anyone feel hungry with gerd?
Posted 07 December 2003 - 10:55 AM
Posted 07 December 2003 - 07:14 PM
Posted 07 December 2003 - 09:40 PM
Yep, that was me, too. For years. My Doc use to tell me it was my "nerves". Yeah, right! Turns out that by the time I was referred to a Gastro and had my first Endoscopy done, I already was past the stage of just GERD. I also had Barrett's Esophagitis. Which is a precursor to esophageal cancer. And all because the Doc chose to ignore what I was telling him. Grrr. Makes me so mad. Six weeks ago, I had a full-wrap (Nissen Fundoplication) to repair that "floppy" valve at the bottom of the esophagus. Best thing I ever did! No more GERD. None. Zilch. I don't have to take Prevacid any longer, either. Yippee! The surgeon also repaired a large hiatal hernia, which was also causing me feelings of over-indulgence, even though I didn't always eat much. It usually felt like my stomach was in my chest---and in essence, it was! That's exactly what happens when you have a hiatal hernia. A portion of the stomach pushes through that floppy valve and sits in the chest cavity. This will also create Acid Reflux. Before the repair surgery, I had spent months sleeping (or trying to sleep) in an upright position. I could not bend over or even squat down without getting bad acid reflux.And because of the constant knawing feeling, it too, made me feel like I needed to eat something--- I gained 40 lbs. over the last 3 years. Since surgery to repair all of this 6 weeks ago, I have lost 12 lbs. so far. I no longer feel hungry so often and I can eat much smaller amounts and feel full and satisfied for hours.Have you been evaluated by a Gastroenterologist? You may want to talk to him/her about alternatives for treating your GERD. If the valve is "floppy", the only thing that will help it is to have a full or partial "wrap" done such as I had.Good luck.quote:try 15 minutes after I eat.
Posted 08 December 2003 - 12:23 AM