Re: Post nasal drip with gerd
Hello. First off I apologize if this is duplicate info as I do not see where to access the responses you already got to your posting on 05-19-11 (yes, just registered, new to this, only did so that I could respond to you). I feel for you. But, don't despair!!!
As a side note, I too have GERD and Acid Reflux and am doing/taking similar things as you. But, a few additional things- you can sleep on a whole bunch of pillows or a 'wedge' to have yourself tilted up so that the acid doesn't creep up during the night. You mentioned sleeping on a thicker pillow. But, you need to actually be at an angle. One of my relatives got an adjustable bed for this even!
Then, you can supplement the Omperazole by taking Tums (or whatever actual medicine/ingredient that it is) about an hour after eating). It might benefit you to do your own research on food as well. There seems to be a lot of literature out there regarding acid vs. alkaline foods. Modern diets, in general, are WAY to acidic and inflammatory- even 'nutritious' foods are acidic and need to be avoided or combined with other foods properly.
Have your iron checked. My ENT had mine done- b/c of my fatigue (but which I've had for decades now)- and it was only at FIVE (so oddly enough I'm lucky to be alive). But, low iron can contribute to the leg cramps/restless legs. I had to go to prescription iron- 30 mg 3 x day- to get up (and it takes a few months).
Something I'm less familiar with, but is worth making mention of- is that there are theories that modern toilets help lead to GERD and Acid Reflus because of the muscles that are used when trying to 'go' sitting down strain the muscles around the top of the stomach (for lack of a better explanation) and once they are loosened/strained, the acid, etc can back up. The idea is in support of squatting to 'go' or squatting toilets. This is something you might want to do more research on. < edited >
Good luck and remember- NO despair. It's SO frustrating and tiring. But, it's going to get better!! Take care.
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