Re: Gall Bladder dysfunction vs. GallStones
Thanks for replying. It's now be 3 weeks and 4 days since my GB has been out. I met with my PCP about 2 weeks ago and he bumped my Protonix doseage up to twice daily. Unfortunaley, the GERD and GB are two totally seperate things and although my GB problems have somewhat subsided, the GERD remains. I have been improving though, albeit one day at a time and very slowly.
I have stuck hardcore to the bland diet and drink pretty much only water and also have lost about 20 lbs. That makes me feel better and now I am getting closer to my comfortable weight. Make sure to eat smaller meals about 5-6 times a day. Stick to your meds schedule very closely. I have taken some Maalox when after a meal I feel that acid creeping and have needed less and less the past two weeks. Turkey breast, american cheese, on white bread, with light mayo and a little honey mustard has been my meal of choice that hasn't given me problems. I've eaten so many this past month I should take over for Jared as Subway's spokesman. Also don't drink cold water with meals and try not to drink anything at all 30 mins. before and after you eat. Cold water is supposed to weaken your stomach acid making it harder to digest and more likely to back up. I go back to my PCP tomorrow so I will see how things are progressing. Good luck and keep me posted.