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Date Joined Feb 2006
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   Posted 2/8/2006 2:52 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello everyone,
I found this forum by chance because I'm really determined to get my GERD under control. I've had it for at least two years (probably more, but it wasn't serious). I've been on and off PPIs (Protonix and Prilosec) during this time and initially felt okay taking them, but I also don't feel as well as I could, so I've decided to try going off of them and changing my diet. It's quite fascinating what I'm reading about low carbs. I'm giving it a try and will report back on what I find. It's really hard to get rid of potatoes and popcorn though!

So far so good. I'm also taking papaya tablets after each meal. I can honestly say I haven't felt this good in a long time. Actually, I feel nothing! (like my stomach isn't even there). I always tell people that you shouldn't feel your stomach being there at all. It should be able to do its job without letting you know every second :-)

I look forward to chatting with you on the forum. I hope you all feel better soon!


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Date Joined Jan 2006
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   Posted 2/9/2006 12:39 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Niki > The papaya enzyme sounds interesting.
Please let us know the findings on the low carb diet.
Oh...and welcome to HW :)

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Date Joined Mar 2005
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   Posted 2/9/2006 6:56 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Niki,
You're right about how we shouldn't feel our stomachs at all!
That's interesting about the papaya enzymes. Do you think you're doing better more from those, or the lower carbs? Where did you get them?
Hope you continue to feel better!

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Date Joined Feb 2006
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   Posted 2/9/2006 8:25 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for the warm welcome :-)

I don't know if the papaya is helping or lowering the carbs. Maybe both? I haven't lowered the carbs as much as is recommended (25g?), but I think what is helping is that I don't load up on them all in one sitting.

I got the papaya enzymes at the grocery store (organic section). I remember when I was a kid, we always used to have them in the house. I just take what is directed on the bottle.

I'm not feeling so great today. I'm not in pain, but I just feel really empty and hungry. It's that time of the month though and that always bothers my stomach. I have to be careful when feeling like this because I'm tempted to eat everything in sight.

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