GERD (Acid Reflux) Community
slow digestion?
About This Community:

This forum is for questions and support regarding Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) / Acid Reflux with topics including: Causes, Constipation, Diagnosis, Diarrhea, Drugs and OTC medications, Living with GERD, Loss of Appetite, Preventing Flare-ups, Risk Factors, Symptoms, Support, Surgery, Tests, Treatments.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

slow digestion?

I had an upper GI endoscopy this morning which I have every 2-3 years to track the progress of my Barrett's.  This was my 3rd one.

As directed I had not eaten anything for the 12 hours before the test.  When they went in with the scope, they still found some food in my stomach.  

When the doc debriefed me, he said something like I might have a slow digestion system.  But to me, it seems like 12 hours to take to digest something.

Anyone have this same situation?  Anyone have insights on this?

Thanks much,
Jean
Related Discussions
Avatar_n_tn
I think I have finally found the answer to this issue of waking up gasping for air.  I have been experiencing this for years and found the solution by accident.
My wife and I bought a sleep number bed.  A bit on the pricey side but we got the base unit with the Bed that raises your head above your stomach.  I raise mine about 8 inches at night.  I no longer wake up gasping for air and my excessive belching is gone!  Thank the Lord!

I think that my stomach acid sat in my throat all night long.  I rarely tasted acid but I was constantly clearing my throat during the day.  Also excessive burping gas gave me pressure that eventually turned into anxiety attacks.

Guys, all these issues have cleared up.  I tried the books under the head of the bed but that wasn't enough height.  You do not have to buy a sleep number bed but the cool thing is it bends at the waiste area so you don't slide down the bed at night.

Anyway, I always had a pact with others....whoever found the answer to this debilitating set of circumstances would post it on the boards for others to benefit from.   It only took me about 16 years of suffering but here it is.  

I hope this helps   Assuming it does, please do pass this on to other boards to help others and or friends that are suffering from this same issue.
God Bless.
Blank
Post a Comment
To
MedHelp Health Answers
Blank
Gastro Tracker
Gastro
Start Tracking Now
Recent Activity
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
Juls711 commented on Conversion table othe...
22 hrs ago
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
Tinamarie2015 commented on Take Charge of Your H...
Mar 29
1780921_tn?1416842066
Blank
flipper336 "In the end, it's not the y... Comment
Mar 28
Top Digestive Answerers
168348_tn?1379360675
Blank
ChitChatNine
620923_tn?1426651955
Blank
selmaS
Allentown, PA
63984_tn?1385441539
Blank
Flycaster305
97303, OR
974371_tn?1424656729
Blank
Margot49
Central Valley, CA
329165_tn?1412685860
Blank
Smiley2000
Australia
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
me_just34
GERD (Acid Reflux) Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
748543_tn?1371753642
Blank
TMJ/TMJ The Connection Between Teet...
Jan 27 by Hamidreza Nassery , DMD, FICOI, FAGDBlank
469720_tn?1388149949
Blank
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm-treatable... Blank
Oct 04 by Lee Kirksey, MDBlank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
The 3 Essentials to Ending Emotiona...
Sep 18 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
Top Digestive Answerers
168348_tn?1379360675
Blank
ChitChatNine
620923_tn?1426651955
Blank
selmaS
Allentown, PA
63984_tn?1385441539
Blank
Flycaster305
97303, OR
974371_tn?1424656729
Blank
Margot49
Central Valley, CA
329165_tn?1412685860
Blank
Smiley2000
Australia
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
me_just34