Does anyone out there have GERD? I was dignosed with GERD in 2003, or thereabout. I have no idea how I even acquired GERD. I eat healthy very often, as I am into herbs, vitamins, and supplements. I follow all the rules and do not buy or eat anything with MSG in it, no red meat, no pizza’s or spicy foods, green peppers, white flour, orange juice, tomatoes, onions, fried foods, citric fruits, soda pop, alcohol, and nor do I smoke any longer…yet, I have GERD. I am not overweight, I moderately exercise, but I still have GERD.
How did I get it? Where did it come from? It is so aggravating. I find myself holding my throat all the time just like the picture above. Right now my throat is really irritated, and I think it is because I took my vitamin C about 5pm today with very little water. It felt like the pill itself got stuck in my esophagus, and is still there. It is causing my neck, and esophagus to hurt, and it hurts to swallow as if I have a lump in my throat. I am so afraid of this GERD thing, because I know it can produce other issues that no one wants to be a recipient of.
I try to take care of myself the best I can. After all, having Fibromyalgia, GERD, IBS, Arthritis, tendinitis, bursitis, cataracts, no sleep, and a whole lot of tag-a-longs that come with these issues, is not an easy road, but I know we all do our best. About 7 months ago, I had the scope procedure where the doctors go down your throat to see what is going on with your GERD. There was nothing abnormal other than the GERD. My doctor has me on Prevacid 15 mg periodically. I understand these type medications will do more harm than good when taken consistently. She has me on it two weeks at a time, then takes me off for a few months.
To help relieve my GERD symptoms, I take apple cider vinegar, lactaid milk and sometimes almond milk, ginger root tea, chamomile, vitamin D, Aloe Vera Juice, anise tea, and chicory root tea. I take other required vitamins and supplements, as well as other herbal products….yet, I still have GERD.
I checked out this site which was very interesting concerning GERD and Fibromyalgia. I thought you might be interested as well. http://ezinearticles.com/?Is-There-A-Link-Between-Gastric-Reflux-and-Fibromyalgia?&id=510002
If anyone out there has GERD and have problems with their throat, please share it so that I won’t feel too bad.