Getting to see a new GI dr. However.......

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   Posted 3/2/2006 6:28 PM (GMT -6)   
I cant get in till May!! Good grief!  They are sending me to the University of CO.  Apparently three of their dr's are world renound and they get patients from all over the world with hard cases.
I hope that means they will be worth the wait!!  Man oh man. 

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   Posted 3/2/2006 9:45 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Nancy, i wish you all the best. My thoughts & prayers are with you. Let us know how it goes. 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.

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   Posted 3/3/2006 4:09 AM (GMT -6)   
World renowned doctors. I think it will be worth the wait.
2 months to go really.

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   Posted 3/7/2006 9:56 PM (GMT -6)   
I wish you well please let us know how it goes.

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   Posted 3/8/2006 10:22 AM (GMT -6)   

I will.  Right now I am doing a ph bravo test.  I am having heartburn and reflux like mad!!!  The numbers read below 4.0 which I know is acidic.  We'll see what happens I guess.  Ill have those results in a couple weeks once I turn the unit in tomorrow.


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   Posted 3/11/2006 11:30 PM (GMT -6)   

Hi Nancy... you said you had been referred the University of CO... do you live in the Denver/Metro area by any chance?  I do, and that's why I'm asking.  I've seen 3 different GI docs in 2 years and haven't found one yet that I like.  The most recent one came recommended to me and I was so hopeful, but she turned out to be the worst doctor I've ever seen.  I have been suffering from GERD for going on 2 years now... thanks to you and others, I've been PPI free for over a month now, but can't get through a day w/o Zantac 2X/day and a few slugs of Maalox.  The GERD I can deal with... it's the chronic indigestion/belching that I've been suffering for nearly as long as the GERD that I can't.  It hits me at least 3-4 times a day, and doesn't seem to matter what I eat/drink.

With regard to the pH test, 2 of my docs said there would be no point in my having that test because clearly I have too much acid, i.e., the reason for my GERD.  Was it a GI doc that ordered the test on you?  I'll be interested to hear of your results.


IBS sufferer... too many years to count
Dx with UC (Proctitis)... 6/03 (flares every 6-7 wks)
GERD... 7/04 - present
Dyspepsia... 9/04 - present
Reynaud's Syndrome... 11/05
Medications... Canasa, Nexium, Zelnorm, Maalox, Zantac

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