SUSIE’S PERSONAL STORY

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 COUPLE OVER COUNTER MEDS WHICH I TOOK AT THE HIGHEST DOSAGE, THEN I WAS PUT ON NEXIUM AND THAT TORE MY STOMACH UP (COULDN’T TAKE IT)AND NOW I AM ON MY THIRD DOSAGE OF PROTONIC. IT HELPS A LITTLE, ONLY DURING THE DAY.
IT IS EXTREMLY HARD TO CHANGE 55YRS OF EATING HABITS. I AM TRYING. I ALSO KNOW THAT STRESS IS A CULPRIT AND IT’S ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE BUT I AM TRYING.

MY WORST HABIT IS TRYING NOT TO EAT AFTER LUNCH!!! SERIOUSLY IF I HAVE ANYTHING FOR DINNER I WILL SUFFER AT A COST. THE CHOKING,HEADACHE BURNING IN STOMACH AND THROAT. I HAVE WANTED TO “STICK MY FINGER DOWN MY THROAT FOR RELIEF”, BUT I’M ACTUALLY AFRAID THIS WILL CAUSE WORSE BURNING PAIN IN MY THROAT AND STOMACH.
I HAD READ APPLE CIDER VINEGAR WAS GOOD, BUT “DO NOT” SWALLOW THIS ALONE!!! OMG…IT SET MY THROAT ON FIRE!! IT TOOK SEVERAL DAYS FOR THIS TO SETTLE DOWN TO THE MINIMUM DAILY DISCOMFORT. I HAVE NO IDEA IF THIS WORKS DILUTED, BUT I WILL NEVER KNOW.
I ALSO HAD TO HAVE MY ESOPHAGUS DILATED AT ONE POINT, MIGHT HAVE TO HAVE THIS PROCEDURE DONE AGAIN.

I KNEW OF OTHERS SUFFERING WITH THIS DISEASE BEFORE I EVER HAD ANY SYMPTOMS AND COULD NOT UNDERSTAND WHY IT WOULD BE SO DIFFICULT TO CHANGE YOUR HABITS FOR THE SAKE OF THE CONSEQUENCES…LOL…NOW I KNOW WHY.

GOD BLESS EVERYONE AND HANG IN THERE!

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