... with wooden blocks purchased at a bed and bath store. I also had problems with sliding down until I purchased a waffle foam mattress pad. ... (4 replies)
... Hi Whiskers2005
I haven't used a wedge, but i thought of using one and the price put me off a little (over 200$ i think); however, i raised the bed on 4 bricks (2left+2right) at one end of the bed; i didn't feel it made any difference for my reflux... but i may have a more "stubborn" case, so perhaps it will work for you... i hope it does... this reflux is a terrible... (4 replies)
... I can share what helped me, but other members have recommendations that are helpful. It sounds like you have developed LPR with the symptoms you list. I tried a lot of things so I cannot name just 2-3 things that helped. 1) I elevated my headboard on my bed with blocks 5-6 inches, 2) I did not eat within 3-4 hours of going to bed, 3) I took Protonix and Ranitidine at least... (1 replies)
... It sounds like acid reflux
You can still suffer from it despite taking all the measures ie avoiding food triggers, raising the head of the bed, smaller meals, not eating late, no tight clothes and losing weight if appropriate...because sometimes it is caused by a lax LES sphincter that lets the acid upwards
I personally do not suffer during the day (unless I bend down as... (1 replies)
... Ok this may be long, but i want to be thorough!!about 2 years ago, i was getting tonsilitus virtually every month. I went to see an ENT who is well known & a family member gave me a recco. The first two times i saw him in a couple of months he was very professional & mentioned, "listen, normally the first time/ 2nd time i see a patient, i dont suggest getting your tonsils... (1 replies)
... If you cannot get your doctor to order tests, I would suggest that you contact Dr. C. Daniel Smith in Atlanta, Georgia. He is very specialized in GERD and problems with the LES and esophagus. I also live in NC and Dr. Smith totally changed my life. I am no longer on any medication for acid reflux. ... (5 replies)
... to full on GERD sufferer!! This is NOT right!! ... (39 replies)
... hours that could explain why sometimes I get symptoms on days that I ate all GERD foods, but if it's that long it's going to be really hard to narrow down what the cause is. ... (2 replies)
... hi . I'm thinking of getting an adjustable bed for gerd. ... (8 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)
... "Hi WinterTears",
A warm welcome to HealthBoards!!...
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Solofelix. (6 replies)
... 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)
... 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)