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No, I don't feel like I have GERD, I don't feel a burning or reflux in my throat.
Okay, will get an upper endoscopy if things don't improve. The food does eventually move on, so I don't feel it's stuck all the time, just for a short while, especially with certain food. It's a pressure feeling more than pain, with the need to burp (more of a loud hiccup actually because usually I don't feel air coming up/out). I had some spareribs last night and I think that was a no-no and some got stuck, so I'm looking into a good HH diet now. I was just reading that you shouldn't have citrus food or alcohol. I've been having 2 or 3 drinks a day (gin and mixer), sometimes a little more on weekends, so guess I need to cut that out at least for now? Is it okay to stop the alcohol "cold turkey or should I have 1 drink a day for a little while to wean myself off? thanks.
OK, this is a good incentive for me to stop drinking, also to lose weight, as it's killing my appetite, this full feeling most of the time. I'm only about 135 lb but could stand to lose a few. lol Any other dietary recommendations? Soft food?
Can the HH heal - or just be controlled/tamed?
Thanks, ***** ***** I know you're not a therapist, but just thought I'd ask... I'm having a lot of trouble stopping the drinking, which I know you said would help my digestive problems. I've been very depressed since my Mom died last year (she was my best friend), and have no relatives that live nearby, not married, etc, so I guess it's the loneliness that drives me to drink, but I really need to stop since it's killing me now. I just feel sick in so many ways, not just my stomach.
Thanks for any advice.. BTW, I cannot afford therapy at this time. I don't think I could handle going to AA either. I don't feel I'm a real alcoholic anyway since it's usually just 2-3 drinks a day.