Hello, I am new to GERD, but I have the same belly feeling sunburned as you, and also inside pain on the opposite side of the belly where it feels sunburned. Dr. just gave me a new med to try to see if possible ulcer is the culprit as a result of the acid re-flux. Did the endsoscopy find evidence of any ulcers for you? I don't know if this is helpful or not, but maybe something? The medicine I am taking is Sucralfate. Did the sharp object ever pass out in your excrement? Did they do any kind of ultrasound or something to detect to see if they could see a metal object?View Thread
Hi Natalee1972, Did you notice any foods that were possible to eat? I found that even the stuff that I could eat that was not an aggrivant, aggrivated me if I had eaten it even several days after a food that would aggrivate my condition. How long have you been on the acid reducers? When I first found out I was a GERD suffer I also had a candida overgrowth, and taking some Diflucan for 2 weeks really helped the swelling in my throat and saliva and heartburn. I don't know if this would be applicable to you - have you taken lots of anti-biotics previously? As for the chest pains and gas, could you take some gas-x? That was helpful for me, to make those pains pretty minimal. Despite the other acid re-flux symptoms being high. Are even lettuce and cucumbers (and eggs, though not together) bothering you? Worst of days if I just ate lettuce with cucumbers and a little Italian spice like oregano and basil I would feel tons better clearing up the pain and acid and resuming things that I was able to eat before. Oatmeal seems to be a positive counter actor of acids too for me and a safe breakfast. Chicken without skin too... Don't know if any of this is helpful for you. NikkiView Thread
I am new to GERD (4 months), but a long time Thyroid sufferer (10 years). Yours and lindsayelizabeth's situation seem just like mine. Even though your thyroid levels come back "normal," are they really normal or just close enough to be normal and so the Dr proceeds with no medicine? Mine are that way, so my Dr keeps me on the smallest dose of levothyroxin which is half a tablet once daily. I really don't need it, but it helps regulate my borderline hypothyroidism.
As for my GERD I am finally sorted out taking Nexium, Sucralfate (temporarily for possible ulcer) and Gaviscon (temporarily to push the acid out). Not sure if it will all work in combination with my levothyroxin, but I can let you know and if it works, maybe you can suggest this combo to your Dr? I was constantly complaining about loss of hair too, but my Dr said that stress aggrivates it too and it could not be related to the thyroid being out of balance, but the stress. I also recently read stress has negative effects on GERD and acid re-flux. How is your stress level?
To reduce acid re-flux symptoms have you tried keeping a food diary to see what your trigger foods are? That helped me to identify what was causing the mucus and saliva the most as well as the burning throat like something was constantly choking me. Along with my list the Dr gave me a list of foods to avoid as a GERD suffer. You can do a Google search and find a great amount of info on what foods to avoid, maybe this will help you? Also, doing as much exercise as possible would help because if you have any excess tummy weight it could be negatively affecting the GERD, and also could help you overall to feel better, especially if there is stress in your life. My health always feels better when I am actively exercising regularly, even if I have leg or arm numbness or difficulty breathing or heavy saliva when walking...
I hope this is helpful, and if not feel free to disregard it. It's been a long time since I've been active on these boards, so not sure of etiquette anymore!View Thread