Disney Information Station Logo

Go Back   The DIS Discussion Forums - DISboards.com > Just for Fun > Coping and Compassion
Find Hotel Specials & DIScounts
 
facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS UpdatesDIS email updates
Register Chat FAQ Tickers Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read





Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 01-11-2007, 07:16 AM   #1
Mackey Mouse
Me read the Navigator? I don't think so

tsk, tsk said in my best Bahsten accent

Tommy made Flubber
 
Mackey Mouse's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2000
Location: MA
Posts: 17,397
DISboards Moderator

This one is mine, Reflux, like you dream of or not.

I know I have a lot on my plate, but I do not need this...

The last three nights I have been awakened by pains in my chest.. I know I immediately use to think of heart, but have had every test under the sun for heart.. it is my reflux..

It manifests itself in spasms of the esophagus that wake me out of a sound sleep.. I have to sit up or walk around, take some tums, drink some gaviscon and hope it stops.. the last resort is taking a lorazepam to relax the esophagus..

Darn... I do not need a flare up of this right now... anyone else suffer from Reflux...
__________________
Mackey Mouse, Are you a Tigger or an Eeyore?

Co-Moderator Restaurant Boards
Moderator, Coping and Compassion Board

"Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds." -Albert Einstein
Mackey Mouse is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2007, 09:04 AM   #2
TruBlu
I was very excited to see how yummy it looks!
You can do what we do and go to BOTH!
I could have been contender.... instead, I'm just itchy
 
TruBlu's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 10,682

Oh Marsha,
I have it so bad that I have called my doc in the middle of the night thinking I was having a heart attack! I recently had an endoscopy with dilation that helped a lot, but I get the most relief from a daily Prilosec (OTC). I've been taking them for almost a year now, and I don't have any problems with the reflux now. (Stop reading if you have a weak stomach... but mine was so bad that acid would drip out of my nose during the night! It would burn causing me to inhale really quickly and risk sucking the acid into my lungs. That is when they did the dilation.)

Have you tried Prilosec?
__________________
2006-CSR 2007-POP, SSR 2008, 2009-POFQ 2010-Christmas with Mickey at AKL 2013-AKL
Me (Tracey) DH DS13 DS11


"Not all treasure is silver and gold, mate." -Captain Jack Sparrow





TruBlu is offline   Reply With Quote
|
The DIS
Register to remove

Join Date: 1997
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 1,000,000
Old 01-11-2007, 09:52 AM   #3
Mackey Mouse
Me read the Navigator? I don't think so

tsk, tsk said in my best Bahsten accent

Tommy made Flubber
 
Mackey Mouse's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2000
Location: MA
Posts: 17,397
DISboards Moderator

I take Nexium...and have for a while.. 40mgs and of course now my insurance no longer covers it..

I have taken them all .. prevacid, protonix, prilosec.....but seems I will go back to prilosec once my nexium, which is not working now obviously, is no longer covered..

I try not to eat anything after 6......I think I will move it down to 5. I know I should give up my coffee, but darn, it is my only vice...

Maybe one in the morning and one later on, late morning and that is it.

I am sure mine is all stress related, but I have to get it under control. I am thinking of eating my bigger meal at lunch and for dinner just having something very bland, like oatmeal. I know sounds weird, but we have to do what we have to do.

This pain can be very bad.. I never have heartburn, never feel the acid, I just have the esophagus spasming thing which hurts like labor pains in your chest..

I am laughing writing this, we have to find humor where we can..
__________________
Mackey Mouse, Are you a Tigger or an Eeyore?

Co-Moderator Restaurant Boards
Moderator, Coping and Compassion Board

"Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds." -Albert Einstein
Mackey Mouse is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2007, 09:58 AM   #4
TruBlu
I was very excited to see how yummy it looks!
You can do what we do and go to BOTH!
I could have been contender.... instead, I'm just itchy
 
TruBlu's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 10,682

I know EXACTLY what you mean... if we don't laugh about it, we might cry - and who wants to go there???

Do you sleep with you head slightly elevated?

I was taking protonix (when my insurance would cover it... ) and it was FANTASTIC! It worked MUCH better than the prilosec. I think I would get my doc to switch me to something different. You definitely have enough to deal with! You don't need to be having chest labor on top of everything else!!!
__________________
2006-CSR 2007-POP, SSR 2008, 2009-POFQ 2010-Christmas with Mickey at AKL 2013-AKL
Me (Tracey) DH DS13 DS11


"Not all treasure is silver and gold, mate." -Captain Jack Sparrow






Last edited by TruBlu; 01-11-2007 at 12:22 PM.
TruBlu is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2007, 12:11 PM   #5
Christine
Would love to be able to sit on the couch for a few days, get a good book, and do NOTHING!
Considers the DIS as Bladder Training 101
 
Join Date: Aug 1999
Location: Northern Virginia
Posts: 23,740

I suffer reflux but I do not get the sharp pains like you do. I just feel sick to my stomach after most meals (fun, huh?).

First off--if the Nexium "pooped out" on you, chances are that the Prilosec isn't going to work either. Nexium and Prilosec are, essentially, the same drug with Nexium being the "improved" version and slightly more pure with the active ingredient.

Now, I know that everyone has different triggers. Just about everything triggers mine in a *minor* way; however, my two biggest triggers that will make me so miserable are: coffee and orange juice!

I know coffee is your only vice (I feel for you as "tea" is my only vice) but I'm telling you, if I even drink as little as 4 oz of coffee, I am sick FOR DAYS and that is with the medication.

The other day I took my iron supplement with orange juice in order to maximize absorption. I only drank about 3 swallows of the stuff and I was up all night with acid in my throat.

I urge you to give up the coffee. You might find you are significantly better.
__________________
Christine

Vacation Home - Indian Creek - July 2012
Vacation Home - Terre Verde Resort - July 2009
Vacation Home - Terre Verde Resort - Easter 2007
Shades of Green - June 2005
Vistana Resort - May 01
Shades of Green - May 99
Shades of Green - Apr 97
CBR & Shades of Green - May 95
Christine is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2007, 12:24 PM   #6
kathleena
Because everyone needs a Fairy Godmother
All fairies are friends!
 
kathleena's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Cape Elizabeth, ME USA
Posts: 2,201

Me too. Mine started last spring, after a few rounds on antibiotics for sinus infections. Tried Prilosec, didn't work. Then Nexium, worked like a charm.

I'm now 7 months on nexium and about to go off due to the reports about long term use.

I drink Rooibos tea and water. That's it. My vice is a little chocolate.

I don't have any daytime episodes and once in a while I wake up about 4am with pressure beneath my ribs. But nothing in the food area makes a reaction, specifically.

I have read orange peel extract work well for acid reflux, so I'm going natural now to see what happens.

Also losing weight, which I need to do......
__________________
Nancy in Maine (not a hoity-toity state) DVC Since Jan 2000, BWV & BCV

I had to turn 58, so I did it on the Disney Dream Inaugural Cruise!

kathleena is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2007, 12:34 PM   #7
TruBlu
I was very excited to see how yummy it looks!
You can do what we do and go to BOTH!
I could have been contender.... instead, I'm just itchy
 
TruBlu's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 10,682

I almost forgot about this... Just this week, DH was reading an article in the paper about broccoli being a cure for acid reflux! The person quoted said that after he started eating broccoli 3 times a week he was able to stop taking prilosec. There was an explination as to why it worked, but I can't remember it... sorry.
__________________
2006-CSR 2007-POP, SSR 2008, 2009-POFQ 2010-Christmas with Mickey at AKL 2013-AKL
Me (Tracey) DH DS13 DS11


"Not all treasure is silver and gold, mate." -Captain Jack Sparrow





TruBlu is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2007, 03:33 PM   #8
Mackey Mouse
Me read the Navigator? I don't think so

tsk, tsk said in my best Bahsten accent

Tommy made Flubber
 
Mackey Mouse's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2000
Location: MA
Posts: 17,397
DISboards Moderator

I know, I know about the coffee.... inserting big wah's here, but I do not drink, I do not smoke, I am doing weight watchers, I work out 5 days a week.. I turned 60 this year......please do not ask me to give up my one cup of coffee..

I am laughing here, I cannot give it up.. sorry cannot do it. I will give everything else, food, anything, but my morning coffee.. I do not drink orange juice because of this reflux thing, I keep away from Spaghetti sauce and I am Italian...

I try to stay away from chocolate as I know that triggers it.. but my coffee.. no can do.
__________________
Mackey Mouse, Are you a Tigger or an Eeyore?

Co-Moderator Restaurant Boards
Moderator, Coping and Compassion Board

"Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds." -Albert Einstein
Mackey Mouse is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2007, 04:16 PM   #9
kathleena
Because everyone needs a Fairy Godmother
All fairies are friends!
 
kathleena's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Cape Elizabeth, ME USA
Posts: 2,201

Oh and a friend's doc told her to eat one carrot in the afternoon everyday.

Maybe there is something with the broccoli and the carrot. Vitamin A???
__________________
Nancy in Maine (not a hoity-toity state) DVC Since Jan 2000, BWV & BCV

I had to turn 58, so I did it on the Disney Dream Inaugural Cruise!

kathleena is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2007, 07:44 PM   #10
GoofyBaby
Happily married music teacher and Disney lover extraordinaire!
 
GoofyBaby's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Texas
Posts: 2,329


Marsha,

You poor thing - you have enough to worry about without this happening. Please know you and your family are in my prayers. I have exactly the same thing that happens to me. Those esophagus spasms are the worst! I get them about twice a month, when I eat the wrong foods and they keep me up all night. I always fear a heart attack but, like you, I have had every heart test known to man (even the dreaded heart catheter) and they have all come back normal. I don't take anything for the reflux because I'm too sensitive to the medicines but many times soy milk does help me (I have no idea why).

I just wanted to offer my support and let you know you're not alone with the reflux beast! And I say again, by the grace of God, we will get through these trials!
__________________
Have a Magical Day!
Me 41 DH 44 DD 2 DPuppy 9


3/07: Grand Californian! 5/07: Pop Century/Polynesian! 10/07: Pop Century DIS Meet! 12/08: Pop Century for MVMCP! 12/11: 1st trip w/ Hubby (& Hubby's 1st trip)!
My Disneyland Spring Break Trip Report! The Princess and The Knave Take on The World! Read My Trip Report Here!
GoofyBaby is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2007, 07:26 PM   #11
zumbergc
DIS Veteran
 
zumbergc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 1,635

A couple things that helped me that weren't regular treatments for reflux were.
1. Carafate. It use to be used to coat the stomach , and esophogus.
An er doc prescribed it for the severe chest pains from the reflux.
It was like I was breathing fire. Not a fun feeling.

I had endoscopy after endoscopy, and I didn't have any ulcers. But, the carafate helped out. My regular docs were like, its like chalk and it coats the esophogus, and he said it didn't really have any side affects, so I kept taking it for a while.

2. I tried aloe juice. I still take it every morning.
you can get it at a health food store. I use the 10x concentrate.

Put 1 tablespoon in a your favorite juice. (Not orange juice because it will aggrivate reflux).

When you start you might want to do it 2x a day.

The only way I can describe it, its like when you have a sunburn, and you put aloe on it, it soothes the pain.

I've now stopped the carafate.

I still take prevacid, but for a long time before I tried the other things, I was taking it 2x a day.
zumbergc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2007, 09:53 PM   #12
disney kid at heart
DIS Veteran
 
disney kid at heart's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: cincinnati, ohio
Posts: 806

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mackey Mouse View Post
I take Nexium...and have for a while.. 40mgs and of course now my insurance no longer covers it..

I have taken them all .. prevacid, protonix, prilosec.....but seems I will go back to prilosec once my nexium, which is not working now obviously, is no longer covered..

I try not to eat anything after 6......I think I will move it down to 5. I know I should give up my coffee, but darn, it is my only vice...

Maybe one in the morning and one later on, late morning and that is it.

I am sure mine is all stress related, but I have to get it under control. I am thinking of eating my bigger meal at lunch and for dinner just having something very bland, like oatmeal. I know sounds weird, but we have to do what we have to do.

This pain can be very bad.. I never have heartburn, never feel the acid, I just have the esophagus spasming thing which hurts like labor pains in your chest..

I am laughing writing this, we have to find humor where we can..
I know exactly how you feel!! I have been on Nexium 40Mg 2x's daily and it has really helped. If it works for you, you can call the phamaceutical co and they will probably send it to you at a cheaper cost. Also I can not take aspirin, ibuprophen, aleve or any of those or I'll be a GI bleed (ulcer) A lot of times if you take them it will make the pain worse. I'll get the number of the company if you want to call them. They are AstraZenaca and they are good to work with. Let me know. Hope you get to feeling better.
disney kid at heart is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2007, 09:22 AM   #13
Pea-n-Me
Survivor
Call me crazy but I prefer the single bath
Nothing beats the Magic of a Disney Resort!
Will DIS from the Potty
Alice, how's it hanging?
 
Pea-n-Me's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Southeastern Coast of Massachusetts
Posts: 21,769

I don't know if this will help you or not, but here: http://health.yahoo.com/ency/healthwise/ut1638spec
__________________



Post your best iPhone/smartphone pictures here!

All Star Music 2001/Polynesian Lagoon View Concierge 2002/Contemporary 2003/Disney Wonder 2003/Yacht Club and Disney Wonder 2004/Pop Century 2005/Dolphin and Pop Century MNSSHP 2005/Disney Magic and Pop Century 2006/Coronado Springs MNSSHP 2006/Dolphin and Disney Wonder 2007/Port Orleans Riverside 2008/Caribbean Beach 2009/Dolphin and Animal Kingdom Lodge Concierge 2011/Grand Floridian and Dolphin, MNSSHP 2013
Pea-n-Me is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2007, 06:42 PM   #14
safetymom
Have will travel
ABD trips = clothes optional
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Now living near the parks!
Posts: 42,079

Marsha, sorry to hear your reflux is acting up. You sure don't need that on top of everything else. I hope you find something that works for you.

I think the cup of coffee should be the last thing to go. With everything you are dealing with you need something to relax you.
safetymom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2007, 05:37 AM   #15
Mackey Mouse
Me read the Navigator? I don't think so

tsk, tsk said in my best Bahsten accent

Tommy made Flubber
 
Mackey Mouse's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2000
Location: MA
Posts: 17,397
DISboards Moderator

Thanks everyone.. three nights without reflux..

But, eating earlier in the evening, smaller meal, and no laying down.. sitting up till I go to bed, then maybe a couple of tums and off to bed- it is working so far.
__________________
Mackey Mouse, Are you a Tigger or an Eeyore?

Co-Moderator Restaurant Boards
Moderator, Coping and Compassion Board

"Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds." -Albert Einstein
Mackey Mouse is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS Updates
GET OUR DIS UPDATES DELIVERED BY EMAIL



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:13 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Copyright © 1997-2014, Werner Technologies, LLC. All Rights Reserved.