Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

I am 40 years old and have had stomach issues for many years. I was diagnosed finally with Gastroporesis after having an emptying study a few years ago. I have lost about 35 lbs in the last yr. I am already a small frame and tall. I recently saw my medical record and she had me also listed as being anorexic!!! Im not anorexic, just have Gastroporesis. She was my gastro dr too. I was going to the va where I live and they are the ones who diagnosed the disease and started me on Reglan. I told them I was not working so they increased it to 10 mg 3 times a day. I went back after losing wt and...

I am 26 and was diagnosed with irritable bowel at the age of 8, it was braught on by severe stress and chronic constipation when my brother was still born. I get constant cramps, day and night and can cry because the pain is so intense, I can go weeks without emptying my bowels and then become the opposite for days/ after. When I do go it can be very painful and take up to an hour. I have three young children and an epileptic husband and my ibs complicates our already stressful life. At school I was severely bullied due to absences and frequent bathroom breaks and anxiety from this put me...

I was 14 when I was diagnosed with GERD. I was healthy, a varsity soccer player, a straight-A student, and I almost never missed a day of school, until GERD came into my life. I was playing in a soccer game on a hot day, when I had difficultly breathing, chest pain, and I started blacking out. Long story short, I ended up in the ER with heat exhaustion and with orders to rest and get more fluids, and follow up with a doctor about possible asthma. And so begins my journey. I went to an allergist for the possible asthma, but nothing. I developed a chronic cough and would cough so hard I'd...

When Alex was four days old, we noticed that his breathing was so loud that you could hear it all over the house. and that he had a sunken chest. The pediatrician assured us that he was fine.

By the time he was two years old, he was diagnosed with asthma after making many trips to the ER. These visits continued along with hospital admissions throughout the years. Alex was ten years old the first time that he had a problem swallowing. He was in pain and there was frothy saliva coming from his mouth along with mucus. The doctors did an endoscopy. They told us that it was a small...

Tom

Problems started around 10 yrs. old with very bad gasteral pains on rare occasions until 19 then was in car accident and 6 months later had exploratory surgery for torn entestine and hernia and removed appendix while they were already in there. Had 2 inches below stomach removed doc said I would be on Rolaids the rest of my life. Things went down hill shortly after that first was very bad acid reflex then visits to the ER. Years later removed gallbladder do to extreme nausea and a few years after that more visits to the ER with serious vomiting, Diarria and very bad stomach pain. I was...

I am a 67 year old female who has suffered digestive problems most of my life. After having acute pancreatitis at 25 caused by gallstones, my gallbladder was removed. Then came more problems.  I am apparently one of the 20  per cent of gallbladder cases left with  excessive bile dump into the intestines causing D.  The D became so severe 5 years ago that I underwent a colonoscopy and was told that I had microscopic colitis.  Then I had another colonoscopy in 2014 and the pathology showed no MC. Now I'm told it is IBS-D.  Maybe this is what you...

My son who is 6 year old has recently been diagnosed with GERD after they did a 24 hour PH probe test. They said it was non-acid reflux(alkaline) that was seen in the Phtest.He probably had it since he was born but was never diagnosed. He was very colicy as a infant too. We noticed that his voice started getting hoarse when he was 2 years old, but we thought it would get better with time. He's 6 years now and voice got worse. He regurgitates everything he eats to his mouth and swallows it back. He tells me that food came to his mouth about 6-7 times a day. He has no symptoms at night. He...

I WAS DIAGNOSED WITH GERD 2 MONTHS AGO..I DO NOT WISH THIS UPON MY ENEMIES..I HAVE BEEN TO THE HOSPITAL NUMEROUS TIMES BECAUSE I JUST KNEW I WAS HAVING A HEART ATTACK. THIS AFFECTS MY WHOLE BODY. I FEEL WEAK AND HAVE CHILLS ALMOST ALL THE TIME. MY BACK, SHOULDERS AND NECK IS WHAT REALLY HURTS ALL THE TIME. I GO SEE THE SPECIALIST IN 2 WEEKS AND I'M PRAYING HE TELLS ME I CAN GET THE SURGERY. I STAY UP PLENTY OF NIGHTS BEING SO UNCOMFORTABLE. I JUST WANT IT TO GO AWAY

I have been dealing with "undiagnosed" digestive issues since I was 25. I have spent a majority of my 20's and now the beginning of my 30's suffering and living a life controlled by digestive motility disorders.

It all started with not being able to go to the bathroom for weeks at a time, nausea, noticeable and uncomfortable bloating (look pregnant/clothes not fitting), painful stomach cramping, chest pains and gurgling/trapped air in chest (unable to burp), weight gain, and increased stress and depression levels. It has ruined events and vacations, my attendance at work, my self-...

Deb

Gastroparesis the beginning. I believe my journey began in 1989 with the first migraine, but I didn't realize it. The first migraine I had was a reaction to Indocin. I thought, at the time! And it may very well have been! What you also need to know? Is that I was an avid exerciser, biker, jogger, and really worked at being healthy. Always had sinus and constipation issues but did my best to get around those without slowing down and you would not see me near a doctors office~~ until it interfered with my life! Which one winter it did with pleurisy... My Dr just shook his head, when I said...

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