How to deal with severe Gerd


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Because my revision to bypass was denied I have deal with my hiatal hernia and my severe Gerd. My Gerd is so bad I'm on at least 4 to 5 different meds and I still wake up throwing up acid. My insurance won't cover anything and was told to treat medically. How do you deal with this? My hernia is ok, I can't breathe very wells and have chest pains but it's there. I knew something was wrong when I went to the gym and couldn't do the elliptical. But my dr told me to deal with it now and learn to maintain it. But how?

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Have you tried to look for another doctor? Verify that this doctor is going to do anything for you. It sounds like you have the medical criteria for reversal and they just don't want to do the legwork. I'd get it in writing too, your problems, the medical research and why they are doing nothing.

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Omeprazole is the only thing that has worked for me, a steady daily dose. I missed a weeks worth a month ago and my esophagus is still messed up from it

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@@swimbikerun the dr I have is the only one bcbsil will cover that's near me. He has fought with my insurance since about May to have the revision but nothing. Bcbsil told him there is nothing more that he can do to fight it.

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@@Tootsietoes I just started omeprazole twice a day and it's been doing ok.

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Have you talked to them? I will keep at them until I get someone signed off on it, legally. Get my drift?

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Because my revision to bypass was denied I have deal with my hiatal hernia and my severe Gerd. My Gerd is so bad I'm on at least 4 to 5 different meds and I still wake up throwing up acid. My insurance won't cover anything and was told to treat medically. How do you deal with this? My hernia is ok, I can't breathe very wells and have chest pains but it's there. I knew something was wrong when I went to the gym and couldn't do the elliptical. But my dr told me to deal with it now and learn to maintain it. But how?
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Did you get GERD directly after surgery?


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@havetobestrong yes my gerd started literally right when I got off the table. I still have it but now I'm trying to maintain and learn what makes it worse.

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