Had a good visit to the doctor

United States
June 18, 2012 1:47pm CST
I had to see my eye,nose and throat doctor this morning to have a probe put down my nose to check my acid reflux. About three months ago I found out I have acid relux disease. So I had some weird stuff sprayed in my nose that tastes like vapor rub and had to eat some jelly to lumbracate my throat! Yummy stuff! Not! Anyway the probe went well even though it was uncomfortable at times! My doctor was also checking for throat cancer which I don't have! If I continue with diet changes,lose some weight (which I am trying to do) and keep taking my meds I should not have to see my doctor until next June! Having acid relux disease sucks but if I keep working at it I can deal with!
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@MsTickle (24752)
• Australia
27 Jun 12
I suffer from acid reflux as well but I have never heard of a treatment like you describe blue. It sounds horrible *shudder*. I take an antacid morning and night and I'm doing pretty well on it although I am now getting indigestion really badly.
• United States
29 Jun 12
Until I discovered I had acid reflux disease I didn't know about this treatment. It sucked having it but hopefully I won't have to go through with it again for a few years! I was doing the antacid thing for awhile but that was not the only problem. I really thought I was having sinus problems. Went to a internal doctor and nothing worked to clear up my sinuses. I thought my upset stomach and irregular bowel movements were all sinus related. Not! All of that has been coused by acid reflux disease! It explained my probelms! So I am still working on my diet. Giving up all tomato products and OJ. Should with chocolate but that has been hard! Still have not done it! Gave up spicey,deep fried, and most greasey food. Don't go to fast places anymore except for Subway. Gave up soda,too. Luckily my last days were good days! Hope to have more of those!
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@MsTickle (24752)
• Australia
29 Jun 12
That's some interesting information there blue...thanks mate.
@ElicBxn (59906)
• United States
19 Jun 12
I know some people with that have to sleep in a more upright position... Happily, while I've had a bout or two of acid reflux, its been the exception and certainly NOT the rule! I find if I don't eat spicy food (big sacrifice NOT!) and I don't eat too late in the evenings, I do alright.
• United States
21 Jun 12
I should sleep on in incline. It probaly would help! I just hate sleeping on my back! I have tried to stop eating chocolate but that is my biggest problem next to giving up pizza with red sauce! OJ,too! I am better when I don't eat later at night either and taking a pill once a day before breakfast helps,too!
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@ElicBxn (59906)
• United States
21 Jun 12
I had a problem from my mid-40's until my early 50's, and I think it was related to menopause, but if I ate late in the evening (after 7) IN THE SUMMER, I would wake up in the middle of the night burning up! It would take HOURS at best to cool off enough to go back to sleep. I haven't had that problem for a few years now, but I'm well past the change!
@celticeagle (111378)
• Boise, Idaho
18 Jun 12
Acid Reflux Disease? Now that must be fun....Not!! Being over weight sure does cause some problems doesn't it? Sticking a probe down your throat must have been fun. THey did that to me when I had my last Colonoscopy. Ugh!
• United States
21 Jun 12
This was worse then the colonoscopy! At least I was asleep for that! Having acid relux sucks but changing my diet and taking a pill for it helps. This acid reflux is a good excuse for me to get on losing some weight! I need to do more work but I will do it!
@sunnflr (2770)
• United States
18 Jun 12
So glad there is no evidence of cancer! My sister has acid reflux so I know it's an awful condition to deal with. I'm glad you are making changes that will improve the condition for you. Good luck with the weight loss. I know that helps greatly.
• United States
21 Jun 12
I was hoping there was no cnacer and I hope that never happens! That does scare me! I am still making changes and the ones I have done helped! The weight lose will be the biggest challenge because I have had this problem all my life! This is a good excuse to lose some weight!
@MandaLee (3698)
• United States
18 Jun 12
Dear blue, I am so glad your appointment went well. Its terrific that things are moving in the right direction.
• United States
21 Jun 12
Things are going better then expected. I was happy to know that! The bobe density test I rescheduled for next monday! I couldn't get going to have the test done this morning! My biggest problems are with pizza with pizza sauce and chocolate! I am a work in progress!
@jillhill (37354)
• United States
18 Jun 12
That's a step in the right direction....I just had a check up too and found out I have high triglicerides? Yup...another prescription and I hate taking anything! LOL Hope you make progress like you want!
• United States
21 Jun 12
I hope to keep on working to improve my acid reflus problem! My biggest thing is pizza with pizza sauce and chocolate! I will get a bone density test next monday. I was so tired this morning I couldn't go so I reschedled! I hope there will not be a problem with my bones!