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Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 05-23-2013, 12:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 587
Posted By JanaJ
Re: constant mucus and acid

I have the same problems as you and I know that stress gives me acid problems like yours. I have seriously reduced my stress levels. I've had hypnotherapy for it. The doctor has doubled up my dose...
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 05-23-2013, 11:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 587
Posted By JanaJ
Re: constant mucus and acid

I feel for you, I really do. Have you completely cut out alcohol, chocolate and caffeine? Do you eat a low fat diet? Are you having much smaller, more frequent meals? Do you smoke? Have you cut...
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 05-23-2013, 12:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 504
Posted By JanaJ
Re: Is this gerd

This sounds like acid reflux to me, but more like Laryngopharyngeal Reflux (LPR). I have this and suffer similar symptoms to you.
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 05-21-2013, 01:33 AM
Replies: 1
Lpr
Views: 501
Posted By JanaJ
Lpr

LPR is a different disease to GERD and should be treated differently. I'm seeing a consultant on Thursday and I'm going to put my cards absolutely on the table.
Board: Ear, Nose & Throat 05-19-2013, 01:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 933
Posted By JanaJ
Re: Tightness in throat

See a doctor, urgently.
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 05-17-2013, 05:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,451
Posted By JanaJ
Re: LPR and depression

I've suffered for 20 years, but it's only been really bad for five years. My endoscopy showed a hiatus hernia and oesophagitis. Four years ago I had a repair of hiatus hernia and a wrap. I have...
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 05-16-2013, 05:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 402
Posted By JanaJ
Re: Recent treatments

I have knackered valves.
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 05-15-2013, 01:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,451
Posted By JanaJ
Re: LPR and depression

My weight is normal. I've suffered for years with periodic episodes of reflux, but for the last five years it's been nearly every day.
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 05-15-2013, 09:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 402
Posted By JanaJ
Recent treatments

Anyone know what the most up to date treatments are for acid reflux, which isn't medication?
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 05-15-2013, 09:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,451
Posted By JanaJ
Re: LPR and depression

Back from the doctor. He was very sympathetic. I wrote everything down I wanted to say, which was very helpful for me as I generally forget everything when I sit down. He kept my long diatribe for...
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 05-15-2013, 12:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,451
Posted By JanaJ
Re: LPR and depression

I know I am dairy intolerant and I manage this. My last endoscopy was truly awful because I was completely aware of the tube being forced down my throat. I coughed and wretched throughout the whole...
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 05-14-2013, 09:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,451
Posted By JanaJ
Re: LPR and depression

I'm in the same boat as everyone else. It's a dreadful affliction, little understood. I suffer anxiety and depression, but for me I think it's mainly reactive to the illness. When it's really bad,...
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 05-09-2013, 04:59 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 644
Posted By JanaJ
Re: Why isn't everyone on Nexium if it's 'supposed' to be the best?

In the UK they don't to prescribe Nexium because of the cost. I can't take it because it stops me sleeping.

If you take Zantac (ranitidine) regularly it loses it's effectiveness.
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 05-08-2013, 05:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 493
Posted By JanaJ
Re: reflux problems

I can only suggest you ask for a transfer to a job that doesn't require lifting and bending. I could never do such a job as bending and lifting makes my reflux really bad.
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 05-08-2013, 05:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,439
Posted By JanaJ
Re: Is peanut butter okay to eat>

Stop eating them for a week and see if your reflux improves. Peanut butter is very high in fat and fatty things are bad for reflux. Good luck.
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 05-01-2013, 02:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 765
Posted By JanaJ
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 05-01-2013, 11:30 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 689
Posted By JanaJ
Re: new to gerd and acid reflux, advice and tips greatly needed please

Lifestyle changes might help you. Weight loss helps, by encouraging the muscular valve at the lower end of the gullet to remain shut rather than lie open. Raising the head of the bed by 5-10cm...
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 04-30-2013, 10:47 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 474
Posted By JanaJ
Re: Why would ny doctor switch me?

Sounds like LPR to me, which I also have. It's really hard to treat and I've found that PPIs are similarly ineffective. However, if I stop taking them I get terrible heartburn, rather than LPR. ...
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 04-30-2013, 10:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,218
Posted By JanaJ
Re: PPI not really helping, would stopping get rid of symptoms?

My problems are very similar to yours. I honestly think for some of us our illness is very difficult to treat. I've been on and off PPIs, I take ranitidine here and there and I also take gaviscon. ...
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 04-23-2013, 01:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 699
Posted By JanaJ
Re: Information on PPack and GERD

I've just been reading that prolonged use of ranitidine can result in tolerance. This could explain why the drug isn't that effective. You could try a proton pump inhibitor, but these have their...
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 04-22-2013, 12:38 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 352
Posted By JanaJ
PPIs and ranitidine don't work

I've been taking them for years, but they don't work anymore. Has anyone else had this and if so, what have you done about it?
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 04-20-2013, 11:28 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 544
Posted By JanaJ
Re: Questions for Nissen Fundoplication Surgery

I had three weeks off work, I needed that long. I had soups and shakes then moved quite quickly onto mashed potato with lots of gravy, yoghurts, jellies, custards but got back onto ordinary food...
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 04-19-2013, 07:10 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 519
Posted By JanaJ
Re: Life with Gerd

Motilium (domperidone) might help.
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 04-18-2013, 01:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 575
Posted By JanaJ
Re: How long to take Prevacid?

It all depends really. If your valve is knackered then there's no real cure for acid reflux, although life style changes can help. This would be losing weight, (if you need to), eating smaller...
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 04-17-2013, 02:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 865
Posted By JanaJ
Re: **Gerd and Chest Pressure? Please Help!**

Hello, I sometimes suffer with the sort of chest pressure you describe and I have acid reflux. You're dead right to lose weight. I'm doing weight watchers and I'm almost down to my ideal weight and...
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 02-14-2013, 01:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,484
Posted By JanaJ
Re: Reflux after Fundoplication Surgery

I had a wrap and I had reflux after and ever since, but not as bad.
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 02-10-2013, 11:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 725
Posted By JanaJ
Re: Gerd or not ?

Lifestyle changes might help you. Weight loss helps, by encouraging the muscular valve at the lower end of the gullet to remain shut rather than lie open. Raising the head of the bed by 5-10cm...
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 02-10-2013, 11:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 725
Posted By JanaJ
Re: Gerd or not ?

Removed due to duplication.
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 02-10-2013, 11:49 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 857
Posted By JanaJ
Re: LPR or something else (and other reflux questions)

What you have sounds like acid reflux to me. PPIs can take a while to work so keep taking them. Can you get hold of some Gaviscon to take as well? Life style changes are necessary. If you smoke,...
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 02-10-2013, 11:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 671
Posted By JanaJ
Re: Acid reflux help me

What you describe sounds like acid reflux. You need to see a doctor and get some treatment. In the meantime you could try some lifestyle changes. Weight loss helps, by encouraging the muscular...
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 02-10-2013, 11:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 671
Posted By JanaJ
Re: Acid reflux help me

What you describe sounds like acid reflux. You need to see a doctor and get some treatment. In the meantime you could try some lifestyle changes. Weight loss helps, by encouraging the muscular...
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 02-10-2013, 11:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 691
Posted By JanaJ
Re: What the hell is wrong with me?

I think it's a vicious circle and anxiety and acid reflux are inextricably linked.
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 02-10-2013, 11:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 965
Posted By JanaJ
Re: Question about Switching PPIs and Side Effects

Sorry to hear you're having side effects. I too suffer side effects from the PPIs, but I've found one I can live with. I think they do differ in what they do to you. For example a lot of them give...
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 02-10-2013, 09:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,647
Posted By JanaJ
Re: Heartburn and Joint Pain

Do you suffer from dry eyes and a dry mouth? If so check out Sjogrens.
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 02-09-2013, 01:21 PM
Replies: 2
Lpr
Views: 727
Posted By JanaJ
Re: Lpr

There's no doubt that lifestyle is partly to blame for acid reflux. Can you get any help to quit your nicotine addiction? Can you get help with your diet and needed weight loss?

I've had to...
Board: Sjögren's Syndrome 01-28-2013, 01:20 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 733
Posted By JanaJ
Help with teeth please

Over the past few years I've had a few dental problems and lost three of the molars. I now have another tooth that's not happy. A piece dropped off a few weeks ago and my dentist said he could just...
Board: Sjögren's Syndrome 01-25-2013, 02:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 753
Posted By JanaJ
Re: Think I might have Sjogren's

That's a lovely reply, thanks so much. x
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 01-25-2013, 02:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 650
Posted By JanaJ
Re: Which food will cause less reflux?

I think it's different for all of us. I can't eat chocolate or have caffeine or alcohol. I can eat tomatoes, onions and garlic. Good luck.
Board: Sjögren's Syndrome 01-22-2013, 02:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 753
Posted By JanaJ
Think I might have Sjogren's

I've suffered badly for the last five years with acid reflux. I've noticed, increasingly, that I have dry eyes and a dry mouth. I'm also absolutely worn out a lot of the time and have various aches...
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 01-14-2013, 12:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 646
Posted By JanaJ
Re: Can you take Zantac and Zegride

You can take Zantac, which is ranitidine and Zegrid, which is a proton pump inhibitor with an antacid, together. I take rantidine and a PPI and an antacid practically every day.

If I take Zantac,...
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 01-11-2013, 01:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 736
Posted By JanaJ
Re: Acid Reflux

I see from your post that you're having a wretched time. Getting the medication right for acid reflux seems to take some time. I've tried all the proton pump inhibitors before finding the right...
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 01-10-2013, 01:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,199
Posted By JanaJ
Re: New to Acid Reflux

Mine never really goes away, but sometimes it gets a lot worse for no apparent reason. Good luck with what you try. :)
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 01-10-2013, 12:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,199
Posted By JanaJ
Re: New to Acid Reflux

If I don't eat regularly I get terrible reflux. You need to eat something, say mid-morning, to keep you going. The Zegerid might be more effective for you as it also contains sodium bicarbonate,...
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 01-10-2013, 11:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 5,609
Posted By JanaJ
Re: Is Prevacid better than Prilosec??

I've taken both. I get on better with prevacid as prilosec stop me sleeping. Having said that there isn't a PPI that completely controls my reflux. I also take ranitidine and Gaviscon and I've...
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 01-09-2013, 01:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,362
Posted By JanaJ
Re: Any idea how successful surgeries for lpr

A lot of the throat symptoms cleared after my surgery. I no longer have the feeling of a lump and lots of phlegm, but I still get some symptoms. I still have some throat clearing, occasional sore...
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 01-08-2013, 02:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 612
Posted By JanaJ
Re: Prevacid twice daily?

I completely understand what you're saying. She's been dealt a rough deal. I think it's very difficult to stick to lifestyle changes, not matter what age you are, but at 20 even more difficult. ...
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 01-08-2013, 01:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 612
Posted By JanaJ
Re: Prevacid twice daily?

I'm so sorry to hear about your daughter's problems. Some people still get acid reflux despite taking Prevacid.

These are some of the things I'm trying:

Weight loss helps, by encouraging the...
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 01-08-2013, 12:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,425
Posted By JanaJ
Re: acid reflux mucus

I use Flixonase steroid nasal spray every day. It's helped me a lot. I also use strips over my nose at night, which helps as well.
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 01-08-2013, 11:41 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 925
Posted By JanaJ
Re: Elavil and LPR

My opinion is that Elavil can actually make LPR worse. It's a tricyclic antidepressant and like other tricyclics they can have severe anticholinergic effects such as weakening your valves and...
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 01-08-2013, 11:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,362
Posted By JanaJ
Re: Any idea how successful surgeries for lpr

The cause of reflux in some people is that the valves in your oesophagus are not working properly. Mine have deteriorated in function and the only "real" cure would be new valves. I've had a...
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