See Alike in...

Alike App

Browser

swalis

657d

I have Gerd and have had it for years but in the last couple of years it has gotten worse. I want to have reflux surgery but my gastroenterologist said my hernia wasn't big enough to have the surgery. I don't understand. Everytime I eat I feel like something gets stuck in my throat and I'm constantly clearing my throat. I don't enjoy eating anymore. I can't go on living like this. Does anybody else have this problem?

Top reply
    • FaithKay

      627d

      @Marjo Baking soda is what they are normally made of. They just charge more.

    • Steph78

      643d

      Try a glass of water with a spoonful of baking soda! It works every time for me! 💕

      • Marjo

        634d

        @Steph78 works great! Bland foods, antacid helps!

        • FaithKay

          627d

          @Marjo Baking soda is what they are normally made of. They just charge more.

    • Diego

      643d

      What are the downside of surgery, I am fine most of the day as long as I don’t lay down; the moment I do so, after 10 minutes, I hear this sound and gnawing feeling, all the air starts to push everything up. I follow special diet for the most part, never drink carbonated drinks, alcohol etc. Avoid spicy foods and red meat, you name it. This special diet helps but the real problem is when laying down, even with the elevated torso and head I have this problem. Feeling hopeless, I believe I need surgery, so curious to know what is the downside of the surgery?

      • KitKat1450

        643d

        @Diego what my doctors have told me is it’s a very risky surgery with lot of possible complications during and after. Sorry you’re feeling hopeless and sounds like you’re trying you best to work around it and find solutions… that’s so frustrating. If you haven’t already done so, check to make sure you aren’t ingesting things that “help” stomach upset since they can relax the esophageal sphincter- ginger, peppermint…- making more acid come up.

    • KitKat1450

      644d

      This happens to me and gotten worse lately since I’ve been in a flare. I sip on apple cider vinegar water/tea throughout the day and lemon water with frankincense oil and it helps a lot. Salt helps with the nausea that comes along with it for me.

    • FaithKay

      644d

      Honestly I was throwing up everyday. Using Braggs apple cider vinegar fixed my issue after many years. We are our own best doctor. Try healing it naturally. I'm proof it works. I've tried most meds available and they didn't fix anything. Doctor's treat symptoms they don't cure things. Surgery may work but it won't keep it from coming back.❤️

    • Diego

      646d

      I am in the same boat as you, hernia is not big enough, PPIs don’t work much, everytime I lay down acid goes up burns esophagus, throat and nose drills. This week I will see another GI specialists, I’ve suggested surgery since day 1 and they keep doing other tests but not surgery. 2 years without sleep and miserable.

    • Marjo

      652d

      Seek another specialist; weigh the positive and negative make the choice with your doctor.

    • FaithKay

      655d

      So sorry for your pain😥. I know it well have this and sjogrens.Been throwing up daily for years and have problems swallowing. So I discovered a solution that has allowed me to go off meds for it.. Hot tea with 1tsp vinegar, 1 lemon juice and 1 tsp honey. I do it 3 times a day before meals like a half hour. You will get use to it.

    • SALLYLOU

      657d

      • SALLYLOU

        657d

        @SALLYLOU You don't want the surgery if you can avoid it. The thing that helps me most is intermittent fasting and a very low carb diet. When I get back on carbs I suffer. YouTube channels to help are Jason Fung md. Ken d Berry md. Stan Ekberg, gold medalist Especially Jason Fung for intermittent fasting

        • Pos

          654d

          @SALLYLOU I listen to Dr.Berry. I started intermittent fasting 16-8 I started a low carb diet. Lost 35 pounds in six weeks. Also had Botox injections in my esophagus. Finally getting some relief. I’m 70 years old and will stay on this diet till I’m not here anymore

    • depresso

      657d

      🙏

☝ This content is generated by our users and it is not a substitute for professional medical advice. Please consult with your physician before making any medical decision

Thank you! Your submission has been received!
Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form.

Want to chat or share? Download the Alike app now and get complete access to Alike.health's unique features.

Find people who are
experiencing a similar
medical reality

100% Free
100%
Free

Download Alike for the full experience

JOIN

View All

Bupropion

night sweats

paranoid

Valium

sertraline

palpitations

Anxiety (Including GAD)

Depression

palpitations

Depression

Valium

Bupropion