Sedentary/GERD

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debaser
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   Posted 2/3/2007 10:57 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi,

I'm aware that a sedentary lifestyle contributes to some people's problems with GERD, but what about a single sedentary day?

This morning I woke up with a little more reflux than normal and just didn't feel good (probably because I didn't sleep much last night), and because of that I haven't really done much of anything all day. The last couple hours I got to thinking...if I had ignored it and went out to do some things, would it have improved? What is your experience with this?

Thanks.

DANIE
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   Posted 2/4/2007 6:17 AM (GMT -7)   
Do you keep a food diary?????? It's probably something you ate. Keep a food diary to compare and check back on foods that cause you problems.

I think movement is always good for our body but I would say that when I had the bad GERD symptoms (with severe nausea, dizziness and throat lump) I really didn't feel much like going out for walks etc.

I cured myself with DGL licorice, that's a FACT for me. Try it for yourself too, can't hurt you. I don't know how many of you can keep going on and on with these problems and going from drug to drug. There was no way that was going to happen to me and I only had GERD symptoms for one month and took Prilosec for one month! I did something immediately about it, after much research on this site and elsewhere, and got rid of the GERD in ONE MONTH.

I have to say that what scared me the most was reading about all of you being in with this condition for sooooooo LONG! I knew I had to really be very disciplined in the way I chose to heal myself.
I didn't post how bad I felt from day to day. What do you all think, that it was a picnic for me??? I felt horrible for almost the whole month that I was doing the healing. I felt like giving up many times and going back to some other drug (like my doctor was telling me to do), BUT I knew, from reading on this site, that it was just going to be a vicious circle of going from one drug to another. Going from one procedure to another and it would never end.

I cannot see complaining about new symptoms all the time and not doing something about it!!!! I gave up EVERYTHING to help myself (sugar, wheat, even decaf coffee). I didn't use alcohol that much so that was easy and I have never smoked so that was good too. I also took alot of Advil (well, not that much, maybe 1 or 2 a day) for pain from a fall and I think it contributed greatly to me getting GERD. I now don't take anything - maybe a Tylenol if needed. Will never take drugs in any form again unless I need them for surgeries or if I'm in a hospital.

If any of you are smokers or drinkers and have not given it up (to the point at least to try to heal yourselves), then you can complain all you want. It will never get better for you. You cannot put all those poisons into your system and expect to get better.

I heard something interesting recently on the Dr. Phil Show. His wife was on and talked about giving up sugar years ago for her health and she said sugar is a POISON. I never thought of it that way, but after researching alkaline food you realize how many poisons we put into our bodies.

Good luck to everyone, I know that if you have the consistency you can also heal yourselves. There's enough information on this site, if you read all the postings going back to last Sept., to heal yourselves too.

Danie

debaser
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   Posted 2/4/2007 9:23 AM (GMT -7)   
Well, I no longer keep a food diary. Certain foods aggravate my GERD and some do not. I know which ones they are. Anxiety is what causes the worst of my problem.

I've been exercising regularly. According to the research I've read, a sedentary lifestyle is a big factor in GERD. I do not have a sedentary lifestyle but was sedentary yesterday. I'm asking if people who are experiencing a bad day with GERD if exercise helps them to feel better or worse. If It would make me feel better, I'll go for a walk whether I feel like it or not. Otherwise, I would rather just sit around and wait it out.

I'm feeling fine today. Seven hours of sleep will do a person wonders.

I've tried the licorice and it did not help me. I'm glad it worked for you, but apparently it's not the answer for everyone. People respond differently to different things. I'm on Prevacid, for example. There was a time when I wouldn't have been able to function without it. The drug helped me enough that I was able to think clearly and get the ball rolling with a modest exercise program, start cooking better foods to eat, etc. It's still a part of the answer for me. I tried to stop taking it and got a little worse. If I miss a day or two it's no longer a disaster, but it still helps to have it. I think someday I'll no longer need the medicine, but that day's not here yet. That, together with the exercise and improved diet has helped me to improve exponentially.

I don't use pain killers, and I gave up drinking long ago. I do smoke and I know that if I were to quit my GERD would heal. The problem is, I have anxiety. I'm not on an anxiety medicine and do not self medicate except with cigarettes. It's literally the only crutch I have. I have tried to quit but it's very hard. I get very, very nervous and my whole body suffers. I know it's a short term thing, but it's very difficult to get over that hump.

But, anyway, my point is that you don't have to do EVERYTHING right to get BETTER. You probably do have to do everything right to HEAL, but at least some people can get better in steps like I'm doing.

DANIE
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Date Joined Aug 2006
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   Posted 2/4/2007 11:26 AM (GMT -7)   
Good luck with everything you're doing, but I still hope that you can give up smoking. It's definitely not good for GERD but for your whole system and could eventually be deadly.
Wishing you well.

friendlygal
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   Posted 2/4/2007 12:24 PM (GMT -7)   

DANIE, my chiropractor thinks that I'm having bile and not acid coming up.  Therefore, I don't think that I would be able to solve my problem in the way that you did.

In fact, he suggested I go on a liver cleansing for 14 days.  This includes no eating grain during these days (therefore, I cannot eat millet).  I also can only eat fruit at night.  I have no idea what I will eat for breakfast!!

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