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Acid Reflux-Help!

Discussion in 'Support Subforum' started by blackle22, Jan 22, 2017.

  1. Cap'n Spanky

    Cap'n Spanky Well known member

    Hi Nick! Very sorry for the issues you're having related to your esophagus. Mindbody issues are a bitch! While my experience is not the exact same as yours, I was on heavy PPIs for several years and was able to completely off and I credit that to Dr. Sarno. I do occasionally take a famotidine, but frankly, I don't consider that to be a big deal.

    My advice is worth exactly what you're paying for it... :). But my suggestion would be to take a close look at Alan Gordon's Pain Recovery Program and apply it to your issue. http://www.tmswiki.org/forum/painrecovery/ (Pain Recovery Program)

    I've been going through it and re-going through it diligently for a chronic fatigue issue I've struggled with recently. To me, Alan's program is modern approach to TMS with concrete steps to get better. It's not just good for TMS, but for your overall well being. I'm a very big fan.

    Good luck on your journey, Nick!
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  2. Nick5049

    Nick5049 New Member

    Thank you so much! I will try my best!
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  3. Mazinio

    Mazinio New Member

    Hey Nick,

    I'm sorry to hear you have been going through this. I have had all the same symptoms as you for the past year. It started off with a dry cough that progressed, now I have throat tightness, a tickly menthol type feeling when I breath, inflamed vocal cords (LPR), horse throat, coughing, belching, hiccuping and tightness in the chest area. Seems to get worse the longer the day goes on too. I also find myself constantly swallowing my own saliva (a reaction to the inflamed throat).

    I am waiting for an endoscopy which I am worried about due to what they might find but I hope it could also put my mind at ease.

    However with my track record and TMS I'm a thinking that it is a mind body disorder.

    I'm hey familiar with TMS as a long term back pain sufferer which I got on top of after years of pain by hearing about John Sarno and TMS. This time it is inside my organs so has a completely different feeling and I must not be 100 percent convinced it's TMS.

    How have you gotten on since you last posted here. Any improvements? Any words of advice? This goes out to everyone else too. I'm in a crappy place with this right now and could use a pick me up.

    Thanks all!
  4. progrickey

    progrickey Newcomer

    How have you been with the chronic cough? Any improvement?
  5. Mazinio

    Mazinio New Member

    Not great unfortunately. My symptoms for much worse and I burp 100 times a day and swallow saliva constantly. Coughing is still going on along with a bunch of other symptoms including pain under my left rib cage too. I got an endoscopy done and I am still waiting to speak to the doc but it looks like severe gastritis so my stomach is inflamed and needs to heal. No matter what I eat or drink (even water on an empty stomach) I immediately start to burp. Frustrating but am going to have to take a mind and body approach. Basically de-stress and reprogram my thought patterns and then I guess I need a dietary plan.
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  6. progrickey

    progrickey Newcomer

    I am sorry to hear about your struggles. My main symptoms are a constant cough sensation that brings on coughing. I hardly ever cough while sleeping so that seems to point towards TMS. I understand about dealing with multiple symptoms, I am dealing with a chronic off kilter dizziness sensation along with the cough for a few months now. Sometimes my own body movement causes me to feel motion sickness. Hang in there, we will get better if our minds can truly accept these things.
  7. Nick5049

    Nick5049 New Member

    Hi Mazinio!
    I am so very sorry for the late reply. Initially, I followed Spanky's advice and read and re-read my way through the pain recovery program. I felt like whenever I needed to burp, repeating the phrase "I am safe, not in danger, and this is just my brain being weird" over and over in my head actually alleviated some of the symptoms. In addition, I started meditating for ten minutes a day just to breathe. I would say that this started working very well and I saw large improvements until I started having about an equal amount of good days and bad days. Unfortunately, I had a rapid string of family tragedies and "fell off the wagon," so to speak. The whole issue came back with a vengeance. Currently restarting what I was initially doing and hope for the best. I do think this is TMS, and the more I deal with it the more I am sure. I sincerely hope you are doing well and seeing some improvement!
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