help...................frustrated with gerd and other symptom

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Date Joined Sep 2006
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   Posted 9/18/2006 11:36 PM (GMT -6)   
please i hope that someone could help me.  i am pleased to read all of the supportive advice given to eachother.  ok i had a "sinus infection" last year were the whole right side of my face hurt.  also with the post nasal drip.  i had the lump sensation in my throat too.  i was prescribed antibiotic for the sinus, and nexium, but now on prilosec (nexium too expensive).  i am still having problems and its been over a year now!  like a pain on the right side of my throat(by "adams apple") i dont have a sore throat though.  i have not been taking the prilosec because i do not want to get in the routine of taking meds.  i feel once you start with one, then you'll end up on four.  anyway  its the pain, and the clearing of the throat.  my doc said gerd, but i did not read symptoms of pain in the throat on the message board from anyone with gerd.  i think its gerd, but could it be something else too?  i had a cbc blood test done, and that was ok.  could someone please help me, and let me know what to do to get rid of this whole thing.  gerd, pain in the throat?  it is very frustrating and hard for me to focus on life sometimes from so much worry.

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   Posted 9/19/2006 11:46 PM (GMT -6)   

29 y/o Female Diagnosed with Crohn's October 2005 (symptoms for as long as I can remember) & Gerd 1996 Currently taking - 6mp 50mg per day, Pentasa 1000mg 2x per day, Remicade every 8 weeks (but need it sooner), Tramadol prn, Phenergan prn,  Nexium, Prozac, Nordette, Multi-Vit, and Digestive Advantage for IBD. "What doesn't kill us - sometimes drop kicks us into a new and better place - a place we mightn't have gotten to any other way."  - Unknown                                                                             


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Date Joined Sep 2005
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   Posted 9/20/2006 8:06 AM (GMT -6)   
I didn't respnd because I didn't have a sinus infection or facial pain. However, I know that some people, including me, do have sinus pain/congestion due to acid reflux. Last year, when I had severe reflux I had a lot of throat discomfort. I wouldn't call it pain, but definitely discomfort. A few mornings I woke up with my tongue covered with a whitish color. I could easily see the throat becoming very painful if I had been having acid reflux to that degree for many years.

I wish I had some suggestions on how to get rid of it. If it is GERD then some people can control it while others seem to have a more difficult time with it. Have you tried the advice posted on a variety of websites to control GERD? Start giving them a try and see if they help. I found that controlling my diet, losing a little weight, reducing stress and sleeping with my upper body higher than the rest of my body all helped. I have "stabilized" for many months and I have been able to loosen some of my restricitions, including no longer having to sleep at an incline. I should mention I am taking Nexium over a long term. In addition to acid reflux I have eosinophilic esophigitis. Over time my esophagus will contrict and increase the risk of choking. While I wish I could get off the Nexium, I would rather not choke to death.

Good luck
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