Re: Gastric Esophageal Reflux Disease or GERD

From: Karen Kaplan (
Wed Jan 5 05:13:27 2000

I am currently taking Axid for GERD - it is specifially for that, and is working.

>----- Original Message -----
From: Helen Dynda <> To: Multiple recipients of list ADHESIONS <> Sent: Tuesday, January 04, 2000 10:16 PM Subject: Gastric Esophageal Reflux Disease or GERD

> Bev, I suffered from GERD a few years ago. My symptoms presented as a
> burning pain in the central area of my chest. At the time, I actually
> thought the burning pain was heart-related; but thankfully I had a
> Physician Assistant who recognized what was causing the burning
> sensation and knew how to treat it.
> What was actually happening was stomach acid - which is very irritanting
> to the esophagus - was backing up into my lower esophagus. I am not too
> sure as to what caused this to happen in the first - perhaps being
> overweight had something to do with it. I know that it took several
> weeks of treatment before it no longer caused me problems.
> Bev, I am concerned that you are not taking medication for this. I do
> remember the names of the medications I was prescribed for GERD -
> Prilosec and Propulsid. I will send my list about presciption
> medication sites to the Forum - and then you will be able to learn more
> about these medications, Prilosec and Propulsid.

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