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    Acid Reflux Advice for An Elderly Cat Mandu

    I am having trouble swallowing, and if anyone has a nice home remedy or ideas, they would be so apprecaited.
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    Gary, acid reflux doesn't cause trouble swallowing. I have acid reflux and it causes really bad heart burn. I was living on antacids until the doctor diagnosed the reflux. Now I take Protonix and it takes away the burning. What other symptoms do you have besides the trouble swallowing?

    Mary

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    Do you notice any pattern to the trouble, does it seem to happen with only certain foods? Are you also having trouble breathing, or just swallowing? This is worrying, as this is how my mother's diagnosis of ALS (Lou Gerhig's disease) started.
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    Gary, if it's truly acid reflux, you can buy papaya enzymes at GNC. Chew three of them and it'll get rid of the burning and they taste good, too. I tried Prilosec, etc. and none of them worked as well as the enzymes and you'll get immediate relief. However, if you're having trouble swallowing, then that's something else entirely and you should see a doctor immediately. I sure hope you feel better soon and that you'll keep us updated.
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    Gary, maybe it is your diabetes telling you to get your food re-evaluated.

    Talk to your doctor and maybe lay off the buffets for a month or two.

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    Gary,

    Heart burn and trouble swallowing are two different problems.

    Heartburn means you have a problem with your pyloric valve (pie-loh-ric) that keeps your gastric juices in your stomach. When you eat spicy, too much and lie down you get that 'blow back' that makes you miserable.

    For trouble swallowing you may want to see a doc, just to be on the safe side?

    Good luck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RICHARD View Post
    Gary,

    Heart burn and trouble swallowing are two different problems.

    Heartburn means you have a problem with your pyloric valve (pie-loh-ric) that keeps your gastric juices in your stomach. When you eat spicy, too much and lie down you get that 'blow back' that makes you miserable.

    For trouble swallowing you may want to see a doc, just to be on the safe side?

    Good luck!
    This is exactly what I was going to say. Gary, please get to the doctor as soon as you can. You do a marvelous job of taking care of the cats and you have to take care of Gary too. Please update us on this.


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    Gary, another possibility is a hiatal hernia. My dad had one and he had difficulty swallowing. Best to get to a dr. and have it checked out.
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    What everyone else already said.

    Gary, please let us know how you are doing!

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    This is nothing to mess with Gary - I speak from experience. I wouldn't want to have to tell you some of my horror stories to scare you in to going. Just get to the doctor like everyone else said - Please???!!!
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    Difficulties from swallowing can all kind of trouble- from a bad cold to Parkinson. If it stays that way go see a doctor.

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    Gary, whatever the problem is, I think it's a good idea to cut down on the fatty things, and also drink a lot of water - that's always good.

    Take care, and get an appointment with your doc monday morning. I hope it's nothing serious.
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    I HAVE AN APPOINTMENT WEDNESDAY AT THE MEDICAL CENTRE FOR MY POOR SWOLLEN DIABETIC FOOT, AND THEY ARE GOING TO DO A SIME SWALLOWING TEST.
    ITS WAS BAD YESTERDAY , I BOUGHT US A SOFT ICE CREAM CONE, BUT COULDNT FINISH IT, AND SWALLOWING MY MEDS WAS A REAL CHOIR.
    OH WELL, COME WAHT MAY MY CATS ARE GOING TO BE TAKEN CARE OF AT THE PAMPERED FELINE FOR LIFE
    THE RAINBOW BRIDGE FOUND HOTEL ANGELS HAVE A NEW FRIEND IN CORINNA.


    ALMOND ROCCA BATON AND ELLIE ANGELS ARE GUARDIANS TO ETERNAL KITTENS ROCC-EL AND T TEEN ANGEL, ALMOND ROCA , VLAD , PAWLEE , SPRITE. LITTLE HEX, OSIRIS AND ANNIE ANGELS.
    EBONY BEAU TUBSTER AND PEACHES BW SPIKE & SMOKEY


    NOW PRECIOUS AND SAM ARE TOGETHER WITH ETERNAL KITTENS SAMMY ,PRESLEY, SYLVESTER AND SCRATCHY JR , MIGHTY MARINA, COSMIC CARMEN, SAMSON ,UNDER KITTY AND SUNKIST AUTUMN & PUMPKIN.
    MIA AND ORANGE BLOSSOM ANGELS HAVE ADOPTED TUXIE , TROOPER , SONGBIRD AND LITTLE BITTY KITTIES MIA-MI BLOSSOMER, TUXEDO AND DASH AS THIER ETERNAL KITTENS.
    PRINCESS JOSEPH AND MICHAEL ARE CELEBRATING 19 YEARS AS LUCKY FOUND CATS

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    Quote Originally Posted by catmandu View Post
    I HAVE AN APPOINTMENT WEDNESDAY AT THE MEDICAL CENTRE FOR MY POOR SWOLLEN DIABETIC FOOT, AND THEY ARE GOING TO DO A SIME SWALLOWING TEST.
    ITS WAS BAD YESTERDAY , I BOUGHT US A SOFT ICE CREAM CONE, BUT COULDNT FINISH IT, AND SWALLOWING MY MEDS WAS A REAL CHOIR.
    OH WELL, COME WAHT MAY MY CATS ARE GOING TO BE TAKEN CARE OF AT THE PAMPERED FELINE FOR LIFE
    Oh please don't talk like that you will be fine, and I am glad you have an appointment.
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    Fingers and paws crossed that everything will go well at the appointment, Catmandu.
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