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Nic Mac
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Date Joined Dec 2007
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   Posted 12/19/2007 4:18 PM (GMT -6)   
I bought a book on Gerd and I'm a bit freaked out after 2 solid days of really bad chest pain. It's recommending to avoid any cardio activity. However, it's important to remain fit if one has GERD. I run, love to cycle, go hiking, and the first few lines in this book state to avoid all of those things. Recommends yoga, which I enjoy Hatha yoga, but struggling with inverted poses as it hurts my chest (center upper). What are people doing to stay fit? Why am I afraid now to be mobile? I take Nexium but it helps very little.
 
Nic

mammaMia
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   Posted 12/20/2007 11:00 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Nic......

I stay fit and work out. I think the thing to keep in mind is reading books or searching the web is great and lots of info out there. But one also has to find what fits them and how it makes them feel. I love to cycle as well and do so. I have learned at least for me and we are all different in what one can and can not do. But when I cycle I dont bend way over like some do as I will have some problems with that. I do yoga as well. Are you in a class or one on one. Talk to the person that teaches the yoga, explain what you have and that some of the poses hurts and what others you can do. You might want to check out another type of yoga if this one does not work out for you. I also do alot of walking, cycle. I dont do alot of bending over. Play it by ear and find out what is best for you. You can still go hiking, try it.

As for the Nexium talk to your DR about it. He/she might up the dose or put you on another med in place of what you are on.Also talk to your DR about staying fit and the concerns you have after reading the book you read. But do talk to your DR as I think that will help as well.

Best of luck.... hope to hear how you are doing.

Mia

TammyGrl0528
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   Posted 12/20/2007 5:48 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi again, Nic. I already replied to your other post, so the only thing I am going to say here is please get in touch with your doctor...and again, stick with us! We are here to help you out!

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doghouse
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   Posted 12/25/2007 9:03 PM (GMT -6)   
I love to run and every time I do my lovely reflux comes to pay me a visit. I am meeting with a surgeon on the 4th to see if I am a candidate for the nissen fundoplicaton and to find out what exactly the limitations will be along the exercise route long term. I also rock climb, ski, mountain bike....I have places to go and fun to have!!!

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   Posted 12/27/2007 10:24 AM (GMT -6)   
doghouse...be sure to let us know how things go for you on the 4th!!!
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Nic Mac
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   Posted 12/29/2007 11:58 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks Doghouse. I have an appointment with a specialist and intend to book an appointment with a dietician who also focuses on fitness. I love the outdoors and hope to participate in an adventure race or duathlon one day.
Let me know how things go with your surgeon. Taking Nexium doesn't help at all the side effects which are supposed to be minimal creep up on me frequently. Taking tums or rolaids doesn't help even the slightest. Wishing there was a quick fix but not finding it. However, supplements appear to be helping a bit. Apple cider vinegar and drinkable aloe vera gel.

doghouse
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   Posted 12/30/2007 12:13 AM (GMT -6)   
I am counting down the days until my appointment. I've heard very good things about the surgeon I'm going to meet with so part of me is excited and the other part of me is freaking out. I'm putting together my list of questions and fitness and exercise is at the top, I don't settle well with "you can't do that ever again". Nic- you sound like me with the adventurous side so I will definitely let you know what he says. I take 40mg of Zegerid twice a day and sometimes I still take tums during the day or mylanta. Mylanta works the best for me except if you take too much of it - it has a laxative effect.

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TammyGrl0528
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   Posted 12/30/2007 9:02 PM (GMT -6)   
doghouse, of course you will be nervous before your appointment...that is human nature. You will be fine, and of course, give us updates when appropriate!

Wishing you the best.
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doghouse
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   Posted 1/8/2008 10:36 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey Nic - My surgeon said after recovery from a nissen fundoplication I will be able to do everything I do now. Rock climb, run, swim, mountain bike...all that good stuff. Now I don't have a hiatal hernia so I don't know if the results would be different. He said some of the things I do now will be nicer because I won't be having to deal with the reflux like when I run or when I'm trying to "crank over a good roof" out climbing. :) Nothing like acid running up your throat while trying to exert yourself to the max.

TammyGrl0528
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   Posted 1/9/2008 8:26 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks doghouse for offering your input!!!! Much appriciation!
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