Client testimonial for addressing reflux by Joe Quigley, Pittsburgh, PA
For 15 years I have struggled with chronic reflux. I have been to many doctors and specialists and have taken large ongoing doses of H2 blockers and PPI medicine over this period of time. The medicine would work for a while but I would have to keep increasing the dose for it to remain effective. The medicine also produced undesirable side effects. Eventually the medicine did not work well even at large doses.
I had a Linx magnetic device inserted around my esophagus sphincter three years ago. This was very effective in the beginning but then the reflux would return due to scar tissue interfering with the magnet. This scar tissue was treated with a surgical endoscopic inflation of the magnetic band. I had this inflation procedure repeated three times, always helping in the beginning with the reflux always returning. While the surgery and the medicine always helped to control the symptoms, I could never escape the fact that the reflux would always return, for me mostly at night.
I was introduced to the work of Norm Robillard via his book “Fast Track Digestion” and began to follow this diet about one year ago. I noticed a significant improvement in my reflux symptoms on this diet and was able to reduce my use of the reflux medicine. While my reflux was reduced on this diet it would still return occasionally at night.
Four months ago I signed up for the consultation service and started receiving more specific advice from Dr. Norm. With a little tweaking to my diet I made very rapid improvements and have now been two months with zero reflux and zero medication for the first time in 15 years! More important I feel that now for the first time I am understanding the root cause of my reflux and feel that this understanding will be of enormous benefit to managing this condition in the future.
It was the consultation service that made the most improvement for me. The suggestions I received from Dr. Norm were spot on and immediately effective. I am very grateful for the opportunity to have this individual consultation service available. In my case it made a big difference. For anyone suffering from chronic reflux, I would highly recommend this consultation service and the books and theories that Dr. Norm has produced.