Avatar universal
Gerd
I have been suffering with gerd for 3 years now.  Drs have tried everything and it does not get any better.  I have a very small hiatle hernia that they say is not the problem.  Worst at night even though I sleep with head elevated on a couch.  Have always been extremely healthy until this came on.   I follow the gerd diet with no acidic fruits, no coffee or chocolate, no alcohol, small servings and I eat at least 3 to 4 hrs before bed.  Nothing is working.  The onset of gerd came about on one evening with hrs of coughing and nothing in the days previous that you would think lead up to it.  The only direct link I can determine is hormonal.  About the same time symptoms arrived I had begun on hormone treatments with estradiol in pill form and spironolactin.  I did get off all meds in June of this year due to an upcoming surgery.  After about 5 weeks off of all meds, my gerd started to improve and I went a good month with no symptoms.  I started up on just spironolactin to see if that may be the cause and had no issues.  Once I introduced the estradiol, my symptoms immediately started again.  I again went off the estradiol and the Dr prescribed premerin in its place.  Premerin also triggered the symptoms.  Now I am completely off the premerin and it has been about 5 weeks and my symptoms are still severe and maybe even getting worst.  Drs are telling me that the hormones cannot be the issue but my mind and body are telling me they are.  Can hormonal inbalance cause gerd.  I will be going through another surgery in 3 months and will have no need for spironolactin after that date but will need some form of estradiol.  I am desperate for relief after 3 years of suffering.
Cancel
1 Answers
1 Answers
Page 1 of 1
620923 tn?1452919248

  HI and welcome to the GERD forum.

It sounds like u r really trying, and just to point out not just to u, but neone reading this...the eating  3 to 4 hrs b4 bed really pertains to laying down, so even if u do not go to sleep but lay down to watch TV it will still affect u...so no laying down ....

  Try keeping a journal of what u eat, drink, and how u feel...moods too as stress can play a role in this too....and see if one of the "safe" foods is still affecting u...and make sure u r taking ne meds the way they were directed.

Have u tried a probiotic? Many times taking an antibiotic can throw off our system...so could be that...or if the meds u r taking r for high acid, mayb u have low acid, u would feel the same way...mayb a PH test could help.

Comment
Cancel
620923 tn?1452919248
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
Your Answer
Avatar universal
Answer
Know how to answer? Tap here to leave your answer...
Answer
Submit Answer
A
A
Blank
Gastro Tracker
Gastro
Start Tracking Now
Recent Activity
587083 tn?1327123862
Blank
zouzi commented on Please be aware of th...
21 hrs ago
1236893 tn?1408490528
Blank
Please be aware of this!!!!!!
22 hrs ago by gymdandee
Avatar n tn
Blank
cracker420 commented on When Your Cold Is Not...
Apr 30
Top Digestive Answerers
620923 tn?1452919248
Blank
selmaS
Allentown, PA
168348 tn?1379360675
Blank
ChitChatNine
144586 tn?1284669764
Blank
caregiver222
1340994 tn?1374197577
Blank
Caryopteris
Raleigh, NC
Avatar m tn
Blank
me_just34
GERD (Acid Reflux) Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
233488 tn?1310696703
Blank
Marathon Running Done Over Many Yea...
May 21 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
233488 tn?1310696703
Blank
New Article on Multifocal IOL vs &q...
May 21 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
748543 tn?1443740527
Blank
TMJ/TMJ The Connection Between Teet...
01/15 by Hamidreza Nassery , DMD, FICOI, FAGD, FICCMOBlank
Top Digestive Answerers
620923 tn?1452919248
Blank
selmaS
Allentown, PA
168348 tn?1379360675
Blank
ChitChatNine
144586 tn?1284669764
Blank
caregiver222
1340994 tn?1374197577
Blank
Caryopteris
Raleigh, NC
Avatar m tn
Blank
me_just34