Re: [gardeners] Watching it rain, again

George Shirley (
Tue, 25 Feb 2003 20:29:33 -0600

At the present time I am avoiding another script for anything. I take
seven prescription meds a day now, some of them times 3 a day, others
times 2, and only 2 times 1. I am taking a generic over the counter
zantac, 75 mg, twice a day. I see the doctor again in April and if I'm
not doing well they may prescribe a stronger med.

I'm doing pretty good if I avoid lots of tomato products, stay away from
chocolate, and keep my caffeine intake on the minimum side. Like you I
can tell when I overindulge though. Doc tells me overeating is one of
the worse things to do with GERD, makes it easier for the acid to reflux
evidently. Since I've been losing weight I've pretty much given up


Ron Hay wrote:
> Hello, George,
> What kind of medication did your doctor put  you on? I find that with
> taking Nexium, twice a day, I can eat just about anything except much
> chocolate.
> I cook with canned tomatoes and tomato paste all the time with no ill
> result. I just have to be dead certain that I don't eat anything
> containing chocolate the same evening, or woe is me!
> I find nuts a tough customer, too. But for the past 14 months or so
> that I have been taking Nexium, I have found it to be a godsend.
> In the event I do overindulge a bit, I pop a prescription Zantac
> before going to bed, and that seems to work very well, too.
> I hope yours  will soon be under control as mine is now.
> Ron