Is this Gerd?

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I've had Gerd on and off through my adult life and more so with each of my pregnancies.

I had the typical burning of the throat and hoarse voice at times.

After my most recent pregnancy the Gerd went pretty much straight away then I started getting indigestion.. With that is was the pain in the chest area which went away.

Now I'm wondering if my Gerd is back as I'm getting a gagging feeling at the back of my throat, mucous feeling there and I can't shift it, feels like a lump in my throat but that's not all the time, and it happens more after I eat, before bed and mornings are the worst times and if I've not eaten for a really long stretch say 8hrs it comes on.

I don't actually feel like I want to be sick but the gagging feeling is making me feel sickly.

It's driving me potty!

Medications I'm on are:

Ferrous Fumerate 210mg 1-2 tablets daily.

Folic Acid 5mg- 1 a day.

I alternate my days of taking them as I have a medication phobia and won't take medicines together.

Does this sound like Gerd?

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    I'm having the same symptoms and I've been told I have GERD plus I have allergies

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    • Posted

      Thanks for the reply. Doesn't help with having asthma too.

      I think my cat allergy is coming back since my cat has given birth and we now have 5 kittens running around the place.

      Are there any other symptoms you get?

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    • Posted

      Coughing, sneezing sick feeling after I have eaten certain food, Mucus and clearing my throat it drives me crazy also
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    Try these, it helped me cure my gerd.

    1)In a half glass of water

    - add 1/4 glass Aloe vera juice (Lilly of the desert brand in amazon or any other locally available unadulterated and unsweetened)

    - add 1/4 glass Amla powder/juice (Amazon sourced)

    2) In 1 glass of water, add 3-4 teaspoon greek yogurt 0% fat, pinch of salt, coriander leaves (3).

    Mix or blend well and drink

    3) watermelon juice

    4) Veg salads, fruit salads. Dont add any oils and dry fruits to this, or custard or icecream

    5) Practice deep breathing through mouth and exhale for 5mins daily

    6) Drink lots of water. Dont get angry, depressed, tensed.

    The 1, 2, 3 above will immediately provide heartburn relief.

    Avoid completely spicy, oily, baked foods, meats for few days.

    Take otc meds like ppis only in emergency only.

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