GERD seasonal?

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coreysmom
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   Posted 11/6/2007 7:47 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello - I'm new to this forum but unfortunately not to GERD. Was diagnosed about 10 years ago. The thing is, though, my symptoms seem to only flare up once or twice a year, and there seems to be a pattern - generally Spring and then in the Fall. I actually had a doctor tell me once that this could be the case, and also that it could be psychosomatic.
 
I've got a really bad flare-up that started a couple of weeks ago, and so I'm forced to start taking Tagamet again which is not helping as much as it should so am going to go back to the doc. Also seems like I may have IBS to go along with it...lovely!
 
Anyway, was wondering if anyone else has had this seasonal type of situation happen or have any knowledge of it. Thanks.

TammyGrl0528
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   Posted 11/6/2007 9:35 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello coreysmom, and welcome to healingwell.

I have to say that you stumped me here. I have never heard of GERD being seasonal...and I did some research, and can't find a thing about it either.

Are you more stressed when you GERD flares up? Are you doing anything differently in your life when it seems to happen, such as different eating patterns and such?

Stress isn't known to actually cause GERD, but can be attributed to making the symptoms worse.

Sadly, I don't have an exact answer for you, only thoughts. Maybe someone who has experienced this as well will come along with an answer.

In the meantime, make yourself at home here. There is a lot to be learned on previous posts, and you are welcome to ask more questions if you have any, or answer any questions if you feel you can help.

Again, welcome to healingwell!

Best wishes to you!
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coreysmom
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   Posted 11/7/2007 9:13 AM (GMT -6)   

Hi Tammy,

Thanks for the warm welcome! I want to say what a great job you do as a moderator.

Before I discovered this forum, I did do a search for "seasonal GERD" and came up with somene who posted on another forum back in 2002 who had the same type of thing as me and a couple of people responded saying they did also, but since that was back in 2002, I figured nobody would be answering any post I put there! (It was an archive.)

Yes, you're probably right - there's something definitely stressful about the holidays, for sure, so that could be part of it. I was also thinking that in colder seasons, maybe we tend to eat more of the foods that, for some, make GERD symptoms worse (foods higher in fat, chocolate, etc.).

Well, thanks very much again for your welcome! I've already found some good tips here.


TammyGrl0528
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   Posted 11/7/2007 9:18 AM (GMT -6)   
Thank you for the compliment...means a lot to me, seriously!

I am glad you are finding this to be such a great place, and it really is! I hope you stick around...there is SO MUCH to learn, and I am sure you have a lot to teach us as well!

You are certainly right, the holiday season is SOOOOO stressful, and yes, eating the wrong foods can really do a number of GERD.

I hope you get some answers from here, and maybe others will come along. This is a very helpful bunch!!!

Thanks for being here!
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