GASTROESOPHAGEAL REFLUX DISEASE

FRIEND OF FEB 2013 ANONYM'S PERSONAL STORY

February 12, 2016 Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

Wow, I read the story from Anonymous Feb 2013 and felt an immediate kinship to (I'm going to say her). My husband really doesn't understand what it's like to feel this way and because we met originally as "foodies," enjoying gourmet meals all over the country on business, he feels that I should continu

JERRIS'S PERSONAL STORY

February 12, 2016 Dyspepsia, Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

For the past few months I had been having a problem swallowing my saliva. I webt to my doctor a few weeks ago and she said it was acid reflux. So i thought ok i can just take some otcs and I'll be ok. Wrong!! I didn't realize how much this eould affect my life. It's like my life has done a complete 180

ANONYMOUS'S PERSONAL STORY

February 12, 2016 Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

Both my parents have stomach deceases so I was bond to get one. My started when I was 10 or 11 years old. I had caught the regular flu bug but it was different it also had a pain that I could never describe. After I had gotten over this flu that's when the acid reflex started. It was off and on for man

SUSIE'S PERSONAL STORY

February 12, 2016 Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

HI EVERYONE,
I JUST STARTED READING YOUR STORIES AND I AM SO SORRY YOU ALL DEAL WITH THIS SAME AWFUL DISEASE. I AM AWARE THINGS CAN ALWAYS BE WORSE, BUT THIS ISN'T ANYTHING TO "SNEEZE" ABOUT.
I WAS DIAGNOSED WITH GERD ABOUT TWO YRS AGO AND THIS PAST YEAR IT HAS GOTTEN WORSE!! I TRIED A COUP

ANONYMOUS'S PERSONAL STORY

February 12, 2016 Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

Hi i am sophia I am 13 years old and i was diagnosed with GERD when i was 6. Hearing all these stories of the effects of GERD have had me thinking of how not so bad my life actually is. When i was very little i used to brag about having it. Now GERD is just a daily part of life. I take a pill twice a d

KAYLIN'S PERSONAL STORY

February 12, 2016 Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

I started having symptoms of GERD when I was 15 years old. I am 16 now. Last summer, all I would eat was frozen pizza and processed foods, my weight was average for a teenager so I never really worried about gaining weight from eating poorly. Suddenly, every morning was terrible for me. As soon as I'd

ANONYMOUS'S PERSONAL STORY

February 12, 2016 Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

When I was in second grade in 1995 I started to have stomach issues. I was never a very large child and didn't have any weight that I could afford to lose. Over several months I lost so much weight I almost had to be hospitalized. All I knew was every time I ate I felt so sick- so I'd eat just a bite o

ANNELI'S PERSONAL STORY

February 12, 2016 Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

I have suffered from nausea and stomach aches my entire life. But I did not tell anyone about it until 2008. My parents were aware of these symptoms, but it is difficult to really figure out what's wrong with you when you're just a child. I was terrified about telling them, because I had heard stories

PARKER'S PERSONAL STORY

February 11, 2016 All Functional GI & Motility Disorders, Dumping Syndrome, Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease, Gastroparesis, Fecal Incontinence, Irritable Bowel Syndrome

I had just finished the electronics technician school for submarines in Groton,CT when I was diagnosed with diabetes. Not wanting to lose another submariner, especially a freshly trained one the doctor convinced me to stay in the Navy. I was in prime shape, running 10 miles a day and the doc told me if I keep working out, I had nothing to worry about and no further treatment was needed. Unfortunat

BETTY'S PERSONAL STORY

February 11, 2016 Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

Hello; I am a 69 year old woman who when I was just 18 years old I had a Duodenal Ulcer. The doctors did not know then that a Duodenal Ulcer could be caused by bacteria. My ulcer was. It was caused by H-Pylori. Never knew until 15 years ago. They found it anti-bodies in my blood and for some reason they put me on a two week horrible treatment. Months later they tested my blood once again and saw a

KAYLA'S PERSONAL STORY

February 11, 2016 Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

Before I tell my whole backstory, I want you to know, I have found a way to manage my GERD and it can definitely work for other people, too. Two years ago, I found this treatment, and my GERD symptoms went away completely (I could drink coffee, alcohol, eat spicy food again). I'm back to having bad acid reflux symptoms-- but that's only because I was supposed to take the stuff on an "as needed" ba

ANONYMOUS'S PERSONAL STORY

February 11, 2016 Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

HI, I have been wondering for some time why I had a chronic cough for 16 years! I have been to numerous doctors for it. They have given me Advair thinking it was some king of Asthma. Also allergy medicines for allergy because I also had post nasal drip with it. I too thought the post nasal drip caused my cough and curious enough I used the Advair for years thinking it was helping somewhat. I saw a

LAKYSHA'S PERSONAL STORY

February 11, 2016 Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease, Irritable Bowel Syndrome

April of 2009 changed my life forever. I'd just finished exercising and was hungry. I ate something with cheese on it, the next thing I knew, I was having the WORST stomach pangs. I'd had stomach problems all my life, but nothing like this. The next thing I knew I had diarrhea and projectile vomiting at the same time. My 9 yr old daughter called 911 because her mommy was screaming in so much pain.

ANONYMOUS'S PERSONAL STORY

February 11, 2016 Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

I used to be 100% healthy before i was 20. Then i started using lots of heavy drugs for a few years and abusing them got me a little confused but i managed to keep some balance..tho one day someone lied to me and i ended up taking 5 times more amphetamines (derivative) than i wanted to and the next day i woke up with acid relux symptoms (my guess is the nervous stress caused by this insane dose of

DEB'S PERSONAL STORY

February 11, 2016 Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease, Gastroparesis

Gastroparesis the beginning. I believe my journey began in 1989 with the first migraine, but I didn't realize it. The first migraine I had was a reaction to Indocin. I thought, at the time! And it may very well have been! What you also need to know? Is that I was an avid exerciser, biker, jogger, and really worked at being healthy. Always had sinus and constipation issues but did my best to get ar

ASHLEY'S PERSONAL STORY

February 11, 2016 Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

I WAS DIAGNOSED WITH GERD 2 MONTHS AGO..I DO NOT WISH THIS UPON MY ENEMIES..I HAVE BEEN TO THE HOSPITAL NUMEROUS TIMES BECAUSE I JUST KNEW I WAS HAVING A HEART ATTACK. THIS AFFECTS MY WHOLE BODY. I FEEL WEAK AND HAVE CHILLS ALMOST ALL THE TIME. MY BACK, SHOULDERS AND NECK IS WHAT REALLY HURTS ALL THE TIME. I GO SEE THE SPECIALIST IN 2 WEEKS AND I'M PRAYING HE TELLS ME I CAN GET THE SURGERY. I STAY

ANONYMOUS'S PERSONAL STORY

February 11, 2016 Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

My son who is 6 year old has recently been diagnosed with GERD after they did a 24 hour PH probe test. They said it was non-acid reflux(alkaline) that was seen in the Phtest.He probably had it since he was born but was never diagnosed. He was very colicy as a infant too. We noticed that his voice started getting hoarse when he was 2 years old, but we thought it would get better with time. He's

ANONYMOUS'S PERSONAL STORY

February 11, 2016 Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

I was 14 when I was diagnosed with GERD. I was healthy, a varsity soccer player, a straight-A student, and I almost never missed a day of school, until GERD came into my life. I was playing in a soccer game on a hot day, when I had difficultly breathing, chest pain, and I started blacking out. Long story short, I ended up in the ER with heat exhaustion and with orders to rest and get more fluids,