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    Old 05-14-2015, 01:51 AM   #1
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    Anybody else have all symptoms of GERD but docs say you dont have it?

    I have been having heart burn since i was twelve and i verp up foam and food. Specific foods such as mint, anything with tomatoes, tomato sauces, spicy foods and pretty much anything that contains vinigar or acids. Sometimes I get extremely bloated from even a bite of food. I had them look into my stomach and did the berm thingy which was gross but they told me they only see mild reflux so they told me i dont have it and i probably eat wrong and totally forgot about me. So now i have to live with these awefull symptoms and no meds seem to help. The worse is the foam coming up. Sometimes it will come up for ten seconds and i choke and cant breath. What do i do. Im only 17 and the docs gave up on me.

     
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    Old 05-14-2015, 01:26 PM   #2
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    Re: Anybody else have all symptoms of GERD but docs say you dont have it?

    From the information you provided it sounds like you had a barium swallow test. It is not always possible to determine how much acid reflux you have from that test. I would recommend that you get a referral to a gastroenterologist for additional testing. A gastroenterologist can perform an endoscopy and look at your throat, esophagus and stomach to determine why you are having problems. Also, a gastroenterologist can use a 48 hour ph study to determine how much reflux you actually have. During that 48 hour study you would need to eat those foods that cause you problems. I wish you the best.

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    Old 05-14-2015, 01:31 PM   #3
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    Re: Anybody else have all symptoms of GERD but docs say you dont have it?

    Hi princessbunny, sorry to hear about your problem, seems you have some miss-information. The endoscopy (camera into stomach) can't see reflux as such, it will only see the inflammation or damage that acid may have caused. They told you they saw signs of mild reflux, not that you didn't have it at all. It may feel like docs gave up you, but you have really answered your own question about what can you do. You said yourself that meds don't help at all so your answer does not lie in going down the medical route.

    You also stated what foods make your symptoms worse, and there in lies your solution to a life without reflux. You have said it loud and clear. You can be your own guide. Docs may have given up on you, but don't give up on yourself. It is you who can make yourself better.

     
    Old 05-14-2015, 01:38 PM   #4
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    Re: Anybody else have all symptoms of GERD but docs say you dont have it?

    What medicines have you tried? Maybe we can guide you to try something different.

     
    Old 05-14-2015, 02:35 PM   #5
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    Re: Anybody else have all symptoms of GERD but docs say you dont have it?

    Wow it is certainly not my intent to provide you with misinformation. I have had GERD for about 7 years now. I recommended testing because I thought you should know what you are dealing with. On these boards, you will find people who only use low acid foods, who only use holistic approaches and people like me who use a combination of holistic and traditional medications. I wish the holistic approaches worked as well as the medications. Again, I think getting the right tests with a specialist will help you figure out what may be going on in your body so that you can make the best decision about what steps to take to get better. I try to be respectful of any remedy someone offers because I like many others just want a life that is as close to normal as possible.

     
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    Old 05-14-2015, 03:28 PM   #6
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    Re: Anybody else have all symptoms of GERD but docs say you dont have it?

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    Wow it is certainly not my intent to provide you with misinformation.
    Oh sorry, i wasn't referring to your post when I said mis-information! I agree with what you said about further tests, though I had assumed, perhaps wrongly, that the OP had had an endoscopy.

    I was referring to the information the original poster was given regarding the doctors "only seeing mild reflux" and that "she didn't have reflux" and explained that the endoscopy can't see reflux it can only see inflammation. I thought I was clear about what I was referring to, but apologies for any confusion.

     
    Old 05-25-2015, 01:08 AM   #7
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    Re: Anybody else have all symptoms of GERD but docs say you dont have it?

    I've had this for almost 10 years now & seen what feels like a million doctors for it. what I've learned, is that they don't really take it seriously. not one of the doctors I've seen has even been mildly concerned about what was going on. it took 5 years for anyone to agree to do a test on me because they thought it was "a waste of medical expenses/pain for me". So... I literally threw a temper tantrum & yelled at a doctor. 2 days later, I had 5 different tests scheduled. Not the best approach, obviously! But, when no one listens to you, sometimes extreme measures are necessary. 😂

     
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