Thank You, Acid Reflux Group!
Thank you, thank you, thank you to all those who were kind enough to share your experiences and suggestions with me regarding the acid reflux post from November. I can’t stress enough how wonderful it is to have a forum like this where you can discuss your health and get the kind of feedback I received. When you read that others are going through the same thing, it takes away some of the stress. I suddenly didn’t feel crazy anymore. That alone is worth a thousand virtual high-fives!
Latest update: the holistic approaches I took unfortunately weren’t helping ease the pains I was experiencing. (I was put on probiotics and enzymes.) So I went to a new doctor, ruled out some other stuff (because I was finally told acid reflux is a symptom of something else happening in your body) and got a new plan of attack—finding and going after my allergies.
I can’t even tell you how relieved I was to learn that all of my symptoms were confirmed as allergy issues by a real, honest-to-goodness allergist. I went in for a bunch of blood work a couple of weeks ago and hopefully this week I learn what pesky foods and airborne allergens are messing with my body. I’m ready to have my energy back! I despise the bloating and the itchy throat! I’m hoping by next week I’m a brand new woman. As long as they don’t tell me I’m allergic to air…or kale…I think I’ll be a happier person. And then I can really get back to my fitness goals.
I urge you all to keep pushing if your instincts say the doctors’ hypotheses aren’t cutting it. I didn’t want to just Band-Aid my issues and walk away. I wanted answers. And, by golly, allergies are important y’all! Trust me! —Tish