GASTROESOPHAGEAL REFLUX DISEASE

RHEA MILLER'S PERSONAL STORY

February 16, 2019 Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

Hi, I’m Rhea, I’m 17.


On October 8th, I had surgery to get my wisdom teeth out. For the next few weeks, I was on every medicine you could think of. Tylenol, Ibuprofen, Hydrocodone, Antibiotics, the works. I was constantly drugged with something, so I was constantly putting chemicals in my stomach. About a week after I was taken off the meds, I started to get burning pa

MICHAELYNN'S PERSONAL STORY

February 10, 2019 Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease, Gastroparesis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome

My issues started in 2009 and it all started with persistant diarrhea, indigestion, heart palpitations and nausea. I was working a full time job and struggled to make it through each day with the diarrhea. They prescribed every drug for reflux but they only made the diarrhea worse. Eventually the diarrhea slowed down after taking Protonix  and severe constipation kicked in which prompted m

SHARON'S PERSONAL STORY

December 6, 2018 Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

 I was diagnosed with Gerd about six years ago after being scoped. Since then my discomfort is pretty much 24/7  with no relief. For some reason the drugs that I’ve tried do not work on me. I have learned to live with it for the most part but tend to have flareups that are getting worse and worse and are making me miserable. Interestingly enough this all began after I started to

KENDALL'S PERSONAL STORY

October 6, 2018 Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

My GERD started a few months ago and reading others personal stories has given me some hope. For me, my reflux is all day every day. I dont get a break from the pain. And being a mom and a wife I feel like I'm failing lately because I've fallen into a deep depression and becoming distant. I'm constantly having anxiety with my heartburn hoping and praying it goes away, I'm on strong ppi's twice

ALEX'S PERSONAL STORY

July 30, 2018 Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease, Fecal Incontinence, Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Hi, I'm Alex, Male 25 yrs. I would like my story about my sufferings from GI disorders.


I still remember the day when it all started, all of a sudden. It was a fine day in the year 2008 & I was in my high school then at that time. Everything was fine before the break. I had my snacks and after some 30 min I felt huge rumbling in my stomach. Within few minutes, I had developed

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