GERD: What are your symptoms and what helps?

Posted by johnbluffside @johnbluffside, Sep 13 6:39pm

What are your symptoms ?
What is helpful?

I have heartburn, but mostly hard time swallowing . My throat burns.
I have tried PP1 don’t like their side effects or their long time serious problems.
Tried raising the head of the bed. Tried eating lighter. Tried nothing to eat before bedtime .
They put me on H2 blocker but eeems to be getting worse.
Thank you for any help

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Have had GERD with nausea for 4 years. Nothing seems to help. Please let me know if you find that magic pill. Thank you and good luck.

Mike

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Have you cut out all acidic foods? Have you cut out alcohol, all soda, acidic coffee, citrus juice and tomato products? No fatty fried foods.

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@johnbluffside, Good discussion starter. Here are a few related discussions about GERD:
– Severe Acid Reflux – Chronic GERD: https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/severe-acid-reflux-chronic-gerd/
– GERD: https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/gerd-1/
– Atypical GERD symptoms: https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/atypical-gerd-symptoms/

In addition to @riflemanz64 and @mikejjb123, I'd also like to bring fellow GERD members like @jamierb @gabrielm @fourof5zs @tracyfurtiscaudle @hamsy @pjbcorsi1955 @jenblalock @ginabeana @nexus @ken82 to share their tips.

John, you listed a number of things that you tried. Did any of them help somewhat?

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Colleen, thank you so much for including me. I have struggled for nearly 4 years now. Still searching for answers.

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@colleenyoung

@johnbluffside, Good discussion starter. Here are a few related discussions about GERD:
– Severe Acid Reflux – Chronic GERD: https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/severe-acid-reflux-chronic-gerd/
– GERD: https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/gerd-1/
– Atypical GERD symptoms: https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/atypical-gerd-symptoms/

In addition to @riflemanz64 and @mikejjb123, I'd also like to bring fellow GERD members like @jamierb @gabrielm @fourof5zs @tracyfurtiscaudle @hamsy @pjbcorsi1955 @jenblalock @ginabeana @nexus @ken82 to share their tips.

John, you listed a number of things that you tried. Did any of them help somewhat?

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Thanks Colleen. I find that my symptoms are cyclical. Always taking famotidine. Adding dexalant when burning in throat gets particularly bad. I’ve stopped all the herbal supplements – didn’t seem to make a difference one way or the other. I eat to keep things under control – no alcohol, citrus, tomato sauce, spicy foods, etc. helps get things under control. I can then add a few things on occasion and follow up with Gaviscon without ill effect. I didn’t want to hear this when my symptoms all began, but it takes a long time to figure out what works for you. All the tests I underwent came back “good” – so it was up to me to work through. Lots of good suggestions on this site. Try not to get discouraged.

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