Acid Reflux Attacks Again

Thursday, August 14, 2008

I am suffering from acid reflux or in medical terms gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). By the way, I was diagnosed of this illness last 2006 and undergone series of medications already.

This morning, I experienced its major symptom, heartburn. I suddenly felt the burning sensation in my stomach while I am doing my regular office work in front of my desktop. Then, later I had difficulty in breathing - sign that it's already heartburn. My colleague consoled me, and I asked one of them to buy me 1 tablet of Prevacid in the nearby drugstore. One of the supervisors requested somebody from Employee's Clinic to check on me. Few minutes later, a nurse and a staff came... The nurse checked my blood pressure - 100/70, so it's normal. However, she still convinced me to stay in the clinic for a while so that a doctor will attend to me and prescribe medicine/s if necessary.

I stayed at the clinic for more than a hour. The doctor prescribed 3 types of medicines that I need to take for two weeks. According to him, I should undergo endoscopy (involves insertion of a thin scope through the mouth and throat into the esophagus and stomach) after completing the medication.

I'm okay now but I don't like to suffer from this illness anymore that's why I really want to undergo endoscopy immediately...


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5 Comments

  1. Hi Wena...

    Naku ang hirap pala ng GERD. I never paid attention to it kasi I don't know anyone who suffers from it. Now I do...you. I hope you will be able to find the cure for it....

    Take care.

    Juliana

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  2. Don't listen to Doctor all the time. Use your logic too. Endoscopy is just a way to find how severe you injury developing. It ain't curing your heartburn.

    I can give you couple of suggestion;
    take 'Omeraprazole' regular dose daily in the morning before your first meal(1 hour before).

    'Ranitidine' regular dose two times after food daily.

    Drink lots of water, stay away from spicy food for some times..

    that's it. Don't go for endoscopy now..

    regards..
    Navin

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  3. Hi Juls. I am suffering from it since college days, pero di ko rin pinansin until dec 2005, nung sumakit na talaga ng matindi.

    Hello Navin. thanks for dropping by and for your suggestions. i am also having second thoughts on going for endoscopy.

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  4. I want to share this suggestion I have read from a GERD Forum, just a while ago. :

    from AHigherVibration:

    I have heartburn too. What has been working for me is Apple Cider Vinegar. About a tsp in a class of warmish water. Sip it slowly. The best vinegar is organic unfiltered, but I use Heinz. If it dosn't work right away still keep sipping.... Other things to try are red apples, at least one every day... and carrots. Be sure to chew your carrots at least 30 times! If you have a juicer combine carrots, celery, and beets to make a akaline drink that your stomach will thank you for!

    I'll try taking apple cider, I have it at home.

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  5. I want to share this suggestion I have read from a GERD Forum, just a while ago. :

    from AHigherVibration:

    I have heartburn too. What has been working for me is Apple Cider Vinegar. About a tsp in a class of warmish water. Sip it slowly. The best vinegar is organic unfiltered, but I use Heinz. If it dosn't work right away still keep sipping.... Other things to try are red apples, at least one every day... and carrots. Be sure to chew your carrots at least 30 times! If you have a juicer combine carrots, celery, and beets to make a akaline drink that your stomach will thank you for!

    I'll try taking apple cider, I have it at home.

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