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GERD - experiences?

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Badvoc Mon 22-Oct-12 08:21:55

Hi
I have suffered with GERD since I was pg with my ds2 who has just turned 4...so about 5 years or so.
It's awful sad
I have been on omeprazole and am currently on lansoprazole (30mg) per day.
I also drink gaviscon before bed.
I had an endoscopy just over 2 years ago and it was normal according to hospital.
I have also been tested for heliobacter pylori and was negative.
So, I guess my question is twofold...
Is there anything else that can be done gp/ medication wise?
And should I be worried about still having GERD after 5 years?
Had a really bad time last week...I think I may have had gastritis actually, and my throat is raw sad
I have decided to go GF and cf to see if that helps but I do find it hard.

rainbowinthesky Tue 30-Oct-12 17:13:36

Thanks noddy. I'll ask about that next time. Mawbroon, the teeth rotting was from behind the teeth which is why it wasn't spotted till we went to a specialist. Our normal dentist thought it was grinding and didn't see the rot. The specialist thought the rot was caused by bm. She is now on a high fluoride toothpaste and has minimal damage to the back of the front teeth.
Her reflux is caused by the flap in her oesophogus not working properly. I do wonder if she is hyper mobile slightly as she can bend her body parts in extreme ways and has developmental flat feet which means she sometimes has to wear a wedge and we are very very limited to buying shoes.

noddyholder Tue 30-Oct-12 17:14:29

Reflux definitely affects teeth Acid erosion

rainbowinthesky Tue 30-Oct-12 17:21:50

At the time dd was going to a very posh Montessori nursery and her front top and bottom teeth just wore down to little pegs before we went privately. We never heard row noticed her grinding so found it hard to believe that was the cause. I am sure we were heavily judged by staff and parents as it looked so awful. I cried buckets when I was told it was the breast milk yet ds was fed longer and his teeth were fine. Finally vindication albeit 7 years late.

noddyholder Tue 30-Oct-12 17:37:56

God thats awful sad

ThatVikRinA22 Sun 04-Nov-12 17:28:24

hi all - its me again - just wondered if anyone else has a feeling like something is in their throat?

i finish the ABs tomorrow - voice still gone, constant throat clearing and feels like ive got a lump in my throat

waiting for the cameras - should be within 4 - 6 weeks.

Hi Vicar, how are you? My GP put me on lanzoprasole even though I had no acid symptoms, and within weeks I developed the worst acid I'd ever had. I sometimes choke on food and feel as if there is a lump in my throat just above collarbone. I do hope you get some answers, I've been told to stay on lanso indefinitely, I had the scope and they said it was inconclusive but GP and consultant refused to do another one.

Rainbow my DD is slightly hyper mobile and she has problems with acid as well but nothing like what your poor DD has been through, I hope it can be resolved or controlled.

rightsaidthread Thu 09-May-13 20:47:21

Can I resurrect this thread?
I've just been given treatment for GERD and feeling pretty miserable with the symptoms

Can anyone give more info regarding dietary changes. Interestingly the symptoms have become worse since I have lost 2 stone sad

rightsaidthread Fri 10-May-13 12:07:49

Hopeful bump

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