Hi Marsha... I normally hang out in the Arthritis Forum, but I suffer from GERD as well as a Hiatus Hernia, so I pop over here from time to time to read up on the posts, but I rarely post myself... Although lately, my heartburn/pain has gotten worse and worse.
I have noticed that my heartburn normally starts in the early evening. And it comes and goes. It's weird. I'll feel real bad for about
20 minutes, then it goes away for about
an hour, then back again... It gets to the point that I have a hard time sleeping. I've tried sleeping with my head/torso elevated, but that doesn't always work for me either..
I used to take my meds in the morning, but I have changed to later in the day, I have noticed that it helps to minimize the burn. I have been on Prevacid, Prilosec and Aciphex. I have had an endoscope and a flex sig, and am currently awaiting the results of these procedures. I go back in to see my GI on the 25th of September.
What meds are you on?
Confirmed Diagnosis of
- Psoriatic Arthritis/Spondylitis/Graves Disease/GERD/Scoliosis/Hiatal Hernia/Graves Disease of the Eyes/Chronic UTIs
Current Meds - Enbrel/Prevacid/Synthroid/Nitrofurantoin
Past Meds - Inderal/PTU/Prednisone/Voltaren/Feldene/Mobic/Cortisone and Steroid Shots
Additional Supplements - Multi-Vitamin/Bromelian/Acidophilus/Green Tea
A little about me...