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Sat Apr 27, 2013, 11:41 AM

Persistent Acid Reflux Disease

If you have Persistent Acid Reflux Disease and have tried everything. And I do mean everything; cut out nicotine, caffeine, alcohol, chocolate. If you raise your head and don't eat before bed. If you've had all the blood tests to rule out bugs in the intestinal track. If you've tried every heartburn pill out there and tried every specialist.

If you've gotten so desperate as to cut your food down to bread and water and still had heartburn even when taking two Prilosec a day... you may want to try an experiment...

As a totally unrelated event, I developed a neurological condition very much like MS but not yet diagnose as MS. Even so, my neurologist gave me a prescription of Gabapentin for nerve pain. It didn't do anything for the nerve pain but within the first week of taking it, my seven year case of heartburn went away. I had not even told my neuro about the heartburn. I was more concerned about the other symptoms at the time... like not being able to walk.

I have been off Prilosec for two years now and can eat what I want. (I even tested one night by going wild and eating a whole bag of Doritos and drinking 2 beers on an empty stomach. No heartburn. Nada.) The irony is that I can do all that eating now and because of the neurological condition, I can't move so much and am gaining weight.

But there is no doubt the Gabapentin stopped my heartburn dead in its' tracks. If you're desperate, see if you can talk to your doctor about giving Gabapentin a try. PM me anytime if you want or need more info.

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