After being sick for almost a month with a sinus infection/ear pain/ sore throat. I was diagnosed with silent GERD. I am not surprised with us A's and our low stomach acid. But I cannot lie to ya'll, I have fallen off the BTD/GTD wagon. I have been(sheepishly) medicating my post miscarriage depression with food (ah the taco bell, pizza, halloween candy, and chipotle medication....)
But, it has caught up with me. The ENT doc I saw today said that the silent GERD has inflammed my ear, nose, and throat.
Any body else have this? Any foods that help this other than just plain complaince?
I have had this for 8 weeks, on and off...It started out as a virus...and my brother in law
in Georgia had this exact same thing about 3 months ago. I heard about his symptoms
and really thought he had h pylori because he's type O....but being type A, when I started
feeling nauseated for weeks (believing it was allergenic foods I was eating), it slowly
morphed into a cough...and then a cold...and it wound up in my sinuses but the GERD persisted. I was adjusted by a chiropractor and for a few days it went away....came back... I've spoken to my brother in law, whose symptoms abated when he took the Gastro D and type O probiotic but it comes back when he stops.
Either we both have h pylori or we got a strange virus that is hanging on. For weeks I
felt tired...and suddenly, now I feel really good....the GERD is milder but still there some
days. I still take the Gastro D...and the A Polyflora...
Then, my friend and neighbor called me and said "I think I have an ulcer...I have this
chronic indigestion that feels like GERD". Her husband is a doctor but a urologist...He told
her to see a gastroenterologist....She's type O...He wouldn't do the H pylori test until he
gave her a few weeks of Zantac..(those dumb doctors)..
So, weeks go by and my friend and I are still talking about our indigestion problems..
only she now has a sinus infection that has gone into her ears.
And then my sister calls me and tells me "I've got that same GERD". She's type A....
and think she's got a sinus infection..
It all seems too weird. Then a lady in my art class is complaining of GERD (type A who
has never had digestive problems like this)...and says she thinks she's getting either an ear infection or sinus infection..
So, I've been taking the Gastro D and the A type probiotic and my symptoms get milder...but every few days, it comes back if I eat the wrong food. Last night I tried a piece of dark
chocolate. Symptoms came back.
Before you assume you've got a condition, consider this to have been a bug...that began
somehow in your gut and has traveled deeper into your body.
Try a clean diet....so you can detox...
I've tried the ghee, but digesting fats when you have indigestion isn't always easy....I tolerate
about a teaspoon at a time.
Another thing that really helped me a lot is Manuka honey....supposed to be able to kill
h pylori, but in my heart of hearts, I don't think that's what I've got. I honestly think this
was a really slow moving virus..and it takes a really long time to finally work its way out
of the body.
I keep drinking tea with ginger, but sometimes the ginger feels too strong and uncomfortable..You have to play with it and see which food are soothing and which
make you feel worse..... Peppermint tea makes me worse...and xylitol made me incredibly
worse. Coffee is too acidic, and chocolate brings back the symptoms...Green tea is great.
I'm drinking it all day long.
I realized I had to stay alkalized...For some reason, this bug persists when I'm too acidic.
I don't know what to call it, I'm not saying you've got what I've got....but it came on suddenly
and is dragging on for a long while...I'm a lot better than I was 8 weeks ago, and I seem
to remember having a bug just like this about 30 years ago....I saw a gastro guy then who told
me I had gastritis...a catch-all term for "I don't know what's really wrong with you".
Get some manuka honey. It was my very best immediate solution...