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802d

I'm new to this app. I'm pretty sure I have GERD. I've talked to my doctor about it but she completely dismissed it. she just told me to eat less acidic foods. What do you do personally to help with yours?

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    • randochikn

      794d

      Met with my gastro doctor, he actually told me to use tums if it helps (it does in my experience, but it’s different for everyone, just a reminder) and i am going to start taking nexium (he also said it sounds peptic with my symptoms) and zofram as needed (for nausea) but remember : use what works for you and maybe try to visit a gastro doctor!!

    • randochikn

      794d

      Met with my gastro doctor, he actually told me to use tums if it helps (it does in my experience, but it’s different for everyone, just a reminder) and i am going to start taking nexium (he also said it sounds peptic with my symptoms) and zofram as needed (for nausea) but remember : use what works for you and maybe try to visit a gastro doctor!!

    • giragitsprj

      797d

      If your primary isn’t listening I would research a specific gastroenterologist you could see in your area and straight up request a referral to that specialist to address your concerns. If your primary doesn’t know how to deal with your symptoms, it’s his/her job to refer you to someone more specialized.

    • Jillybucks

      799d

      Protonix helped me so much. Other fillers I used before were probiotic and papaya enzyme.

    • SebastianPL

      801d

      Hey i’m completely new to this app too and I just got diagnosed after about 10 years or so. The reason your doctor dismissed it is because most doctors can’t find GERD. Its a type of disease whether they either have to observe it in action or take your word for it kind of deal + it’s more common than you may think and fairly treatable. If you do feel like you have it, have your doctor prescribe you something to keep the symptoms down like omeprazole or famotidine (pepcid)

      • SebastianPL

        801d

        @SebastianPL Also yes start to change up your diet. Start to really analyze what foods trigger your symptoms and cut back on those. Its usually high acid foods like citrus, tomatoes, coffee etc

        • SebastianPL

          801d

          @SebastianPL Please avoid tums. From personal experience and advice from doctors tums are just artificial stomach acid reducers. They actually are not good for you and could make things worse. You got to get it formerly diagnosed and take the actual medications made for this

    • plume

      802d

      I would mess around with different diets to see what might be a reflux trigger, look into low fodmap diets especially (but honestly you only have to do this for a couple weeks max to see what might be the trigger). Agree with others in this thread, antacids, gas/bloating relief pills, pepto, and OTC PPIs are your friend. For the PPIs though, make sure you're taking them right after you eat and taking them regularly. other than that, I've found that eating at least a few hours before bed and propping myself up while I sleep has been really helpful. Also look into if you have issues with post nasal drip bc if allergies or otherwise - mucus dripping into your stomach can also trigger reflux, so antihistamines and nasal steroids will help loads in getting rid of that.

    • Olya_Heidi

      802d

      Try Barium X-Rays (Upper, there might be other issues. Does the food moves properly? Any blockages, immflamuation etc? Worthwhile. Helped me to diagnosed with Gastroparesis. Make sure you don’t have it either. I wish someone told me that…good luck and please keep posted if it led you to any real life answers.

      • Jillybucks

        799d

        @Olya_Heidi my doc didn’t want to give me that test because of the radiation or something

    • BumbleBees

      802d

      Pick up some OTC anti-reflux medications like omeprazole or nexium! Get tums and avoid acidic and greasy foods as well ! They’re your best bet

    • randochikn

      802d

      I have an appointment on my gastro issues coming up, and if I find anything I will let you know! I take Tums A LOT, super often, and i keep them by my bed.

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