Hello all. It is so good to find a site that offers so much support as this one does.
My story. I have had this feeling in my throat for awhile like something is stuck (not all the time). Ignored it. Then in November, I started feeling chest pains. Well, in the middle of the night one night I had severe back pain between the shoulder blades. I was terrified I was having a heart attack and went to the doctor the next day. EKG said no change from the last time and was started on Prilosec. That got me through Thanksgiving. I ate pretty much normally just smaller meals.
Then about 10 days ago, I had a severe chest pain attack in the middle of the night. I had gone back to my overeating a bit for three days and I paid for it. After three days of night pain, I went to the ER and was told once again that I had GERD. Doctor started me on Aciphex and Carafate. I have taken the Carafate for 5 days and the Aciphex for 3. I feel better but I am barely eating. I am so afraid what I eat will cause me pain. I mostly eat carbs -bread, bagels, rice. Yesterday I went out with my family to dinner and ate a small chicken breast marinated in balsalmic vinegar and a few grilled squash things (zucchini, squash) and felt pretty good.
With Christmas coming and a trip to my in-laws, I am so afraid of eating something that will hurt me. How do I know what I can and can't eat? If I eat something I really like during the day well before bedtime (ig. spaghetti sauce) will it cause nighttime pain?
Thank you all so much. I need to know how to cook for my family. I don't want to deprive them of the foods thay all love.
BTW, one good thing is I have lost weight. 15 pounds in 4 weeks.