Good thing I did this search and ended up here.
The reflux is hitting hard within the past week, so hard that it's been rather scary, I thought for a moment that my Barrett's had come back full force with a vengeance and was delivering me some sort of horror story to be found in an upcoming endoscopic. I am still going through with the endoscopic, however...
This truly stinks... I work so hard to stay fit and healthy, that the increase in hot flashes shouldnt even be there... I have managed to control them with a fitness workout in the past, only feeling their wrath when I haven't exercised in a week.
Ok.. new chapter.. this reflux is so bad that it hurts me beyond that area with a migrating pain to the head and upper chest. Went to Dr's at penn and all they can do is say swallow study, which comes with radiative food etc.
After seeing this message board, I upped my regular bioidentical hormonal progesterone cream, back up to the level the doc said i could go to... for the smaller dose may not be enough...
Dont eat any nosh stuff anymore
I even veggie juice.. which is wonderful if you are having problems with solid food come night time... (I can tell people how to go about
doing that) at least I still can get nutrition in me late at night due to that being taken in readily by my body.
This is screwed though.... I really thought I had finally run into something that was a health disaster. The Drs don't say when was your last period.. are you in menopause... They just want to test things and prescribe double doses of Prilosec.
When this first hit the first sign was hard reflux.. the next acted like a blockage, total stop of motility of my digestive track. One other thing was easy bruising.
What's helping that movement... working fiber back into my diet to the tune of alternating between fruits veggies (pears, prunes, plums, avocados are high in fiber) with whole grains, along side of lots of liquids, veggie juicing and oh my probiotic i use Udo's choice and I would caution anyone who is buying a probiotic to get a great one from the refrigerator section (cant buy it online for you don't know how its been stored or shipped.
I go for my endoscopic next month... Drs are so slooooooooow, its a good thing this isn't hopefully more serious.
Will keep an eye on this board and update if I get lucky with something (such as the probiotic, progesterone cream kicks in.... this is such an insult menopause... No period in last three months... and I usually get a period once in a blue moon.. I guess that once in a blue moon was keeping me in good shape... I hope it returns now with the upping of the progesterone cream.. yikes...
Thank goodness winter is coming... at least the flashes won't be so bad.
Hopefully I will have this beat soon. Oh I almost picked up the other form of prilosec, but noted it has an additional ingredient.. baking soda... jury is still out on if that screws up the brain later.. hmmmm.
Post Edited (Irose) : 10/12/2011 4:36:37 PM (GMT-6)