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Aug 22, 2017 · Non Specific Esophageal Motility Disorder Caused by Beta Blockers in Digestive Health

If your doc says there’s nothing left to do, you should definitely continue to seek answers. There’s always a higher authority on everything – whether a doc or grocery store complaint! If you’re interested in the Mayo Clinic, simply start by using contact info from their website. Once you have someone on the line, you can ask to be directed to the division that handles your gastro/esophogus issues. Good luck! Is IS frustrating at times. I know mine has gotten much better by going back on Aciphex and watching the acid foods. I can usually get by with a bit of cheating for something special!

Jun 21, 2017 · Relentless bile reflux / pain in Digestive Health

I didn’t see where you mentioned whether you’d had an endoscopy and colonoscopy. If not, these are a must to see if there’s anything else going on there. Hiatal hernia could be causing your pain too or some ulceration in your GI tract. I say this from experience. If you take NSAIDS, stop, as they can cause ulceration. Tylenol better if you have those problems.

Jun 21, 2017 · Relentless bile reflux / pain in Digestive Health

I used Align for a few years and I think it helped. However, at the recommendation of my Fibromyalgia specialist (who informed me that IBS often dovetails with Fibromyalgia) I’m now taking acidopholus 3x/daily. I use a nondairy (even tho I’m not lactose intolerant) with a high (1 billion) count. It hasn’t ‘cured’ the IBS, of course, but I think it really helps smooth things out a lot. I don’t seem to have as many bouts of it either. Hang in there!

Mar 12, 2017 · Relentless bile reflux / pain in Digestive Health

You’re certainly not too young for it – a close friend had to have her gallblader removed after a pregnancy and she was in her mid 20s. Also regarding the charcoal tablets. You may find a little relief using them (I used them years ago) but beware that if you’re taking other meds, vitamins, or supplements around the same time as the charcoal, the charcoal can absorb them and send them out of your system. So you might not see as much benefit there. Just be sure you’re having regular blood tests to be sure all your vitamin levels remain normal. Good luck and hang in there!

Feb 16, 2017 · Acid Reflux and its Symptoms in Digestive Health

I’m very sorry to hear this. I’ve also been hearing of this surgery and the end results. A couple of cautions I would add are the ginger and baking soda. Ginger is a ‘hot’ spice that might make it worse (but good for a woozy tummy sometimes) and I’ve been told by my gastro doc that the baking soda will bleach your bones! Sadly, it’s the fastest thing out there for painful gas. One product I’ve tried lately is Phazyme – it’s good for BOTH gas and acid and the chewable works fast. So far I’ve only been able to buy it at Rite Aid and not the big box stores. I’ve only recently seen TV ads for it. I’m assuming you’ve been tested for allergies or rhinositus that might be causing the excess mucous? Thanks for your comments as it’s helpful to me as well as I continue my own journey to better health! Take care. LadySky

Feb 15, 2017 · Hiatal Hernia. What helps? Surgery or no... in Digestive Health

After reading some of the responses, I now have a couple comments. Some of this also sounds like Acid Reflux, so carefully watch your acid. One person suggested lemon—NO!! Anything citrus is acidy. Try to keep them to a minimum (I know it’s really hard for me, I love citrus!). In conversation recently with my gastro doc, I was trying to get off of, or lessen my reflux meds. I was using Acifex (which worked great) but was concerned about the recent studies and side effects. He told me side effects aren’t as bad as people think – don’t get caught up in what you see in the media! Talk to your doctors! I’m now on a lower dose acid reducer, but I don’t think it’s as good as the aciphex. Also remember that quality of life is important as well. Good luck!

Dec 30, 2016 · Hiatal hernia sugery in Digestive Health

Sounds like you are doing well with the medication and missing one isn’t a crisis, which is a good thing because we all forget now and then! Keep up feeling good and keeping it under control!

Dec 28, 2016 · Hiatal hernia sugery in Digestive Health

Sorry that you were left with the acid issues. I’ve battled it for years, but have a good gastro doc. I tried to get off the meds, but we found that won’t work for me, so I now take a lower dose than previously. My doc says that if I experience occasional reflux to use some tums, plus you get your calcium as well. This works pretty well. Plus I recently found an OTC product called Phazyme Gas & Acid. It’s hard to find something that will work for both gas and acid, but this does and if you get the chewable tablets, pretty quickly. Be sure you’re watching your high acid foods as well – it’s hard as there are so many of them, such as some fruits! If you’re a coffee, black tea, or soda drinker that’s a big deal. Try red Robois (wrong spelling I’m sure) teas as they are caffeine free and limit soda intake. Those alone helped me a lot. Good luck, and don’t give up!