... I have had three Nissen Fundoplications. The first one can undone due to lifting heavy luggage. The second one slipped and now the third one works well. Having said that, I do not regret having this surgery as I had done everything possible and I still had terrible reflux that I could not control.
If I was as young as you are, I would try many alternative treatments before... (3 replies)
... Make sure you do not lie down at least 3 hours after eating and maybe look at raising the head of your bed by about 6 inches using bricks or something. ... (3 replies)
... Does anyone else get a crackling sound when you breath in at night in bed? I had an endoscopy on tuesday and all that was found was gastritis and was given a leaflet on gerd/acid reflux. I have a constant back/shoulder/neck discomfort and i am worrying it's my lung now. I am having an abdominal ultrasound on saturday to check my gallbladder. (7 replies)
... Hi there,
I have been on double the dose of Prilosec (40 mgx2 daily versus 20 mgx2 daily) for 3 weeks, due to a sudden severity in my GERD symptoms (pain in esophagus, unable to eat or sleep for days despite diet change, raising head of bed, etc). I feel better (not totally normal but better) and would really like to wean myself back down to the 20x2 at the 1 month mark (... (1 replies)
... Thank you I shall see how I get on. My biggest problem is eating enough to satisfy my stomach. Im constantly hungry but cant eat much at the moment. Its been like that for weeks. And im back to work tomorrow which worries me as I dont have alot of energy (12 replies)
... Hi chrispyzs,
Sorry you had a bad night.
Make sure you don't lie too flat at night, I have two real plump pillows. If it's reflux you need to be elevated in bed.
Another thing that I thought of and you get pain with that was H.Pylori. I had that two years ago.
Your Dr might be trying you on a PPI to see how things work out but if there is no improvement I think he will... (12 replies)
... Hi there, Stacboz. I am the original poster of this thread, and sorry to say, I am still suffering with this condition. I have yet to find a medication or diet to relief all or even most of my symptoms. It has been a real strain because I am practically obsessing about this disease every day. The medication that has helped me the most is Gaviscon Advance anise flavor (not... (14 replies)
... Ok thanks.
My gp wasn't concerned because all my bloods were ok but it doesn't mean i don't feel ill. (20 replies)
... That sounds very horrible and must be affecting your life quite a bit. I would suggest if it is gerd start cutting out any acid provoking foods asap. Foods such as caffeine, chocolate, spicey foods, tomato based foods, icecream, fizzy drinks etc. ... (20 replies)
... 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. ... (8 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... (8 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)
... I know how you feel. In the past months I've had constipation and indigestion especially at night due to my GERD/LPR/acid reducer. I've taken laxative tea which really helped for my bowel movement. However, I don't want to depend on it. I've changed my diet with a very strict rule and taking some herbal medication for my GERD/LPR which I'VE NEVER believed in but I seem to... (6 replies)
... Also, I should mention that I've noticed I have been passing a lot of gas while in bed at night for some reason. That hasn't bothered me since I live and sleep alone anyway. ... (2 replies)
... I bought some chewable antacid tablets and took a couple before going to bed and it seemed to help. Then at about 6am, I woke up feeling the pressure in my chest and throat again, so I guess the antacid tablets are a very temporary fix. ... (2 replies)
... hi . I'm thinking of getting an adjustable bed for gerd. ... (8 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)
... 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)