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I'm a minor do I have any rights yo dee a ob/gyn without parent to be notify since I'm pregnant and I'm trying to get health service. I live in georg?
Can happen: For example, astronomer Stephen Hawking, has lived for years with disease, but has numerous mechanical and computer devices to allow his functioning. The usual case is death within 3-5 yrs after diagnosis. ...Read more
Hopefully: Trust in research, technology and the curiosity that defines us human beings. It's just a matter of time. Hopefully sooner than later. ...Read more
Do people who have the subset of Gerd, NERD ever move into EERD? I had Nerd about 20 yrs ago and rechecked 10 later (Still NERD).
Is this a joke? Why don't you re-ask with the names of the conditions you are interested in rather than the Alphabet soup. Will be watching for your response and will try to help.......
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When ever I work out, I just want to gorge and binge eat like an animal. Obviously this does not help me lose weight. Why and how do I handle this?
Too Many Carbs: In most cases this obsession and craving for foods represents a diet that is high in sugars or carbohydrates. The simple change to a high protein low calorie diet can quickly change the sensation of hunger and with time cravings diminish. If you diet is made up of more than 25% of carbohydrates or sugars you are not going to succeed till you lower them overall. ...Read more
Esophageal spasms: Gastroesophageal reflux causes spasm of the esophagus because of the inflammation of the esophagus. The pain is usually worsened when swallowing a bolus of solids such as meat. First, you need to be on a acid blocker such as nexium (esomeprazole). Elevate the head of the bed, avoid, alcohol, coffee tea fatty foods peppermint or licorice. Don't eat late. You may need a secondary med such as sucralfate. ...Read more
Can I continue taking nexium40 1bd, domperidone 1bd, clonozepam0.5 mg 1hs for ever? I'm taking these for several years to treat my gerd.
Not a good idea:
It is not a good idea to take any drug for ever without medical supervision, to make sure it needs to be continued, and see if you can come of the drug or the dose can be reduced
domperidone is not available in us has been a controversial in uk. So its use for indefinite period is not a good idea in my opinion
nexium is usually prescribed once a day as it can cause side effects need dose reduction. ...Read more
Do people who have the subset of Gerd, "Non erosive RD" ever get Erosive? I had Nerd about 20 yrs ago and rechecked 10 later (Still NERD).
Its been 5 days I got feeling like I gor phelgum stuck middle of throte wen ever I swallow I feel phelgum could this be infection?
Possibly: But the best way to determine this is to go to a doctor and have this examined. ...Read more
I just started working at a preschool obviously with lots of germs. Ever since I started my cervical lymph nodes have been swollen. Why?
Fighting infection: The most common reason to have recently enlarged lymph nodes is infection. It may be that you are fighting off infections that you are not even aware of. There are some other concerning things that can cause nodes to enlarge. These typically stay enlarged for several months, not just a few weeks. If you start having new symptoms or the nodes persist for months you should have them looked at. ...Read more
A gastro put me on Prilosec OTC years ago. Told me I should always take it. What if my GERD resolved? Can I EVER get off it? How? Without rebound?
Yes: You should be able to! Take a break from it and see how your symptoms do. This is presuming there was not another indication for taking it such as previous stomach bleed or on another medication which indicates that you should be on it. ...Read more
Is pots and GERD seen in any forms of eds other than hypermobility? Diagnosed with eds3. Dr so sure he doesn't feel need to do test to rule out eds4
Ehlers Danlos: 6 major types with names exist. Other types have been reported only in single families or poorly characterized. Except for hypermobility, some mutations have been identified by genetic testing and the clinical presentation is very important since it is rare for a case to fit neatly in a single category, and cross-over symptoms lead to mistaken diagnoses. Do not rely on only one diagnosis. ...Read more
Does ehlers danlos hypermobility and pots and GERD caused by eds have flare ups? Better for a while then worse for a while?
How do I know if I have chest pain? I have a herniated disc, and GERD and I can't ever tell if its actual chest pain or symptoms from my back/gerd.
Herniated th disca. And gerd both can cause chest pain. It often is adeep pain, inside your. Bidy. Muscle pains are often more superficial. You did not say how you got the herniated disc, many are caused by trama causing other soft tissue injury which also can cause chest pain.
If your conditions are treated properly those pains should be contolled. ...Read more
Diffuse mild inflammation of gastric body and antrum characterized by congestion (edema) along with la grade a esophagitis. G.E.R.D? Duodenum isnormal
21 yr old female been getting a sharp, stinging pain in the middle of my chest & slighty to the left at the edge of my breast. I have GERD. Worryorno?
Gerd due to ehler danlos syn. Omeprazole 20mg 2 mnth to heal esophigitis. What is a safe long term drug as ppi is bad long term? Zantac (ranitidine) once healed?
Hello I had h pylori in 2003 was treated and have bn on and off gerd meds ever since then in 2008 was diagnosed with barrets esophagus but a second opinion wad told I don't have it. I bn scoped every year since then til 2013 and I now have esophagus spasms
Seeing as I take prilosec daily for my GERD (and now I NEVER get acid reflux) this should prevent my gerd from ever developing to barretts esophagus?
Yes: Adenocarcinoma of the esophagus, occurs frequently in patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). The most common symptom of GERD is heartburn, which can be controlled by medication. In a few patients with GERD (10-15%), a change in the esophageal lining develops called Barrett’s esophagus which is believed to be a common cause of adenocarcinoma of the esophagus. Controlling GERD important. ...Read more
2 days I've had chest discomfort upon waking. Lasts for ten min. Lack of sleep, anxiety? Hist of pots, anxiety, eds3, gerd. Bubbles in chest lately
See below: Please contact your primary with your symptoms. Things like that cannot be evaluated over the internet :). Good Luck! ...Read more
Feeling cold and chills with no other symptoms especially when tired. Recent thyroid test normal hist. Pots anxiety GERD and ehlers danlos?
Discuss w/ providers: The providers who treat your known conditions should have a 1st shot at this symptom. If they find links to your existing conditions, they can update their treatment plan to address it. Also, your existing anxiety may be the prime suspect. Please consider CBT to learn skills that can help w/ all of your issues by avoiding, reducing and managing stress and anxiety. Call your provider. Best! ...Read more
I have ehlers danlos, pots, gerd, anxiety and pstd. I am in pain everyday and refuse to take pain meds. Would med marijuana or acupuncture help?
With ehlers danlos hypermobility caused gerd, gastritis, esophagitis does it need to betreated ddifferently. Omeprazole Carafate (sucralfate) not working?
If gastroparesis: High prevalence of GI manifestations including severe chronic constipation, irritable bowel syndrome, acid reflux or gastroesophageal reflux disease, and/or chronic abdominal pain. Gastroparesis, slow gastric emptying, is also seen. If this is present as well as reflux then medication has to be taken to speed up stomach. Gastroparesis is usually diagnosed by nuclear gastric emptying test. ...Read more
I had the worst Acid Reflux I had ever had last week & I even had to go to Urgent Care. Just curious, approx. 1 1/2 or 2 weeks before the flare-up I received Flu & Tdap shots on the same day. Could those vaccines have caused the flare-up of my GERD?
Is it common to develop GERD during 2nd trimester? My mother did. I feel breathless during meal. I'm Slow eater and eat healthy. Advice?
GERD DURING PREGNANC: GERD can happen in any trimester of pregnancy more common in second and third trimester. Eat smaller meals more times than two or three meals a day, after you eat wait 2to3hours before you lie down, avoid late night snacksavoid spicy foods, chocolate and mint. If symptoms worse at night raise the head of the bed 6to8 inches. You can take Mallox, Rolaid or Mylanta Avoid antacids containing sodium Bicarb ...Read more