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    Old 03-09-2007, 01:06 PM   #1
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    symptoms

    Hi all,
    have been having the following symptoms on and of 4 the last 9 months
    constipation
    Excessive gas (both types)
    stomach pain in a speciuc point by my rib.
    feeling of a lump inmy throat
    burning sensation, bringing up acid with burping
    breathlessness
    chest pressure
    cough
    nausea
    dizziness
    feeling full frequently

    does this sound like acid refulx? i am freaking myself out imagining d worst!!
    have to wait a month for gastroent. appointment.
    any feedback woul dbe greatly appreciated
    thanks
    la
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    Old 03-09-2007, 01:39 PM   #2
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    Re: symptoms

    White you're waiting for your doctor's appointment visit your local Health Food Store and purchase a Probiotic. I had many of the symptoms you have took a potent Probiotic (35 billion microoganisms per two capsules). I no longer have any problems but continue to take the product. It took about 10 days before I improved. I take it in the morning after breakfast. Some Probiotics need refrigeration.

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    Old 03-09-2007, 02:37 PM   #3
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    Re: symptoms

    You have acid reflux...


    There are several options to help...( What may work for one may not help another)

    Bean-O and digestive enzymes before eating.
    Prescription drugs..
    Diet change..

    I cured mine through diet change ( I had all your symptoms and more)
    I also take Bean-O and digestive enzymes before eating.

    You may also have a stomach infection that can be helped with anti-biotics.

    But yeah you do have GERD/LPS
    And you can find help here...

     
    Old 03-09-2007, 04:08 PM   #4
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    Re: symptoms

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    You have acid reflux...


    There are several options to help...( What may work for one may not help another)

    Bean-O and digestive enzymes before eating.
    Prescription drugs..
    Diet change..

    I cured mine through diet change ( I had all your symptoms and more)
    I also take Bean-O and digestive enzymes before eating.

    You may also have a stomach infection that can be helped with anti-biotics.

    But yeah you do have GERD/LPS
    And you can find help here...
    thanks for your advice
    just asking, did u have any investigations done to rule out other conditions before ur diagnosis was made?
    ps whats Bean-O? Im not from the us!
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    Old 03-17-2007, 03:30 AM   #5
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    hi again
    just noticed that the pain ive been having, just on my left side around my lower rib, always in the exact same small spot, is getting worse. also have been constipated with a darkening of stools. am pretty worried, could it be a tumor? all th other symptoms seems to say so, or is this common with gerd. i dont think its an ulcer cos i was tested for h. pylori and im clear. Can anyone shed some light for me?
    thanks so much xx
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    Old 03-17-2007, 02:15 PM   #6
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    please?

    could someone please answer me? im very worried
    thanks
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    Old 03-18-2007, 12:24 PM   #7
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    Re: symptoms

    ladida, i'd make an appt to go see a doctor. darkened stools could mean you have blood in them - not to scare you but it should be checked into. it could also be from taking iron pills - that cases constipation and dark stools too. do you supplement with iron? anyhow, don't panic - just go see a gi doctor. he/she can evaluate your swallowing function too and check for acid reflux. we are not doctors here so that needs to be your primary step. let us know how it goes. good luck and stay well.

     
    Old 03-18-2007, 03:43 PM   #8
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    ladida
    I often have a pain in the same spot on the left side... and often on the left side in my back too... and its just the GERD...I had an endoscope that showed the GERD and Barretts espogus..I have had ultrasounds done on gallbladder. liver, pancreas and even on the spot that hurts on the left side and everything is fine.. its just esopagus spams... don't worry too much and go to the doctor to see what he/she thinks..

     
    Old 03-18-2007, 05:40 PM   #9
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    I also have tons of pain here and there... left side, right side, back, front... lower ab, upper ab.. its really driving me crazy espacially the nausea and the diziness makes it seem like every thing is spinning around me. GI stil blamed it on the GERD... although with all the anxiety I am having feel like its really soemthing worse! BTW if my doc is not concern should I be apease by that??

     
    Old 03-20-2007, 08:13 PM   #10
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    Re: symptoms

    You should see a GI doctor as you planned. The dark color stool is most likely coming from the constipation (the longer you don't go, the darker it is). Also, try to stay away from any citrus foods, tomatoes, spicy food, and things like that because they give you horrible acid. You might have IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) and gastritis. Be very firm with the doctor, and if it does not get better, do not just let him/her brush it off. In my case, they brushed things off for so long, that now I am faced with partial or whole colon removal, among other things (and I am only 22!). So, do your own research before you go in, and ask lots of questions. I mean, don't be paranoid about it (I know that sometimes it can be very hard); just be informed. It is better to prevent things before they happen. Ask him about Protonix for the acid, and Miralax for constipation (and if Miralax does not work, you should try Zelnorm; it is generally really good), and some nausea medicine. Some of the tests that the doctor might do are CT (not painful), endoscopy (they put a little camera in and see your upper GI track; little uncomfortable after you wake up but not bad at all; they put you to sleep); colonoscopy (not painful), barium x-ray (just uncomfortable).... They probably will start you off with some meds and see how well you do. I wish you well. I hope you feel better. Let me know if you have any questions because I have done all of these tests and many more, and I have all and more symptoms like this. Take care. :-)

     
    Old 03-23-2007, 04:38 AM   #11
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    thanks very much everyone. feeling awful though, have started getting pains in my rectal area and found a little blood in my stool yesteray so am v.v.v. worried! has anyone lese had all of these and was told they were ok????
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    Old 03-23-2007, 06:13 AM   #12
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    ladida, This is how I can tell if some pains can wait for your doctor's appointment or go to the ER. If the pain is so bad and doesn;'t let you sleep, and I mean really excruiating, go the ER immediately. Since you haven't been diagnosed with GERD yet, it could be a bleeding ulcer or even some other kind of perforation. If the pain is medium, you can probably wait for your appointment. Feel better.

     
    Old 03-29-2007, 03:44 PM   #13
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    Re: symptoms

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by ladida View Post
    Hi all,
    have been having the following symptoms on and of 4 the last 9 months
    constipation
    Excessive gas (both types)
    stomach pain in a speciuc point by my rib.
    feeling of a lump inmy throat
    burning sensation, bringing up acid with burping
    breathlessness
    chest pressure
    cough
    nausea
    dizziness
    feeling full frequently

    does this sound like acid refulx? i am freaking myself out imagining d worst!!
    have to wait a month for gastroent. appointment.
    any feedback woul dbe greatly appreciated
    thanks
    la

    Does anyone get bad times with their nose? my doesnt stop running if i have a bad occasion.

     
    Old 03-30-2007, 01:03 AM   #14
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    Running do you mean you can actually blow it out? mine just drips downmy throat.. I cant seem to blow it out no matter what.. its annoying! gives me tons of headaches too

     
    Old 03-30-2007, 02:38 AM   #15
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    Running do you mean you can actually blow it out? mine just drips downmy throat.. I cant seem to blow it out no matter what.. its annoying! gives me tons of headaches too
    Arghh thinking about it my nose feels blocked but just runs at times. Drips down my throat and that starts my escophagus off

     
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