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Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 01-16-2013, 10:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 853
Posted By Pastafarian
Re: not sure if i am suffering acid reflux or not? pls help me

You can have both IBS and reflux. I have both. My GI doc said that its normal for people to occasionally have reflux. It's only considered a problem when it happens very often or for long periods of...
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 07-09-2012, 10:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,967
Posted By Pastafarian
Re: Still new at GERD/LPR

I'm sorry to hear you're having such a hard time getting the info you need. My dietician is also a nurse practitioner, so I'm sure that makes a big difference. I am lactose intolerant but I can deal...
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 07-09-2012, 07:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,967
Posted By Pastafarian
Re: Still new at GERD/LPR

Have you tried seeing a dietician? I was seeing one after I was diagnosed with hypoglycemia. She really helped me work out a diet that strikes a balance between the needs for both things. You need...
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 07-08-2012, 10:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,967
Posted By Pastafarian
Re: Still new at GERD/LPR

I am with you. My stomach/diaphragm area burns all the time. It doesnt seem to matter what I eat. It gets slightly worse if I eat anything fatty - even cheese slices. Forget about...
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 07-02-2012, 10:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 26,217
Posted By Pastafarian
Re: Healing throat damage due to acid (Silent?) reflux.

It does take a while for your throat to heal because the kind of tissue in your larynx is very sensitive to acid. My mom swears by honey. I've also really found the children's sore throat suckers...
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 07-02-2012, 07:44 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,640
Posted By Pastafarian
Re: Quality of Life

I was your age when my symptoms started; I'm 30 now. It was only a slight burning feeling on my stomach that would get a little worse with caffeine or spicy food. Then I began to have sinus...
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 07-01-2012, 09:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,152
Posted By Pastafarian
Re: How to know if LPR is going away

It did help me greatly for a while. But not immediately. I had to take it for a good two weeks at least before I started to feel like a normal human being again. It wasn't a miracle pill though. I...
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 07-01-2012, 12:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,152
Posted By Pastafarian
Re: How to know if LPR is going away

I also have the weird fullness/shortness of breath problem. It almost feels like the food is getting backed up in my esophagus. A food traffic jam in my body.
Making the decision to take the pills...
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 07-01-2012, 12:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 8,051
Posted By Pastafarian
Re: Burning in Rib Cage

I've had two EGDs. Both times they biopsied for h.pylori and found nothing. Found no hernia or ulcer. Everything checks out fine. It just doesn't make sense. I'm going in to see another doc next...
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 06-30-2012, 09:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 8,051
Posted By Pastafarian
Re: Burning in Rib Cage

If it makes you feel any better, I have an appointment coming soon with a third GI doc too. Makes you feel like a medical anomaly, right? Just recently it was my ENT that said I probably have LPR. I...
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 06-29-2012, 04:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 8,051
Posted By Pastafarian
Re: Burning in Rib Cage

Wow. That GI is no help. Obviously the feeling does happen because *it is happening!* I have a constant burning under my rib cage to the left. And tenderness just under my sternum. I'm not sure if...
Board: Sinus Problems 06-29-2012, 04:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,894
Posted By Pastafarian
Re: pressure on tooth sinus?

I have one tooth that has pulsing sensations and hurts if my sinuses are congested, but it's a molar. My dentist showed me the X-ray of how close the tooth's root is to my sinus. So I know it's...
Board: Sinus Problems 06-29-2012, 04:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,195
Posted By Pastafarian
Re: Could all of this be sinus related?

That sounds terrible. I can understand why that feeling would make you anxious! When I have a bad sinus infection, I get those shift in position feelings occasionally. And loose my balance a little....
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 06-29-2012, 06:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,580
Posted By Pastafarian
Re: Do refined sugars make your reflux much worse?

I get reflux from most things but I also notice slightly exaggerated acid reflux symptoms after eating sweets. It's the worst if it's in liquid form (like a sugary fruit juice) or a really sweet...
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 06-29-2012, 06:21 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,640
Posted By Pastafarian
Re: Quality of Life

I laughed pretty hard at this one but I completely understand.

When I finally fall asleep, I am just such a heavy sleeper that I find myself flopped off the wedge or I've slid right off of it....
Board: Sinus Problems 06-29-2012, 02:12 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 22,843
Posted By Pastafarian
Re: Insane headaches after sinus surgery

That's terrible. If I were you, I'd start looking for another doctor for a second opinion. If you are getting migraines (with light sensitivity), sometimes it helps to drink caffeine or have a cold...
Board: Hypoglycemia 06-29-2012, 02:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,124
Posted By Pastafarian
Re: Can you be hypoglycemic WITHOUT being diabetic?

I am hypoglycemic and not diabetic. It is genetic and many other people in my family are the same way. After a lot of confusion over my symptoms and couple docs telling me it was all anxiety, I...
Board: Sinus Problems 06-29-2012, 01:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,195
Posted By Pastafarian
Re: Could all of this be sinus related?

Sounds like a sinus infection to me. Pressure, eyes bugging out, foggy feeling, I have trouble focusing, then the green/yellow, thick drainage. Lovely. Sometimes I would have vertigo too. Face feels...
Board: Sinus Problems 06-29-2012, 12:48 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 22,843
Posted By Pastafarian
Re: Insane headaches after sinus surgery

Im sorry you're going through this. It certainly does sound alarming. I had the same surgery as you did for chronic sinus infections. If I'm reading this correctly, it has only been a week since...
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 06-29-2012, 12:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,465
Posted By Pastafarian
Re: prilosec not working

This is exactly where my pain is located - just below the sternum. Although its slightly to the left. Your stomach is more to the left. Sometimes that pain radiates around the area though. If it's...
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 06-29-2012, 12:00 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 7,182
Posted By Pastafarian
Re: Silent Acid Reflux

Whoa. You have just blown my mind! :speechless:



I know, right?! You have to complain and throw a fit to be taken seriously then also run the risk of being labeled as uncooperative or...
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 06-28-2012, 10:58 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 7,182
Posted By Pastafarian
Re: Silent Acid Reflux

Stockster - wow! If you've beat cancer then you can get this taken care of too. Please update how your follow-up appts went. I feel like my symptoms parallel yours a lot.

Sugzey$ - Please post...
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 06-28-2012, 10:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,152
Posted By Pastafarian
Re: How to know if LPR is going away

Haha!! That's about the only silver lining, right? This can't kill us. Just pretty much make everything suck. I have developed mild asthma like symptoms (the docs call it reactive airway disease)....
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 06-28-2012, 10:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,255
Posted By Pastafarian
Re: Could the bad taste in my mouth be post nasal drip and not reflux?

I did actually have my blood tested a while back and I was deficient in vit. D. I had to take high dosage pills for a while and I'm taking OTC stuff now. For a long time, I never had symptoms of...
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 06-28-2012, 10:33 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,640
Posted By Pastafarian
Re: Quality of Life

I feel you on all of this!!! I had to laugh about the wedge tho. That horrible thing! I can't stay on it for the life of me, so I have to sleep on the couch, propped up with 4 pillows. Do you have...
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 06-28-2012, 10:28 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,640
Posted By Pastafarian
Re: Quality of Life

It sounds like you are the opposite of a wimp if you are choosing to just deal with the pain. I'm with your bf and mom on this one. You need to get in there!! :) if your doc dismisses you or tells...
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 06-28-2012, 07:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,152
Posted By Pastafarian
Re: How to know if LPR is going away

My ENT said it is the upper esophageal sphincter relaxing too. When they both relax, it lets the acid come up into your larynx and do damage. Especially at night. If this happens while you're...
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 06-28-2012, 07:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,688
Posted By Pastafarian
Re: Warmth in stomach

I just saw your other post too. You know, mine started out opposite. I had the burning in my stomach long before I felt the reflux. I wonder if this is symptoms of both GERD and LPR? I feel for you...
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 06-28-2012, 07:20 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,640
Posted By Pastafarian
Re: Quality of Life

I'm sorry you feel so hopeless about it. I completely understand. I'm around your age too (30). I know how it feels like a horrible uphill battle. I've been to several docs about my reflux and it's...
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 06-28-2012, 07:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,255
Posted By Pastafarian
Re: Could the bad taste in my mouth be post nasal drip and not reflux?

I've had this problem for 3 years and I didn't feel the refluxed liquid until maybe 6 months ago. If I lay flat, I'll wake up choking on it (gross!).

I've changed my diet, sleep inclined, and I...
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 06-27-2012, 10:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,255
Posted By Pastafarian
Re: Could the bad taste in my mouth be post nasal drip and not reflux?

The refluxed liquid that reaches your throat while you're sleeping in a flat position will cause sore throat, sinus inflammation and pnd. In my case it caused bronchitis several times, then pneumonia...
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 06-27-2012, 09:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,152
Posted By Pastafarian
Re: How to know if LPR is going away

I'm glad to hear its helping you. I've been taking Nexium twice a day for over a year and my symptoms got better for a while and then much worse. Don't want to rain on your parade but some people,...
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 06-27-2012, 09:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,688
Posted By Pastafarian
Re: Warmth in stomach

I have reflux without any feelings of heartburn in my chest. It began several years ago as a burning pain in the upper left part of my abdomen, right over the top of my stomach. It seems like acid...
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 06-27-2012, 09:35 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,640
Posted By Pastafarian
Re: Quality of Life

I agree. It has definitely had an impact on my quality of life. I used to run several times a week, ride a motorcycle and I was just generally pretty active. I can't enjoy doing physical things...
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 06-26-2012, 03:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,745
Posted By Pastafarian
Re: Mild Gastritis?

I'm sorry to hear about your migraines. I get them too and they can be so debilitating. I still take Excedrin and naproxen every once and a while, but only if I've had a full meal. And, at the docs...
Board: Sinus Problems 06-26-2012, 08:22 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,052
Posted By Pastafarian
Re: Chronic Post Nasal Drip - BAD BREATH.

I'm really sorry you are stuck with this problem right now. It sounds completely overwhelming. :( Just remember for as terrible as it is, it's only temporary. I wish you could get the treatment you...
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 06-25-2012, 06:22 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,012
Posted By Pastafarian
Re: How many of you have bloating?

I do feel a little bloated when I'm having reflux symptoms, but mostly it just aches like menstral cramps in my upper abdomen, if that makes any sense. I have a far amount of belching and I can hear...
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 06-25-2012, 06:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,459
Posted By Pastafarian
Re: Lump in throat feeling......

My ENT told me that is definitely a symptom of acid reflux - most specifically laryngopharyngeal reflux (I have that feeling too). Also, if you do have LPR, it can cause sinus issues too, runny nose...
Board: Sleep Disorders 06-25-2012, 05:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,154
Posted By Pastafarian
Re: Insomnia advice? Can't fall asleep.

All of those things did make me feel more relaxed, but not really sleepy. It has been so long since I've had the urge to sleep, it's starting to weird me out a little bit. Every night I just my there...
Board: Sleep Disorders 06-25-2012, 01:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,154
Posted By Pastafarian
Insomnia advice? Can't fall asleep.

I had the occasional completely sleepless night from the time I was a child. It seemed to be resolved by the time I was in my twenties. Until I was 28 and contracted mono. It's supposed to make you...
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 06-25-2012, 12:21 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 7,182
Posted By Pastafarian
Re: Silent Acid Reflux

Thanks Sugzey$. I completely understand about not wanting to take these meds for life. The worst part is that they really don't stop the symptoms. I have a hard time with any physical activity, even...
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 06-25-2012, 10:10 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 7,182
Posted By Pastafarian
Re: Silent Acid Reflux

I can completely relate to these symptoms. However I had two EGDs and they found nothing. Without PPIs (Nexium 40mg twice a day) I can't function, but its still uncomfortable. It's a horrible...
Board: Sinus Problems 06-25-2012, 12:12 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 100,469
Posted By Pastafarian
Re: Chronic Post Nasal Drip - BAD BREATH.

You're welcome! I'm sorry to hear about your mom turning down the tests. I'm sure it's no consolation now but, if you're 16, it won't be long until you can pursue medical treatment on your own. I...
Board: Sinus Problems 06-24-2012, 01:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 968
Posted By Pastafarian
Re: Sinus surgery

After sinus surgery, I had trouble tasting (and smelling obviously). The was a fair amount of pain and tenderness for a couple of weeks. I didn't have feeling in my two front teeth for about a month;...
Board: Sinus Problems 06-24-2012, 01:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,642
Posted By Pastafarian
Re: Sinus pain without congestion... thoughts?

Sounds like a sinus infection to me. I've had them with and without major drainage. Any painful pressure in the sinuses should be checked out by a doctor.
Board: Sinus Problems 06-24-2012, 01:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,659
Posted By Pastafarian
Re: Voice changes with endoscopic surgery

I have had this surgery. Strangely enough my voice has improved. I'm no longer nasal sounding. I can sing more clearly and belt it out better (in the shower and car of course). Even my close friends...
Board: Sinus Problems 06-24-2012, 01:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 873
Posted By Pastafarian
Re: To have surgery or not?

I had surgery to remove chronic sinus infection, but only after several months of liquid antibiotic irrigation and saline spray 4x a day. The surgery has drastically improved my symptoms, but after...
Board: Sinus Problems 06-24-2012, 01:30 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 100,469
Posted By Pastafarian
Re: Chronic Post Nasal Drip - BAD BREATH.

Just thought of one other thing... When they test you for allergies they are only testing you for common things. Even the detailed allergy panels have to test you for very specific items. You can...
Board: Sinus Problems 06-24-2012, 01:18 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 100,469
Posted By Pastafarian
Re: Chronic Post Nasal Drip - BAD BREATH.

I had severely bad smelling sinus drainage. If I blew my nose, it would stink up a room. The tissues would smell. The drainage was usually thick and sometimes yellow. It was in my breath very...
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 06-23-2012, 11:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 8,706
Posted By Pastafarian
Re: Chronic Cough and Gagging

I understand the feeling of just wanting some kind of answer! I hope they have one for you. I do not have the gagging problem but I do have breathing problems as a result of reflux. I have never had...
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