Hey everyone. Well, I never had a problem with hearburn really until I got prego with son, but after giving birth, it went away. about six months ago, it came back pretty bad. I went to a clinic and that's when they "diagnosed" with Gerd. He gave me a perscription but could fill it cause of no insurance at the time and couldn't afford it. So instead i took the prilosec otc for two weeks, then pepcid there after if i needed it for about a month or so. Changed my diet and it went away.
Well, in the last six months, we moved and went through a lot of work stress and I went off my new diet during the process. about three weeks ago, it pops back up, pretty bad. It came on as being nausous and i thought I was getting a stomach flu. But as the night progressed, it got worse and after vomiting and going back to sleep, i woke up to that sharp buring feeling in my chest and back. That next morning I went to the doc again and she said it was the Gerd again. This time, she tells me to take the Pepcid twice a day and then add a Prilosec otc with it...if it wasn't helping completely, take it twice aday.
Well, that seemed to be helping for a while but this last Wednesday, I woke up in pain again and haven't felt alright since. I've been staying away from most foods that I could even think might hurt me and taking my pills regularly but it doesn't seem to be doing the trick anymore. And now I'm getting this pains in my stomach like a bad gas and diarrhoea.
I'm so lost! I've tried reading other posts but alot of the stuff you all mention i've never heard of or don't know what it means. Any help I can get would mean the world. I just want to feel better again! I have a two year old to raise and this is really holding me back.
Sorry this was so long...promise my next ones wont be!