Posted 27 January 2007 - 08:25 PM
Hi Madge-- Glad you're feeling better. It would be nice to know the "secret" to good days, wouldn't it? Glad to know I'm not alone in the back pain too. Actually I'm only drinking the 7-up for the colonoscopy prep, and yes it is giving me reflux bad! Everything liquid that has gone down today has come back up to a certain extent. I have to pour the 7-up into crushed ice and let it sit until most of the fizz has gone out of it. All this after I have sworn off carbonated drinks. I had some watered down apple juice a while ago, but the sugars are really making me nauseated. I just figured the diet versions wouldn't give me much energy with no calories! I am doing the Fleet Phospho Soda thing mixed with ginger ale and don't actually take that until tomorrow evening at 5:00-- I can just hardly wait! Thankfully we have a half-bath really close to our computer room, and I've told my hubby he'd better not get in my way tomorrow when I have to "go"! If only I had a bed in here too! I get the reflux symptoms about like yours, every other day, but I've noticed they are worse when I am stressed out-- do you notice that? You would think the meds would control the frequency of the reflux, but it's like it is always present in some form. I am still on Protonix 40 mg with a Zantac when the heartburn gets bad. I have noticed that if I don't take the Protonix immediately when I get up, my symptoms are worse. Sue, thanks for the good luck wishes and for the much needed laugh!! It is always easier when we find humor in our problems, right? Sorry you've had such difficulty with doctors! I don't blame you for finding a new GI. I hope things go better for you. You asked about asthma-- I don't have it but my mom does and I know it can be so difficult to deal with! And sorry your GERD is aggravating it. I do have a cough, most of the time a dry one but sometimes I have congestion coming up, plus a little hard breathing, and asthma is always in the back of my mind because my mom didn't actually get it until she was around 50 or 60, and she's 79 now, but deals with it very well. I visited my darling parents today and honestly I am the one who sat around and did all the whining about my aches and pains and health troubles, and they were the ones reassuring ME that I was going to be ok!! Wish I wasn't such a big chicken!
GERD symptoms with lots of anxiety, endo and colonoscopy for 01/29/2007, Zantac, Ativan, breast cancer survivor diagnosed 06/2007, made it thru chemo and radiation and doing great!