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CathyA
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   Posted 2/6/2006 7:28 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi all,
   I was wondering......do most of you find that GERD causes you to have diarrhea, or at least loose stools?  

hearty
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   Posted 2/6/2006 9:02 PM (GMT -6)   
no....always been normal until a few weeks ago started taking fiber pills and almost constipatied...seen none of what you mentioned

CathyA
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   Posted 2/7/2006 8:39 AM (GMT -6)   
Hmmmm.......I guess I always assumed everyone would have that problem with all that acid going through the system.........but I guess we all might be different in how our GI tracts handle it. Maybe for alot of people, the acid gets better neutralized by the pancreatic secretions??

Nal
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   Posted 2/7/2006 3:47 PM (GMT -6)   
I have the opposite problem-severe constipation.  I still think I dont have enough acid in my stomach but who knows.
 
Nancy

Nikib5
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   Posted 2/8/2006 2:41 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi,
I'm a newbie here. I have IBS as well as GERD. I've pretty much had the IBS all my life. The GERD showed up a couple of years ago. I've found ways to manage the IBS, so I have that under control, but I can tell you that the GERD has made it worse. Actually, I thought my IBS was acting up when I first got GERD because of the loose bowel movements. I do think the two areas go hand in hand, at least with me.

I just went off all GERD meds as of last Sunday, so we'll see where that leaves me. So far so good. Actually kind of constipated which hasn't happened to me in years. :-)

~Niki

Coralee
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   Posted 2/8/2006 10:58 PM (GMT -6)   
Gerd makes me constipated have been for past five years and is horrible!!!!!

Nikib5
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   Posted 2/10/2006 8:15 AM (GMT -6)   

I seem to be in the minority with the D. I've always been like that though.

~Niki


cbuc
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   Posted 5/2/2006 10:34 AM (GMT -6)   
Well i have IBS-A.............. so I have both. I am on Prilosec (for 11 days now) and my IBS seems to be lingering around.

PATB
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   Posted 5/2/2006 12:05 PM (GMT -6)   
Does anyone out there think Gerd is associated with constipation?  I do.  Mine seems worse when I don't go everyday.  If only they would do more studies and find out what causes this disease that affects millions!

hearty
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   Posted 5/3/2006 5:42 PM (GMT -6)   
I have heard a doctor on television..he has a daily health/alternative methods show....He says he believes completely that gerd is not caused by acid but it is stomach constipation and if you get that under control....the gerd will go away and you can go off the meds. He says stay on the meds till you feel better because the pain is of course so bad...he recommends stuff like fiber and a careful diet to get rid of the constipation...I don't know how long it takes to get well. He called it STOMACH CONTIPATION which I had never heard of before.

There is no doubt that there is a gerd/poop connection:)
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