Hiatus Hernia (GERD) historical posts May 1998

Re: GERD - Home from surgery - Healing thought.

Posted by John Meyerhofer on May 03, 1998 at 20:31:54:


Speedy and complete recovery. I had the "flap surgery 1 year ago this june 6th- I remember the first week and how hard it was- Much worse than I expected- I was, however, back to work the following week- I have no more heartburn at all- It was so worth it as you will see. All the best-JM


GERD

Posted by Cindy P on May 04, 1998 at 21:30:11:

I have been treating symptoms of GERD since October of 1997 with Prilosec, Prevacid, and/or Propulsid. I began taking the medications for moderate pain behind my sternum and throughout my back after eating and at night time. I am not overweight and am only 30 years old. Currently, I am considering the Laproscopic nissen fundoplication because I do not want to stay on medication. Also I would like to begin trying to conceive and do not want to be taking this drug! My tests however are showing only mild esophagitis(from endoscopy while on meds), some reflux (From upper GI series), and a normal esophogeal manometry test. Could this be something else? What else could I be trying before surgery? What is the ginger juice treatment about? CP


Day 4 of ginger juice

Posted by B 12 Terri on May 05, 1998 at 16:30:11:

Just thought I would share how this is going. First day I thought I was going to vomit after I swallowed the teaspoon full of ginger juice. It was burned going down, but not too bad. Second day I was only a little nauseated. Next day I missed. Third day it just burned going down and burned the back of my throat. I would love something to chase it down with but I know that would dilute it and then it would not work as well. Today the 4th day still burned but it felt good warming up my stomach. I have had stomach trouble since my teens. Ulcers and GERD. If this stuff can help me then it is truly worth its weight in gold! I also understand that it is the relaxation twice a day that does the healing of the body and not the ginger juice, the juice just helps the symptoms(right?).Anyways, I am a real big chicken and I just thougt someone else might want to see how this goes for someone else first before they do it too. Take care, Terri


Re: GERD

Posted by Walt Stoll on May 06, 1998 at 10:29:01:

In Reply to: GERD posted by Cindy P on May 04, 1998 at 21:30:11:

Dear Cindy,

Go to the homepage for this 'site (link on this page) and read about upper GI symptoms. The protocol for GRJ is plain to see. THEN, when you are ready to do something about WHY you had this, write again & I will be glad to point you in the right direction.

Walt



Re: Day 4 of ginger juice

Posted by Tammy on May 06, 1998 at 16:19:53:

In Reply to: Day 4 of ginger juice posted by B 12 Terri on May 05, 1998 at 16:30:11:

Terry..just thought I'd let you know...Im on day 9...the taste doesnt get any better. However the symptoms of gurgling tummy and gerd (I have hiatus hernia) have subsided a little. Good Luck to you.


Re: Day 4 of ginger juice

Posted by Walt Stoll on May 07, 1998 at 09:13:28:

In Reply to: Day 4 of ginger juice posted by B 12 Terri on May 05, 1998 at 16:30:11:

Thanks, Terri.

You are experiencing about the average. If this were easy, everybody would be doing it. If it were VERY expensive, lots more would be heard about it.

Walt



Re: Day 4 of ginger juice

Posted by David Harrison on May 07, 1998 at 10:20:32:

In Reply to: Day 4 of ginger juice posted by B 12 Terri on May 05, 1998 at 16:30:11:

Dear Terri,

I began the Ginger Root Juice about six months ago and found it quite strong at first however it did not take long before it bothered me no more. In fact, as time went on I began to enjoy it.

Unfortunately I was helped only a little by this regimen and ultimately had the surgery to correct the problem just two weeks ago. I will be starting the GRJ again shortly and play to continue for the rest of my life because I am convinced it can do only good for me. I can only base this on the centuries of use by the Asian countries and feel it can do no harm given its in innocuous nature.

I welcome any contact you would like make and will mention that Dr. Stoll and GERD sufferers at this site have helped make my wife and I experts on my condition and overall well being.

Take care Terri. I understand your plight and will do anything I can to help you.

David


Re: Day 4 of ginger juice

Posted by lee on May 08, 1998 at 23:23:58:

In Reply to: Re: Day 4 of ginger juice posted by Tammy on May 06, 1998 at 16:19:53:

I too don't like the taste of the juice, and don't want to "chase"it, and thus, dilute it, but what I do is swallow the teaspoon of ginger juice, and then fill my mouth w/ regular fruit juice, and spit it out. it get's the taste of the ginger out of your mouth.


Re: Day 4 of ginger juice

Posted by Walt Stoll on May 11, 1998 at 09:38:27:

In Reply to: Re: Day 4 of ginger juice posted by lee on May 08, 1998 at 23:23:58:

Deasr Lee,

Tricky but that would work without upsetting the effect of the GRJ. It IS important, however, that none of the juice (even water) be swallowed before about 2 hours after the GRJ.

Walt



Re: Day 4 of ginger juice

Posted by B 12 Terri on May 11, 1998 at 22:49:33:

In Reply to: Re: Day 4 of ginger juice posted by Walt Stoll on May 11, 1998 at 09:38:27:

I did not know that you could not eat or drink for 2 hours after the ginger juice. I have been waiting about 15 minutes! I guess I better start over. How long will the ginger juice stay fresh in the fridge? Thanks


Re: Day 4 of ginger juice

Posted by Walt Stoll on May 13, 1998 at 13:40:57:

In Reply to: Re: Day 4 of ginger juice posted by B 12 Terri on May 11, 1998 at 22:49:33:

Dear Terri,

I will have to check my instructions & see where I screwed up. Sorry! The GRJ will stay fresh enough in the fridge for about 6 months.

Walt



Re: Day 4 of ginger juice

Posted by B 12 Terri on May 13, 1998 at 20:53:26:

In Reply to: Re: Day 4 of ginger juice posted by Walt Stoll on May 13, 1998 at 13:40:57:

I don't think you screwed up, I must have just missed that part. You do a great job! I really appreciate you. Terri


Tummy Troubles

Posted by Tammy on May 01, 1998 at 16:46:22:

Have recently been diagnosed with hiatal hernia and Gerd,
and have been taking gingerroot juice for 3 days.(Iknow keep taking it) Have had a barium x-ray (thus the diagnosis).
My question is..I am always hungery..always..this burning sensation in my lower abdomin never seems to go away. It causes me to feel dizzy, like I havnt eaten in 12 hours, even though I'll have just ate. If I sit down and rest for 1/2 hour it helps, but still there. I am gaining weight because of it. Is this a symptom of what I have? Or could it be something else. Ps I am currently on Pantoloc once a day.


Re: Tummy Troubles

Posted by Walt Stoll on May 03, 1998 at 15:01:43:

In Reply to: Tummy Troubles posted by Tammy on May 01, 1998 at 16:46:22:

Dear Tammy,

To figure this out, I would need to have a LOT more data. Go to the homepage of this site & click on the link about Health Coaching Service. I will do this free if you are willing to do it publically so others might benefit from seeing how this works. If you want to do it privately, the link explains that too.

Walt



Re: Tummy Troubles

Posted by Tammy on May 03, 1998 at 15:35:28:

In Reply to: Re: Tummy Troubles posted by Walt Stoll on May 03, 1998 at 15:01:43:

Have been to the Health Coaching page. Will do publically, let me know what to do first. I shall send the fax as requested? P.s. don't have a credit card (we are a cash only family) How shall I go about purchasing your book in Canada?


Something's wrong with my stomach

Posted by Matt Ngieng on May 04, 1998 at 01:30:23:

Hi doctor!!

I hope you don't mind but I am looking for a diagnosis on a condition I have been suffering for about 2 or 3 years now. The symptoms include diarrhea, abdominal bloating, and a very strong urge to defecate. It usually lasts from a couple of days to a couple of weeks. No single food seems to set it off, but greasy and/or rich foods do not seem to help. I am twenty-four year old male who is fairly active. I lift weights and do cardio work on a regular basis (four to six times per week). I do find that the exercise helps to relieve the symptoms temporarily. I have a history of abdominal cramps with no known cause, allergy induced asthma and a food allergy to barley, rye and alcohol.
Any help or suggestion that you can make would be greatly appreciated.


Re: Tummy Troubles

Posted by Walt Stoll on May 05, 1998 at 16:29:46:

In Reply to: Re: Tummy Troubles posted by Tammy on May 03, 1998 at 15:35:28:

Dear Tammy,

If you are going to do this publically, do what it says in the Health Coaching directions & then just post all of it here on the BB. I will respond just like I do for everyone else. Title your stuff something pretty descriptive of what is bothering you so others with similar problems can more easily find it.

The reason I donate so much of my time helping people on the BB is because then everyone can learn as the individual gets well. Done by FAX, we would be right back to doing it in such a way that no one else would have any idea what we were doing.

So far as the book is concerned, banks here will not accept other country's checks or money orders. My best suggestion would be for your local bookseller to order it since they DO use credit cards and those DO cross international borders. They can FAX an order to (850) 769-1436. For international shipping, we charge $2 extra. That is for book rate which can take as long as 2 months internationally. Air mail is the only other way the post office will send & that costs $5 extra (total of $20 for Canada) (more elsewhere). That way will get it there in 3 days. Ordering through the bookstore, their cost will be the same it would be to you only they usually charge you a service fee on top of the above. If THEY only send checks (don't use credit cards), they will have to work out the exchange rate & draw it on a US bank. OR, they can do it by snail-mail by sending the check (as described above) to the Publisher at: Sunrise Health Coach, Box #12091, Panama City, FL 32401-9091. Prepayment is required (they will ask you that).

I solved MY credit card concerns by always paying off the total every month so I would have no interest rate, only using cards that have no yearly charge for use and only using cards that give me 1-2% of my charges back at the end of the year. With everything becoming "one world" you might re-evaluate your credit card policy. The only catch is that you have to have the discipline to pay off 100% every month.

If you have more questions, write again.

Walt



Re: Something's wrong with my stomach

Posted by Walt Stoll on May 06, 1998 at 08:58:09:

In Reply to: Something's wrong with my stomach posted by Matt Ngieng on May 04, 1998 at 01:30:23:

Dear Matt,

Youu have a classic case of leaky gut syndrome that is progressing. ALL of the symptoms you mentioned in your note are caused by that process (including the early signs of allergy & asthma.

The first thing you need to do is become knowledgable about what is going on. Toward that end, the quickest way would be for you to read a copy of my book (link on this page). Then, if you want to look deeper into mechanisms of cause, one of the books referenced in the back "Mind as Healer, MInd as Slayer" by Dr Pelletier would do that for you.

Even Newsweek had a 2 page article about LGS in the 11/17/97 issue.

Once you have the above under your belt, I am sure you will have more questions. Please ask them here so others with this increasingly common problem can be helped by seeing you get well.

Walt


Acid Reflux Disease

Posted by Anna on May 07, 1998 at 14:21:43:

Dr. Stoll:

My doctor has diagnosed me with Acid Reflux Disease. He has me on Prilosec every night and no caffeine at all, that means no coke, tea, coffee, etc. He also says I cannot drink any brown coke/pepsi products like root beer, etc. even if it is caffeine free. He told me there is something in them I'm not supposed to have. Therefore, I am drinking only water, sprite, etc. My question is, what is it I am supposed to be avoiding?

Also, I have had a really hard time quitting the coffee thing altogether, so I cut it down to one small cup a day. Will this still hurt me? Please let me know.

Thank you


Re: Acid Reflux Disease

Posted by Walt Stoll on May 09, 1998 at 11:30:20:

In Reply to: Acid Reflux Disease posted by Anna on May 07, 1998 at 14:21:43:

Dear Anna,

So far as I know, it is the caffeine that causes this problem to be worse----NOT the color of the drink.

You could get rid of your symptoms easily (IF your diagnosis is correct) by doing the ginger root juice protocol in my book as well as listed on my homepage of this bb (links on this page). Go to something like "Relief of Upper GI Symptoms".

Let us know how you do.

Walt



Re: Acid Reflux Disease

Posted by Walt Stoll on May 09, 1998 at 11:34:07:

In Reply to: Acid Reflux Disease posted by Anna on May 07, 1998 at 14:21:43:

Anna,

By the way, when you are trying to get off caffeine, the slightest trace will keep withdrawal AND the problem going for at least weeks. It is a lot like a person trying to quit smoking. After being off nicotine for even just a few days, that first cigarette causes dizziness, sweating, etc.--
something that a single cigarette NEVER caused before. Your bodymind becomes MUCH more sensitive to traces for a few months.

Walt



Re: Acid Reflux Disease

Posted by Anna on May 11, 1998 at 12:41:38:

In Reply to: Re: Acid Reflux Disease posted by Walt Stoll on May 09, 1998 at 11:34:07:

Thank you Dr. Stoll. Your help is very appreciated.

Anna



Re: Acid Reflux Disease

Posted by Rosanne Jacobs on May 12, 1998 at 14:06:50:

In Reply to: Acid Reflux Disease posted by Anna on May 07, 1998 at 14:21:43:

I, too, had acid reflux disease. It was so bad it would seep up into my ears and throat, causing hoarseness. I was also taking Prilosec and even missing one dose would cause the acid to surge upward. However, after two months I decided I didn't want to be taking Prilosec. The doctor offered no recourse other than Zantac which he said probably wouldn't work as well.

Suprisingly, I found relief through a chiropractic adjustment (in the center of my back which controls the nerves to the stomach) and black licorice chews, licorice tea and no dairy (also kept tomato-based products to a minimum). I managed to keep my one cup of coffee a day, too. Then I read about Dr. Stoll's ginger rememdy and started chewing slices of ginger (instead of juicing it). I am acid free for over a month now with no medication.


Re: Acid Reflux Disease

Posted by AS on May 13, 1998 at 07:36:24:

In Reply to: Acid Reflux Disease posted by Anna on May 07, 1998 at 14:21:43:

AVOID YOUR doctor! GET a REAL ONE!
In ACID REFLUX DISEASE ONE SHALL BE CONNECTED FOR 24 HOURS TO ANALYSER, to check ph, OTHERWISE IT IS JUST A HORSE MANURE.
prilosec IS GOOD, BUT IT DOES NOT MEAN IT WILL WORK.
I had bronchoscopy since had same diagnosis it did not work, found no fault in valve, only : Increased permeability of intestinal mucosa probably caused by lipopolysaccharides aka. endotoxines.

Keep in mind the computer is as good as the idiot at keyboard.
I had IME who told me that the wheel is always square!
It is evident that some doctors cash flow is proportional
to multiplier of square root of 2!



Stomach pain

Posted by annie on May 18, 1998 at 12:11:36:

Dear Walt

First I would like to say what a brilliant job I think you do here - I know you make a great difference to a lot of people.

Now to me. For a while I have been suffering from bouts of nausea and then a few months ago I started getting a pain in my stomach area just under the ribcage. I have read your book and am changing my diet to the whole foods diet (90% successful) and starting to do the skilled relaxation. My local naturopath also suspects candida overgrowth and for the past month has had me on a candida diet. The nausea and stomach pain have started to disappear. However, the last two weekends I have broken the diet (but kept it during the week) and on both Sundays I have had really bad pain/tightness in the stomach area.

Could this be due to refuelling the candida or is it more likely that the candida diet has prevented me eating something I may be allergic to and it is an allergic reaction I am experiencing when I break it.

Any thoughts would be helpful as I can't visit my naturopath for another few weeks.

Thank you for your time and consideration

annie


Re: Stomach pain

Posted by Walt Stoll on May 20, 1998 at 11:19:45:

In Reply to: Stomach pain posted by annie on May 18, 1998 at 12:11:36:

Thanks, Annie.

Go to the link: Sugar vs Refined Carbohydrates. You need to know how much your last 10% of being perfect is costing you. It not only is prolonging your recovery by a factor of at least 10 but it is also causing you to be VERY senstitve to going off the diet temporarily. Also, being "almost" perfect will assure that you will still be struggling with this diet years from now.

Use the ginger root juice to get rid of your upper GI symptoms but do not stop doing what you are doing with the Naturopath (soon) and the relaxation. I tend to think that your treatment of the candida is premature till you get further along with changing why you are susceptible to it.

The 100% elimination of refined carbohydrates diet is MUCH more effective than the standard "candida diet" (for elimination of candida) and includes the only parts of that diet that has ever been shown to work.

Walt



You're a star Walt **********

Posted by Annie on May 20, 1998 at 11:25:47:

In Reply to: Re: Stomach pain posted by Walt Stoll on May 20, 1998 at 11:19:45:

Thank you for your comments Walt - now and then I struggle with my willpower over the diet, however, with each attack of stomach pain I become more determined to stick to it.

I will try the GRJ tomorrow - is it OK to use a garlic press on the ginger as I don't have a juicer...

Thanks

Annie


PAIN in the belly

Posted by ARTHUR on May 30, 1998 at 15:56:42:

I am a male in late 40. I am profuselly sweating at all time. I have a doll pain on the left side of abdomen above crotch. It appears that the pain radiates to kidneys, and legs. Legs feel like numb on and off.
Any hint?
**************
Some response to accupuncture.
During theraphy with BIO-SYNERGIC, non contact, CHIROPRACTOR could feel severe pain in the chest, and knees - were weighting a tone.
(non contact - placing palm 1,5 inch from body, other arm acting like anntena, (energy and concentration) - using INDONESIAN technic believe to be called Khalamisada or like.)
****
I am diagnosed with MCS, FM. All symptoms are consistent with diagnosis. Severe joint pains, all tests negative.
Had bursitis of elbow, no organism found.
Skin became very oily (forhead), oil squirts from sebaceous glands. Skin ulcers all over!
Teary eyes spraying like water pistol.
Pain in lower back. Rotating pain around kidneys.(right Left)-no kidney stones.
The spilankers are going to look inside my gut, and stomack.
Had it done year ago. The (Duodendum) peptic ulcer was found. I am almost passing out. No one knows what the hell it is. Had all tests done all negative!.
The past biopsy demonstrated edema and congestion, Dr. GASTRO, stated it is normal. Atopic cell hyperplasia in colon. Had 2 treatments with BIAXIN, Prilosec, Metradonizole. Medication first make it worst, than there was some improvement.
Taking medication make my body feel like shivering.
On restricted diet, otherwise diarrhea.
SGPT at 87 probably due to antibiotics, or dehydration.
Cholesterol went up from 139 to 207.
KETONES were at 40.
Blood pressure went up from 118/72 to 158/108.
No temperature, feels like have fever, and chills.
Severel times had severe attacks -like cramps in colon, which last about 1/2 hr. Unable to do anything, passing stool imposible even feels like. Prostate ok.
Started having severe painful calf cramps, lasting days.
Sweating after eating.
Have bursts of fast and than hanger (and anger).
Can eat chickensoup, baked potatoes, boiled stuff, bread, steak, lamb, yogurt, vegiees (depend), oranges.
Can not eat pizza, oriental, dairy, cheese, tomatoes, mayo,
pineapple, MSG, salt, fruit juices, chocolate, all causes diarrhea.
Banana or apple make me weak and sweaty, almost pass out for about 1/2 hour. Fast sugar?
Non diabetic!
Developed like chronic bronchitis ...started coughing..
My body emits ammonia like smell.
Short memory obvious.
Chest X-rays negative.
No history of asthma or allergies, non smoker!
Gastric reflux negative.
Tired at all time.
EBV was 675, CMV negative.
Can not tolerate any odors, perfume, exhaust, cooking oils,
anything results in dry non productive cough like asthmatic.
Nothing works. What else I can do! What the hell it is??


Between a rock and a hard place

Posted by Linda on May 27, 1998 at 09:20:08:

Dear Walt,

I was introduced to your board six months ago. At that time I was a GERD sufferer with severe esophageal spasms and chest pains. Your help has been invaluable. Unfortunaletly, I seem to have a persistant case of reflux. I am on my third series of GRJ. I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong, but should the gingerroot be prepared with the skin on, and how long after taking the juice should I wait to eat anything?

More recently I have developed a persistant pain in my left chest (outside wall, aspirin doesn't relieve). It radiates down my left arm and my fingers tingle. Also, my feet go to sleep often. I am tired all the time. I have high blood pressure and high cholesterol. Quite frankly, I feel as if I'm on the verge of a heart attack at all times.

Help!

Linda

I don't know if this is all GERD related or something else.


P.S.

Posted by Linda on May 27, 1998 at 09:28:21:

In Reply to: Between a rock and a hard place posted by Linda on May 27, 1998 at 09:20:08:

I have your book and have ordered "The Relaxation and Stress Reduction Workbook". I am working at skilled relaxation, but I haven't been very successful. I'm on a temporary hiatus from my job(daycare).

God bless this board and it's many caring participants.

Linda


Re: Between a rock and a hard place

Posted by Walt Stoll on May 29, 1998 at 10:18:25:

In Reply to: Between a rock and a hard place posted by Linda on May 27, 1998 at 09:20:08:

Dear Linda,

I hope you noticed that I always recommended (with the GRJ protocol) that the GRJ was a way to get rid of the symptoms but did nothing about the causes. Eventually, most people have to deal with the causes or the symptoms will come back.

With the symptoms you are describing, ALL of them are caused by the same basic mechanisms (even the reflux). This is the overwhelming fight or flight storage of stress-effect in the hypothalamus. The only thing yet known that will discharge this is the practice of an effective skilled relaxation technique at least twice a day for 20 minutes (not counting any done within 2 hours of retiring). You should notice that everyhing you mentioned would be clearing up within 3-6 months of the above.

If you want to know how all this is connected, read "Mind as Healer, Mind as Slayer" by Dr Pelletier.

Once you have this under your belt, if you still have questions write again.

Walt



Re: Between a rock and a hard place

Posted by Walt Stoll on May 29, 1998 at 10:20:12:

In Reply to: Between a rock and a hard place posted by Linda on May 27, 1998 at 09:20:08:

Dear Linda,

By the way, you should not eat anything within an hour before to 2 hours after the GRJ. However, with all the rest of your symptoms, how you take the GRJ is probably not the problem.

Walt



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