I have GERD. It was diagnosed from endoscopy and colonoscopy done at the same time. My doc gave me some meds but they don't help. The pain, when it starts, is unbearable. It comes suddenly out of nowhere (after eating and after not eating) and doesn't stop for several hours no matter what I try. I eat a heart healthy diet which should not be causing these gastric pains. I do however take a lot of meds for other problems, including my heart. Once the pains start, it's so horrible it is affecting my heart. The meds aren't helping and this pain, I just can't live this way. What can I do once the pain starts to stop it?
Call your doctor and let him know the medication isn't working. This happens with GERD, where one doesn't work....another does. You can try Tums for now but call your doctor and let him know how much pain you're in. Avoid spicy foods and don't eat too close to bedtime. Call your doctor right away, there is no reason for you to have to suffer like this. Wishing you all the best and that you get some relief.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.