To make my introduction story short. 2014 was the worst year of my life. Besides getting new allergies, i've gotten gerd. Gerd has been life-shattering for me. And ruined pretty much all my life-plans. My diet before gerd was transient and consisted of times with bad food, and times with regular food. And i guess it was more spicy than normal for western diets, because of the culture, and i did some of the bad things like eating late and slouching.
I'm 22 and sorely wanted to go to the army in my country and I wanted to go back to training. Training, competing and was my pretty much the only thing that made life livable. I backlashed in 2013 (put on 20 kilos/50 pounds), after i got depressed from stress and long-term sleep deprivation in late 2013 from studying, and i was recovering until about
october, when i suddenly had GERD. With gerd.... a leper will have a better chance of being enlisted. And frankly it has ****ed with my head so much, I've wanted to kill myself badly. The only thing keeping me alive is my family, god and friends. But i don't know how long i can hold out any longer. The only hope I've left is by reversing GERD via weight-loss. Or perhaps having a successful operation that will let me live a relatively normal but physically restricting life(some of the posts here have been pure horror stories, with people saying they feel chest pains from carrying something as books after they've done their GERD surgery or just moderate exercise, the prospect of that is horrifying, for someone who used to lift 250 pounds in the bench)
I suffer from depression(which has worsened significantly since onset of GERD), allergies, asthma, and recently GERD. GERD has been the worst since it's life debilitating. I'm overweight however.
To come to the real question. I've been doing research for the past few weeks now on GERD. Some people seem to be able to entirely remove it by losing weight. I'm kinda overweight at 5'11 and 220 pounds(gerd has made me lose 6 pounds in a week, i could lose a good 45 pounds). But some people seem to not be affected by weight loss at all. Whats your experience? Why does weight loss work for some and not all? Thats the only real hope i got to turning normal again. I don't know how long i'll live otherwise.
I've thought about
PPIs. But from what i've read they don't seem to be effective for LPR(the type of GERD that i have). And the prospect of having to taking malnutrition inducing Meds is not feasible for me. I can barely chow down 1500 calories, and i'm pretty sure i'll get malnourished anyway by eating like i am now, in the long-term.
Post Edited (Ruinedbygerd) : 10/14/2014 10:19:45 AM (GMT-6)