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Acid Reflux Support Group and Drinking Association

 
 
jespah
 
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Reply Tue 9 Feb, 2010 03:18 pm
@Swimpy,
No Nsaids, unless Extra Strength Tylenol counts as one. No others as they'd make me bleed (which would suck right about now).

I did buy the Prilosec, won't start it until I'm done with Zantac in a couple of days. Mainly I just want to see what it will do for me. Right now it's pretty important that I get enough uninterrupted sleep at night.
Swimpy
 
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Reply Tue 9 Feb, 2010 03:32 pm
@jespah,
I think Prilosec is fine unless you take it too long. What is too long is the question.
ossobuco
 
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Reply Tue 9 Feb, 2010 11:14 pm
@sullyfish6,
Thanks, sully, for the link.
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margo
 
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Reply Wed 10 Feb, 2010 12:06 am
@jespah,
jespah wrote:

So be nice to RP, please. I'mma gonna embarrass him, but he really has been totally freakin' awesome.


Well - that's what we send him the big bucks for! Razz

Glad to hear you're picking up!
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jespah
 
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Reply Wed 24 Feb, 2010 06:38 am
@Swimpy,
I'm on my second to last day of Prilosec. It's been good except for a few days ago, when I had wicked reflux again, so bad I couldn't sleep. But I was also anticipating something that was really stressing me, so I suspect the two were related. Once the Prilosec is done (tomorrow is the last day), I'll see how I go, hopefully I won't have to go back to Zantac but it's a possibility. I'm not supposed to take Prilosec again for 4 months after the regimen is finished.

Gaaah this is not fun -- I still have another 7 weeks or so of wearing the surgical binder so this is not going to totally go away no matter how much I wish it would.
joefromchicago
 
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Reply Wed 24 Feb, 2010 09:07 am
@jespah,
If you need an uninterrupted night's sleep, can you sleep in a semi-reclined position? I've found relief by sleeping in my recliner chair. Just a thought.
jespah
 
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Reply Thu 25 Feb, 2010 09:22 am
@joefromchicago,
Yeah, I'm sleeping in a kind of position like that -- pillows propped back, one flatter pillow under my torso and then the little pillow under the crook of my arm on whatever side I'm trying to sleep on.

I am thinking some of this is stress-related. Thanks -- I am hoping for a good tomorrow when I'm off the Prilosec. Maybe a few days without Zantac? That would be helpful.
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Philis
 
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Reply Fri 26 Feb, 2010 02:28 am
Past experience makes me vote for prevacid. You can now get it over the counter. It was at one time only given by a script. gives 24 hours relief for GERD.
jespah
 
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Reply Fri 26 Feb, 2010 07:44 am
@Philis,
Thanks. I think some of this may be panic-attack-related. I haven't had panic attacks in years, but, heh, perhaps I'm due to have 'em again. Oy.
jespah
 
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Reply Mon 1 Mar, 2010 01:32 pm
@jespah,
Surgical binder is now off, which should help. So far, for the past three days, no reflux meds at all (no need). Now if everything else could just get with the program, I'd be all set. Hmm....
ossobuco
 
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Reply Mon 1 Mar, 2010 02:58 pm
@jespah,
OK, fabulous.

The thing with panic attacks, if I remember (I only had one once, but that sent me into researching online sometime later) is - or I took it as - take slow deep breaths. Which I'm guessing is a problemo with a surgical binder. Don't trust me as that was more than ten years ago.)
msolga
 
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Reply Mon 1 Mar, 2010 03:47 pm
@jespah,
Quote:
So far, for the past three days, no reflux meds at all (no need).


Wonderful, jespah. Smile
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Butrflynet
 
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Reply Mon 1 Mar, 2010 04:09 pm
@jespah,
jespah wrote:

I have -- and I'll see the surgeon again on the 18th and will mention it if it persists (he's the guy who turned me onto Zantac, and also told me that the Oxycodone I was prescribed was most likely not helping things).


Oxycodone is what BBB was prescribed and it was tearing her innards apart. She had severe constipation, so bad that she was eating dozens of prunes, drinking prune juice, taking stool softeners and various kinds and methods of anti-constipation OTC medications without any relief. She finally took herself off the Oxycodone and about 4 days later after expelling the build up of stuff, she was 6 pounds lighter.

While on the Oxycodone, she was having a hard time eating meals too. After just a few bites she'd develop uncontrollable gas and belching. The only thing that soothed it was a square of 85% dark chocolate as soon as it started. The chocolate immediately stopped the belching. She hasn't had the problem since she's been off the Oxycodone for the last 8 days.

Is that sounding similar to what you were experiencing?

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JLNobody
 
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Reply Mon 26 Jul, 2010 11:02 pm
@ossobuco,
I had a couple of panic attacks while sleeping a few years ago. Apparently I was breathing very shallowly and on my face/nose. Upon breathing into a bag it passed--something to do with the balance/imbalance of carbon dioxide and oxygen in the brain.
I find zantac and previcid very effective, but my use of statins at night prohibit the use of antacids. But it seems that when I do not use them my gerd subsides. Go figure.
Mallox worked for my father. In his late 80s he invented a drink that permitted him to continue drinking: vodka and mallox.
ossobuco
 
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Reply Mon 26 Jul, 2010 11:37 pm
@JLNobody,
Vodka and maalox.... gaaaaah!
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JLNobody
 
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Reply Fri 20 Aug, 2010 11:02 pm
At the moment I am dealing with a chronic cough (for four months). I was given antibiotics and predizone, but they didn't help. Now I'm on Omeprazole (Prilosec). The theory, as I understand it, is that my GERD has resulted in an irritated esophagous that reflexively coughs when my postnasal drip deposits mucuous. It's such a nusuisance. I asked my pharmacist is there is a known limit to how much (how long) of the Omeprazole I can take. She said she hasn't heard of a limit.
Has anybody here had a coughing problem with their GERD? I never have, even after decades of living with tums and more recently, Zantac.
Usually the cough is from smoking bronchitis, postnasal drip (with bacterial and viral infections, asthma, etc. (and sometimes a sideeffect of lisinopril).
Now I'm whining. Sorry Dys.
jespah
 
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Reply Sat 21 Aug, 2010 04:21 am
@JLNobody,
I'll ask my Dad -- he has a lot of coughing and I seem to recall it was connected to GERD at one point. I imagine if you are getting a little acid splashed in there, it's of course irritating and then you cough. Sorry this is happening, oof.
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Swimpy
 
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Reply Sat 21 Aug, 2010 08:38 am
@JLNobody,
Yes, when I get a bad reflux going I cough. Sometimes I even get pain in my ear. I'm a ranitidine (Zantac) convert. I know that I can mostly control my acid reflux by controlling my diet. Ranitidine comes to the rescue when I'm not such a good girl.
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Rockhead
 
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Reply Sat 21 Aug, 2010 08:40 am
@JLNobody,
raises hand.
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Sat 21 Aug, 2010 09:01 am
@jespah,
I hear there's a free open bar here in this support group? Am I right? If so ... then I have that acid repluck... reflunk ... re whatever this support group is supposed to be about.

So where's the bar?

This is some kind of potluck supper support group, non? I brought some Brick Lane Curry House phaal. Supposedly the spiciest curry in the world: ergo the The Phaal Challenge at Brick Lane Curry House.

Never tried it so I'm not sure if it's spicy enough for you guys.

http://www.eatmedaily.com/2009/01/the-phaal-challenge-at-brick-lane-curry-house-on-man-v-food-video/#more-8368\
http://newyork.seriouseats.com/images/20080623-bricklane-phaal.jpg

So what's this support group about again?

 

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