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Old 12-04-2006, 02:27 AM   #1
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Acid Reflux?

I'm probably putting every health symptom that I have down to perimenopause - but is acid reflux associated? because I have just developed a problem with it which I have never had before.

 
Old 12-04-2006, 06:54 PM   #2
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Yes, it can be associated with perimenopause. It's amazing how much activity in our bodies is related to hormone activity. Once one portion of our bodies fails to work normally, the rest can follow.

I had what I thought was a sinus problem since my throat always felt clogged up with plegm. I went to a ENT specialist and he said that it was actually acid reflux and totally normal in the perimenopausal years.

 
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Old 12-04-2006, 09:53 PM   #3
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I'm probably putting every health symptom that I have down to perimenopause - but is acid reflux associated? because I have just developed a problem with it which I have never had before.
I have had wicked acid reflux for the past 2 months now. For 1 week I was unable to eat anything...I thought I was losing my mind. I have since cut out caffeine completely and am taking the PPI Prevacid which has helped a great deal. I also take a digestive enzyme with meals. I recently started a bit of a cardio program to relieve the stress that all this has brought on. (One can't help feeling stressed when a new symptom crops up every day!!)
I have to say my chief complaint now is the 'lump in throat' feeling. It isn't as bad in the morning, but progressively gets worse throughout the day. It sometimes feels fizzy and other times it feels like mucous. I seem to have developed a sinus condition as well, so don't know if this is more reflux or sinuses or a bit of both. It would seem all this is part and parcel of peri. I hope yours doesn't last very long and that you feel better soon.

Dee

 
Old 12-05-2006, 12:57 AM   #4
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(One can't help feeling stressed when a new symptom crops up every day!!)

It would seem all this is part and parcel of peri. I hope yours doesn't last very long and that you feel better soon.

Dee
Isn't it ridiculous - you almost wake up in the morning wondering what new joy this day will bring!

Thanks for the good wishes - and the replies girls, good to know I'm not alone

 
Old 12-05-2006, 07:31 AM   #5
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I too was diagnosed with acid reflux and was put on so many medications and they all made me feel worse. Sometimes I would lie in bed all day and I was having troulbe eating and loosing weight which I might add my doctor wasn't too concerned about. I had all sorts of tests and nothing was found on any of them. I asked my doctor if I possibly was suffering from low stomach acidity and he told me he never heard of that. That must be in every medical journal . Any time I read an article about acid reflux there's always some reference to low acidity. Then on a whim I started chewing gum and I felt better!! I read that gum helps your stomach naturally produce more acid. Now when I'm not feeling right I chew gum! I told my doctor this and he said whatever works!

 
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I have to say my chief complaint now is the 'lump in throat' feeling. It isn't as bad in the morning, but progressively gets worse throughout the day. It sometimes feels fizzy and other times it feels like mucous. I seem to have developed a sinus condition as well, so don't know if this is more reflux or sinuses or a bit of both. It would seem all this is part and parcel of peri. I hope yours doesn't last very long and that you feel better soon.

Dee
Hi:

A lump in my thoat and a feeling like my sinuses were constantly running is what I had. It never occured to me that it could be acid reflux even though I was burping a fair amount. When I saw the ENT, he said that massive amounts of mucous, a bubbly feeling in the throat and a feeling like there was a lump there are all classic signs of acid reflux. I take an antacid now when it's really bad and that clears it all up quickly.

 
Old 12-06-2006, 01:50 PM   #7
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I too was diagnosed with acid reflux and was put on so many medications and they all made me feel worse. Sometimes I would lie in bed all day and I was having troulbe eating and loosing weight which I might add my doctor wasn't too concerned about. I had all sorts of tests and nothing was found on any of them. I asked my doctor if I possibly was suffering from low stomach acidity and he told me he never heard of that. That must be in every medical journal . Any time I read an article about acid reflux there's always some reference to low acidity. Then on a whim I started chewing gum and I felt better!! I read that gum helps your stomach naturally produce more acid. Now when I'm not feeling right I chew gum! I told my doctor this and he said whatever works!
Sometimes Drs. never even think of the simplest things. They always make things more complicated! Chewing gum really will do that, even if I eat a large meal and feel "stuffed" I just chew a piece of gum and I quickly feel better, it gets those juices flowing! Really.

 
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