Alot of the people seem to have a lot of issues i have but Dx.'s are gerd, irritable bowel syndrome, and i did not see it mentioned in any other posts here but paralytic illeus, it does not move down there so i end up throwing up eventually. The nausea is awful. With all the symptoms everyone else has here. the cramping bloating and gas cramps and having to run to the bathroom every half hour for fear it is not yet safe to even attempt to pass gas sucks. Also got diagnosed with barretts esouphagitis after upper endoscopy with biopsy in late 90's. Elected not to have surgery, which would be taking out part of my small bowel, turn it inside out then use it for a new esophagus. That was what the G I doc's first idea. I have been on omeprazole 20 mg. daily and 20mg. daily prn. I also use the simethicone OTC (over the counter) 1 to 2 tablets after meals and one 2mg. loperamide tablet. It works for me so far but we are all so different. Also if i notice i am getting dehydrated i do half strength gatoraide, you do not want to do full strength if you are dehydrated, got that from one of my doc friends, and no energy drinks/shots of any kind. I just cant trust doctors who are surgeons that propose thousands of dollars in surgery, when no medical ( lets try some pills first) off the bat. It is precancerous. Hey i am still alive though. Dont forget to keep the head of your bed up 6", do not eat, smoke, or drink alcohol, 4 hours before bed. Now my deceased moms advice...If ya ever get the trots, eat yogurt for breakfast, double grilled cheese sandwich for lunch and you should be ready to eat my pot roast by dinner time. Disclaimer: this is for informational purposes only, and not intended to be medical advice. Just what is working for me now.View Thread
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