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iVillage Member
Registered: 12-22-2009
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Sun, 10-16-2011 - 12:58pm

Hi,

Im 44

5 yrs ago I was 5 pounds away from my goal weight, I was feeling great etc, then I started getting ill and went to the Dr.

She said I had GERD and gave me a GERD Diet sheet and told me to take Pepcid, I satrted gaining weight with the GERD DIET. But still had pain and didnt feel well, Dr sent me to get GERD XRays. I did not have GERD, I had Gallstones, Got my gallbladder out.

Had issues eating since.

I have always had mild heartburn before my period (usually for 2-4 days) but the past year Ive had it more often.

Just this past 4 months ive felt REALLY bad and have been waking up with stomach contents in my throat.and pain

Community Leader
Registered: 07-25-2000
Tue, 10-18-2011 - 9:08pm

Hi and welcome. Sorry for the somewhat slow reply.

I hope some of our members who have had GERD for awhile will weigh in on this. I think each person's experience is different, though and doctors may approach diagnosis and treatment differently for different people.

You may be interested in some of the information found here:

iVillage Member
Registered: 12-22-2009
Thu, 10-20-2011 - 10:41am
Okay so my ultrasound was normal...Im now on Protonix and Carafate.
Im not feeling as bad and my left side pain is gone this am, but now the pain is rightsided under my right breastbone center...

Yesterday I felt good enough in the am to clean and overdid it, and was a lil anxiety ridden too.

I may try some Aloe vera juice later... Does anyone have any experience in healing their stomach with Aloe?
iVillage Member
Registered: 12-22-2009
Thu, 10-20-2011 - 11:02am
BTW my Ultrasound is NOT my upcoming scoping . I just need to clarify
Community Leader
Registered: 07-25-2000
Sat, 10-22-2011 - 8:16am

No experience with aloe, but would be interested in hearing how it works for you.

iVillage Member
Registered: 12-22-2009
Sat, 10-22-2011 - 1:49pm
Well, that didnt last too long...
Im back to feeling horrible.

I think this is Biliary Reflux...

This sucks
Community Leader
Registered: 07-25-2000
Sun, 10-23-2011 - 8:00pm

So sorry that things are bad again. Why do you think it is biliary reflux?

Here is some info from the Mayo Clinic on bile reflux: