... me some tests. EKG, blood work, mammogram, etc. showed up nothing out of the ordinary. I had tried Prilosec for a week but it did nothing, so we weren't thinking GERD at first. ... (14 replies)
... I am so sorry that you are going through this mess. I am somewhat in the same boat as you are. I have always had a bad stomach (past 8 years), due ot a bad reaction to a vitamin but stomach got even worst and I got bad reflux with the burning in the throat and lots of other stuff. I would advise you to go to a Gastro doc and take the proper test and maybe an endoscopy. I am... (6 replies)
... "I have had these conditions for three years on/off so cant say how long it will last and mine came about after treatment for H.Pylori"...
I have tried two natural things and that is "Manuka Honey" and "Aloe Vera Juice" both of which helped initially but not so much this time.
You need to take both daily and for about two/three weeks to feel a difference but that can be... (6 replies)
... This is all so disabling, as you said, and very VERY stressful. I've been in bed all this time with zero energy. You'd think I was a cancer patient.. ... (6 replies)
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... etite, losing my mind trying to figure this thing out. I'm so far beyond depressed. I mean, this is like a terminal affliction to me because I've been laid up in bed for three days straight now because I've just had enough and can't find the will power within me to carry on anymore... ... (6 replies)
... I have suffered from GERD for years.....have you trying hoisting your bed up at head level? ... (2 replies)
... n a row with little to no sleep, I found my entire life revolved around this terrible, terrible thing. "I'll just stop eating!" I'd say to myself. Or "If I go to bed at 8pm, at least I'll have a chance to get SOME sleep." Did I mention I had to sleep on one of those wedges... ... (2 replies)
... Hello I am new to the forum, I am looking for some advice or any words of wisdom. I have always had a "nervous" stomach, I do take Prevacid for GERD.
But about 3 weeks ago I had what I would call an attack, I was sitting in bed and a severe pain ran right up my back to my left shoulder blade, I thought I was having a heart attack, went to the Doc and was prescribed... (0 replies)
... Overall, I feel so, SO very sick, hopeless, and helpless. My life was once a flourishing and energetic and positive one. Now I'm spending it against my will in bed practically all day, wide awake or exhausted all night, miserable as can be, and scared out of my mind. ... (2 replies)
... Hi everyone, Ive been a keen reader of GERD and Nissen topics for a while and have always found everyones encouragement, advice and stories both heart warming and very informative. ... (1 replies)
... Hi I've been dealing with it over 2 yrs. But I have constant nausea. I was on a prescription but then told me to take prilosec Otc twice a day. Still nausea. But I would recommend following previous posters suggestions. Elevating head of bed a few inches, following acid reflux/Gerd diet (no juices, tomatoes, fried foods, chocolate, caffeine, etc) you could probably get... (2 replies)
... hi . I'm thinking of getting an adjustable bed for gerd. ... (8 replies)
... Since December I've had the worst flare up of gerd immaginable and am due for a scope July 2nd which is four days from now. ... (1 replies)
... Hope someone comes along to help
I only suffer from nightime reflux in bed so take mine at night
Please be wary about taking PPI's in high doses long term (2 replies)
... I've had the symptoms for almost 5 months. I'm 1 week into trying to not eat spicy food, not drink, and eat dinner earlier (instead of right before bed).
I'm taking a prescription Prilosec daily.
How long will it take to feel better? (i.e. chest pain subside, esophagus imflammation calm down so I'm not hoarse all the time).
Thanks. (1 replies)
... Its been a few years of hell taking what ever I can to get my self out of the bed and pharmacist treating me like a drug addict. ... (2 replies)
... I would raise the head of your bed by 6"
It isn't good to just use pillows as that folds your body in half, a wedge pillow would be best if you can't do the bed thing
Don't eat late (9 replies)
... You have LPR; you have GERD. They are both acid-reflux disease with only one difference: the primary location of the symptoms and damage. They both have exactly the same root cause: stomach acid traveling up your esophagus. Two reasons for this: 1.) your sphincters do not close properly and 2.) you have a hiatal hernia. There could also be an improper function of the... (3 replies)
... uits and salads and prefer fish and chicken. Although once in a while I used to eat spicy food, it has been out altogether for years. I sleep with the head of my bed raised. ... (1 replies)