Posted 14 January 2008 - 12:34 PM
Thanks for the reply Cherrie. The pain is indeed very much like hunger pains, but I can't be that hungry hehe as its pretty much there all the time a few hours after medication or food.
. I notice if I make myself burp it relieves the pain for a second or two, wish I could hold that feeling. Its only been 2 weeks but seems like a lifetime away when my stomach was fine. Its strange, the doc has mentioned cutting down on fatty foods, spicy foods, alchohol, and citrus fruits etc which I have done. Its even more bizare because in the past I have been able to eat anything (I love mexican and indian food) and before this pain drank gallons of fresh orange juice. So I am still not 100% convinced its a diet issue or something underlying.It seems to me I can still eat anything and as long as my belly is full I could avoid the pains, but I can't obviously eat constantly or through the night.I'll see what the doc has to day on Thursday, he didnt seem a whole lot interested the last time I went. Its hard to judge how bad it is or if I am just getting used to it. Looking on the site, it seems a bit depressing with everyone fighting symptoms and not eliminating the causes (which I know might be impossible). It makes me think of the fire brigage constantly fighting fires when ideally the causes of fires needs to be tackled. People talk about "trigger foods" for GERD but my diet doesnt change greatly, Christmas and New Year was a big change (it usually is, visiting my parents for mums super cooking
) but I am back to my routine again. I would have thought my body would have adjusted back to normality after the New Year.I don't like taking medication for symptoms. It just always seems wrong, and if there is a problem with my digestive system surely when there is pain, some damage is being done somewhere.I do not feel stressed but its not always easy to know what the subconcious is doing, there is some uncertainty at work but have not been dwelling on it or anything. Hmmm..Thanks again,Mike