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It has been months since I have last been on this site.
The reason for this is, basically I'm healed and feeling good again.
So I have not been on for ages, but then I was thinking, its stories like mine that I needed the most when I was really suffering...
I needed to hear of people that have got through the worst time of suffering and feeling so poorly that you start to think there is no way out.
That was me 8 months ago!!
I got so poorly I was hospitalized 3 times in 5 weeks. I just kept getting treated for asthma, eventually after weeks of suffering I went for an endoscopy which diagnosed oesophagitis caused by extreme acid reflux.
I was put on 40mg of omeprazole and made the relevant life style changes... That I picked up from the wonderful advice from you lovely people l.
It took months and months for my recovery to take effect, I honestly thought i was doomed with this horrible illness forever, I slipped into a terrible depression (very out of character for me!)
Well I am absolutely fine now, pretty much back to my old self, there are certain things I avoid as I know itll set my reflux off, for me the worst triggers are... Eating too late in the day, over filling myself, fizzy drinks and onions! As long as I avoid these I'm fine 😊
For me it was the omeprazole, you have to trust in it, itsNOT a quick cure, it takes months to be effective. I have now gone down to 20mg a day, my doc thinks I may have to be on this for a few years... But I don't care it has given me life back.
So my final message to you all is this...
THERE IS HOPE!!
I know how terrible you are feeling, I have been there, I know my story wont be the same for everyone out there, but if it can help just one of you then that's good for me.
I'm going to check in here every now and again, as this forum meant so much to me at my worst time, if I can be of any help to anyone then I will gladly do so.
Take care everyone xx
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