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Nal
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   Posted 2/25/2006 7:46 PM (GMT -6)   
Good grief!!  I have been off of prilosec for 8 days now but am still on zantac and carafate.
 
At lunch I had a salad that had lettuce, carrots, a little red cabbage, and some salad dressing (a little bit of ranch but not much).  I also had a baked sweet potato with butter.
 
I nearly died a half an hour later!!!  All I was doing was burping, refluxing, etc.  When I was burping, all I could taste were the veggies in my salad!
 
Now, does that possibly mean that I need some digestive enzymes?  Theres so much talk about how our stomachs do not digest foods very well.  I do not want to go back on PPI's.  My dr wants me off of them too.  I don't know what to do.  I feel terrible.
 
What types of foods can actually make heartburn worse?  Do raw veggies do that?  Have any websites I can check out on this?  Thanks so much.
 
Nancy eyes

lerie
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   Posted 2/26/2006 12:07 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Nal,Maybe it would be a good idea to ask your Dr. to refer you to a dietician (nutritionalist ). Now I understand you were not confident with your physician but if you demand to see a nutritionalist he has to send you. Tell him bluntly you want a nutritionalist not pills! Obviously low carb doesn't work for you. Your not alone, I can't digest them either. But there are many diets in many combinations & ONLY your Dr. , specialist OR Nutritionalist is qualified to say what is best for you. Good luck Nal. I hope you find a solution soon for YOUR dietary needs. My thoughts & prayers are with you. later....
"There is at least one good thing in each and every day we just have to find it and if we look hard enough we will.Somedays we just have to look a little harder than others,but its alway's there.
 
Valerie


heartburnhell
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   Posted 2/26/2006 12:46 PM (GMT -6)   
I have been off protonix for 8 days also and I am feeling really good. I think the key to it is tapering off the pills really slowly. It took me about 2 and a half months. I also started taking a probiotic and a glutamine supplement twice a day. I also take digestive enzymes with each meal. This has helped alot!!!

Norm1
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   Posted 2/26/2006 7:09 PM (GMT -6)   
Nal,
Sorry you had such a bad reaction.

Lerie,
You say "Obviously low carb doesn't work for you". This suggests to me that you may not understand low carb. Correct me if I'm wrong here, but Nal ate a whole potato!

Nal,
I firmly believe it's the consumption of excess carbs driving acid reflux.

Thanks,
Norm Robillard
I am a Ph.D. microbiologist and author. I am not a physician. The views I express, while research-based, are my own and should never take the place of consultations with your own physician.
 


lerie
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   Posted 2/26/2006 7:27 PM (GMT -6)   
OH yes I do fully understand low carb all to well Norm. Nal needs to consult with a nutritionalist. You may firmly believe as you wish as all of us may but with all the problems Nal is having ,a dr. needs to be consulted! I have been reading many of her posts & this has been on going for her. Not all of us are able to digest most fruits & vegetables & Nal may be one of them. May I also point out not everyone is below your level of understanding.You do not have the right to assume I don't know about this diet. I was on low carb for 10 months & I ended up in Hospital as a direct result,on the other hand I have seen it used on HEALTHY patients for weight loss etc with good results. BUT you cannot just up & say it was the sweet potatoe for sure. ONLY his physician or nutritionalist can do this.Many vegetables are also very high in acid & may cause problems.You diet simply does NOT meet the needs of all. That is not even a reasonable notion.To debate is one thing, but to push this diet is quite another. I have worked directly with dieticians for a number of years & I am also an educated woman . You are not the only one to have knowledge. Sometimes lifes experiences offer more than degrees as well. later....


"There is at least one good thing in each and every day we just have to find it and if we look hard enough we will.Somedays we just have to look a little harder than others,but its alway's there.
 
Valerie

Post Edited (lerie) : 2/26/2006 6:53:23 PM (GMT-7)


Nal
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   Posted 2/26/2006 10:35 PM (GMT -6)   

:-)  Ok guys take it easy please.  There is no need to fight.  If we aren't careful, Jennifer will have to close this thread.

I appreciate both you helping me!  You are right, I think it is time to consult a nutritionist.  Can they really help with GERD though?  It may help to figure out what foods I can and can not eat.

Norm:  I guess I never really realized that a sweet potato was loaded with carbs-just never thought about it!  I will be looking into that as well.

I am doing a Comprehensive Digestive Stool Analysis.  Has anyone heard of this test?  Once I have it completed, I should get the results in a week or so.  It will help determine if I have a yeast problem, lack of good enzymes digesting my food, parasites, levels of HCl and so on.  I hope, that will help me a lot.

Nancy 


Norm1
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   Posted 2/27/2006 12:32 AM (GMT -6)   
Lerie,
I agree that we should try to keep our discussion fact based and try not to get all worked up. I have done my best not to become defensive when you question me. I am not questioning your intelligence. I simply made an observation "Obviously low carb doesn't work for you", even though Nancy had just eaten a high carb potato prior to her onset of symptoms. I thought that you might provide the rational for your statement. If you have none, it makes me want to dismiss all your previous comments about low carb not working for acid reflux and perhaps IBS as well.

Thanks,
Norm
I am a Ph.D. microbiologist and author. I am not a physician. The views I express, while research-based, are my own and should never take the place of consultations with your own physician.
 


Norm1
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   Posted 2/27/2006 12:40 AM (GMT -6)   
Lerie,
By the way I agree with you about degrees..... They are over rated. And I honestly was not trying to be condesending with you.

Norm Robillard
I am a Ph.D. microbiologist and author. I am not a physician. The views I express, while research-based, are my own and should never take the place of consultations with your own physician.
 


Nal
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   Posted 2/27/2006 9:22 AM (GMT -6)   

Does anyone have a list of high carb foods?

 

Nancy


Nikib5
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   Posted 2/27/2006 9:37 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Nancy,
Sorry you are feeling so poorly. I felt a little bad this weekend too, but I can trace mine to pizza, blackberry pie and brownies. It was my birthday, what can I say? :-)

If you do a Google search for low carbs, there are lists out there that have been compiled. I bought a book that lists most of them as well as calories, fat, etc. It's a pocket reference book and I can't remember the name. It lists a lot of restaurant food too.

It might not have been the sweet potato, but it might have been. We'll never really know. I'm avoiding baked potatoes like the plague though. I used to eat them several times a week for dinner even though I sometimes felt bad after eating them.

~Niki

lerie
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   Posted 2/27/2006 11:19 AM (GMT -6)   

Hi Nal there is no reason to argue is a good point. I am glad that you are now ready to see a nutritionalist. This is the most apropriate course of action to see what best suits YOUR paticular needs. I have IBS for a long time now as it is part & parcel of my other health problems but low carb is not always sutable for irratable bowel syndrome either particularily if there are other health issues involved as well. ALWAYS seek proffesional advice to tailor suit your needs specifialy.Hope you feel better & get on top of this soon. My thoughts & prayers are with you. later..


"There is at least one good thing in each and every day we just have to find it and if we look hard enough we will.Somedays we just have to look a little harder than others,but its alway's there.
 
Valerie

Post Edited (lerie) : 2/27/2006 10:02:06 AM (GMT-7)


lerie
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   Posted 2/27/2006 12:11 PM (GMT -6)   
Norm all you see is almost desparately that low carb is the only way to go. Many people cannot digest vegetables  especially if there is an encyme deficiency etc.or need the energy that only complex carbs can provide. For silent reflux low fat & bland works best for me.But I would not advice anyone of this either as I do not know thier particulr individual needs.  I'm interested & concerned that every one seek medical evaluation & guidance before embarking on any diet which is logical advice for ALL. I am no longer interested in your tatics of fighting the fact there may be another type of diet needed depending on a patients individual needs!!!I will no longer respond to your posts only to those who really need guidance & will always advice medical guidance to the individual.


"There is at least one good thing in each and every day we just have to find it and if we look hard enough we will.Somedays we just have to look a little harder than others,but its alway's there.
 
Valerie

Post Edited (lerie) : 2/27/2006 10:17:47 AM (GMT-7)


Nal
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   Posted 2/27/2006 4:20 PM (GMT -6)   

Lerie

If I go and see a nutritionist, will they order up any specific tests as well?

Nancy


lerie
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   Posted 2/27/2006 4:55 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Nal, A nutritionalist won't do tests But you can ask your Dr. to send you do a GI (Gastro Intestinal) specialist for tests. The nutritritionalist will evaluate according to Drs. referal & YOUR symptoms. Your GI Specialist can also send you to a good nutritionalist. If you have the difficulty with you physician you have as you told me Then you can demand a referral . Or find a physician who does care. The step your considering now is the most appropriate way to go with a nutritionalist & GI specialist. You'll be glad in the long run you did, believe me. My Thoughts & Prayers are with you Nal. Good Luck. later....

Ps. You should have your encymes checked. This may prevent you of proper digestion for veggies, fruit & other foods.


"There is at least one good thing in each and every day we just have to find it and if we look hard enough we will.Somedays we just have to look a little harder than others,but its alway's there.
 
Valerie

Post Edited (lerie) : 2/27/2006 4:42:11 PM (GMT-7)


deneige
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   Posted 3/5/2006 5:45 PM (GMT -6)   
hi my name is claire iam 50 years old and suffer from acidreflux. I recently had the nissen fundoplication surgery. and i was fine for three weeks and then it came back with a vengance. all symtoms were back some were worse . I also have developed ulsers at the back of my throat and burning in my ears.Is there anyone out there that has had this surgery redone our with any suggestions for relief. deneige thank you confused
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