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4/22/13 5:07 P

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Hi .. I also have barretts.. . I agree.. I have a harded time with drinks I wanta pop ice tea and coffee But that's the things I need 2 stay away from .and different foods.... Jan..

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1/30/13 2:12 A

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Is the sick an acid related thing or is it visual. I sometimes get very nauseous with some exercises but in relation to visual - Motion Sickness. The Physiotherapist changed some exercises because of this. Also, IF this is the reason, then focus your eyes ahead of you, but not close to you, where you aren't looking up or down.

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My problem is any cardio exercise. I can do pilates without any problems, but if I get on a treadmill I get sick, sometimes for weeks afterwards. It's better if I exercise in the morning before I eat. Even 2 hours after eating isn't always enough.

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8/23/09 3:24 P

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I find it's better if I eat several small meals a day instead of 3 larger ones. As for exercise, I use yoga / pilates poses to strengthen my abs and lower back instead of sit ups or other exercises that push on my stomach. These can push the acid / food back up the esophagus. Be careful with any standing exercises that require you to bend down, these cause the same pressure on the stomach. Try modified versions if you feel you must do these types of exercises. Experiment with what works for you. And of course, nothing beats plain old walking and using hand weights for arm / shoulder strength and toning. Good luck.

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8/20/09 11:59 P

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Hi, Kris, this is a great site isn't it:-)

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I cant bend over after eating for at least 2 hours or exercise to much after eating for 3 hours. I take priloix everyday, just got off protinex which was very expensive. i walk or ride my bike.

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8/20/09 11:45 P

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hi, I think this is a great site and I think it can help me with my acid reflux, I have Barrett's and I am struggling with eating all the wrong foods and I just keep doing it , why, I don't know as I know better. I know that with everyones posts it will help moviate me. i used to read my Bible all the time and then I am so stressed that when I read it it doesn't moviate me to keep reading.I need to learn how to relax again. I work too much and I know it and don't spend enough time on me and on my family. good luck to everyone and am looking forward to all your posts everyday. Kris

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Funny you mention strawberry yoghurt, because that one or peach are the main soothing ones for me. Apricot is definitely out.

Also if you are on meds like Aspirin or Calcium, anti-inflamatories (and some others) make sure they are taken with food. Ocassionally I have had the Aspirin on it's own and had big problems.

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lol i was told to cut out spicy/greasy/fried foods,citrus fruit, smoking, drinking, chocolate, take aways, sleep at an elevated angle.
basically if it has taste. im not meant to be eating it!
i find yogurt and milk is good but it cant be strawberry!

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Glad it isn't anything more sinister. Did Dr give any idea on how to prevent it during that type of exercise?

I had been thinking - may be way off track tho' but some people when they try to lose weight only eat 3 meals a day and not really snack. Perhaps, if you are one of those, you could go for 3 slightly smaller ones and have a couple reasonable snacks - not of acidy things like oranges, tomatoes, pineapple, kiwifruit etc., but something like reduced fat yoghurt instead. Effectively it amounts to 4-5 small meals a day - you needn't eat any more in a day, but you just wouldn't be having such long gaps between meals which in itself can help reduce that acid problem. I actually find that when I have a bit of acid burn now (am on Omeprazole) I have a little bit of yoghurt - that helps to settle it down.

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8/11/09 6:26 A

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been to the dr its definitely acid reflux (runs in the family too!) i also have cardio-vascular catch on occasion because of it. but only appears when really stressed out

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As the others have mentioned, I would go see a doctor 'cause it could be something else. I hope for the best for you.
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Ask you doctor is the party line.



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If you are not on anything for it at the moment apart from over the counter stuff, I would strongly suggest going to the Dr. because it COULD be something else. Even the Emergency Departments have to run tests to rule other things (lifethreatening) out. If it is Reflux, and left untreated with the appropriate treatment it can have some very serious consequences - even leading to Cancer.

The fact that you get this problem while doing that kind of exercise concerns me (I'm coming from a health background), because it COULD be exercise induced Angina. A lot of people treat themselves only to find out to their detriment that it was infact Angina, but they have found out after a Heart Attack.

My Stepfather was one of those. For years he swallowed Gaviscon fairly often, and said it helped. He found out after he effectively died that it was in fact Angina. (The Paramedics/Drs used a defibrilator 7 times on him - a lot more than they normally would!) He hasn't had "Reflux" at all since he has been on Heart meds.

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not on anything for it at the minute, usually i try calm it down with gaviscon or proton pump inhibitors (forget the name) if its really bad but usually if i just relax and eat properly it doesnt affect me ...except when exercising is involved!

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Are you on medication which would be better taken with food? An example would be Calcium Tablets, or anti-inflammatory. If you are on these types of meds and you aren't taking them with food it could exacerbate the problem. The other I would look at would be to look at the timing of food/exercise. Apart from that, I don't know what else to suggest.
(I am assuming you take omeprazole or similar for the acid?)

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I walk or use a recumbent stationary bike for cardio, and for strength training, I select SparkPeople exercises that I can do upright (wall push-ups, etc.) I still have a way to go to my goal weight and am still having GERD issues.

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For a while I found that exercising on my stomach (especially on a gym ball or pillow) or ones where the feet were elevated a fair bit above the head could induce a problem with the reflux, but since my weight has come down I haven't had that problem.

Another thing too, is don't exercise within an hour or so of eating. Also sometimes after eating I would read a newspaper by putting it on the floor, sitting in my armchair and leaning over - I don't know why I never learned not to do it (except it was easier for me to read because if I held it in my hands they would shake too much re Essential Tremors and be too noisy) but the leaning over caused terrible problems with the reflux. I s'pose it is pushing the acids further up the digestive tract.

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i dont know how bad everyones acid reflux is, but does anyone else have the problem of exercising and then having to stop cos of acid reflux or after exercise the acid reflux getting really bad?
im trying out various different exercises to see which ones irritate my acid reflux and which ones dont. has anyone found exercise that doesnt influence your acid reflux?

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