Had gotten rid of reflux issues until the past couple of days!

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at wit's end
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   Posted 9/11/2007 11:48 AM (GMT -6)   
Well, I had totally gotten over the issues of my acid reflux until the other day. And since I had been over it for a while I tried to incorporate some things back into my diet that I had not been able to eat. Had tacos one night, those didn't bother me, just did not use taco sauce. Have tried adding back in an occasional soft drink. Have tried to add back having a periodic cup of coffee, that apparently did not set to well. Not to mention we went to a favorite fast food pasta place of ours in which I got chicken fettucine last night, it was covered with black pepper, the alfredo sauce wasn't the problem. Developed really bad tightness in my chest after eating it, below my breastbone, now I am back to the belching again and feel the tightness and discomfort through my back again. Apparently I cannot tolerate even a bit of that. Does anyone else experience the tightness in the breastbone area of their chest radiating through to their back? I had totally gotten over my anxiety issues and problems with the constant gas, which the anxiety issues are still gone and the gas problem is still gone, but I hate having this tightness in my chest. I already went through this before back in February fearing heart problems and all checked out well. And besides having to deal with all of that I have had the worse sinus and allergy problems for the past two weeks causing a constant burning in my face and pain in my ears, not to mention dizziness. But I stay tense in my chest and back even upon just sitting and relaxing. I was fine before eating the meal I ate last night, and I just ate half. I guess I am forever doomed to avoiding all soft drinks, nothing spicy, anything acidic like soft drinks and orange juice, and coffee. Back to water drinking. I am not going to let myself get back in the state I was in back in February. I am just going to go with the flow. eyes

Mom2sophia
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   Posted 9/11/2007 3:22 PM (GMT -6)   
I get the tightness in the chest.  In fact, I just went to the doc for an EKG to make sure everything was alright....everything was fine...I guess it is just really bad GERD. I have an endoscopy scheduled for Oct 12.

at wit's end
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   Posted 9/12/2007 8:23 AM (GMT -6)   
Luckily I get some relief when I belch. And I let this stuff stress me to the point where I get tense in my back and arms. I am not going to let this win over me this time.

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   Posted 9/13/2007 6:27 AM (GMT -6)   
Yes, sometimes I too exp the chest tightness and back discomfort from reflux. I use to love Alfredo Fettucini, but I've learned to stay away from it for the reason you're exp. I think the oil or butter used in preparing this dish, whether in fettucini or sauce, makes this a no no for me. I've ordered it a couple of times at local restaurants in my area in the past, and it was just simply greasy....Well, some restaurants will hire inexperienced food preparers to save a buck. Some of these individuals aren't anywhere near trained chefs or good cooks.. Also, I believe the high carbs are a big problem with this dish.

I have discovered over the yrs some offending foods may not show negative effects immediately, but many, many hrs or days afterwards. Maybe, the food is obviously just fermenting in the belly, later causing a problem.

I simply don't eat Taco's with or without sauce, but consuming coffee is a different story which doesn't bother me anymore. I've learned to not use any sugar, but love Hazelnut Cream. And, I only drink soda on occasion, but only sprite.

Hope this helps in some way.....And, I hope you began to feel better with reflux and sinus symptoms.

Huggs,
V


at wit's end
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   Posted 9/13/2007 7:14 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks V, I have more of a problem if I eat anything heavy like pancakes for instance. Within an hour after eating them I start tightening up behind my breastbone, start having a little ache, then gurgling noises and then I start belching. Sprite doesn't bother me so much as does pepsi. So I am probably ok with sprite. But I had pancakes while on vacation at the beach and they didn't bother me at all then but I was relaxed and enjoying myself and wasn't letting anything bother me, therefore, I had no problems. My chest is tight now, ate a pancake about 45 minutes ago and now the gurgling and such has started. But it will pass I hope. Am hurting in my back also. Was fine before eating the pancake. Don't have problems if I eat a bowl of cereal. I do ok. Will just have to take it in stride. And since I have been experiencing dizziness over the past week on and off, one time suddenly, I hope it isn't a heart problem. I am having tightness still in my chest under my breastbone and pressure. Would people normally belch with heart problems?

Post Edited (at wit's end) : 9/16/2007 4:30:30 PM (GMT-6)


VV
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   Posted 9/16/2007 8:08 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Wits,
I don't think people would normally belch w/heart problems, but heart problems present differently in women, and new and persistent symptoms should always be checked by doc.

Pancakes are tasty, but I will only eat one when I'm feeling extremely good because of the high carbs and oil in preparation. I usually eat cereal pretty much 6 days a week, and will sometimes splurge one day out of the week with a pancake or egg and chesse sandwich.

Oh, sometimes GERD flares for me will cause a feeling of morning sickness with dizziness and all. And, the only thing that I can do is run for a bed until the feeling passes.

I hope you're feeling a lot better by now....
Huggs,
V

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