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Old 03-05-2010, 12:03 AM
 
Location: Orlando
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I have dealt with this condition for some time. Here is what I have learned. The cause is from your liver not operating at its best. Sugar aggravates it. I have done many things for it but have found 2 things to work the best.

Coral calcium - I Liked Blue Bell brand best. this is very different from tums and those sorts of things. It is a liquid and highly digestible. It's relief isn't immediate but very fast.

I think the Nexium type of treaments are dangerous and avoid them.

The newest thing I am doing is Core system from Qivana. It is a probiotic , a cleanser, a detox and an energizer. All natural and since I have been on it I have had no heart burn. It has been quite amazing actually. I am also using their MetaboliQ for weight loss and find that to be doing amazing things. Not to be their commercial but if it works great. They say it also is great for diabetics and some other conditions.

I really understand how the condition is no fun. I use to eat a large bottle of tums in a couple days. There is a solution and it is a natural one.

feel free to drop me a line if you have any questions. I won't post the web page but if someone wants it just dm me

All the best
Ken

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Old 03-05-2010, 12:57 AM
 
Location: California
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I was diagnosed years ago and started off with OTC stuff, then Prilosec. I noticed that sugar really does aggravate the symptoms (not that I always avoid it..I have a sweet tooth). While I was able to manage the burning pain for years I developed another symptom; occasionally food would seem to "stick" when I tried to swallow it causing crampy pain up high in my chest until it either worked it's way down or I vomited it up. It is an esophageal spasm, which I never heard of. The Dr gave me a calcium channel blocker and I haven't had a problem with that ever since, thank goodness.

I also take calcium and magnesium which seems to help with everything.
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Old 03-05-2010, 04:37 AM
 
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Calcium and magnesium do seem to help.
I am surprised about the caclium channel blocker as they nornally relax the sphincter and make reflux worse - that is the BP medicine I just quit last night - this looks like a good article - you can see the gagging, nausia and vomiting are all part of reflux.

Gastroesophageal reflux disease

I agree - long term use of these PPIs and H2 blockers are scary.......but erosion can set you up for esophogeal cancer down the road.........I agree that a specialist should be seen. I was scoped when they did my routine colonoscopy [two different procedures at same time]
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Old 03-06-2010, 01:01 AM
 
Location: California
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Calcium and magnesium do seem to help.
I am surprised about the caclium channel blocker as they nornally relax the sphincter and make reflux worse - that is the BP medicine I just quit last night - this looks like a good article - you can see the gagging, nausia and vomiting are all part of reflux.

Gastroesophageal reflux disease

I agree - long term use of these PPIs and H2 blockers are scary.......but erosion can set you up for esophogeal cancer down the road.........I agree that a specialist should be seen. I was scoped when they did my routine colonoscopy [two different procedures at same time]
I am kicking myself for not being scoped when I had my colonoscopy last year. I really wasn't thinking and somehow assumed since it was two different body parts it would be done by two different types of Dr's. so I didn't even bring it up with my GP. Grrr. I will have to get it done one of these days.
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Old 03-06-2010, 10:53 AM
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Many posters have stated diet... That is beyond TRUE! It can very well be your diet. I had severe GERD.. and was on the road to esophogeal cancer at a young age of 27.. I changed my diet.. went very high protein and cut out ALL processed foods - breads, tortillas, chips, pasta, etc... amazing that after 3 months I no longer needed any over the counter meds for my GERD and the next scope I had showed my esophogus had healed back to "normal" (i had a stage 4 barretts esophogus before).

With a low processed food diet I no longer need tums, prevacid or any other medication. I still have some bouts but nothing as sever like I used to.

Number 1 thing - eliminate any and all carbs (processed) after 5 pm.
Number 2 - don't eat 2 hour before bedtime
Number 3 - drink PLENTY of water... when the "GERD" is acting up - SIP on the water
Number 4 - start eliminating any and all processed foods from your diet for about 3 months and then gradually add them back in.

I eat a ton of spicy food - no problems. When I go on a "Processed food" kick - ie: doughnuts, bread, pasta I have serious problems.
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Old 03-08-2010, 10:51 AM
 
Location: :~)
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Itz, that's the basic plan I follow, very low carb and high protein. Like you, I cut out processed foods but the difference for me is I cannot eated processed foods, period. Everytime I splurg on whatever I get the worst case so I TRY to avoid them all the togethor, not worth pain.
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Old 09-29-2010, 10:49 AM
 
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Hi My mom has the same thing. She has GERD and has been throwing up for years now but it is getting worse as the years go on. She will throw up bile or foamy stuff for 7 hours straight some nights. She has been to every dr and they can't seem to figure it out. I thought It might be her gallblader but they said no. So next test will be to go down her throat. I hope someone on here has an answer because I feel so bad for her. She doesnt eat much anymore becaue she is afraid she will throw it up. Good Luck Mindy
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Old 09-30-2010, 05:08 AM
 
Location: Buxton, England
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You know why do doctors not try to find out the cause and just prescribe drugs. There is a type of bacteria present in 50-60% of the population which is causing 80-90% cases of stomach ulcers, and accounts for a lot of GERD trouble called "Helicobacter Pylori", get checked out for that, as you probably have it. I only found out about this when I had a gastroscopy to check for coeliac disease, you might benefit from a gastroscopy to find what is causing your trouble.
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Old 09-30-2010, 06:55 AM
 
Location: Orlando, Florida
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Earlier this year I had a really tough time with this. It was so bad I even passed out while throwing up. I was miserable and really getting worried.

I did take an OTC for about 4 months. Finally, I realized if I stayed off of milk products and drank 3 oz of coke really fast whenever I felt that bad paid in my chest, I was okay. Now I'm not taking anything at all but an occasional Rolaids or Tums. I still eat fried foods carefully....but refused to give up my coffee.

I think all these stomach ailments are related, even though they have them in categories, and much of it is related to things in your diet that perhaps you have become allergic to due to the way they are processed. Sometimes it is a trial and error process until you find what is annoying you.
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Old 08-17-2011, 11:47 AM
 
Location: Romania
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GERD can determine a pre-cancerous stage if it not treated well. The treatment for GERD is a complex one and depending on the severity of the disease in each patient , the treatment may involve one or more of the following lifestyle changes, medications or surgery. You should try and do some research about it. Here's a suggestion but feel free to read anything else. Info for your health!: Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
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