Re: Gastric Esophageal Reflux Disease or GERD

From: Bernie and Beverly Doucette (
Wed Jan 5 07:11:08 2000

Thank-you.. Of course I am collecting all these ideas and will " confront " ( but acutally discuss nicely, maybe ) my PCP with all of it..and I'll be loving it the whole time! Am I concerned with the outcome of ticking him, I don't care! He made the stupid comment so why should I feel bad..I'll simply show him how stupid he was! And he was! :-)

>----- Original Message -----
From: Karen Kaplan <> To: Multiple recipients of list ADHESIONS <> Sent: Wednesday, January 05, 2000 6:13 AM Subject: Re: Gastric Esophageal Reflux Disease or GERD

> 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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