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Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller Jun 27. 11 Replies

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Comment by booklover on September 20, 2012 at 8:17am

Wow Patricia, that is a lot to deal with.  I'm sure we have some of the same symptoms.  I have/had a hiatial hernia (I called it an esophogeal hernia earlier because I couldn't think of the word, lol0, and reflux.  My Nissen Fundoplication surgery was supposed to take care of that, but it didn't totally.  I am on Nexium for the acid.   I take a high dose of Nortriptylene  for all my other symptoms.  It's not even meant for my symptoms, but my Gastro said it works on lots of his patients with symptoms like mine, and hey whatever works!!  Sorry we both have to deal with stuff like this, but so many people have so many different things to deal with, and like you said, you do what you gotta do!!!  Life can suck sometimes! At least we know that no 'god' planned this for us! LOL

Comment by Patricia on September 20, 2012 at 12:10am

My issues are GERD/reflux/hiatial hernia/irritable bowel/collagenous colitis. My meds are Dicetel, Pariet, Asacol, & sometimes Lomotil when I'm out of remission. This is no fun & even in remission, I never feel 'well', so I know full well how it can affect normal life. But, ya do what ya gotta do.

Comment by booklover on September 19, 2012 at 9:54pm

Cool, I wondered what was up with all the pirate stuff today!  lol

Lillie, I don't think it's an auto-immune thing.  No one has ever mentioned that before.  My son, 18, does have an auto-immune disease: Type 1 diabetes.  Lots of people think it's like Type 2 which it definitely is not!  Totally different.  I always feel the need to educate about it.  Lots of people seem to think like Type 2, if he exercised and ate better, it would go away.  Nooooooo, we are always explaining his body killed the cells that produce insulin, so he is on an insulin-pump until they find a cure.  My 'thing' whatever it is, is very nothing while I'm on my meds, and with my son living with Type 1, I am not going to complain too much!  I would give anything if I could take his Type 1 diabetes for him.  What IS really scary, is that so many auto-immune diseases are becoming more prevalent.  What is going on in our world that makes this so?!!!

Don't want to end the night on a bad note, so sleep well my friends! :)

Comment by Steph S. on September 19, 2012 at 9:43pm

Booklover that is a great lolcat! I think you are awesome too!

Comment by Steph S. on September 19, 2012 at 9:41pm

Oh yeah! Pirate Day!

Land Ho mateys!

Thanks Tony! How cool!

Comment by Lillie on September 19, 2012 at 9:38pm

Booklover, is it an auto-immune problem?

Comment by booklover on September 19, 2012 at 2:09pm

Comment by Tony Carroll on September 19, 2012 at 1:37pm

Aye Spud. Pull up a chest and down yer daily ration, whilst we praise his noodly appendage, else ye be made to walk the plank, and ye scurvy, flea bitten corpse left as morsels for the landlubbin' dogs. Arrrrrrrgh!

Comment by Idaho Spud on September 19, 2012 at 11:53am

Ay cap'in.  I be with ye in celebration of The Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster holy...er, holiday.   Aaaaarrrrgg!

Comment by Tony Carroll on September 19, 2012 at 11:18am

Arrrrrrrrrrr! Avast, ye ill-bred spawn of a seahag and a kipper! Today is talk like a pirate day, ye landlubbers! So grab a grog, a hearty wench, and hoist one, or a keel haulin' be in store, ye slimy seadog!

 

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