GASTROESOPHAGEAL REFLUX DISEASE

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

KAYLIN'S PERSONAL STORY

February 12, 2016 Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

I started having symptoms of GERD when I was 15 years old. I am 16 now. Last summer, all I would eat was frozen pizza and processed foods, my weight was average for a teenager so I never really worried about gaining weight from eating poorly. Suddenly, every morning was terrible for me. As soon as I'd

ANONYMOUS'S PERSONAL STORY

February 12, 2016 Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

When I was in second grade in 1995 I started to have stomach issues. I was never a very large child and didn't have any weight that I could afford to lose. Over several months I lost so much weight I almost had to be hospitalized. All I knew was every time I ate I felt so sick- so I'd eat just a bite o

ANNELI'S PERSONAL STORY

February 12, 2016 Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

I have suffered from nausea and stomach aches my entire life. But I did not tell anyone about it until 2008. My parents were aware of these symptoms, but it is difficult to really figure out what's wrong with you when you're just a child. I was terrified about telling them, because I had heard stories

PARKER'S PERSONAL STORY

February 11, 2016 All Functional GI & Motility Disorders, Dumping Syndrome, Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease, Gastroparesis, Fecal Incontinence, Irritable Bowel Syndrome

I had just finished the electronics technician school for submarines in Groton,CT when I was diagnosed with diabetes. Not wanting to lose another submariner, especially a freshly trained one the doctor convinced me to stay in the Navy. I was in prime shape, running 10 miles a day and the doc told me if I keep working out, I had nothing to worry about and no further treatment was needed. Unfortunat