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[QUOTE=matthewproud;4841571]Hello everyone!

I am new to this forum and thought I'd sign up as all of the google searches land me here...

Basically I am 24 years old and have been taking 15mg lansoprozole since I was about 13. Before that I had a couple of years of fighting with docs trying to convince them I was getting heartburn etc. After a couple of cameras down I was diagnosed with esophageal reflux and already had uclers in my esophagus.

I was put on these meds as at the time any ops were out of the question and Im sure they involved breaking open your ribcage (or thats what I was lead to beleive).

For the first 3 years or so of being on the meds everyday I was fine, then i started to get stomach complaints which were put down to IBS but as taking these tablets were part of my everyday life I was looking for another cause to my problems overlooking ther fact that these tablets just arent good for you.

My diet has changed alot over the years as I am very weight concious, I only drink water and dont eat any big steaks/ bread etc as these things cause my alot of pain.

Over the past year or so my neck pain has been getting worse, I thought it was down to a gym injury but as time goes on i injure myself more and more. I am keen to keep up my fitness but as with weightlifting I just injured my self more, cardio has landed me with lower back problems and sciata. All i want is to be fit and without ailments like everyone else seems to be.

To summarise I want to come off the ppi's that I am still taking as I think these wont be helping any other health issues I have or have been caused by taking ppis.

I have taken half of a 15mg lansoprozole today, with on acidofilis this morning and some dygestive enzymes with my breakfast (alpen with milk)

So far so good and Im just getting a tingling at the back of my throat. Please give me any info that you have to hand, I can stick to a strict diet as food to me is just something I need to survive now, not pleasurable!

I am an engineer by trade so bending over all day is a must!

Thanks f or your time :) Matty[/QUOTE]

Sorry to hear of your problems.

First I must say that if you are a weightlifter and you are injuring yourself you have not been trained properly. Look for articles by Andy Bolton / Elliot Newman on how to address the sport without injury.
Also I would be very very cautious about taking any form of protein shakes they will not sit well with your condition.

If you bend over all day there are ways and ways to bend over, you need to adopt the correct posture.

Regarding your throat problem, most problems are totally cured by diet and lifestyle. THe problem is that most people find it too much trouble to attempt the path of enlightenment and allow their bodies to heal themselves. Doctors hand out pills and as you can see from these boards suffer side effect after side effect and then are given more drugs to "cure" the side effect.

In your case it sounds like you will give natural healing a go. It works and it is a permanent solution but it takes longer to work. The only side effects are less health problems inc Cancer diabetes heart disease and so on.

Find a site for instance atul shah who is a Natropath and within his site he has information about natural healing.

Let us know how you go on.

Kind regards


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