GERD-uncontrollable! am i doomed or what?

iVillage Member
Registered: 07-14-2010
GERD-uncontrollable! am i doomed or what?
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Tue, 06-28-2011 - 9:49pm

Hi There---I've had almost daily reflux for 5 years.

Community Leader
Registered: 07-25-2000
Wed, 06-29-2011 - 12:19am

Five years is a long time to be so miserable. Since stress seems to be your major trigger here, have you tried stress-reducing techniques? I do not like to recommend more medication usually, but if you have tried stess relief with no improvement, perhaps an anti-anxiety medication could help you. Do not lose hope. Your doctor should be working with you to find solutions. If not, then perhaps it is time for a second opinion. Please keep in touch and best of luck in your search for solutions.

iVillage Member
Registered: 07-14-2010
Wed, 06-29-2011 - 12:27am
Hi Becky, Thank you. I am working with a therapist to reduce my stress and anxiety, and I do get relief after my sessions. I am due to make a follow up appointment with my GP, i did not get a lot out of my Gastro Doc once the scope was done 7 months ago. It;s just so exhausting to constantly fight the pain and worry here. I do appreciate your support....
Community Leader
Registered: 07-25-2000
Wed, 06-29-2011 - 11:56am

I am glad to hear that your therapy sessions help some. I encourage you to follow up with your GP as soon as you can and see what he may offer. Please keep us updated.

iVillage Member
Registered: 07-27-2000
Thu, 08-11-2011 - 2:11am

GERD really is miserable.

 


~~joannaran~~

iVillage Member
Registered: 10-11-2005
Mon, 08-22-2011 - 5:26pm
Hello, I've had GERD since I was a kid as well (as has my oldest dd) I thought that food coming back up was "normal". I also have IBS & am lactose intol too. I'm missing my valve between stomach & esophagus. Prilosce helps, my insurance company won't pay for it anymore. So I'm using OTC & helps for the most part.
~~Sam stitches well with others, runs with scissors in her pocket. Cheerful and stupid.
Community Leader
Registered: 07-25-2000
Wed, 08-24-2011 - 10:38pm

Hi Sam! Good to see you. Thanks for your input.

iVillage Member
Registered: 07-27-2000
Thu, 08-25-2011 - 3:45am

Sorry, the reply button is still often invisible so I have to respond thru someone else's response.

 


~~joannaran~~