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Date Joined Feb 2006
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   Posted 2/7/2006 6:12 PM (GMT -6)   
I just found out about this site today. I have found in the past that as patients we need to stay on top of our illnessess and unfortunately not always believe what the doctor says...
45 year old male here in Atlanta GA..
Anyway been suffering with bloating and gas since mid abated for about two weeks and came back. I would eat the smallest meal ( cereal for example) and feel like I ate a ten course italian meal! Antiacids did not seem to help..
It went away for about two weeks and I thought it was a stomach flu..came back Friday after eating Chinese for lunch...was stuffed all day and had a bowl of soup for when I eat I feel bloated. Went to GP yesterday. Blood test was normal. His initial diagnosis was hiatul hernial and GRD. Prescribed Nexium..Been on the drug for two days now and did not know you had to wait an hour before you ate..he gave me samples to save money...I do not get the heartburn that is mostly bloated vomiting...bowel movements are normal...just discomfort after I eat...
 I am concerned that it might be something did say if not better in two weeks would send me for upper GI series..
Eating small meals because hunger is just not it once was for me.
I am concerned and must admit with the advent of the web one can read up on many diseases out there and scare ones self to death..I have self diagnosed myself already reading symptoms of other stomach ailments...
1. Amybody ever recover from this with minimal impact on life?
2. Does it sound like GERD?
3. If not what does it sound like from experience?
4. How long before Nexium starts to work?

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Date Joined Jan 2006
Total Posts : 56
   Posted 2/7/2006 8:43 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi SAF > welcome to HW.
I have slightly different problem then what u have. I went to the hospital to do a endoscopy after complaining abt stomach pain ( just below the left ribs). Weeks before this, i feel nauseated after a normal sized meal. The feeling that something is stuck in my throat and the feeling that i was gonna throw up was present.

After the endoscopy, the doctor said i have a small hiatal hernia. They did not notice any reflux. Was put on PPI medication for 2 weeks which puzzled me as they said i did not have reflux. When i came back from the hospital, i had servere abdominal pain below the sternum which was causing me great distress as i could not sleep or sit in one position. Also had a brief period of bloating.

After 2 weeks the pain and bloating subsided. Now i only feel a slight pain after 2 hours from a normal sized meal. If it is a small meal then there is no problem. The lump in the throat sensaton is still present.

I have stopped taking the medications for gerd and now on Apple Cider Vinegar. 2 taplespoons in a glass of water after a meal.

I don't know if i have answered your questions but what u said abt the more u know it scares u is very true. sometimes i'm so concious of this problem but i know i have felt like this for a few months and it did not bother me then.
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