This seems like a pretty cool site, and I couldn't help but join and post my situation. I'm 25 and for the past 10 years I have been diagnosed with GERD/Acid Reflux. I have been on 5 different meds and am currently on Nexium. It used to be fairly managable and occasionally I would get a flare up which would involve awful burping up of acid, nausea, and vomitting. I would start downing Pepto like it's water and popping tums or whatever else I could get my hands on. Relief would come a couple hours later. This has progressively happened more and more over the past year and am tired of feeling peachy one minute, and like mud the next. So I go to the Gastro doc and he wants to do an upper endoscopy and ultrasound along with now taking my nexium two times a day. Now the ultrasound just about killed me. The guy pressed so freakin hard I had bruises across my belly for days! But today I had the upper endoscopy and the nurse said I was only back for 5 minutes and my hubby said the doc consulted with him and said "well there is no inflamation and keep taking the nexium." Left the room and that is all I was left with. I am feeling very frustrated right now...thinking this doc didn't do a thorough job and he is telling me everything is peachy and keep doing what I am doing. This is affecting my everyday life. I can't deal with this. It kills me...I can't sleep and I have probs through the day as well. If anyone can provide any insight, I would so appreciate it. *gets on knees* PLEASE HELP if you have any information that you even slightly think may help....let me know.
Have you ever considered a Probiotic? I have and it resolved the problem that I had with Acid Reflux. I take each morning after breakfast two capsules of NSI Probiotic 15-35 with NutraFlora. I continue to take it since it's so inexpensive. Look for it at your local health store. If they don't have it, they can order it. Give it a few weeks to work. Also, along with the capsules begin taking KEFIR (a cousin of the yogurt and a Probiotic) which is in the dairy case alongside of Yogurt.
No I hadn't even heard of a probiotic before you mentioned it! Had to ****** it to figure it out. Have you had any adverse reactions to taking this probiotic? I take several prescriptions....I wonder if they will interact?
Adverse effect? It cured Acid Reflux that troubled me for over a month. I'm suggesting you take the Probotic in lieu of medication and its side effects. I never went to a doctor knowing that it would be a waste of time and involve medication. I did my research and decided on an All Nautural Approach. I also used an all Natural Approach and lowered high cholesterol. I also used an all Natural Approach and lowered my blood pressure.
Last edited by Mike In NY; 04-12-2007 at 07:15 AM.