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kathy_in_wlsv
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Date Joined Jan 2007
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   Posted 1/14/2007 5:45 PM (GMT -6)   
I have had  GERD with really awful reflux for several years. I will wake up  with nausea and vomiting  and  coughing because the acid seems to go into my lungs. When I have an attack I get uncontrolable amounts of saliva just pouring out of my mouth.
 
about 4 years ago I had an endoscopy and colonoscopy and at that time the dr said he found "erosions" in my esophogus, but no polyps.  I was given Nexium  2 X a day, and sent on my way. Since then there was no followup.  The Nexium seemed to work fairly well for a while but in the last year or so  the GERD has come back strong.
 
My question is : what exactly are erosions? Are they precursors to Barretts? or ulcers or what?
 
I had an endoscopy on friday and the dr. (a new one, not the one who didn't do any follow up) said there are erosions, he did a biopsy and put me on a different med..  unfortunately I can't remember the name, the prescription is at the pharmacy right now.. but I think it begins with A.
 
 I've lost 3 pounds this week, and stopped  a heavy coffee habit cold turkey.. Thank goodness for postum. I am determined to  lose some weight and if I have to give up coffee so be it.
 
Thanks for your help I just found this site a few days ago.

Lonibel
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Date Joined Jun 2006
Total Posts : 145
   Posted 1/14/2007 10:18 PM (GMT -6)   

Kathy,

Is it possibly Aciphex?  Are you allowing enough time after you eat and before you go to bed for your food to digest?  I never allow less than 3 hours, and sometimes it's 4-5.  A friend at work is eating her main meal of the day at breakfast (a casserole or some other dinner fare) , then a medium lunch and only oatmeal at night.  She is just trying to lose weight, but I think it would work well for GERD sufferers as well.

 

 


DANIE
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Date Joined Aug 2006
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   Posted 1/15/2007 6:41 AM (GMT -6)   
Lonibel,
Oatmeal would be bad at night (or even during the day) if you want to get rid of GERD. The only two grains that would work (mostly alkaline) are millet (sustained people in the middle east for 5000 yrs) and quinoa (sustained people in south america for thousands of yrs).

Remember, do not eat anything fried - only small portions of poached white chicken meat or fillet of fish for protein along with tofu.
Lots of steamed veggies - carrots, kale, spinach, okra, collard greens, soy beans.
Baked (microwave) sweet potatoes. NO FATS, DAIRY, WHEAT, RICE
I used dried figs and dates as my desserts.

Basically, you are eating for nutrition only this is not gourmet/great food! Although, interestingly my good friend (who is a medical doctor) does eat this way all the time as a vegetarian.

I will soon post a very good (alkaline) vegetable soup that I still make now.

friendlygal
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Date Joined Dec 2006
Total Posts : 722
   Posted 1/15/2007 2:39 PM (GMT -6)   
DANIE, that would be great if you could post the soup!
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