I have been dealing with gerd for almost 2 months. How long do I have to be on med for it work.

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I went for gastrocopy. They said I have a gastritis and was put on PPI for 2 months. I was put on dexilant for 1 month and 3 weeks with mylan pantoprazole. Neither of these have helped. Was anyone in the same boat?

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    Hi Kim I have gastritis and I'm in a same boat like u PPI s won't work they did work for me at the start but then they made the situation worse so slowly and gradually I stopped taking them bcs u need acid in ur stomach to digest food but doctors they want to control the acid which doesn't help I WS advised to eat smaller meals and take high potency accidophilus which helps a lot can I ask what symptoms u have

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      Hi Sam,

      Thanks for your reply! I have heartburn everyday and feel like food stuck in the chest area and lots of burping after eating. I am on bland diet. How long had you been PPI. I am planning to go see my dr to see if he could refer me to the specialist. Thanks for advice.

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      Hi Kim last year I was diagnosed in August too PPI s they worked for a while then they stopped working so at the start of this year I stopped taking them
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      I have just started being on Ppi two months ago but the symstoms didnt get better. How are you feeling now?
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    I'm not taking PPI s but taking accidophilus I still get pain at the back especially when my stomach is empty or when I have a bowel movement

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    Can I ask u what symptoms u having or u had?
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      Hi Sam,

      I had a IBS for a short period of time. It has improved quite a bit. On top of that, I always feel like food got stuck in my esophagus but my the gastroscopy showed that my esophagus is o.k.

      I am planning to see a naturopathic next Tuesday to see if I could implement some of the natural remedies into my treating plan. If anything works, I will let you know. Maybe I can ask the naturopathic about your symptom and see what he says. Please go see a dr and have it checked out.   

       

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      Thanks Kim good idea to go and see a naturopath doctors bcs they look at the root cause my endoscopy last year showed just gastritis ultrasound of stomach was clear too ...mine all started since I got thyroid problem which I'm in a remission for that but have read and spoken to lots of patients that autoimmune thyroid issue and digestion go along

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      Try taking some probiotics and digestive enzymes
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      Our body is a mystery isn't it? I am glad you're doing better.

      I have been eating yogurt everyday. These past two days I didn't feel the warm sensation on my chest anymore but instead I feel 1 second of pain in my chest. Does that mean the med is working?

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      The heartburn I used to feel like 10 minutes but now it last a few seconds.
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      That's good u r taking yogurt full of good bacteria s I think so if ur chest pain has cal down with the medication then yes its working that s what exactly PPI s did to me helped a lot with my chest pain but I eat one Apple a day too to keep acid in my stomach with probiotics and vitamins and I'm using carbonated water therapy too which is helping with burping alot

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      We need lots of good bacteria s to control gut issues so yogurt is a good thing to start with plus eat small and less portion
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      Thanks for all your tips. Have you tried coconut water. That would help with indigestion. I drink it everyday. I am trying slippery elm tea but in small dosages. I do eat in small portions. I lost 10 bls in 1.5 months. My family dr said just to eat normal cuz I am o.k

      He said just let the acidity come up. I think that is too risky for my esophogus.

      Did your dr say anything to you?

      Starting yesterday, my heartburn came an hour after eating. I used to feel it right after eating. Is it normal? Was it like that for you too.

      By the way I think your gerd is in remission but we still have to be careful with food. My co worker had an ulcer and was put ppi for 3 months. She said she can never eat fatty food ever again. She would feel it right after. My weakness were spicy food and coffee. I think that is what set off this thing.

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      What started it for you? I am glad I met you. You have been very helpful.
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      Aww bless u Kim thanks a lot for ur kind words I was diagnosed with graves disease two years ago I'm in a remission from that few months later I started having burping issue with and without eating plus my upper left side back pain with chest pain and dullpain in my lower left side stomach in the ribs that was radiating to my back after having so many sessions of physio nothing worked then one of the lovely lady at thyroid group she advised me to get further testing bcs she had stomach ulcers then last year in august through the endoscopy I was diagnosed with gastritis but PPI s worked at the start but then they started govi g me a lot pain so I started playing around with them when I skipped them for a day I did not have back pain then when I took it back then started having again another lovely lady she said that use therapy to heal ur vagus nerve which was simple and easy I'm doing that since than ...Jonathan here on the group helped with the carbonated water I'm doing it having herbal teas with my food like chamomile and lemon ginger tea reading and researching a lot ..plus using stainless steel pans for cooking bcs again nonstick are toxins bcs of coating...praying everyday that we all get better soon

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