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Old 11-29-2002, 05:22 PM   #1
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Question Unexplained weight loss and acid reflux?

I am hoping someone can shed light on this for me....

In everything I read about acid reflux, one of its symptoms is unexplained weight loss.
How is it that acid reflux makes you lose weight?

I was diagnosed with really bad acid reflux in August 2001(Barrium swallow test). The same time I noticed I was losing weight. I lost 10 pounds in 5 months. The doctors gave me blood work and everything came back fine. I am at 118 pounds. I have maintained that weight since summer 2001.
But it seems I can't gain weight.
Anyway, the medicine the ENT gave me didn't work (presc. Pepcid AC) so I am going to go to my regular doc to get the good stuff.

Anyway, I am just wondering how this acid stuff could of possibly had something to do with my weight loss.



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Old 11-29-2002, 06:45 PM   #2
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I lost weight simply because I didn't eat as much. Some of my favorite foods (like chocolate) made the reflux worse, so I avoided them. Sometimes I would skip meals altogether because I didn't want to feel sick.

Old 11-30-2002, 07:45 AM   #3
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I really don't like being only 118 pounds. I look so thin and gaunt. And people make sure they remind me of that too!
I usually hung around 128 or so. But I sure do like wearing size 5/6 clothes!

I think I'm going to try and drink a few Slim Fasts a day to maybe gain a few.


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Old 12-02-2002, 12:40 PM   #4
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I am hoping my weight loss is just due to the amount of junk food i have eliminated from my diet and the amount of meals ive skipped lately. Speaking of skinny, ppl are always reminding me that i look like a skeleton wearing skin (yeah nice i know ). I am 5.6 and 104-106lbs depending on time of day, last year this time i was just at 110lbs. I will mention Ensure to my mom b/c i would really like to gain a few more pounds to make myself look like i have just a little bit of something on my bones.

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