GASTROESOPHAGEAL REFLUX DISEASE

PAULETTE'S PERSONAL STORY

April 16, 2018 Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

I wanted to share my story because, after many years of suffering the symptoms of GERD, I think I'm finally starting to see light at the end of the tunnel. I've always been very apprehensive about using medication to treat this awful condition, particularly Nexium because I've read a lot about the long-long side effects, so I tried to modify my diet to avoid the constant burping, heartburn and

CRISSY'S PERSONAL STORY

January 23, 2018 Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

I am 46 years old, not overweight, and I am taking the time to post to this forum because I felt really really hopeless along my journey to be free of GERD, and after making specific changes in my diet, I now feel nearly completely cured of my reflux (which manifested not as heartburn but as a burning in my throat and a choking sensation). But, just 6 months ago, I was so desperate I was consid

DIEGO'S PERSONAL STORY

December 29, 2017 Dyspepsia, Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease, Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Hi people!


My name is Diego and I am 22 years old. In fact, I turned today 22 and I can assure you that this is the worst birthday of my entire life. Five months ago I was diagnosed with IBS but I have experiencing symptoms for 8 months. I am writing this to you because today, after 8 months of fighting all the symptoms and the stress, I am feeling I just want to give up. I hope w

BEAU'S PERSONAL STORY

October 24, 2017 Upper GI Disorders, Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease, Lower GI Disorders

I have been dealing with gastrointestinal issues for nearly a year now after having the stomach flu in November 2016.


My symptoms were often upper and lower GI- constant diarrhea, stomach pain after eating, constant acid reflux, awful nausea, headaches, vomiting. April 2017 I took a turn for the worse and was puking every morning despite medications. I had an upper endoscopy

MICHAEL'S PERSONAL STORY

March 11, 2017 Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

This body is 62. I am fit, slim and active. In the past I was much the same. My mum tells me I almost died within weeks of my birth in Bristol UK. I was throwing up all the time; every feed was emptied efficiently, as a result I was starving to death. I had been read last rites in the hospital (not that I understood!). My mum was paying what she thought migh

BRIAN F.'S PERSONAL STORY

February 23, 2017 Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

I was about 19 when I had my gall bladder out.  The sergeon said that it had merged with my liver.  With the antibiotics, I had lost my gut bacteria, and I was perpetually sick after eating for about 10 years.  My brother bought me a natural digestive cleanse, and I got a lot better.  My digestion was normal... until...

About 6 months ago, I went to a naturopathic

AMY FROJD 'S PERSONAL STORY

February 18, 2017 Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease, Gastroparesis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Hello my name is Amy my daughter Briana is 17 with Gastroparesis, GERD and irritable bowel.  She has had stomach problems off and on her whole life.  She has had 16 surgeries and 2 of them were open heart surgeries.  Because of the open heart surgeries she has GERD and off and on Esophgitis.  The past couple years she would get sick from eating and drinking.  All the do

ALISSA'S PERSONAL STORY

January 3, 2017 Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

I was 20 years old when I first started to have symptoms of GERD. My friends mom had just gone through her first surgery for removing 70% of her esophagus from cancer and recommended I sought a professional but I put it off. After almost a year of suffering, I finally went to see a professional at age 21 when I had issues sleeping at night, coughing up acid daily, and the pain being so bad, I d

MICHAELLA'S PERSONAL STORY

November 17, 2016 Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease, Gastroparesis

I was diagnosed with gastroparesis and severe GERD about a year ago now. For a year and a half I went undiagnosed. I couldn't get anything down my throat and was losing weight fast. I was 40 kgs and depressed at life. I didn't want people to see what i looked like, and everyone that did thought i was anerexic. It was a very horrible time in my life.


Every day I would have cramps i

MEGAN'S PERSONAL STORY

October 12, 2016 Upper GI Disorders, Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome, Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

Hello, I am an 18 year old female who has been experiencing gastrointestinal disorder like sysmptoms for almost a year now, and am still on my journey to finding both answers and solutions.


Throughout the beginning of 2016, I experienced waves of overwhelming nausea, a dull achy pain in the pit of my stomach and an extreme dislike for food once or twice a month, lasting usually fo

ANONYMOUS'S PERSONAL STORY

February 15, 2016 Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

I grew up with two parents who had constant heartburn. Dad always had antacids in his pocket and mom kept them on her nightstand. I just thought it was a thing that all adults suffered from. So when I started to suffer from heartburn in college, I didn’t think of it as something I should seek tre

JODI'S PERSONAL STORY

February 12, 2016 Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

The unexpected twists and turns of life...


It all began for me with a good deed. My sweet, adorable, beloved 6-month-old niece had a terminal liver disease and needed a transplant to survi

AMANDA'S PERSONAL STORY

February 12, 2016 Dyspepsia, Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease, Other FGIMD

I am a 24-year-old female. Throughout my childhood I suffered with constant GI problems. My parent's told me that when I was a baby I could projectile vomit like you would not believe. As long as I could remember, I would throw up almost daily. It was fairly random and just became a part of my life. La

FRIEND OF FEB 2013 ANONYM'S PERSONAL STORY

February 12, 2016 Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

Wow, I read the story from Anonymous Feb 2013 and felt an immediate kinship to (I'm going to say her). My husband really doesn't understand what it's like to feel this way and because we met originally as "foodies," enjoying gourmet meals all over the country on business, he feels that I should continu

JERRIS'S PERSONAL STORY

February 12, 2016 Dyspepsia, Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

For the past few months I had been having a problem swallowing my saliva. I webt to my doctor a few weeks ago and she said it was acid reflux. So i thought ok i can just take some otcs and I'll be ok. Wrong!! I didn't realize how much this eould affect my life. It's like my life has done a complete 180

ANONYMOUS'S PERSONAL STORY

February 12, 2016 Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

Both my parents have stomach deceases so I was bond to get one. My started when I was 10 or 11 years old. I had caught the regular flu bug but it was different it also had a pain that I could never describe. After I had gotten over this flu that's when the acid reflex started. It was off and on for man

SUSIE'S PERSONAL STORY

February 12, 2016 Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

HI EVERYONE,
I JUST STARTED READING YOUR STORIES AND I AM SO SORRY YOU ALL DEAL WITH THIS SAME AWFUL DISEASE. I AM AWARE THINGS CAN ALWAYS BE WORSE, BUT THIS ISN'T ANYTHING TO "SNEEZE" ABOUT.
I WAS DIAGNOSED WITH GERD ABOUT TWO YRS AGO AND THIS PAST YEAR IT HAS GOTTEN WORSE!! I TRIED A COUP

ANONYMOUS'S PERSONAL STORY

February 12, 2016 Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

Hi i am sophia I am 13 years old and i was diagnosed with GERD when i was 6. Hearing all these stories of the effects of GERD have had me thinking of how not so bad my life actually is. When i was very little i used to brag about having it. Now GERD is just a daily part of life. I take a pill twice a d