesn't it?

As for my health issues, I am working with my primary doctor to manage my autoimmue issues, but at some point I will need to return to my GI for more help with all the problems I have tried to manage since I saw him last.

ninjakiller1
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   Posted 10/18/2014 5:48 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Nina

Sorry for delay messaging you!

Sorry to ask you, would you just confirm me this questions for me!

Have they told you that you have Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease? Yes or NO

Did they confirm you that you have hernia hiatus as when you had done a Endoscopy!?

Do you have white cotton tongue?

Have you done 24 hours ph monitoring test? If Yes than: do you have a Low Stomach Acid?


You said: It sure sounds encouraging for those with MS and type 1 diabetes doesn't it? I am not sure but it only says as it will switch off’ autoimmune diseases completely.

ninjakiller1
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   Posted 10/20/2014 7:25 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Nina!

I need your help with those questions I asked you if you can answer them, so I can try to help you..
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