... CCB is supposed to relax the esophagus. So far, I haven't noticed any improvement. When I get the pain, usually at night after going to bed, I have to sit up in bed or in a chair until the pain goes away. ... (4 replies)
... I'm no doctor but you seem to not have been properly diagnosed.
GERD means GastroEsophagial Reflux Disorder (emphasis on disorder) which means you would need to have presented in your past symptoms coherent with GERD, not just at one occasion. And they didn't really perform any tests as far as I can tell.
Excess drinking makes anyone dehydrated. Lack of apetite and feeling... (1 replies)
... I have a very strong suspicion that I have been misdiagnosed with GERD and the very drugs that are meant to cure it are actually now causing me untold misery. ... (1 replies)
... First I would like to thank all of you for responses and advice. He has been doing the small frequent meals, raising bed for sleep , etc. ... (3 replies)
... I've been a GERD sufferer for the last 3 years. ... (3 replies)
... For starters you need to raise the head of your bed up so when you sleep the gerd has a harder time going up your esophagus. ... (1 replies)
... Hi everyone. Mid 40, female. I suffere from bad GERD after my third c section 9 years ago. A year after being diagnosed it was fine, seems under control. I was off mess and felt good. ... (1 replies)
... Hello I am new to the board and want to introduce myself. I am a 37 year old male from the mid west area of USA. I have had GERD for over 10 years and has caused me nothing but trouble. Having stomach pains and heart burn everyday has become a nightmare to live with. ... (0 replies)
... hi . I'm thinking of getting an adjustable bed for gerd. ... (8 replies)
... So like I said, wearing authentic turquoise gemstone helps with reducing the acid. I wear it for an hour or two before bed. It is a complementary approach in addition to medication. It's non-invasive and safe. I must stress that if you wanted to try it, look for real turquoise, not the imitation magnesite that they color. There's a lot of imitation turquoise on the market.
I... (7 replies)
... The ranitidine I only use once in a while for any breakthrough heartburn, so no worry there. The omeprazole at 40mg twice a day (as per my gastroenterologist) is sufficient acid suppression, and I take Gaviscon only at bedtime to keep the acid down when I'm lying in bed. I also have black tourmaline, but I find that a turquoise necklace (real authentic turquoise) helps even... (7 replies)
... Yeah, Pepto is great, but I needed something a lot stronger. Apparently, I produce a lot of stomach acid. And I had chest pains, so the omeprazole was necessary. Zantac 75 is also good if you eat the wrong foods at dinner, then go to bed. I'll take it sometimes to prevent waking up with heartburn, but I don't need to take it every day because I use Gaviscon at bedtime. Seems... (7 replies)
... Over the last several years, I've been coping. The actual heartburn only happens once in a while if I eat the wrong foods, but is under control for the most part. I've had some chest pain the last 4 years, but that is getting better. I had to withdraw a few of my health supplements due to the hypersensitivity on my esophagus, so be careful of any supplements you take. Some... (7 replies)
... Hi - I was told I have acid reflux/GERD a few years ago, but PPIs never seemed to touch it, and it seemed I could control it by being careful what I ate.
But in February the symptoms suddenly became so severe. I had the familiar lump in my throat, difficult swallowing, esophageal spasms (like someone is stabbing me where my espophagus meets my stomach), etc...This had... (3 replies)
... I do so hope that my experience can be of some help to other people. I am so fed up with looking at posts that say they can cure GERD but then you have to pay to discover the two secret ingredients. Any genuine sufferer would surely only want to help others. ... (12 replies)
... I'm in UK and at my GP Practice I had to have an endoscopy before being prescribed a PPI. I was happy to go on it at the time not knowing about rebound acid reflux and side effects
PPI'S are useful for healing ulcers and gastritis short term and long term for those with Barratts Oesophagus ect, but I believe they shouldn't be taken lightly otherwise
My second endoscopy... (2 replies)
... hours. Then in the morning while in bed I'm good, it all starts when I stand up and start walking, the helll breaks loose.... ... (3 replies)
... It is likely that the meds you took have irritated the mucous membranes. Antibiotics mess up the microflora in which case it is a good idea to replace the good bacteria with a probiotic, but in your case as you didn't take antibiotics the cause is most likely the mucous drugs that you took. They do not limit themselves to the respiratory system but also effect the mucous... (10 replies)
... Back in Feb. I had a horrible respiratory flu. In bed for almost a week and a cough that took over a month to get rid of. ... (10 replies)
... I have read that the ACV to get should have 'The Mother' (little threads at the bottom of the bottle) for best effect
Also read some people use a straw to minimise contact with teeth
I take liquid Gaviscon Double Action before bed as it forms a 'raft' on top of the stomach contents, helping to keep them where they should be
I also have home made milk Kefir, made from... (10 replies)