Acid Reflux Gerd

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I have been experincing acid reflux Gerd which has belt up in the chest, i have been experincing palpitations with this and they have been making me more anxious.

Started taking Pepcid 40mg twice a day to get rid of this, I have no energy, i am anxious, i am tired, have been crying a lot feel like i just want to throw it up but i don't 

The EKG was fine the nurse listened to my breathing and asked if i had COPD i said no and then i told him i do have Gerd and acid reflux 

Just want to stay home and sleep all day and do nothing feel awful don't know what to do about this just want to cry and scream until these palpitations go awaysadmadfrown

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    Hi Susan,

    Sorry you are going through this. 

    Maybe, you need to see a specialist. What did the nurse say when you told her about your symptoms? Did she refer you somewhere else? 

    I had the worst palpitations ever and I thought it was anxiety but then I also used to feel nauseaus as well. Plus, I just felt like if this doesn't end then I just don't wanna live. 

    So, then I had a urine test at the hospital like at urgent care and they discovered I had a UTI. After I took the antibiotics, I felt a whole lot better. My palpitations were completely gone!! No nausea! However, the anxiety is still here. 

    Your case might be different but I thought I just let you know that sometimes UTI s can make you feel pretty horrible. 

    Try to eat Fennel seeds after each meal for easy digestion and for reduction of acid builup. It will definitely help you.

    Hope you feel better soon. I am so sorry. I know it's really really hard to feel this awful and go through life on a daily basis. 

    take care,

    hugs,

    Misha

     

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      My nurse did say it was acid reflux and gerd she told me to take pepcid and she said for me to learn to relax and stay calm but its hard when you have a lot of anxieties 
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      Hi Susan,

      I replied to you but my response was deleted by the moderator I think because I had mentioned a multivitamin by a certain company for keeping calm. So strange because someone else had mentioned it to me as well here on this forum.

      Anyway, I hope you feel better. Yoga, meditation and deep breathing and walking helps a lot. 

      I know its really hard but what can you do. Just take it one day at a time. I self-talk a lot and do self- affirmations. Try it, please. 

      take care,

      hugs and love,

      Misha

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      Thankyou I will I am on a new drug called neurontin for my anxieties and depression i feel a little like myself again 

      I am thinking about a yoga class there is a yoga studio near me i can go and sign up for classes 

      I do walk a lot and i sit by the lake with my dog and just pray to God 

      hugs and love to you too 

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    mine started out the same...warm sensation on skin (flushing) chest discomfort, stomach pain and then panic attack and palpitations throughout the  day.  went to the ER twice and they told me gerd; gave me protonix.  i started to lose weight (about 25lbs in 10 weeks), so they sent me for colonoscopy (i was due) and said they'd do an endo down my throat.  what they found was a small ulcer.  i was losing weight because i couldn't eat the usual CRAP i was eating and could only eat smaller meals.  i ate protein shakes, applesauce, cottage cheese, bananas, anything more and it had to be very bland.  my stomach felt so much better with cutting out carbs, sugars, and fried foods that i've gone ahead and just decided to maintain this way of eating.  i have one regular meal with my family and the others are smaller, low cal, high protein.  i take calcium, c, e, biotin, evening primrose, fish oil, magnesium and coq10.  no soda, no juice,  just water and tea, and occasionally decaf coffee.   i feel much better without the junk.   with the anxiety i have to really talk to myself, deep breathe and relax.  if i get up and do things it's not as noticable.  i'm aware of those things wanting to bother me, but i tell them NO NO NO. 
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      This is how i feel at times skin flushing palpitations anxieties up and down, can't eat what i use to eat can't eat pizza or fried food everything has to be bland and small i do eat pasta white and it has to be bland nothing on it i only eat a little bit and a little bit of chicken and fish 

      i take vitamin d3 Lorazepam for anxieties, losartan for blood pressure, and trazodone for sleep but i am still restless at night 

      i'm staying away from sweets i do not drink coffee or regular tea it has to be decalf tea i drink water and ginger ale to help the stomach issues 

      i can't eat cheese no dairy for me i use almond milk in cereal i'm going to get the rice milk to use and see how my stomach reacts to that. i stay away from pop that has caffinee in it can't drink it has to be ginger ale to help the stomach or water 

      What kind of magnesium do you take that help you to relax at night and not make you go to the bathroom  would like to know thank you 

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    Hi Susan,

    i too have started to suffer with acid refux. I was on a few meds and I think my stomach just decided to give up, anyway this will help. Try raising your bed head by 4-10cm this will keep the acid down at night. My Dr recommended eating stewed green apple everyday with cinnamon, I made bone broth which the GAP diet recommends to heal the gut. Eat hot meals, and limit cold food. It's easier for your stomach to digest. Limit acid forming foods. Just keep it simple. I eat a soup every day nice and easy on the stomach and wait 3 hours before going to bed. It will calm down. Being anxious is not helping so take something to relax you, better to be calm then stressed out all day. See a GP and get Valium or paxam or any anti anxiety meds until you get it under control. It's not nice not being able to sleep, you then wake up worrying. It's just hormones and they are a bunch of b*stards....I have been able to calm my stomach down, it will work..... .

    good luck. you are not suffering alone. It will pass.

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      How can we raise our bed it does not raise. I am on Ativan generic (Lorepam) 1mg twice a day and 1/2 mg with trazodone to help me sleep but i need something else to help me relax because i have been on Lorazepam since 1999 and i feel like i am imune to it 
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    Hi Susan, you can add a brick or books anything really to raise the bed head. It's been great for me. My sister had reflux too and she used acupunture that helped her heaps.  You do need to eat even tho you might not want to. Stick to nice warm meals and even warm water... This should help.
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