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Gerd, Hiatal Hernia?

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • October 25, 2007
  • 10:32 AM

Just wanted to know if anyone can give me an idea of what it is im suffering from?

For nearly two years ive been suffering with gerd like symptoms. I seem to be fine for a few months then have an "attack" every so often.I do everything a persona suffering from GERD/Reflux should be doing but get no satisfaction. Im currently on 20mg of Pantoprazole (protium) daily and occasionally 10mg of metaclopromide (reglan).

The problem is im now scared to eat and even drink. If I drink especially if its plain water I can feel it sitting in my throat. Im afraid to eat because more often then not i feel nauseated.

My symptoms are
wind
acid reflux
heartburn
area under my ribs is sensitive to the touch
tightening in my throat
NAUSEA
burning in stomach

I now seem to have travel sickness on top of this and cannot get into a car without feeling sick, though sickness carries on when I get out of the car.

Im not sure what else to do, my doctor isnt really helping...infact his suggestions just make me feel worse. I requested that I be sent to see a gastroentoroligist (sp?) So hopefully will see some change.

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  • Be sure to go see a Gastro Specialist. I too had the same problems for years and my doctor just kept changing my medications. I finally went to a Gastro Specialist and he immediately did the Nissen Fundoplication surgery on me. It was drastic, horrible with long term side effects, but I no longer have Gerd or any other problems. You just have to keep on until you get a doctor that will take care of the problem.
    taswell69 1 Replies
    • October 29, 2007
    • 09:24 PM
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  • I have Gastro Paresis and a hiatel hernia. Get on Protonix for acid and helps to prevent vomiting.Violent vomiting and straining can agitate you resulting in a Hiatel Hernia. Gastro Paresis paralized stomach. This can make you feel- nausea,bloating,food or liquid getting stuck in chest area,burning in chest and or in stomach,it can tend to make you afraid to eat. If you stop eating this will then create acid reflux. So painful not even over counter antacids won't help. You need to tell family practitioner your problem. Ask for Protonix. The doctor should give you a prescription for Protonix, taken twice daily ,then send you to a gastroenterologist ASAP! The specialist will have a consultation with you. The specialist might then increase the Protonix to 2 twice daily to help with reflux and regurgitation. You need to ask specialist to give you an Endoscopy. This allows them to look at the esaufagus and stomach.IT ALSO SOUNDS LIKE YOU MIGHT have a Bezoar rarethirst@yahoo.com.SORRY REPLY is so long.:);)
    rarethirst 2 Replies
    • September 23, 2009
    • 08:33 PM
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  • email me at rarethirst@yahoo.com I have gastro perisis.a Hiatel Hernia,and used to have a bezour. Anyway email me please.;):):o
    rarethirst 2 Replies
    • September 23, 2009
    • 08:51 PM
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  • email me at rarethirst@yahoo.com I have gastro perisis.a Hiatel Hernia,and used to have a bezour. Anyway email me please.;):):o Hi i haven't been diaganosed but i am thinking i might have a bezoar....Is it possible for multiple bezoars ?? HOw big can it get
    Mattoo 5 Replies
    • November 28, 2009
    • 06:38 PM
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  • I have Gastro Paresis and a hiatel hernia. Get on Protonix for acid and helps to prevent vomiting.Violent vomiting and straining can agitate you resulting in a Hiatel Hernia. Gastro Paresis paralized stomach. This can make you feel- nausea,bloating,food or liquid getting stuck in chest area,burning in chest and or in stomach,it can tend to make you afraid to eat. If you stop eating this will then create acid reflux. So painful not even over counter antacids won't help. You need to tell family practitioner your problem. Ask for Protonix. The doctor should give you a prescription for Protonix, taken twice daily ,then send you to a gastroenterologist ASAP! The specialist will have a consultation with you. The specialist might then increase the Protonix to 2 twice daily to help with reflux and regurgitation. You need to ask specialist to give you an Endoscopy. This allows them to look at the esaufagus and stomach.IT ALSO SOUNDS LIKE YOU MIGHT have a Bezoar rarethirst@yahoo.com.SORRY REPLY is so long.:);)I have had these symptoms for 10 years, I haven't been to work in a month it has gotten so bad. Does anyone know if surgery helps?
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 13, 2010
    • 06:15 PM
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