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    Acid Reflux Disease.

    Does anyone know of a good way to treat this? I have tried various Doctor-prescribed antacids, but they only make the condition worse.
    "I don't know about the issues, but Bush believes in jesus and he wears a cowboy hat so I'm voting for him. Also, he don't like them brown peoples that overcharge me at the 7-11 and he's a good christian man who likes family values."

    This a compilation of what 99% of the fucking moronic suburbanite, expedition driving, bible beating, not good for anything other than breeding other stupid fucking suburban sheep who vote for Bush have as their rationale. I guess since we live in a nation of idiots, it's pretty fitting that we be led by one. Go Bush '04. Stick it to the middle class while you smile and praise jesus you're in charge. - spincycle0

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    Doctor prescribed antacids are not good for you. Try some digestive enzymes before every meal,I like Garden of Life, and there is also an excellent product called Acid Ease made by Prevail which allowed my wife to get off the drugs. Also your digestion will be much better if you eat all natural foods meaning no preservatives. There was also a recent European study linking prescription and OTC antacids with chronic respiratory illness.

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    Thank you very much for the info. Do you know if any of these things will also repair esophagal damage as well?
    "I don't know about the issues, but Bush believes in jesus and he wears a cowboy hat so I'm voting for him. Also, he don't like them brown peoples that overcharge me at the 7-11 and he's a good christian man who likes family values."

    This a compilation of what 99% of the fucking moronic suburbanite, expedition driving, bible beating, not good for anything other than breeding other stupid fucking suburban sheep who vote for Bush have as their rationale. I guess since we live in a nation of idiots, it's pretty fitting that we be led by one. Go Bush '04. Stick it to the middle class while you smile and praise jesus you're in charge. - spincycle0

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    Have you seen a specialist, or just a GP, Family Dr? You could have a hiatus hernia, Barrett's esophagus, an infection, an ulcer, or even, god forbid, cancer. I would go back to your Dr and request a referal to a specialist, if you haven't already seen one. My Mother, who is in her 80's, had to have a gastrointestinal endoscopy, and they had to biopsy a growth.

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    I think it was just a few people in a walk-in clinic. I don't really know what their qualifications were.

    What happened was I got really, really, really, sick about 2 or 3 years ago. It was about an hour or two after having dinner with some people I knew at The Keg. So it might have simply been a bad case of food poisoning, but I had been having problems with naseau for awhile prior, so I decided to take a week off of school and see a doctor. I do not have a family doctor, so I went to a walk-in clinic. I explained to the doctor I saw that I had been really sick the day before, and that I had been having frequent naseau. So he made an appointment for me to see some people within the clinic about a month later.

    So I went to the clinic, first I got my blood tested, then I think another appointment was made. At this next appointment, I had an X-Ray done, then an ultrasound scan, and then I was placed on this thing that would move my body around a little while doctors looked at my stomache contents. It's hard to explain...

    I had to drink this mixture of white powder (I forget what it was called.) and water. I was asked to think of eating foods I like so as to get my stomache going. Anyway, after all of these tests were done, I saw the doctor that originally made the appointment to see all of these people for me, and he told me I had Acid Reflux Diesease.

    He gave me a pamphlet with some information in it, and some antacids. I took the antacids, but they worsened my naseau. So then I only took them when I felt naseous, that didn't work too well either. So I just learned to live with it. But now it's acting up again, so I am once more looking for a way to treat it. (Yeah, I'm a real model for personal health, I know.)
    "I don't know about the issues, but Bush believes in jesus and he wears a cowboy hat so I'm voting for him. Also, he don't like them brown peoples that overcharge me at the 7-11 and he's a good christian man who likes family values."

    This a compilation of what 99% of the fucking moronic suburbanite, expedition driving, bible beating, not good for anything other than breeding other stupid fucking suburban sheep who vote for Bush have as their rationale. I guess since we live in a nation of idiots, it's pretty fitting that we be led by one. Go Bush '04. Stick it to the middle class while you smile and praise jesus you're in charge. - spincycle0

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    I THOUGHT I had, maybe I don't?

    First incidence came....maybe first quarter last year in 2003. I think it came from drinking one to three cups of coffee a day for seven years previous to that. Didn't know much about it at the time or did much research. So....I THOUGHT it was the coffee so I stopped it. Fixed that problem basically.

    The other incident was about a year ago, I was bulking, so I drank a lot of milk before I slept. I didn't really make the correlation quickly, pointless appointment with a useless doctor didn't help either. Would also have no appetite in the morning, as well as throwing up shortly after I woke up or after eating in the morning. My solution, stop drinking milk at that late hour, and do it earlier in the day. I think I've been pretty much fine since then.

    For the first or second incident I had X-rays done, drank that milky stuff for the X-rays. Strangely I recall, after that hospital visit I was fine...placebo eh?

    This link cites "Citrus, tomato and coffee directly irritate the mucosa while onions, chocolate, peppermint and high fat lower the pressure."
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    I would go see another Dr, a different one. Explain your symptoms to him, tell him how you haven't been taking your medication for the reason's you've explained, and then ask for a referal to see a specialist. Medicine is tricky, it's not a pure science. You're counting on the diagnostic skills of the Dr you're seeing, skills that he might or might not have with regards to your particular problem. And tell your Dr everything, even if it seems unrelated, you just never know.

    My Brother had problems with symptoms that looked like what's commonly called colitus. But after careful examination, the Dr's discovered that he'd ingested some water-born parasite, while he was working in Brazil, two years earlier. Some parasite that left him with a strange bacterial infection.

    All of these "solutions" that people are offering you, even the prescription antacids, are only treating the symptoms, they're not addressing the real reasons why your body is producing these symptoms. Go see a specialist. Walk-in clinics are good for the generic stuff, but you've tried that already. Time to see a specialist. Your health is important, don't risk it, when you don't really have to.

    Good luck!

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    Also, you might want to check your doctor's credentials next time.

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    nexium, bitch

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    Thank you everyone. For the Canadians here, do you know if OHIP covers specialist visits?
    "I don't know about the issues, but Bush believes in jesus and he wears a cowboy hat so I'm voting for him. Also, he don't like them brown peoples that overcharge me at the 7-11 and he's a good christian man who likes family values."

    This a compilation of what 99% of the fucking moronic suburbanite, expedition driving, bible beating, not good for anything other than breeding other stupid fucking suburban sheep who vote for Bush have as their rationale. I guess since we live in a nation of idiots, it's pretty fitting that we be led by one. Go Bush '04. Stick it to the middle class while you smile and praise jesus you're in charge. - spincycle0

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