Monday, February 4, 2013

back at URGENT CARE and no more acid reflux?

So I went back to UC. today because once again i started to feel horrible. They made me take this medicine in like an inhaler to help open up my airwaves. It didnt really help, but the inhailing part sure helped and the medicine in it. I was asked if i wanted to take an inhaler just in case and i said yes. also the doctor told me there was probably no need for acid reflux and that i could eat dairy again if i wanted to, because I havent had it for 2 weeks no so it cant be the dairy because i still feel like shiittt! >:( But I think I will give my yogurt and cottage cheese another week break until i am completely back to my old self. I dont want to risk it. Also this week i am sticking to avoiding the foods i posted yesterday..escept for today :/ i was soooo sad and happy that i could eat dairy again and wheat that i had a piece of toast with cream cheese! uggghhhh. i hope i feel okay. Well she also said to take SYRTEC for post nasal drip? Has anyone ever suffered from post nasal drip? any tips? Thank you.

Trying to cure my acid reflux

Before it gets worse. I think right now my acid reflux would be considered moderate. I dont think I have it as bad as some people write about..It is moderate in the sense that blocks my air way passages, or so it seems like and makes it very stressful because i panic for air. I was doing some reading. I dont want to take prescription meds all my life or even for 30days like my doctor prescribed. I was watching a video from docto mercola and was reading Marias blog and both agree that taking any of prescription for GERD can actually cause your body to become addicted to these drugs(not a shocker); therefore, I am going to try and treat it and hopefully cure it through diet along with supplementation.

I ordered:

Licorice root supp.
marsmallw root supp.
Sleppery Elm.
digestive enzymes.

I forget what other supplement i ordered. Anyhow, they should be here in less than 3 days. They are suppose to help with gerd and i am hoping they can help me. Along with that I am also going to be restrcitive with my diet:


dairy (besides eggs and whey)
red meat
cooking foods in too much oil/ or no oils
spicy foods
minimize and slowly stop drinking coffee in the morning(today i had 1 cup)
tomato based products
all nuts/nut butters

i am going to emphasize veggies for dinner and decrease animal protein at night. I am going to stop eating anything past 7pm, but preferably 6pm. I will make sure i go to be feeling slightly hungry. i.e. empty.  I am also going to have smaller meals 3-5 meals throughout the day and not ever feel "full" because every time i used to feel full in the past, my tummy troubles would come back you know, i sued to complain a lot of tummy aches, so im sure thats how my GERD flared up.

OKAY...WISH ME LUCK! PLEASE..This is like a major lifestlye change. 360!

Saturday, February 2, 2013

IT'S not about losing weight anymore. It's about living.

HI guys,

I have decided after much much thought that I really need to change my diet. After suffering for so long with my throat issues, I realized that its all about food. Food can be our friend or enemy. Not just weight loss and weight gain, but over all well being and for me, the food I am eating is KILLING ME. yes. It is. Bluntly speaking-my food is killing me. As you may have read, I may have GERD and currently I am on prilosec and tums every day. i cannot tell you how scared I have been of eating lately. I eat ofcourse, but every bite i take I freak out because I am scared i will eat something that will trigger my mucus to thicken again in my throat and cause me to start panicking for air.  It is really NOT fun! TRUST ME! It is so bad I have done so much reading that i have decied that i will be avoiding:

FATTY FOODS (i GERD doesnt go hand in hand with fats)

I am extremely sad. I am soooo sad you cant even imagine. I used to live offf tons of yogurt and cottage cheese just 3 weeks ago! I would eat tons of almond butter and peanut butter daily with almost every meal! I would eat french toast some morning and wraps. I LIVED OFF THIS STUFF! I would walk my booty 45 minutes to trader joes just to get 4 tubs of greek yogurt! I am seriously terrified at how bad this whole mucus thing has been and still not recovred completely.

I will be eating whey protein. Also eggs arent completely out, but very limited only for my baking.

I dont know when I will recover and if i will have the guts to eat any of the above foods again. I am scared. It was the worst weeks of my life. I never felt so scared in my life.

Friday, February 1, 2013

Ive been off the wagon for so long its hard to get back on

It just got worse as winter break ended. I just somehow cant get my shit together nowadays. (sorry)
Not to mention, if you remember well, I have been sick for two weeks making it incredibly frustrating . I had a very hard time swallonig and breathing for two weeks, which got worse the second week. I was up all nights till 3am and waking up at 6am (only about 4 hours of sleep every night) then i would wake up wheezing and crying and just so stressed out because I couldnt breathe. I was at the ER but they wouldnt see me because i had no insurance and they had told me it would take up to 12 hours for them to see me so i left and never got seen. I was also at my university's urgent care and they didnt know much. I got x-rays and heart scan but everything was "good". I am now taking everyday :

prilosec (because they think i have GERD, which causes build up of mucus in throat which cant be coughed up it just settles there in the throat causing your throat to close up i.e. this is where breathing is disturbed and anxiety come in because not being able to breath causes panic/anxiety)
Robitussim( every 4 hours)
TUMS (at every meal)

I was also taking benadryl and mucinex last week, but stopped after they told me that those would only dry me up which would not help with the "PHLEHM" in my throat
The first ttime at urgent care, they even had to give me shot that ended up putting me to sleep for almost two hours because I was just so anxious i felt i could stop breathing any minute

 I got prescribed tons of things which I am not taking plus i was having the worst sleep patterns and eating patterns because i couldnt eat at certain times and when i could eat, it would be the wrong things because by that time i just wanted to eat before my swallowing got back to worse again. Its been rough and the scale has proven that and so how my stomach. I am now 113 lbs, which I have never been. I had maintained being 110lbs or less up to last year and all my life had never been over 105ls some months up to 110 but always been a low number so as you can see, its been a rough winter break. I am also back to school and this week was my first week, which was the worse because i was so sick i had to ask my employer to let me have the week off and also had to drop two courses i was going to take. It's BEEEN ROUGH! Not to mention my boyfriends coming home pretty soon sometime next week or so (soon) and I am just a mess right now. I havnet been to the gym either which has made it worse because the gym is like my best friend, but my breathing problem has kept me away from it. I am glad it is finally friday though hopefully I can recover and be back to 100% me. I am still a bit sick but my breathing has improved. Well that's my story of why I have been off the wagon. Its NOT FUN!

Have a great weekend though! <3

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