Of The Reader Comments (NOT TO BE CONSIDERED A MEDICAL SOURCE)
by Pete on Apr 01 2010 00:07:10
It's been interesting to see that there are so many people who suffer
from GERD etc. I've been struggling with GERD for a couple of years
now and it seems to come and go. The first episode that I had, felt
like what they say a heart attack or angina attack feels like which
sent me down a path of anxiety and panic attacks. I had the standard
heart tests and they came bacame okay which helped calm down the anxiety
and panic attacks but not the other symptoms. That's when my doctor
said it was most likely GERD and recommended Zantac for now. I was doing
great until this past month. It started up again which is almost the
exact time that it started last year. That's when I remembered to take
Manuka Honey. I had used it before when I had an ulcer and it healed
in about two weeks. I can't believe that I had forgotten about taking
it after having had such success with it before. I've just started taking
it again and am noticing improvements. I'm hoping it works for GERD.
If any of you are interested in ivestigating the benefits of Manuka
honey check out this link: http://manukahoney.com/resources/research/index.html
I guess it's like anything else, what works for one may not work for
another but it's not overly expensive to try so why not? If it works
for you, the benefits are amazing. I hope this may help someone.
Posted by Marely on Mar 18 2010 22:45:14
Hi Marge, Teacher and Brad, I'm no doctor, but I have been dealing with
acid reflux for 10 years. I take prevacid on and off. It has worked
really well for me. I have gone without prevacid for years at a time,
just by watching what I eat, keeping my weight down and eating my dinner
at least 3 hours before I go to bed. However, in the last 6 months,
I got too relaxed with my diet and I was put on medication for slow
thyroid. I developed LPR, another version of acid reflux that is not
fun and it's much worse. For LPR, I have been taking 30mg. of prevacid
twice a day and I'm supposed to do it for 6 months. Today, I went to
my 6 week follow up with my ENT. She was very impressed with my improvement.
The treatment is working and she was very proud of me for making the
diet and life style adjustments. She thinks that if I continue to follow
all the indications my throat might heal before the standard 6 months.
I'm pretty happy and encouraged to hear that. I'm even used to my bland
diet. Marge: I'm no expert, but I know it is not a good idea to just
drink water when we have acid reflux. Our stomachs produce acid even
when we don't eat and we need to put something in our stomach to absorb
it. I don't know if you couldn't tolerate food or what happened, but
even a slice of bread would help absorb the acid from your stomach.
The Prevacid works, but it takes 3-4 days to give results. When I first
started it, I was told to take Mylanta, tums or maalox at the same time
for the first 4 days. Prevacid 30 minutes before a meal and mylanta
after a meal. For me, prevacid kicked in like on the 3rd day and that's
all I take now. The bottom line, at least in my experience; is that
once we get diagnosed with acid reflux, we have to always be alert,
avoid all the acid triggers as much as possible, have smaller meals,
always have our dinners 3-4 hours before we go to bed, watch our weights
and exercise regularly. Acid reflux can be controlled. Some times we
relax like i did and then we have to rely on the medications. I agree
that aloe vera helps, but, not when it is too late, like in my case,
my throat was so burned I couldn't drink anything with flavor for a
while. I also started taking probiotics and enzymes to help digestion.
My doctor told me today that probiotics are a GREAT idea, but enzymes
are a BAD idea because they cause more reflux. OOps! I didn't know that,
I read on the internet that they were good. I guess I'll check with
my doctor first next time I take something like that. Good luck to all,
hope you can all find relief.
Posted by Brad on Mar 16 2010 11:32:58
My mother thought she was having a heart attach and after many tests
it was acid reflux. She did take the purple pill for a short time but
after reading the long term side effects started researching natural
options. She has found that Aloe Vera juice works wonders. She has not
had an attach in two years and feels all over better taking 2 oz a day.
She hasn't been sick either and says it's because the aloe is an immune
builder as well. It has actually healed the problem not just masked
it. She gets it at www.marketamerica.com/bl and has tried several but
likes this one best.
Posted by TEACHER on Mar 16 2010 09:44:46
10 years or more, I have suffered. Everything from the burning, chest
feeling like it would EXPLODE, sitting up sleeping with pillow stacked
up, elevating the bed, BRAT Diet, Prilosec, Nexium 40mg twice a day,
vinegar, losing weight, meditating...it's awful! They did an endoscopy
and found that I have a moderate hiatal hernia. Great! Seems I was born
with it but never had any problems until 10 years ago as I started getting
majorly stressed with school and gaining weight. I ate a lot of spicy
foods, red sauce, love chocolate, coffee, tea, and yes, I smoke. So
quit it all and still had the acid problems. The Nexium works miracles
for me. I can take it once a day, 40mg for thirty days and then as little
as one every other day to keep the acid away. I can eat what I want.
The Prilosec is good but if I stop it, look out! Even for a day!Now,
I am in South Korea and they gave me two prescriptions, one I had to
beg for because they say that their policy is to refrain from medicication
until an endoscope is done. Well, I've already had an endoscope and
told them the findings, they won't budge. There is no Nexium or Prilosec
here, so I have been taking rantidine like crazy! I discovered tonight
that my bottom teeth have all eroded at the inner edges. I suppose because
of taking too much Zantac or the acid. My tongue also has a whitish
color. My throat just looks inflamed and it burns like crazy. I find
that ice water helps and soy milk in ice. I promise myself to start
exercising again, stay away from spicy foods and try the BRAT diet as
much as I can stand. I am just paranoid that if they run more tests,
who knows what they will find or want to try like surgery or maybe they'll
find esophageal cancer. I tried vinegar, but that made it worse. So
I will continue to try to lose weight and get Prilosec from the U.S.
Like others, what bothers me is that medicine only masks the problem.
Seems the states did not think the hernia was too bad. I have been told
over and over that it's the weight. We'll see...maybe I will try some
of the other things I have read on the website for a more natural remedy.
Thanks to all for sharing your stories!
Posted by Marge on Mar 15 2010 18:30:49
I'm desparate. I had a stomach virus over the weekend. It started out
like a acid reflux attack but evloved into a full blown stomach viru.
Throught out the entire time I continued to hav the acid boil up into
my throat. No food, just water but still the acid. My stomach is swollen
up under my breast bone. I'm feeling some better but the acid continues
to boil up into my throat when my only intake is water. I had prevacid
that I took, to no avail. Even doubled up. Please help......
Posted by Marely on Mar 11 2010 18:25:57
Mo, You have a lot of the same symptoms I had, I got pretty skinny pretty
fast too, but my LPR is slowly getting better. Only an ENT doctor can
tell you if you have LPR. GI doctors usually miss it because they can
only see below your throat into your esophagus. My esophagus was fine
too and my barium swallow normal, The ENT doctor will insert a tube
with a camera through your nose, and in seconds tell you if you have
LPR or not. Google LPR so that you can learn all about it. If you have
it. You'll most likely need a double dose of Nexium. I take a double
dose of prevacid 30mg each. I am now able to eat more stuff. I don't
have to live on smoothies and oatmeal anymore. However, I do follow
the acid reflux diet very strictly and I eat dinner 4 hours before I
go to bed.. That is helping me recover faster.
Posted by MO on Mar 11 2010 14:23:34
I enjoy reading everyones posts. I am in the same boat but they cant
figure out what is wrong with me. I had an episode after eating pizza
one night where I started coughing so bad and hacking up white phelgm
and they had to rush me to the hospital because I couldnt breathe. ER
doc said you have GERD see a GI doc. So I did that. He scoped me said
no reflux. I ended up at the ER again for breathing issues said probably
bronchitis. PUt me on breathing treatments, amoxicilian, inhaler, predisone
for 5 days. Finally got rid of that after 2 weeks, but developed a swallowing
problem. My pulmonary doc sent me to a speech pathologist who said VC
look good, mucus looks good might be LPR due to some swelling in espho.
I saw my GI doc again he said he didnt think it was LPR but sent me
for a barium swallow and sent me to a neurologist. MRI is next week
with neuro. Barium swallow came back fine. Saw my family doc yesterday
she gave me an allergy medicine to take, I am taking nexium (per GI
even though he doesnt know if I have LPR) also taking ativan. Still
having issues eating, swallowing. Symptoms mainly are choking feeling
(comes and goes) constantly clearing throat even after water I am literally
not eating much at all because i start coughing so bad and choking and
it scares me. I live on smoothies, some fish, some veggies. Maybe eat
once a day. Dropped 10 pounds if not more in 2 weeks and I can't afford
to lose any weight, down to 97 lbs. 5'4", 34 y.o. female non smoker.
I have tried natural stuff, not sure what else to do. I am so frustrated
and hungry and dehydrated I dont know what to do. I just tried to eat
a light fat free yogart and my throat got tight. Been tested for food
allergies too. They are checking my thyroid and I still think it is
LPR. Aggg someone please help before I waste away to nothing. thanks
Posted by Marely on Mar 07 2010 08:57:25
Nana, Here's another link. http://www.holistichelp.net/blog/a-metallic-bitter-taste-in-the-mouth/
Please note that menopause can also be a cause of bitter taste in your
mouth, as well as candida overgrowth among others. Someone else talked
about candida on this blog. I also run and I'm in a very healthy weight.
I have menopause to look forward to in the near future. :-(
Posted by Marely on Mar 07 2010 08:43:49
Hi Nana, If I was you, I would find another GI doctor that could give
me the endoscopies sooner than 2 months. Unless your GI thinks it's
not urgent? I am a worrier too, and for me, waiting 2 months for a test
is way too long. If I didn't stay on my doctors, they would still be
telling me I was suffering from panic attacks instead of being treated
for LPR. It's easy for them to say, try this and come back in 6 weeks.
meanwhile, I kept ending up in the ER because my LPR was giving me the
globus syndrome and I couldn't breath or swallow. Be proactive with
your doctors and inform yourself. Just be careful when you read stuff
because a lot of diseases share similar symptoms and we don't want to
scare ourselves and end up thinking we have cancer or another deadly
disease. I found a link about chronic bitter taste, if you match the
way it tastes to you it might tell you possible causes. You might have
read it already. http://www.wrongdiagnosis.com/symptom/bitter-taste-in-mouth.htm
Posted by Nana on Mar 07 2010 07:32:59
Marely, No, I'm a new nana. My endoscopic is 2 months away because that's
the earliest the gastro could schedule it....busy guy, I guess.:( ENT
ordered an MRI for nerve damage? and some more blood work. MRI looked
fine....,my zinc level is low-average. He discharged me and sent me
to the gastro doc. Gastro gave me an initial exam, ordered stool and
bloodwork and scheduled the endoscopy and a colonoscopy. Stool and bloodwork
ok....white count in the low-average range. He gave me a whole bunch
of samples of Zegerid. I felt WORSE taking that so I stopped 2 weeks
ago. I am not overweight, do not smoke or drink, and run 4 to 5 miles
daily. (am currently going thru menopause) I am and ALWAYS have been
a worrier :( Again, my primary symptom is this BITTER taste in my mouth
whenever there is saliva present. The only time it is not noticeable
is when my mouth is dry (when I am sleeping or running)Eathing is great
while the taste of the food is in my mouth but as soon as I swallow
and the saliva starts digesting, the bitter taste comes back with a
vengeance. :( :( :( I am SOOOOOOO frustrated!
Posted by Marely on Mar 06 2010 22:18:16
Nana, are you the same Nana that was diagnosed with acid reflux and
was fixing it with the cider vinegar? First of all, I'd like to suggest
that you stop thinking about having cancer. This kind of thinking is
just going to stress you out, make you produce more acid and have more
heartburn along with anxiety. Why don't you tell us what your doctors
told you? Especially the ENT doctor? That way maybe someone in this
blog can have more information to help you. I suffer from LPR: http://www.entnet.org/HealthInformation/GERD-and-LPR.cfm
My ENT doctor was the only one that could find it. Did your ENT doctor
actually checked you for LPR? If you still have chest pressure and heartburn.
My opinion is you still have acid reflux problems and your esophagus
needs to be looked at. Why are you waiting 2 months for the endoscopy?
I am taking prevacid 30 mg. twice a day for my LPR. I follow a very
strict diet to prevent acid reflux, but it will still take 6 months
for my burnt throat to heal. I still have 4.5 months to go, but I can
feel a little better every week that goes by. My ENT doctor said that
in order to get cancer caused by LPR, you have to have severe untreated
damage for a long time, like 2 years at least. Hope you find out what's
going on soon! Just knowing what I have has taken my anxiety away.
Posted by nana on Mar 06 2010 20:56:29
I originnally was treated for oral thrush...since I have had a constant,
daily, bitter taste in mouth! I have had numerous blood, urine, and
stool samples...nothing out of the ordinary. I am scheduled for an endoscopy....TWO
months from now. I have been prescribed Zantax, Prevacid, Protonix,
and Zegerid. NOTHING seems to help with this bitter taste. (By the way,
it is NOT there until I have saliva in my mouth...no problems once I
am asleep) I DO have heartburn and chest pressure since taking these
medications but no relief from this horrible bitter taste. I have seen
my GP, and ENT, my dentist and the gastro doc. I am very concerned that
there is an underlying cancer here???? Any advice?
Posted by Irma on Mar 01 2010 21:23:40
I've suffered with acid reflux for over 5 years now. I drink pure Aloe
Vera juice at the first onset of acid reflux. It immediately relives
my discomfort. I purchased it from wal-mart, it can be found around
the pharmacy area. I drink it straight, but you can add it to juice
or water. I originally bought it because I heard it was good for the
stomach and digestion. It really helps with acid reflux. I don't have
my gall bladder anymore, so when I drink it my bowels will move freely
the next day. Other than that pure Aloe Vera juice is good for acid
reflux. It works for me.
Posted by katie on Feb 27 2010 00:35:59
YOU GUYS!!! okay I had bad diarreah, horrible acid reflux (had to go
to hospital so bad), vomiting, pain, it turns out it is CANDIDA!! please
look into this, tons of people have it and PHD's will not give you the
time of day about it cause they just want to shove you full of antiacids,
which make it WORSE!You have to go to a natural MD!!!!! you need stomach
acid! After I was on the stomach pills/ppi I got even sicker, itchy
ears, allergies, dizziness,brain fog, head aches, all sorts of stuff.
Search the web for candida you will find tons of stuff, it mimicks (sp)
all sorts of disorders, I was told I had like ten things by the end
hahaha!! I feel it is my duty to educate people about this because I
got so sick I almost lost my life and PHD's would still not do a thing
but pump me full of prescriptions! Have you been on antibiotics?? I
was on a lot plus birthcontrol and it through my body out of wack! Please
research it, if I have hepled one person find the answer I have done
Posted by Adam on Feb 24 2010 06:36:02
beware of NSAID's also... actually....caution should be used against
others drugs like clonazepam and others as well... I was on that almost
10 years ago for anxiety and wish i was never on it. Now I believe they
only contributed to my GI problems... natural alternatives like theanine
serene with GABA can be used for reducing tensions... there are many
natural herbs for anxieties... drugs might do it but then other problems
will start to develop... not worth it...
Posted by Adam on Feb 24 2010 06:11:16
check to see if you have H. pylori and if so... then there are a few
"bombs" you can use to eradicate them: Manuka Honey, probiotics,
turmeric, monolaurin, omegabrite, grapefruit seed extract,sangre de
drago, mastic gum, broccoli sprouts...
Posted by Marely on Feb 23 2010 17:30:34
Fortunately, I've never had side effects from the Prevacid. I've taken
it on and off for 10 years. Right now, since I'm on the double dose,
I am taking digestive enzymes and acidophilus probiotics along with
following a very strict reflux friendly diet. So, I have not had any
issues with moving my food so far. Although I like and prefer natural
remedies. At this point, my throat is burnt from my LPR and I need to
rely on my ENT doctor to help me. I don't want to end up in the ER anymore.
I feel better since I saw her 4 weeks ago. Hopefully the treatment will
work. Natural remedies are good, but some of the could also be expensive
and I've heard some of them can also have side effects. In a few months,
when my throat is better, I will try the ACV because I'm intrigued by
the testimonies. I know Aloe Vera, licorice and Ginger are good for
Posted by Adam on Feb 22 2010 20:03:45
I've been on PPI's for maybe 7-8 years. PPI's give me so many side effects(Poor
concentration/mental fog, blurred vision, dizziness, anxiety/panic attacks,
cramps, disturbed sleep/insomnia, chest pains, nausea, headaches/migraines,etc.
I've been on everything from prevacid to nexium to prilosec) and deplete
the hydrochloric acid that the body needs to properly digest food leaving
food to stay/rot within you. You can give yourself a PH level test.
A natural alternative that I follow now is taking: Metagenics Endefen,
Metagenics Glutagenics, Soluble and Insoluble fiber, Ultimateflora 50
billion cultures, slippery elm bark, orange peel extract(if no ulcers).
A table spoon of baking soda in glass of water usually works for me.
Try SANGRE de Drago and Una de Gato/Cat's Claw for stomach ulcers! some
other items you can check out are:cabbage juice! pepzin GI, mastic gum,
marshmellow herb, MSM and catnip, MANUKA HONEY, golden seal root, olive
oil?, enzymes, meadowsweet, carrot juice, Zinc-Carnosine, Licorice,
Chamomile, Bladderwrack, Fenugreek Seeds, Wood Betony, aloe vera, mullein,
raw cabbage and potato and celery juices, Barley Grass, Deglycyrrhizinated
Licorice or DGL, Apple Cider Vinegar or ACV, Probiotics, Pickle Juice,
L-glutamine powder, Coconut, Lavender tea, ginger tea, Ultra Flora IB,
Ultra FloraPlus...Go to your Natural Vitamin shop for your ailments!
Posted by marely on Feb 20 2010 20:32:25
Also, on top of my double daily dose of prevacid, I chew on a maalox
tablet before I go to bed if I feel any extra burning on my throat or
chest or if I am not sure if something I ate was acid reflux friendly.
I usually eat with with a drink of water with a little bit or apple
juice in it. I warm it up a little, the warm liquid makes the throat
feel better. Don't forget not to lay down or go to bed after you eat
for at least 3-4 hours. My husband also raised the head of our bed by
6 inches. I'm really trying to get better sooner than 6-9 months. And
i will never accept to take any pills on an empty stomach that might
make me back flow my stomach acid into the throat when I run, I love
running. I'll take synthroid before lunch time or something. I've heard
as long as you are consistent on how you take it, the dose can be adjusted.
Bottom line, LPR sufferers, we need to stick to our medicine, diet and
have a lot of PATIENCE.
Posted by Marely on Feb 20 2010 08:04:21
Chris, Sorry to hear that the PPI medicines haven't helped you (yet).
I was told by my doctor that Nexium, Prilosac, Protonix and Prevacid
are supposed to do the same work. However, I've used Prevacid for regular
reflux for 10 years and it has always worked for me. I think I developed
silent reflux or LPR after I started taking synthroid last October on
an empty stomach with 8 ounces of water and then I went running. I like
running in the mornings. I say this because I never had any issues until
I started on that pill and I remember tasting the medicine as I ran.
The diluted pill and water were probably splashing back into my esophagus
and throat as I ran. I started having the sore throats 3 weeks after
starting synthroid. LPR can cause your throat to have spasms which is
the "globus" syndrome that makes you feel like chocking. Then
you start feeling anxious and this cause you panic attack symptoms,
which adds to the pressure on your neck and feeling like you can't breath.
My doctor put me on a very low dose of clonazepam which is like Xanax
but less addictive and longer lasting. All I take is .5 mg a day (middle
of the day) this medicine helps with the spasms and prevents the added
anxiety that makes things worse. I take 30 mg of prevacid in the morning
and 30 mg. at night. This has allowed me to start eating again and has
taking the choking away. I have to say that I have followed the reflux
diet very strictly. I avoid every food I have to avoid, coffee, chocolate,
spicy food, fried food, tomatoes, peppermint or any other tea, no soda
or alcoholic beverages. I take digestive enzymes (papaya) and live culture
yogurt to help digestion. My throat is still sore, but i don't choke
and I don't feel that lump stuck in my throat any more. 6 months seems
like a long time, but, I'll be patient and follow the diet. It beats
the other option. If you haven't seen an Ear Nose and throat Doctor
yet, I'd recommend that you do. They can go in with a camera through
your nose (doesn't hurt at all) and they can see in seconds weather
you have silent reflux or not. Remember, most people with LPR don't
have heartburn symptoms. Don't give up. Keep talking to your doctors,
if you fell something is wrong with you, then you are probably right.
We know our bodies better than anybody else. I initially was told that
I was just having panic attacks or depressed (ER doctors), but I kept
making the doctors look and got my diagnose. This took a lot of my anxiety
Posted by Chris on Feb 17 2010 09:15:31
Marely, that is exactly what I feel. I have gone to doctors and they
keep sending me prilosec, nexium and other and those have not relieved
my symptoms. They said I have some burns in my esophagus and throat
(vocal cords) I have the postnasal drainage and the feeling my throat
closing lately. I do not feel that much burn in my chest sometimes a
bit but almost nothing. Reading blogs like this I've found out that
is the Laryngopharyngeal reflux I may be suffering from. A friend told
me to try prevacid and I see that it works for you. If you have any
other advise in your diet or medicines (like the one to relax you and
muscles) please let me know. Doctors seem to not care at all. It has
become very annoying specially at night sometimes when I am sleeping
my throat feels like closing and I wake up scared. Any help will be
Posted by judy on Feb 15 2010 12:09:39
I have been having breathing problems for about 5 years now. I have
seen 15 different dr's and a hand full of specialists and they all say
something different. I have never had heart burn but I have to constantly
clear my throat and often it feels like my throat is closing off.My
voice has changed and I now sound very nasily. My inner ears itch and
so does the roof of my mouth. When my throat starts to feel like its
closing off, my chin itches. sometimes I scratch so mutch that I actually
draw blood.. The last year or so I have been having alergy like symptoms.
I have been tested for allergies and they say I have none but the running
nose and stuffed up feeling tells me otherwise. Has anyone experienced
the inner ear,chin and roof of the mouth itching?
Posted by Adam on Feb 09 2010 17:27:37
I have been on prevacid, nexium and prilosec a couple years each...
adding up to maybe 7-8 years total. Even Kapidex last year which gave
me crazy chest pains and made me think i was going to get a heart attack!These
drugs only MASK the problem and only treat the symptom. Ultimately they
do NOT solve the problem and you'll end up being on these drugs for
the rest of your lives unless you realize that they're actually making
things worse in the long run. PPI's will make you vulnerable to developing
other sickness as your defenses are weakened. Remember... The drug companies
make money when your sick. Prilosec, nexium and other PPI's kill the
good bacteria/enzymes that your body needs to properly digest food.
You will become malnourished because of these drugs. They are very dangerous
long-term as they will stop vitamin and mineral absorption. ie. vitamin
B, calcium, etc. They can even cause hip fractures in the elderly. This
needs to be taken care of naturally. First of all, you must cut off
all fried food, fatty-foods, take out food like Mcdonalds/burgerking
and other killer-food, cut-off alcohol altogether, avoid spicy foods,
tomato sauce, pizza(yes, i had to give it up), chocolate, smoking, caffeine
etc... Yes, this is where you embrace the straightedge lifestyle ;-).
Your diet Must change. Go to a Natural Vitamin shop and purchase yourself:
Metagenics Endefen, Metagenics Glutagenics, Soluble and Insoluble fiber,
microflora 50 billion cultures and also see what they have for heartburn.Ex:
slippery elm bark(one of my favs!the natural rolaids/tums), orange peel
extract(if no ulcers). There are natural remedies for this. No need
to be on these drugs, which actually make things worse. A table spoon
of baking soda in glass of water usually works for me. also: Apple cider
vinegar. Try Sangre de Drago and Una de Gato/Cat's Claw for stomach
ulcers! and cabbage juice! some other items you can check out are: pepzin
GI, mastic gum, marshmellow herb, MSM and catnip. Go to your Natural
Vitamin shop for remedies for your ailments!
Posted by anna on Feb 07 2010 13:30:57
I started on Omeprazole, and wow, what a difference! I thought I had
volca nodes, my throat and speaking voice was so bad. Within a week
I could hear the difference. Now I'm going to do a home treatment and
see how it goes. I think high doses of vitamin c at bedtime have probably
been the culprit. Will do the vit. c after breakfast, when I'm up and
use the vinegar too, if needed...
Posted by marely on Feb 04 2010 20:58:50
Sorry, I forgot to mention. The name of my disease is silent acid reflux
or Laryngopharyngeal reflux. It's silent because it usually doesn't
call heartburn. Symptoms are: Hoarness, Thick or too much mucous in
your throat. Chronic throat irritation, chronic throat clearing, chronic
cough, globus sensation(you feel something in your throat), bad taste
in your mouth in the morning. Besides the prevacid I've got a medicine
that tranquilizes me and is also a muscle relaxer.
Posted by Marely on Feb 04 2010 20:52:09
I've suffered fro acid reflux on and off for the last 10 years. Prevacid
has been wonderful when I get it bad. But I can normally control it
with diet, exercise and not laying down for 3-4 hours after I eat (especially
dinner). A few months ago I started getting sore throats, laryngitis
and ear pain along with postnasal drainage. Since it is winter, I assumed
it was a cold and so did my doctor, I went through 2 treatments of antibiotics
and nothing helped. I has a bad attack on january 5th, were I was having
dinner while I was drinking peppermint tea. I immediately felt my throat
closing on me and heaviness on my chest. I couldn't breath right. I
ended up in the E.R. after heart and lung tests were clear, I was told
I had a panic attack, but I should see my Gi doctor since I suffered
from GERD. The endoscopy came clear, no big damage on the esophagus.
I still has the chocking sensation and difficulty swallowing, burping
etc. i was put on a double dose of prevacid and it helped a little although
my symptoms weren't explained. I saw my ENT doctor. She ran a fiber
optic tube through my nose and looked inside my throat and stuff. She
said I had so much damage from acid reflux that it was causing my throat
muscles to contract (spasm) and that's why i felt like I was being choked.
She double my prevacid dose and told me to follow a bland diet. I'm
happy to know what my problem is after one month of anxiety. The only
bad news is that it might take up to 9 months for my burns to be cured.
Posted by rose on Feb 02 2010 16:21:40
I was wondering if anyone has experience bad acid reflux and burning
in their esophogus after a dental procedure ? I have acid reflux and
GERD and the last two times I had my teeh filled and some bonding done,
I had the worst case of burning in my throat that lasted for over a
week. I was just curious if anyone else has experienced this or if it
was just coincidence ?
Posted by MrSerge on Jan 28 2010 00:14:05
Acid reflux. Coming out of acid reflux. My story may be able to help
some of you. They say that acid reflux is caused by poor eating habits
and or bacteria in your stomach. Right before my episode with acid reflux
I was eating healthy, in perfect shape and had my perfect work hard.
Once day, I stared having all the symptom of acid reflux and no one
knew what I had. This went on for months. I forced my doctor to check
for Helicobacter pylori. which I ended up testing positive. I got omeprazole
(Prilosex) plus 2 antibiotics. 4 pills a day for 14 days. After the
treatment my stomach was hitching and I still had a hard time eating.
I was still creating too much acid so my doctor give me again omeprazole
(Prilosex). I refused to be on any drug and I knew that the omeprazole
(Prilosex) was not the answer it was just a bandage without dealing
with the root of the problem. This is what I did: I knew the Key out
of this was: I need to keep the body alkaline, the bad bacteria don't
like an alkaline environment. I stop take the omeprazole (Prilosex)
and starting taking a of Jarro Dophilus EPS (can find it in health store).
The 3rd day I started to feel the difference. I was able to eat more
verity of food. Aloe vera juice before every meal Eating every 3 hrs
small meal. No row vegetable - fresh steam vegetable only and protein.
No oily or greasy food at all, not black chocolate , not alcohol, no
caffeine, no soda and not spices in your food. Avoid hot water, somehow
my system does quite down with colder drink and food. I eat protein
and green 3 time a day and a lot of low fat low sugar organic yogurt
as snack and all day. I take 4 pills a day of Jarro Dophilus EPS . One
pill 45 min before every meal to help my stomach and intestines get
their natural bacteria back while controlling the excess of acid the
stomach is creating. Drink the pills with hot water It makes swallowing
the pills easier. I drink Apple Cider Vinegar (2 table spoons in 0.5l
drink of water) throughout the day with a lot of water. I don't mix
the protein & green vegetable with fruits. Sugar create more acid
so I am very careful with the fruits I eat (low sugar index fruits only)
and I don't eat any carbohydrate for the same reason. I recommend: Cranberry
juice-Prune juice (the sugar free type mix with H2O) 2 tea spoons of
honey mix with water before eating. Avocado-apples-banana-melon-walnuts-almonds-tofu-sweet
potato-fish-Grilled chicken (legs grilled) easier on your stomach. Not
red meat at the beginning it is too hard on the stomach. Camomile tea
help digestion process. Stop eating 3hrs before bedtime. I sleep with
your upper body higher than the bed level almost in a semi sitting position.
I don't lift weight or jog because I was creating too much acid and
it was giving me some palpitation. (yes, the doctor said that the palpitation
have nothing to do with acid reflux-there not connected-well doctor
have news for you everything is connected and how can a super athlete
with no hard problem get some palpitation every time his stomach create
too much acid). To avoid the palpitation, I ride my bike slowly without
too much effort, and also walk. I make sure I space out my workout throughout
the day. Now I am getting better and I know you can be acid reflux free..it
take time and patience. I am almost certain that a lot of us will test
negative for every test on the planet regarding stomach bacteria but
small bacteria such as Escherichia coli-E-coli and other don't really
have a test for them and you could have something in your system putting
your stomach out of balance. So fight back by drinking Apple Cider Vinegar
to clean your system and work on increasing the growth of the good bacteria
your body need. Mediation is a must in the healing process Good luck
to you all.
Posted by Kristina on Jan 26 2010 12:53:04
Charlene I was reading your post and it breaks my heart to know you
are not feeling good. You need to go on the brat diet for a week bananas
plain rice applesauce and toast. help get those stomach acids to rest
then introduce other foods back into your life SLOWLY> dairy and
gluten sounds like the source of your problem especially with the blood
you have been experiencing. Talk to your dr about celiac disease. Hope
this helps with allieviating your pain
Posted by TOny on Jan 20 2010 00:11:39
I have Had Gerd for about 1 month now i am about to go see a specilist
cause it does not seem to go away ..i ve been on a diet for a month
now no alcohol or any acid foods and it kinda went away. i have been
eating just food with alot of protein like chicken,turkey,fish,wheat,yogurt,granola,oatmeal,and
water. I worked out and played soccer last week and it seem that burning
sensation came back . IS there something i am doing wrong? and Will
this last for the rest of my life? I was taking prataprozole and now
i am just taking prilosec .
Posted by Michigan on Jan 13 2010 09:41:42
Charlene if your case is that serious you need a hospital. A sign of
blood is a sign of a very dangerous condition and you need to seek proper
medical treatment. If your parents cannot afford healthcare they should
check into state aid for you. Blood coming up is an emergency situation
and by law the hospital should not be able to turn you away. My situation
is very very similar to yours. I have had the probs for years, been
on many numerous meds, migraines, joint pain, etc. Tried lot of natural
remedies and adjusted my diet. When mine got out of control my doc gave
me a new drug called KAPIDEX. It worked. Best of luck to you..and PLEASE
seek medical attention for your condition. Go in there spitting blood
if you have to...someone needs to pay attention and help you.
Posted by Charlene on Jan 09 2010 01:01:55
Hello, my name is Charlene. I'm 17 years old (as of December 15th 2009),
and I was diagnosed with Acid Reflux when I was just an infant. I've
had it pretty bad all my life, so acid had always been a problem...
for a long time, though, when I was fairly young, it was not. Then,
about around nearing Middle School--say, 3rd to 6th grade--it got much
worse. I have always had a fairly poor diet, but I was put on a prescription
and eventually the issue completely went away. Years later at the age
of 13 (almost 14), I came home with pain one day and a whirlwind of
downhill health problems have happened in the last 5 years (or so) since--joint
pain, and such, though I had been improving my diet, exercising, and
all. My stomach has gotten completely poor these last 4 years especially--at
first, it was just joint pain, muscle pain, migraines, but then my stomach
messed up. They've done every test on me possible (berrium-related things,
CT scans, MRIs) and found nothing. No one can be bothered with my illness,
whatever it is. A few months ago, though, I experienced the worst possible
Reflux/stomach acid episode I've had yet: for days (this happened before
I came down with H1N1, coincidentally), it just burnt horribly. It is
happening again now. I can see bits of blood constantly, and nothing
I take works. I was put on Nexium recently and my parents couldn't afford
to get it refilled, and it seems this episode happened suddenly, without
diet being the reason (I had checked what might cause it, the only common
thing was I felt like I had a flu bug), and I am not sure what to do.
The Medical Center can't do anything for me, and I have tried Maalox,
Pepcid (pill AND chew), Gaviscon (four of them), Pepto Bismol (the pills),
and my usual I have been taking for years--Zantac 150. I know taking
the Zantac is bad, but it was all I had that helped the acid. And it
USUALLY worked... but this episode and the one before it a few months
ago, it stopped, like everything else. ... Now it's going on the...
fourth day of this, I think? I've slept very little. Not even a full
hour ago, I tried the Apple Cider Vinegar cure as directed, drank it
all, ate a few plain crackers with it (I've hardly eaten anything--the
blood and acid in my throat is too bad for me. I'd like to say I'd throw
up--I've tried, it... won't allow me to), and I *thought* it was helping.
... Now I realize it's starting to come back up, any the other herbal
remedies I've read about (apples, etc.) that we could afford/do have
in my home I have tried, to no avail. We called my Doctor, and I'll
have my Nexium (I hope) if my parents can get the money for it in a
week, but I feel like by then it might be too late. I realize this is
long, but I am at my wit's end. I have no idea what to do, or where
to turn to. For reference I live in the United States, DE, and we're
far from any neighbors here or family help. Is there *anything* left
I can do...? Anything at all...? (I've cut cola and any and all possible
acid-producing foods or drinks out of my diet already, and did so earlier.
I'm trying to keep hydrated as well, but it's hard.)
Posted by Heidi on Jan 08 2010 00:26:09
Apple cider vinegar is great I agree as well, along with my Zantac but
for instant relief for when the pain is unberable I use PEPTO BISMAL
it really coats it pretty quick. I am one who get excrutiating pain
in my back and chest and it feels death is upon me! I must sit up and
it will slowly slid back down and still persist in smaller waves. Good
luck to all I wish one of u were here to hold me while I cry because
I'm out of pepto and it's 130 in the morning.
Posted by Marty1981 on Jan 05 2010 19:16:27
i have been having symptoms for the past several months that include,
hoarseness, sore throat ( both more severe in the mornings)scratchy
or itchy throat, itchy chest, burning in the throat and chest. Have
had a throat us and came up normal am going to see a ent doc soon, i
just want some relief, i keep worrying about cancer, would love anyones
Posted by Pardeep on Jan 04 2010 16:46:29
i have had breathing problems, i feel like i have to yawn to get in
a full breath of air and it feels like there is a "glob" or
something in my throut and chest. I am a sixteen year old girl and this
started about 6 months ago and just got worse today. I think i may have
avid reflux but am not sure, the shortness of breath is making daily
life very hard and i feel like i have the health problems of an old
person at the age of sixteen, SOMEONE PLEASE HELP! I AM DESPERATE!
Posted by Denecia on Dec 27 2009 02:49:38
you all of you that suffer with acid reflux my prayers are with you-i
too suffered with acid reflux i woke up one morning with extreme pain
in my upper chest and my back it felt like i had a balloon in me being
blown up pushing out my back and upper abs it hurt so bad-this continued
to happen for about a couple of weeks-i had all kinds of test done-until
one night i prayed that God would send me to a doctor that could tell
me what i had-i am thankful to God that the next doctor i saw told me
what i had-he prescribed zantac and another medication-as soon as i
took it-i had instant relief i am not a meds person either so after
finding out what i had it gave me opportunity to pray specificly about
acid reflux or GERD-i was told i had a serve case of GERD- i was in
my late teens when this started i am now 31 and i have not had another
attack since i was 20 and then when i felt it coming i drunk a coke
a cola i had a big burp and i yet to show signs and symptoms of having
had GERD it baffled the doctors-to all of those who do not want to take
meds try prayer first-it does work i took a couple of pills and knew
i could not do this the rest of my life -when i began to pray it all
started to go away i count myself healed
Posted by Barb on Dec 21 2009 12:01:40
Megan, your symptoms sound like my gallbladder attacks. See a doctor
and get an ultrasound. I had about 5 attacks before I went, but once
I had it removed, it was great...no more pain and I could actualy go
back to eating some foods aI had been missing. I also have GERD and
take prevacid daily, but those attacks were not fromn the GERD, but
Posted by Rob on Dec 19 2009 23:08:36
I suffered acid reflux for years and was on and off omeprazole during
that time. However, I recently discovered the main culprit behind my
acid reflux episodes--gluten. After a particularly bad episode of acid
reflux after a meal of wheat noodles, I eliminated all foods containing
gluten. Now, I very rarely have acid reflux, gas or bloating as long
as i stay away from gluten. Some of you may be needlessly suffering
from acid reflux because of an intolerance to gluten and you don't know
it. I was also motivated to change my diet so I could get off the proton
pump inhibitor. Reducing stomach acid with proton pump inhibitors may
have the unwanted side effects of a proliferation of bacteria in the
gut (the acid kills the bad bacteria) and reduced absorption of calcium
and vitamin B12. I actually came down with an infection in the sigmoid
colon that required antibiotics, also my teeth enamel was mysteriously
eroding (the stomach acid never came up to my mouth). I suspect the
erosion of my tooth enamel was either due to celiac disease (intolerance
to gluten) or a side effect of omeprazole, both of which can block absorption
of calcium. See your doctor, change your diet and stay off the proton
pump inhibitors if you can!
Posted by larry email@example.com on Dec 18 2009 22:37:44
I laid down to sleep to night ,and was awakened by the worst acid reflux
in my intire life.All the way up my throat,coughing and allmost choking.I
just stood up took in small amounts of water an a few ice chips a tespoon
of honey and latter a cup of green tea with a table spoon of honey sipping
it very slowly.I am getting some releaf now but I think I will sleap
in the recliner to play it safe.
Posted by sharyn on Dec 10 2009 12:16:20
it doesn't cure it but sipping boiled water PLAIN the minute a hint
of pain starts will make the gas come up in about 10 minutes. no meds
Posted by Megan on Dec 10 2009 04:15:02
I've had Acid Reflex for about a year now.. I don't get it every night,
and it's pretty inconsistent.. Speaking of which, it's 5:07 in the morning
now and I haven't gone to bed YET due to the extreme pain.. I took MaaloxMax
around 12:30 am and took 3 Tums around 3:30 am.. Still very miserable
I took 2 Advil just a few minutes ago.. I'm planning on setting up a
doctors appointment tomorrow for this, I'm only 19 and already feel
like I'm falling apart!.. The pain I feel is a severe sharp disconfort
in my upper abdominan and it feels like it's in between my chest.. When
it gets really bad it radiates to my back and I can't find any relief
in standing or sitting.. Complete misery!.. With all the information
I've researched it said it's either GERD or gallstones?.. My father
has issues with this as well.. he told me to drink seltzer water and
warm water to relieve myself.. but now I read Carbonated drinks are
a big no?.. great.. I really want to avoid being put on medication at
only 19 so I'm figuring out home remedies... but you see, I thought
milk wasn't good for acid reflex.. cause it seems to me everytime I
have chocolate or some kind of dairy I get the pain.. ahh help me! :/
Posted by Csaba on Dec 08 2009 22:07:55
Forgot the website: http://www.salvus.hu/
Posted by Csaba on Dec 08 2009 22:06:13
I'm 27 , and couple of years ago I was diagnosed with acid reflux 4
years ago, back then I was living in Hungary. The doctor started me
on medication but since I hate taking pills I was looking for an alternative
solution. Hungary is rich in thermal(spa) water, and these can be purchased
bottled as well to drink for their health benefits, and some of them
do/did MIRACLEs! One small glass in the morning helped to reduce the
acid in my stomach and get rid of all the symptoms. Now I live in Canada
and didn't have symptoms for a year, but 3 days ago it started to come
back and now I feel fucked, don't know what to do... I wish this natural
remedy was available for anyone, if you would like to know more about
this method (maybe look for something similar in your area) look at
this website (it's in hungarian, english, french and german)... With
drinking this water didn't have to give up any of my favourite foods!drinks
because of this damn disease.
Posted by Toni on Dec 01 2009 15:34:15
I'm sorry, I got the generic acid reducer from FAMILY DOLLAR. Anyway,
I had heartburn symptoms that were bad, but not always super severe.
Major flare ups were rare. I seem to be doing better, and the generic
tablet helped a great deal with my latest heartburn issue.
Posted by Toni on Dec 01 2009 15:32:40
I don't know about Zantac, but I just got an acid reducer from Dollar
General and my stomach feels so much better. :) I am so happy. After
buying bananas (which didn't really work for me), and Pepto (which only
worked a little after a few doses), the one genetic tablet did the trick.
No pain. I don't know if this will work for anyone else, but it did
for me. Of course my symptoms were not nearly as severe as some of what
I've read and I kind of doubt some people have acid reflux. Some of
it looks like severe stomach ulcers or some other type of issue. In
any case, drinking a serving of vitamin water and the tablet combined
with eating small meals (rather than big meals and overeating) seems
to be doing the trick for now. I'm also going to try and drink chamomile
tea and see how that helps.
Posted by susanne on Nov 30 2009 20:28:57
2 months ago I have been diagnosed with acid reflux. I went to a pulmonologist
thinking that something was wrong with my lungs because of the pressure/
discomfort in my back. He prescribed omze...20mg which worked great.
However, my mom urged me to have an endoscopy to make sure it's really
reflux. The GI doc switched me to Nexium 40mg and another medication
for the night. Nexium actually worsened my symptoms. My throat became
so hoarse and itchy that I could not sleep at night. I discharged myself
from Nexium finishing the other meds. I'm not against meds and I know
that many people have been taking them for years. Reading this thread
has been interesting for me. I just feel so frustrated because my diet
is not bad. I do not eat processed food, junk food, etc. However, I
haven't been able to give up coffee entirely. I don't smoke, take drugs,
drink etc. but I really like my coffee and an occasional glass of wine
with dinner and most of all chocolate. Will this ever go away. I'm only
Posted by Lana on Nov 25 2009 12:36:15
heather, get checked for a hiatal hernia.
Posted by *heather* on Nov 24 2009 16:53:22
I have been suffering from severe acid reflux for 8 yrs now. When I
was 15 I was taken to the ER because the pain in my chest was so bad
I thought I was having a heart attack. Of course I kno what causes this...red
sauce, mexican food, fried or greasy foods, alcohol, and the list goes
on and on. I have constant heartburn but the biggest issue I am having
is the attacks that cause so much pain it feels like someone is pulling
my ribs apart. It is unbearable, and I often throw up all the contents
of my stomach, drink a cold glass of milk and sit on my couch and cry
for a few hours until it goes away. I am planning on trying the apple
cider vinegar, I realize it works for heartburn but for the pain I do
not kno. I am wondering if it may be my gallbladder because of the intense
pain, or some other kind of acid deficiency. is nice to kno other people
go through this,( people often do not believe this pain is so intense)
though I would not wish this pain on my worst enemy. If anyone knows
a relief for the pain it would be greatly appreciated.
Posted by me on Nov 22 2009 13:08:25
you should NOT take peppermint if you have reflux. this is a well-known
trigger of reflux. just google "peppermint" and "reflux"
to find out all about it.
Posted by LyrikalSykness on Nov 12 2009 05:40:55
I have had Acid reflux for 5 to 15 years. FENUGREEK will coat the lining
in your stomach, and esophagus, preventing damage from excessive acid.
GINGER ROOT will soak up acid, and help prevent ulcers, and stomach
pain. PLAIN YOGURT will help regulate your digestive system, as will
DATES, BANANAS, and PAPAYA.
Posted by Brian on Oct 23 2009 19:58:36
Lisa, The reason your acid reflux is worse in the summer may be due
to allergies. The drainage that can come from allergies cause acid reflux
or make it worse. I was diagnosed with a hiatal hernia several years
ago, but if I treat my allergies, I do not have too many problems. Diet
is a huge part, but things have also gotten better since I've seen a
chiropractor. My chiropractor explained if the area of the spine between
the shoulder blades is out it can make symptoms worse. I take no meds
at all now and it has all been due to diet, chiropractor visits, and
controling my allergies.
Posted by Lisa on Oct 22 2009 07:38:29
Hello guys. I've had acid reflux for over ten years.I'm not on any meds
but i can tell you what has helped me. First when I get an onset I pray.
Then I take apple cidar vinegar or enzymes. Mine normally comes if I've
eaten spicy food or if I've lied down before food digestion. It mainly
hits me in the winter time.As long as the air is warm for some reason,
I don't get it.In the winter I leave the heater on,keep my neck covered
with a scarf,and try to sit up high when I'm sleeping.Sometimes I can
catch the erosion coming up and I hop up out of bed before it gets worse.It's
important to sit up right away.I pray each and every one of you is healed
from this.God bless you guys and I hope I offered some helpful methods.
Posted by Linda on Oct 21 2009 13:02:27
I\\'m 58 and just found out the acid reflux I have is from the Actonel
I was taking. Has anyone tried the calcium citrate 250mg which supposedly
tightens the valve to the stomach. I was put on protonics but I decided
to take myself off of them because of the issues people have in the
future. Can I use the Apple cider with the meal even after I drink a
cup of ginger tea? Are you trying more than one remedy at a time?
Posted by Candy on Oct 20 2009 11:18:40
Alyssa, when I read your post, I thought of me. I too was diagnosed
with acid reflux years ago. Vomiting became a daily issue for me. When
I was pregnant with my second child I had morning sickness for the entire
9 months, and it continued on daily until she was 16 years old. Yes,
you read that right. I threw up daily, sometimes several times a day
for 17 years and Drs. could never figure out why. Mine too was of mixed
colors, sometimes whole foods, you name it. Three years ago, I met an
herbologist. After talking to her, she suggested the problem may be
my gallbladder. I went to Dr. Hulda Clarks website, and read how to
do a gall bladder cleanse, as I did not want to go to a Dr. and have
it removed. It took me 5 cleanses, 3 weeks apart, but after the 5th
cleanse, I was no longer vomiting at all, let alone daily, and my acid
reflux was gone. Just recently has it come back and is giving me trouble,
so this past weekend, I did another gall bladder cleanse. It will take
a few more I know, because I am once again, passing gall stones. Last
night I was up all night with HORRIBLE acid reflux, and vomiting. That
is what brought me to this site, to see if there was some herbal remedies
I could try while I am in the midst of these gall cleanses again. You
may not have the same problem I did, yours could be completely different.
However, it might be, so I felt compelled to share my story. I hope
you find relief soon, I know how "lovely" this condition is.
Posted by Anonymous on Oct 20 2009 00:54:35
Hi Alyssa, your condition seems serious than an acid reflux. Any kind
of blood or tissue vomiting means something is going wrong. you should
take it seriously and definitely go for an internal ultrasound because
it will pinpoint the problem. You should look for some better place
for checkup if you are not comfortable with the clinic you went to.
Eat very mild and non fried food AND GO for a thorough checkup!
Posted by alyssa on Oct 19 2009 03:03:42
I have been diagnosed with acid reflux for four years now- now that
I know all of its sympoms, I know it has been way longer. I remember
when I was younger always throwing up a little in my mouth... never
thought too much about it- thought it was normal!? I also developed
asthma about two years ago (which is awesome when your twenty haha).
I did not have time to read through all of these comments, but I am
wondering if anyone else throws up as often as I do? Ive never ever
meant anyone who has had these symptoms. Once in a blue moon i get heartburn.
When it comes to the vomiting it is horrible, I have thrown up every
color of the rainbow, some things look like scabs, some looks like fresh
blood, some looks like just insides, like tissues, and one time when
it was really bad it looked and tasted like pepper corn.... i know gross.
It ended up getting so bad that I had to get an ultra sound, during
the ultra sound she said I had to get an internal one right away, and
also said it was pretty standard- I just don't buy that, why wouldn't
a young girl be told prior that something so violating would be happening?
I never found out the results, the receptionist decided to be crazy
and call me and my boyfreind repeatedly, screaming at each of us because
I had missed an appointment- which was thier fault bc they gave me a
gallon of water to drink quickly befor the appt. and surprise surprise
I ended up throwing it all up! Anyways, has anyone else ever been through
this, or know why they would need to do internal?
Posted by Feli on Oct 11 2009 10:27:20
Last night I went to a party & had a couple of wine coolers, some
tamales with chile & chips. Then when I got home & went to sleep
I woke up in the middle of the night with a huge lump in my throat.
It felt like it was holding back fire. My throat was tight & I had
to sit up 2 breathe right even though I had a fan right in my face.
I stayed up all night dealing with the pain & now it still hasn't
gone away idk if I have acid reflux but now I'm starting to cough &
I keep swallowing I feel like I need to burp, but cant. I get nauseated
a lot & am sensitive to most foods, but the heartburn & sore
throat usually only happens after I vomit. Does this sound like a mild
case of acid reflux or something else?
Posted by Katie on Oct 07 2009 00:13:55
I've found that a change in diet and trying to destress has done me
more good than the Nexium 40mg I was perscribed has. Not to mention,
I found the long term effects it can have so I'll be sticking to the
natural stuff and personally am going to try calcium citrate. It tightens
the valve that lets the acid out of the stomach. You're supposed to
take 250mg after each meal and before bedtime.
Posted by nana on Oct 05 2009 13:51:21
i was just daignosed with acid reflux, did a bit of research, the water
and apple cider seems to be working along side tahitian noni juice its
a micracle it helps your digestive system work properly,i eat a lot
of bannanas, dring a lot of water eat low fat plain yoghurt and stopped
eating all the spicy stuff and i know im gonna be ok! try it!
Posted by Jer on Sep 30 2009 08:39:26
olive oil cures heartburn i don't know if it cures acid reflux but i
would try it. i have had heartburn for nearly ten years sometimes it's
pretty bad. about a month ago i stated taking a tablespoon of olive
oil after i eat and i have never gotten heatburn since. i feel free
from my acid stomach. for more information google olive oil for heartburn.
Posted by Leslie on Sep 29 2009 19:11:31
I am nearly eight months pregnant and out of nowhere two days ago I
was suddenly struck with acid reflux. My throat was on fire, I was salivating
and gagging and I could not lay down or it got worse. I slept sitting
up all night. It reoccured last night and I know it will be here again
tonight. I tried drinking tons of water and milk and taking extra strength
tums..... I want to try the apple cider vinegar just want to know if
its okay to take if your pregnant and also here any other safe for pregnant
people remedies PLEASE HELP I miss sleeping
Posted by amie on Sep 26 2009 23:12:51
It is comforting in a good way to know that all of you understand what
we go through! I feel like doctors and other people dismiss GERD as
not being a big deal. When I have big flare ups, I am crying from so
much pain! I am also glad to know that effects the medicine can have
on you over time. I did not realize this! I am going to try all the
remedies you folks have suggested and pray to the Lord that He can help
me change MY DIET!! Thank you so much for the feedback and suggestions!
It's comforting to know you understand!
Posted by Ashley on Sep 23 2009 19:25:36
Just like many of you I am suffering from GERD as well. I recently went
to the doctor for my problem after suffering with heartburn for a few
years. It just started to get worse.. trouble swallowing, breathing,
chest pain, fast heartbeats, and sore throat. My doctor prescribed to
me a new drug called Kapidex. I have only been on it for a month and
it seems like its starting to help. I don't want to be on medicine for
the rest of my life (i'm only 23!!) so i want to try and get it under
control with stress management, eating slower, and smaller meals. Plus
the help of some of these remedies. Going to get some apple cider vinegar
and try that tonight.Thanks for the help. Glad to know I'm not the only
Posted by Livya on Sep 23 2009 06:23:02
David--can you direct us further to websites or places to "do our
homework" about this? Thanks.
Posted by Mia on Sep 22 2009 16:12:07
Been suffering from severe acid reflux for about a month now. I constantly
feel a lump in my throat and swallowing is painfull. I have nausea and
burping nonstop. EVERYTHING gives me heartburn even water. I go to sleep
with heartburn and wake up with heartburn even though my last meal of
the day is @ 6 p.m. I avoid spicey foods, stopped drinking, stopped
smoking, no caffeine. Went on Prilosec and that didn\\'t work. Dr. gave
me Zantac to take along with Prilosec and that didn\\'t work. Dr. then
gave me Nexium 40mg and still nothing. Doubled the dose to 80mg which
somewhat works but I started having these episodes where I breakout
in a cold sweat, my heart starts beating really fast and I feel really
anxious. NEVER felt like that in my life. Someone recently suggested
taking Persimmons tea and it works great. I take a shot of it 2x a day
and no heartburn. You make it from persimmons ginger root and cinnamon.
Posted by Claris Macdonald on Sep 20 2009 22:14:12
Okay... really don't know what is going on ..... but the cost was thirty
Posted by Claris MacDonald on Sep 20 2009 22:12:44
Something happened to part of my comment, but my cost for a 30-day supply
of Zegerid, after insurance and the coupon, was .
Posted by Claris MacDonald on Sep 20 2009 22:10:31
I have recently started on a medication called Zegerid. It inhibits
the production of acid in the stomach. It is expensive, but you can
go on zegerid.com and get a coupon that comes off your out-of-pocket
expense. That brought the cost for me for a 30-day supply, after insurance
and the coupon, down to . Getting relief from this feeling of a lump
in my throat and having to clear my throat all the time until it is
raw is priceless!
Posted by David on Sep 20 2009 02:14:33
This is going to sound extremely counterintuitive considering many people
in america experience acid reflux but the problem in many cases lies
not in that you are producing too much acid but that your stomach is
not producing enough acid to digest food. Hypochlorihydria (i belive
thats how its spelled) is one of the most underdiagnosed conditions
in america and many people are not aware of it< even your doctor
is probably not aware as they rarely test for it. The proliferation
of antacids (meds and over counter) merely exacerbate the problem long
term as they shut off the stomachs ability to effectively produce acid
which then can lead to malabsorption of food which believe it or not
can easily go unoticed. One indicator that you may not produce enough
acid is vertical ridges in the fingernails (among many others). Its
a very interesting topic. A zinc deficiency alone slows the bodys production
of acid as well as a B vitamin deficiency. Stress and a host of other
conditions also contribute and of course its not enough for example
to just take B vitamins as they require HCL to activate them so that
they may be absorbed ( activated or methylated forms of B-complex are
available which bypass the need for stomach acid and go straight to
the liver for processing) whats also interesting is that most people
are also deficient in magnesium which ALSO requires enough stomach acid
to apply a "charge" to the mineral so that it may be absorbed
and interesting enough magnesium is an integral player in insulin production
and usage. theres much more to it but some of you will be able to infer
the cascade of events that can happen from low acid production. incidentally
diabetics are almost always deficient in magnesium. Im not a doctor
or medical person and there is A LOT of info ive left out as this is
definitely not a complete guide by any means on the matter so my suggestion
is to do your homework and see if you may be able to benefit by getting
your acid levels right. its more critical than you think.
Posted by Hilda on Sep 19 2009 11:49:27
I have been diagnosed with poorly regulated GERD and now realize, in
hindsight, that I've had unrecognized symptoms for many years. I even
lost a molar to it! I just tried the apple cider vinigar yesterday with
wonderful results. Does anyone know if there is a limit to how much
vinigar you can ingest? Can it hurt me if I do it 3 times a day? Thanks
for your comments as I am finding this sight very informative even though
it sounds like it will be a lifelong struggle. Hilda
Posted by jorge on Sep 16 2009 20:31:06
For the past 6 months Ive been waking up startled with a tightness on
my chest when Im trying to doze off.Its the worst experience ever.Im
only 37 and 185lb. Ive been taking apple cider vinegar with water for
the past 4 days and its working fine..Im finaly able to go to sleep
without feeling that preassure on my chest.
Posted by 5327 on Sep 16 2009 19:17:04
I've had acid reflux for a very long time I'm tired of this when I feel
something in my throat my dad said there's nothing there,and alot of
times in the past I always gag or feel like I might throw up!! I feel
like this now I feel bad....=.= I take this red desert clay and it helps
alot (not much as it used to) I take pepsid (can't spell it) and it
works better on it....but I still get this yucky feeling in my throat
again everyday some1 please help!! I'm sick of this :(
Posted by M I C H E L L E on Sep 16 2009 07:39:44
TRY BAKING SODA IN A LIL WARM WATER, DRINK IT DOWN, ITS NASTY BUT IT
WILL DO THE TRICK IN GETTING RID OF THAT NASTY ACID REFLUX, TEMPORARILY!!!
Posted by SUES on Sep 14 2009 18:05:03
ACID REFLUX HAS NEARLY RUINED MY LIFE. I DARE NOT GO OUT ANYWHER WITHOUT
WHAT I CALL MY CHOKE BOWL. I RECENTLY HAD A NEW FLARE WITH ACID REFLUX.
NOW I AM HAVING T HAVE TEETH PULLED, ROOT CANALS & CROWNS. I AM
ON MEDICARE DISABILITY & HAVE HIT THE GAP WITH MY Medicationd. My
Dr. gave me a sample of Aciphex & it works wonderfully. 1st 30 day
supply 9.00.Couldn't afford this with all the other med I have to take.
WISH I Had paid that & now wouldn't be facing 5-6 root canals with
crowns & mega pain in my mouth as well. Careful folkes if asomething
isn't working for you, try something else before it affects your throat
& teeth.I AM USUALLY VERY CAREFUL AS TO WHAT I EAT. HAD A BAKED
POTATO & THREWW UP FOR SEVERAL HOURS & I KNOW THIS COULD NOT
HAVE BEEN THE REASON.BEST OF LUCK TO ALL OF YOU. I WILL TRY SOME OF
YOUR SUGGESTIONS, BUT FOR NOW WILL HAVE TO STICK WITH WHAT WORKS. SUE
Posted by vijay on Sep 14 2009 10:11:15
Hi. I was suffered from very bad acidity and ulcer due to h.pylori bacteria.
I had taken too much antibiotic and antacid medicines, but i was not
able to eat little heavy. After all cource, i went to Ayurvedic Doctor,
He suggest me to avoid all fermenting foods, like yorghut, cheese, cake,
bakery food, breads and such. Just try to drink lots of milk. I was
wondered that my allopathic doctor told me to not to drink milk. I have
tried as per ayurvedic doc. and all 6 month of pain gone in 1 week.
Today when ever i feel little acidity i drink lots of milk and water.
I don't know this will work for all, but it is good option
Posted by tish on Sep 14 2009 09:03:58
Try eating a red-delicious apple instead of the OTC GERD medications
- it even works with nausea. For the h-pyloric bacteria in the stomach,
2 tbs of natural honey for 2 weeks is supposed to get it under control
Posted by wizade on Sep 03 2009 23:23:02
Posted by Maja on Aug 29 2009 07:17:53
hi. im also suffering fr reflux for about 6mos now. i was advised to
take pantoloc but it doesnt help. im afraid it might just affect my
liver. i\\'ll try natural remedies for this. i feel like dying everytime
im getting acid attack. was rushed to the ER 3x this year. im almost
to quit my job because of this condiiton. is Apple cider vinegar really
works? pls help.
Posted by Becca B on Aug 28 2009 21:59:27
I had an allergic reaction to some hair care products. The welts took
over my body. I was put on steroids on the 2nd day of pills I was rushed
to the Emergency Dept. Come to find out the steroids had damaged my
upper GI tract and know I have had acid reflux for a week know. I have
tried the potato and milk. I also was taking zantac and using the malox.
Om my goodness I am in so much pain, and the least to say the welts
are still in control of my body.
Posted by joe on Aug 28 2009 05:47:54
i two have the constant feeling that i cant swallow sometimes i also
have the lump in my throat. i also have problems breathing were i fill
i have to take deep breaths all the time. my stomach kills the left
side, and pain now and again below my nipples lol i have not been diagnosed
yet i have a barum swallow next week, as above tho this is really effecting
my life feeling out of breathe all the time and constant pain
Posted by PaulN on Aug 24 2009 12:16:00
Hi all. I've been suffering from reflux for about a month now. At the
start I went into a panic, but now I feel much better about it. The
product which I've found works best is Manuka Honey. It really is powerful
stuff. Other than that, I've been paying close attention to my diet
(apples, bananas, yoghurt, potatoes, eggs, porridge chicken, fish, green
vegetables etc.etc. coffee and wine are a big NO!) and stress levels.
I've tried some of the other remedies as well, but I've found Manuka
works best for me. I'm still investigating the cause (it's possibly
an ulcer), but I feel now that there is indeed hope of curing it. While
the internet is a useful way of finding out possible cures, I don't
believe that it's necessarily healthy to believe everything you read..
especially when it tells you that you're getting cancer!! :) ... be
well, be safe, and be smart... Paul
Posted by bella on Aug 21 2009 21:41:10
A friend told me to try some aloevera and cactus capsules, they can
be found at Walgreens, its a mexican product, they worked really good
for me, no more heartburn or acid reflux. The cost is very resonable
too. Might want to try this.
Posted by Chair on Aug 09 2009 09:53:23
I swear off drinking anything but water and the occasional glass of
milk. I drink primarily ice water. We recently moved and I have since
had an ongoing problem with heartburn. We are on municipal water supply.
We had our hot water heater replaced and I noticed a lot of white sludge
that had accumulated in the bottom of it... likewise when I make ice
it always makes a precipitate which is apparent when I put the ice in
water. I just figured we had unusually hard water. I never had the sludge
tested for what it was. Or had our water tested for that matter... let
the city handle it right? Well I stopped drinking it and started buying
distilled water.. voila! no more heartburn! Needless to say I wont ever
do anything with municipal water besides wash clothes and dishes.
Posted by Rafael on Aug 08 2009 22:37:15
I am still heartburn free. It is amazing. I really don't know why. Yesterday
I eat a Peperoni pizza all by myself just before going to bed and I
sleep all night no need for anything. Just a month and a half ago I
couldn't eat a single slice without needed to take 4-5 extra Strength
Rolaids. I wish I discovered what happen so I could let you know but
frankly short of a miracle, I have no idea. My mother in law also suffers
from the same thing and she told me that she got much better eating
pices of raw potato. Try this, it may help you too.
Posted by harriet on Aug 08 2009 15:25:56
i have acid reflux been dealing withh it for 6 months last 2mos taking
nexium 40 morning 30min before breakfast and same30min before dinner
0ne 150mg zantac before sleep im getting better biggest thing for sore
throat is chewing gum extra polar ice flavor no mint or cinnamon they
give you hb saliva and swallowing soothe and coat and help digestion
Posted by Rafael on Aug 01 2009 21:39:06
I suffered of heartburns for the past 20+ years. I was taking in a good
day about 4 extra strenght Rolaids and on a bad day up to 12. Last month
I travel to Mexico and I did everything that I normally do; however
the first day there I noticed a reduction on the condition. I only took
one rolaid. After the first day I didn't need to take any rolaids at
all and until today I have not taken any yet and the best thing, no
heartburns. I am puzzled at what made my heartburns go away. I still
don't know but this is what I did differenty. The first day I was in
Mexico I drank about 2 glasses of (ciruela amarilla), I believe the
translation would be something like yellow plum. The juice was natural
and I continued taking it for about 4 days. While I was in Mexico I
eat worst than I normally do at home, it is, tacos, chips, salsa, cheese,
meat with chilly, and in amounts that probably double what I eat at
home. So anybody would expect that I would get worst not better. Here
is the other thing that I did differently, I didn't take ice tee at
all. At home I dring ice tee at least once a day but in Mexico I drank
water, juices, soda and rice water. Just in case I have not taken any
ice tee yet and my heartburns have not returned. I have eaten what normally
a Month ago would have kept me up at night and I now sleep through the
night. I never thought that a condition of so many years would go away
in literally one day. I am not sure if it was the ice tee, the ciruela
amarilla juice or anything else that I eat while in there. The only
thing I know is that I have been heartburn free for over a Month without
any medications. Someone has any idea of what happened? my first thought
was "This is not normal, perhaps something bad is happening, I
need to go to the doctor to get my HB back" By the way, it can't
be stress, this past 3 weeks have been really stressful due to some
bids that we are working on under very strict time constraints. I would
be very interested in a Doctor's opinion as to what happen because as
you can see, I have no idea. Not sure if they will return, but sure
it is nice to spend a Month not thinking that I run out of rolaids.
Posted by Paula on Jul 30 2009 14:58:15
organic-apple cider vinegar is the best for heartburn and gout.just
2teaps a day in water, orange juice or any tea and it will fix you right
Posted by sarika on Jul 28 2009 08:38:49
hi i have been suffering from acid reflux from d last 3 weeks.i have
heartburn all the time wheater i eat anything or not moreover i m burping
all the time,and nw a pain in back bone of my chest on the right side
has started...... can anyone suggest me some home remedies. will any
yoga can help me to come out of this........
Posted by Emma on Jul 28 2009 08:36:00
I have only just discovered that i may have acid reflux with only ever
two experiences of it before. Where everything i ate, after the protagonist
food brought it on, caused a very uncomfortable sensation, mine has
never been severe burning or pain, but very uncomfortable along with
uncontrollable burping. Usually i use apple cider vinegar and it works.
Two weeks ago it returned and would not go away, also i acquired a seriously
dry mouth, and burning tongue, but no acid taste, so i didnt automatically
associate the two physical symptoms. However I have just had blood tests
for possible diabetes and a number of other conditions to find my bloods
are all fine, and now find through my research that it may be acid reflux...
which concerns me if it dosnt go away... I have been careful with what
I eat, but usually am, mainly stick to whole foods and rarely if ever
rich and processed foods, yet enjoy coffee wine (limited) and tobacco.
I have been treated by my accupuncturist along with high dose zinc,
b vitamins in a multi (high quality vitamins) and high quality pro and
prebiotic. My dry mouth subsided for a few days but with the stress
of a new work environment starting this week and other matters, the
dry mouth came back. So on top of that I have been taking 1-2 teaspoons
of slippery elm powder twice a day, and today feel so much better. (Do
not take slippery elm if pregnant has been used as an abortive herb
without accredited herbal advice)I think for those really suffering
they should try slippery elm 3-4 times a day, one site says to have
a break every 14 days also... I would also recommend doing a complete
alkaline diet, cleanse, detox and getting professional herbal advice
and support for this. Check out rise and shine cleanse on google excellent
bowel cleanse which alkalines the whole body... However I was fortunate
enough to get the fresh herbs from the only supplier in australia rather
than the capsuled herbs sold in america.... I would suggest taking the
time,stress free, to commit to this life change and get all the support
you need, bodywork, counselling excercise to support you. Stress causes
acidity sothe more you take time to relax the better for your body and
reflux... I have been particulary stressed in the last few months so
this could have contributed to my condition along with other environmental
factors, diet excercise, allergies, toxins... the body teaches us what
we really need to know for our healing... let your food be your medicine
and your medicine be your food....
Posted by Terry Bergamo on Jul 26 2009 16:39:45
I have been taking omeprazol 40mg for yrs but trying to go natural.
It was suggested to take Pearls, Aloe juice, slippery Elm and black
licorice. I have started taking the Aloe and Pearls for a few days and
my throat is burning up. I'm use to the relief that I was getting from
omep. Can you use Apple cider vinegar with the Aloe juice or are they
counter productive? Any idea how long I'll have to take aloe before
really getting relief? Hate to go to long burnig because of the long
term damage the burn does. Thanks.
Posted by Wanda on Jul 17 2009 12:43:02
I have had acid reflux (gerds) for years and had stomach ulcers which
are very painful also. I have just taken Prilosec for 14 days,(No need
to buy the brand name...Wal Mart generic is the exact formula). It has
really helped. Just do not take it for more than 14 days at a time.
It tells you that in their directions. The NO.1 thing that has helped
me is aloe vera juice (does not have to be organic). It HEALED my stomach
ulcers. 3 of my friends had recommended it to me and it REALLY WORKED!!!
I only took about 1 ounce once or twice daily, but it is good for you
so you can drink more if you want. Not real tasty but I just gulped
it quickly. I found it at Wal Mart in the pharmacy area in a very large
(gallon) size for about or . I sympathize with you all. Hope this will
work wonders for you as it did for me.
Posted by Jon on Jul 14 2009 12:01:02
i'd check out allergies. both food and environmental. particularly mold.
my brother got acid reflux at age 8 along with allergy symptoms. our
family doc gave him mold immunotherapy. some months later he was cured.
i suspect my reflux is the same thing. i've had reflux for almost a
year now and it started exactly during a huge mold exposure. i've never
experienced it even for a moment in the 42 years before that.
Posted by jason on Jul 05 2009 10:29:19
I am sharing my true experience today. I had acid attack from few days.
i was constant burping and some time short of breath. I tied fennel
seeds last night, chew slowly and almost 3 spoons. didn't drink any
water for almost an hr. Went to run out and and did some breathing excersise
by nose only. I was surprized i didn't have acid reflux. Thanks for
you all for sharing your experience
Posted by Anonymous on Jul 03 2009 18:11:08
Cure Heartburn Naturally Now Over 40 million American adults suffer
from heartburn. And most have no idea that you can cure it without antacids.
Here are six effective, all-natural alternatives: 1. Ginger Root - Research
shows ginger can strengthen the lower esophageal sphincter (LES). Add
one-half teaspoon of freshly grated gingerroot to a cup of hot water.
Let the ginger steep for 10 minutes. Strain the ginger and drink. 2.
Peppermint – You can take peppermint in capsule form. But for
optimal effect, get fresh peppermint. Place a wad of peppermint leaves
between your molars and chew for a minute before swallowing. The calming
effect on your stomach is almost immediate. 3. D-Limonene –It’s
an extract from orange peel that’s highly effective. In one study,
90% of the people reported complete relief of their heartburn symptoms
in just two weeks. What’s more, the effect lasted for six months
after they stopped taking it.8 Take 1000 mg every other day for 20 days.
Then take a maintenance dose as needed. You can find D-limonene at your
local health food store. 4. Zinc – Zinc has incredibly powerful
gastro-protective effects. One study compared zinc to famotidine (the
over-the-counter drug Pepcid). The result? Patients in the zinc group
experienced identical symptom relief to those who took Pepcid.9 You
can find zinc at any health food store or even your local grocery store.
Aim for 96 mg of elemental zinc per day. 5. Betaine Hydrochloride and
Pepsin – This may seem a little counterintuitive. But taking hydrochloric
acid (HCL) and pepsin (a digestive enzyme) with every meal can eliminate
heartburn symptoms. It also helps break down your food. This ensures
you get all the vitamins, minerals and nutrients you need. In fact,
thousands of heartburn patients have experienced relief as a result
of taking an HCL and pepsin combination.10 I’ve found it to be
the case for many of my patients as well. Take one 600 mg capsule before
each meal. You can find betaine HCL combined with pepsin at your local
vitamin shop. 6. Mastic Gum Extract w/ DGL – Mastic gum has been
used for thousands of years to heal heartburn. Studies even suggest
that mastic gum can kill H.Pylori.11 You can often find it combined
with deglycyrrhizinated licorice (DGL) at your health food store. Traditional
Chinese medicine has long used licorice for its ability to soothe and
coat the stomach. Look for a formula that contains 1 gram of mastic
gum extract and 760 mg of DGL.
Posted by Elpidio Amayo on Jun 29 2009 14:27:38
Most of Acid Reflux can be eliminated with Tepache drink made with tibicos.
Look it up on google, for vendor or someone might offer you some. To
your health. Elpidio
Posted by tl on Jun 23 2009 11:04:53
alfredo zotti- i like your idea- do you suggest any other foods too-
i want to cure myself of acid reflux and i have heard apples and carrots
work great but what else can i eat- i know to avoid spicy foods, caffeine,
etc.. but what about salt and i hear dairy is good if fat-free- I need
help everyone LOl
Posted by alfredo zotti on Jun 23 2009 05:10:29
I think that for those who have severe reflux it would be of great help
to eat just nice apples and carrots (or carrot juice) for two weeks.
Drink plenty of clean water and try not to have problems. You can eat
bananas too but very ripe. You will feel better. No smoking. no alcohol
and no coffee otherwise it is pointless. Sleep on your left side
Posted by lonnie taylor on Jun 17 2009 01:53:34
i had very bad reflux,so bad that i was afraid to go to sleep at night
cause id wake the whole house hacking up whatever i ate my aunt told
me to drink aloe vera juice and it worked wonders just drink half a
glass with every meal and you should be fine
Posted by Evie on Jun 09 2009 21:34:14
I have throat inflamation from acid reflux, in my throat that it stings
when i talk. Has anyone had success with the "organic throat coat
tea"?? I'm desprate.I can't take this any more.
Posted by Anonymous on Jun 07 2009 20:51:44
I read in the book \\'your body many cries for water\\' that what you
need to do for GERD is to drink lots of water to keep body hydrated.
When the pain comes on drink 2-3 cups water and continue to do so every
2-3 hours. To alleviate problem, make it a practice to drink 6-8 glasses
of water a day. Sounds very simple, but it works.
Posted by Loisroselyn on Jun 05 2009 16:32:05
I suggest Peruvian Maca. So far it's been terrific!
Posted by Nadisha on Jun 01 2009 18:58:46
i would like to know how much of the olive oil i should take and how
often...i tried every thing else and the apple cider helps at times
and sometimes the apple works
Posted by tony on May 27 2009 18:15:20
Yes oatmeal is good Remember to chew your food very well,and slowly,
no liquids if possible until 30 min after eating. No smoke, no caffeine,
Eat more fiber, fiber.....
Posted by renee on May 25 2009 00:12:26
Hi everyone, my father is suffering from acid reflux very badly, that
even when he drinks water he coughs it back up. He is unable to hold
anything on his stomach. We tried the vinegar and water it worked for
a little while, but he\\'s still going through same problem. Can anyone
Posted by Danny on May 24 2009 20:38:30
Hello. I have been having severe reflux for the past three weeks---Tightness
in the chest and Back and Generally feeling like Crap with shortness
of Breath. I am taking Omprezole which has worked fine until recently.
I started searching the web for relief and came across a Home Remedy
for Reflux---Raw Un refined Honey---Two Tablespoons Morning amd Night.
I have been taking it for two days now with some relief but will give
it a few moew days before making any decisions as to the effectiveness
Posted by sue on May 24 2009 16:19:10
i constantly am very very nauaseaus,it feels as i am going to vomit,cannot
do anything but lay down.........help.i am 53,and was active
Posted by lisa on May 23 2009 03:51:12
i am really suffering from acid reflux but no official confirmation
with the doctor. now i am taking fosamax for my osteopenia. this is
a once a week. but really, the side effect is hurting me. it gives mo
so much pain in my stomach. just last night i was awaken by this burning
senation from my stomach. please waht shall i do to ease the pain i
am having now. anyone can help me, please////
Posted by Karla on May 21 2009 00:27:02
I would like to thank everyone for their suggestions,there was a moment
I felt so alone with this condition, and when I would try and explain
it to my husband ...he just couldn't fathem the pain I sffered night
after night. I will try the apple cidar, and the Virgin Olive oil...whish
me luck :-)
Posted by Lucy on May 19 2009 12:22:04
I was diagnosed with GERD 14 years ago and have been on daily medication
ever since. Started out on Prilosec, then Nexium, and now for the past
3 years ZEGERID, which by the way works wonders. I never thought medication
for GERD was bad for me until reading posts on the internet. Why would
my doctor have me taking medication for 14 years straight ? I am probably
25 pounds overweight and have heartburn regardless if I eat or not.
I do eat the wrong foods but even when I have tried to be careful, I
still have heartburn. I lost 30 lbs a couple of years ago and still
had heartburn. I have found I can eat and drink almost everything as
long as I take my 40mg of ZEGERID daily. Wine is the exception. OW!
A few times a year, I do get this horrble painful spasm feeling that
starts in my stomach and slowly climbs through the middle of my chest
up to my throat. It lasts about a minute of two and usually happens
in the middle of the night. Not sure what that is, but I told my doctor
and he didn't seem to concerned. All I know is that is sure does hurt.
Anyway, I am going to try some of the remedies suggested and see how
I do. I will first have to muster up the courage to discard my daily
fix of ZEGERID. Keep your fingers crossed!
Posted by monica on May 17 2009 10:31:50
I have had acid reflux for 18 years now. I used to be on medicine, but
for some reason I was taken off of it. The medicine usually helped,
but now I am just screwed. My main problem is that I LOVE tomatoes and
anything that contains them. Obviously, this is bad for my reflux. I
have tried to take some of the over-the-counter medicine, but none of
it works. Also, my digestive system is very odd and doesn't act like
those of normal people. I think this is partially due to the acid reflux.
Has anyone tried the home remedies before? [Oh, I also have hypo-thyroidism.]
Posted by Melissa on May 04 2009 11:11:50
this is to Tina. The white tongue sounds like it could be a yeast or
bacterial infection. Try testing yourself for Candida. Take half a glass
of water and spit in it. Check the water every 15 minutes for up to
an hour. If your saliva is suspended at the top of the water with strings
(like legs)or \\"cloudy\\" saliva or cloudy specks suspended
in water,you have a potential problem with Candida. If the saliva is
still floating after an hour the Candida is under control.Candida can
cause a number of digestive problems including GERD/acid reflux.If you
have Candida(yeast) you need to starve down the yeast.No sugars or anything
that turns to sugar. No mold or anything containing mold or fungus.
You should not eat cheese,vinegar,mushrooms,mayonnaise,mustard, or ketchup.You
can eat protein: meat,eggs,&protein powder.Fats: olive oil, coconut
oil, almonds, almond butter.Good Carbohydrates: non-starchy carbohydrates,fresh
or frozen berries,lemons,grapefruit(no other fruit),beans(chili is great).Hope
this helps!God bless!
Posted by heather b on Apr 29 2009 00:35:46
After about 17 years of severe epigastric pain under and to the right
of my sternum I was finally diagnosed with a rare esophageal disorder
called Achalasia. 1 in 100,000 have it. The lower esophageal sphincter
does not work properly and is closed most of the time. Acid along with
gas seems to work its way up and can't get back down causing the pain.
The only thing I have found to help my condition is a complete change
in eating habits. An alkaline(low acid) diet kept me pain free for months.
I went off it and was back in pain. ACV and all the proton inhibitors
they've had me on do nothing. Raw fuits and veggies, no dairy(some cultured
dairy seems to be ok),no soda, tea, sweets and very little meat seem
to be the way to go. A juicer is great to have as well. So, if you're
not happy with gerd as your diagnosis and food seems to stick halfway
down and/or you have signifigant weightloss ask your doctor if achalasia
is a possibility. It is found through an endoscopy only. For 17 years
no one suggested that this was what my problem was. It is RARE. Hope
Posted by rolly on Apr 25 2009 19:23:05
My wife is suffering from acid reflux a week ago, I remember my friends
advise to take Edhawa Feralant and after 1hour she vomit all the acid
from her stomach not including the food and she was relief from heartburn
feeling. This is a very good herbal medicine no side effect all natural.
Posted by Virg on Apr 15 2009 11:23:08
Having a lot of the same problems with GERD while taking Prevacid. This
will be short term because I hate meds. Researching home remedies and
found we all need to consider our diet as commented by many. Look up
the Alkaline/Acid Diet and stick to those alkaline foods/drinks. I can
see I have been eating the wrong foods while even taking the meds. Hello!
Posted by Pat on Apr 11 2009 11:35:37
I am also reading alot of your comments the medication Prilosec will
make you feel worst it can give you worst acid reflux make you feel
sick to your stomach ,diarrhea, colitis ,vomiting, it will kill it will
give you high blood pressure the list goes on and on the doctor don't
tell you all the systems and pharmacy only tells you the ones that happen
the most. read what I have to say below
Posted by Pat on Apr 11 2009 11:23:04
For those with acid reflux this is what helped me First throw the medication
in the garbage second a cup of Aloe vera juice first thing in the morning
(where to get it GNC) if you are getting heart burn you can try Extra
virgin olive oil, if you are having throat problem try Organic Throat
coat tea made by Traditional Medicinals (where to get it GNC) you can
also try DGL by Enzymatic two just before a meal they are chewable this
will help until you get it under control (where to get it GNC) I also
take once a month a chewable ACIDOPHILUS it is stomach bacteria as you
get older you have less and after taking medication for years that didn't
work you are lacking the Bacteria becouse the medication killed it all.
Food to stay away from sweet food fruit, cookies, junk food, I am not
fat but diesel and cut I would jug 5 to 8 miles a day but had a sweet
tooth still do but cut way back and have a big improvement in the way
I feel. try it
Posted by Dave on Apr 10 2009 23:25:12
I have suffered with acid reflux for years. I found eating Joseph\\\\\\\\'s
brand oatmeal cookies in the evening before bedtime has virtually cured
the acid reflux problem at night. I buy the sugar free because I am
also diabetic. I am not affiliated in any way with this company. I tried
many other oatmeal cookies and Instant Oatmeal, etc but no other oatmeal
cookie or product really works for me except these cookies. I think
they also sell an oatmeal cookie with nuts mixed in but I won\\\\\\\\'t
buy these as I found nuts add to my acid problems so I buy the plain
oatmeal cookie. I have given these cookies to three other people I know
that suffer from acid reflux and these cookies have worked for them
also. They are hard to find in the grocery store so I buy on-line. www.josephslitecookies.com.
Hope this helps.
Posted by BILAL LATIF on Apr 04 2009 09:39:49
my stomach problem starts from last year in april.when the problem starts
i feel that i am going to die after very next second but after some
months when i was diagnosed that i have stomach problem i take omeprazole
with that i feel better but i am not permanently perfect my stomach
gas flow is towards my brain which disturbs me throughout the day.sometimes
i also have acidic stress on my stomach.i am 22 years old male from
Posted by A on Mar 27 2009 18:48:53
Reply to "Z's" comment. It sounds more like you have a hiatal
hernia. They can do an endoscopy or barium swallow to determine so or
not. Fortunately, they also have a procedure to help relieve some of
your symptoms. If you are a girl my doctor suggested waiting till you
were done having children to have this surgery performed. That's what
I'm waiting on now. It feels like forever away!
Posted by kim on Mar 10 2009 10:10:51
Thanks for all the advice everyone-hope I find my remedy today.
Posted by bess on Mar 07 2009 11:37:50
I have been taking diffirent medication reflux for many many years.
I am 69 years old and tired of trying so many drugs. I would really
like to get off them, so I am going to try the other method,like the
vinegar. Right now I have eaten an apple and I am drinking honey with
ginger. Please, if you know of any thing diffirent, please let me know.
Posted by anonymous on Mar 06 2009 09:52:57
Iam going through the same thing...acid reflux,sick stomach,diahrea,vomiting,
the whole deal. I've been on Prilosec for 1 1/2 years and the side effects
are awful..rapid heart, muscle aches, sweating, nausea,headaches etc.
Trying the ACV and baking soda and water with honey. Working so-so and
on 4th day. Today Iam sick, but will NOT go back to the Prilosec. Am
going to try the virgin olive oil and apples. Good luck to you all.
Posted by Z on Mar 06 2009 04:44:55
im going insane with burping. it been going on for 4 months now and
ive tried everything - chewing fennel seeds, chewing garlic, drinking
peppermint tea - and nothing seems to help. i cant even breathe properly.
i take esomeprazole twice a day (its now been 3 days) and it doesnt
help one bit. there is a dull pain in my stomach and pain in my chest
too. i am getting tested for h-pylori, but i need to know an instant
remedy for this.
Posted by Anonymous on Feb 28 2009 17:40:45
This one is for Daniel (on Feb 20 2009 01:58:00): Your symptoms sound
very much like mine. This is a very different pain from heatburn. I
went several years having these upper adomanial pains on and off and
of varying degrees of pain. Sometimes after a spicy or fried meal I
would have this pain along with burping. The pain would come on suddenly
and disappear as quickly as it came on. Later they found I had gall
stones on a CT scan. Here is a description of gall bladder symptoms.
Chest pain in the right side or upper adomanial pains (caused by stones
in the bile duct or inflammation or swelling of the gallbladder itself).
Nausea or queasiness, vomiting and gas are frequent. There may or may
not be belching or burping. The gall bladder, which sits just below
the rib cage to the right of the stomach, is very tender to touch. It
can be so painful that it takes your breath away. You may not be able
to walk without bending over. Sometimes the pain radiates through to
the back shoulder blade on the right side or in the middle between the
shoulder blades. This is pain from the gallbladder being referred to
the back of the shoulder. This back shoulder blade chest pain is one
of the most common yet unknown symptoms of a gallbladder disorder. This
can come and go or be constant. It may be sharp, excruciating or dull.
It may also occur especially at night. An gallbladder attack will typically
last for one to four hours.
Posted by Derrick on Feb 27 2009 03:28:50
I have GERD, I started taking 20mg omeprazole it worked but was expensive
and possibly dangerous so I stopped taking the meds and now have radically
changed my diet and it seems to be working. I use alkaline foods to
balance the symptoms. I noticed cheese makes my throat close and sometimes
I cant even drink water. I use lemon water as a constant tonic and its
working. To everyone who has GERD dont give up just see the opportunity
to change your life towards health. I still try and eat fried and other
acidic foods but they generally make me sick so Im getting sick of them.
The one think I worry about is my weigtloss. I have got to keep enough
food coming in to keep up with my output of energy but salads, veggies
and fruits sometimes just cant do it. Well good luck all
Posted by Ralph on Feb 23 2009 10:31:19
I hear ya all. I went through the feeling I had a lump in my throat
about three years ago, back and forth to regular doctor treating me
for cold symptoms. Finally ENT (like Kris) found the problem and gave
me previcid. But hear is the other trick, gave me a mouthwash to gargle
that has Maalox and something that numbs. Worked great, doctor keeps
me bottle on the occassion it flares back up. I also have Gastroparesis
(paralized stomach). I have found cokes seem to help (strange)and eating
an apple at night. They say now to take the skin off. In fact I have
been reading to eat apple sauce instead. Good luck to all, for the good
old days when I could eat anything, oh yea I still do, but just not
Posted by Daniel on Feb 20 2009 01:58:00
I have upper adomanial pain now for about one year. I berp alot, but
I can eat just about anything and don"t have heartburn. At the
beginning of the problem, doctor told me I have hyplore they gave me
pills but I still have pains. I don"t know what the hell I have.
Anybody has any advise please....
Posted by kris on Feb 17 2009 19:44:44
after having strep throat 3 months ago i still had the feeling something
was stuck in my throat & had chest pain on the right side. I saw
an ENT the first of this month & he said it was acid. he put me
on prilosec 20mg once a day. i have not had any relief of this feeling
that something is stuck in my throat. He said to try the prilosec at
least 2 months. Does anyone know of something that might help?
Posted by Hazel on Feb 17 2009 01:10:03
Andy, I have suffered with acid reflux for years. I take the famous
purple pill, Nexium. It helps for the most part, if I take it daily.But
they are expensive so I take one every other day.The feeling that you
have something hung in your throat is possibly an ulser in your throat,
caused from the acid reflux. I had the uncontrolable need to swallow
constantly, making the problem even worse. After a night in the ER and
an upper GI,that's what I was told.Oh Yeah! Awarning to all... If you
begin to have mussle spasms while taking prilosic,or nexium it's the
Posted by Andy callum on Feb 13 2009 23:15:23
ive sufferred from acid reflux before though the zantac pills did eventually
remove the problem. i have just recovered from the flu and for some
strange reason the reflux is back , now im not suffering from any heartburn
or major discomfort but i have the feeling that something is lodged
in my throat which can be quite un pleasant but i dont have the usual
reflux symtoms , i eat alot of fruit and veg though my diet could be
better , i have found using a apple or carrot can help in the getting
rid of reflux and the apple vinegar does reduce the pain eventually
but how can i get the feeling of something lodged in my throat to clear
up?? is it acid reflux?? can anyone help??
Posted by Anonymous on Feb 01 2009 23:01:30
I recommend lifestyle changes before medication. I took Prilosec and
had OD symptoms even though I was on a regular dose. I was on 20mg a
day. Symptoms were: * confusion * drowsiness * blurred vision * fast
or pounding heartbeat * nausea * vomiting * sweating * flushing (feeling
of warmth) * full feeling in my head * dry mouth, very thirsty I also
experienced: * constipation * dizziness * tooth and gum decay and pain
* left upper back/shoulder pain * severe stomach cramps * rash * itching
all over my body, mainly chest and arms * my feet and ankles were swollen
* difficulty breathing * muscle spasms, * tingling in my face, lips,
Posted by Ayanna on Jan 27 2009 22:20:13
My 10 years old daughter is sufferring with GERD so badly right now
I don't know what to do. So far nothing I've tried has helped. I feel
so helpless. I just want to make her feel better. I will try to apple
cider vineger. Right now all day she suffers. She always feel as if
someone is standing on her chest, that's how much her chest hurts, she
throws up all the time, coughs non stop, and now she's complaning that
the food she eats does not taste good. I am afraid for my baby.
Posted by claudia on Jan 27 2009 16:56:22
for the comment i wrote early about under neath my chest i meant my
Posted by claudia on Jan 27 2009 16:47:53
i have bad acid reflux but i dont feelit on my chest or my throat i
feelit undrer neath my chest it burns so bad i start sweating alot that
i have to make my self puke please if somoone have a remedy for these
send it to me or postit please the nezium medication is not helping
Posted by jamie on Jan 22 2009 15:06:55
I had acid reflux when i was pregnant really bad and i read and read
on it cause i was puking and chest pain and i knew i was not nausea
so one day i found in the book Back to Eden which is a great book i
read that leaf majoram was my savior i usually put it in my tea its
a spice u add to ur food but i actually started growing it and eat the
leaves when i know its gonna bug me or if it starts up and stuff comes
up and it helps so much expecially if it is really bad i hope this helps
some of u
Posted by Cyrstal on Jan 22 2009 04:15:41
I suffer from acid reflux (I think). This is what happens: I got to
sleep and for some reason I awake suddenly and my chest and throat is
burning, I can't catch my breath, non-stop coughing, and I feel like
I'm gonna die. Is there anything that can be taken when this occurs
to stop all of the above sypthoms (I know I spelled that wrong)? I take
tums or drink water but, the burning and coughing continues for hours.
This usually happens at least twice a month. I open to all suggestions.
Thanks and have a great week/weekend.
Posted by Dave on Jan 20 2009 02:26:32
I am 40 years old and have recently been suffering from reflux so bad
that it wakes me from a sound sleep. The acid burning sensation in my
throat is often so bad that it causes me to caugh which forces even
more acid up into my throat and even sinus cavity. I take about 300mg
of OTC Zantac 2x a day and it does provide some relief but I have concerns
taking these meds and what they are doing to my body. I am so despirate
that tonight I literally broke out in tears from the pain. I never cry!
I keep baking soda and a bottle of water next to the bed which kills
the burn nearly instantly when an attack occurs. I noticed that adjustments
in my diet does help but I can't live on a bland diet forever. I notice
also these attacks often follow a stressful days activities so some
lifestyle changes are being self-prescribed! What helps is lying on
my left side elevated (stomach is L shaped) and keeps most fluid below
the esophagus. I can't stand doctors and their pharmacutical kickback
solutions so I will try the apple vinegar or olive oil home remedy first
but I really would like some input on how to handle the attacks when
they do happen. What works best for you? I am interested in my fellow
sufferers responses and I empathize with anyone who suffers from this
because as my partner gets her sleep next to me, I am awake at 2:30
am on a discussion board loosing valuable sleep!
Posted by Courtney on Jan 17 2009 01:05:52
I am 9 months pregnant and suffering from terrible indegestion... I
have been living off of TUMS for 9 months, but after a bowl of Chilli
tonight, needed something better... I am trying the Extra Virgin Olive
Oil and a cold glass of milk... here's to trying to feeling better...
Posted by PatNP on Jan 15 2009 10:32:39
It has been two months and no acid refluxs. I have been drinking 8oz
of Aloe vera juice every othere day when I feel any thing remotely like
acid reflux coming on I take a tablespoon of extra vigin olive oil for
my throat a drink a cup of Organic Throat coat tea with a teaspoon of
honey in it (it is made by Traditional Medicinals) I do not use but
if you have really bad RF drink a teaspoon of apple cider vineger with
water it will help but it will take a month or more before you see results
with it. Throw the medication in the garbage it is only killing your
body more then the acid reflux.
Posted by zandrajordan on Jan 09 2009 08:00:41
i'm at computer trying to get somehelp on ruflux'' my symtoms are flu-like
nausated-burning int o thoart-left-sideburning headach back cant sleep
been goin on for ysr's dr. say hiail hernial same thing. as i sit at
computer im got the viergoout/vigin olive oil..... help me now!thanks
Posted by will on Jan 07 2009 13:50:26
have been suffering from acid reflux for nearly a year now and still
not under control. still suffering from pains in stomach and chest pain
also have developed dry eyes. currently taking omeprazole 80 mg once
day and metroclopramide 3 times a day .did have h. pylori last april
which did go after treatment also suffer from bad asthma
Posted by Danielle on Jan 06 2009 09:42:47
My boyfriend has acid reflux and he takes his meds regurally, but he
still gets so sick that he refuses to eat or he says that he will vomit.
We'll try the apples and all of the other ideas. thanks!
Posted by Tony on Dec 29 2008 08:07:10
I have had acid reflux for the past 3 years, many trips to the ER thinking
I was having a heart attack based on the pains to the chest. I take
Nexium 20 mg once, sometimes twice a day when needed, nothing seems
to help. I'm now trying the orange peel extract 1000mg for 20 days and
2 tea spoons of apple cider vinegar with 8oz of water with meals, O
what a relief. Six days and counting and no side effects, thank God
Posted by JD on Dec 25 2008 21:45:51
2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar, 1/4 tsp. baking soda and 8 oz.
of water once a week has helped my acid reflux. Also refrain from eating
fried foods and over-eating. I had scar tissue form on my esophagus
from the acidity, and had trouble swallowing food.
Posted by Jane on Dec 24 2008 23:31:57
I've had eosiniphilic esophagitis recently, dry eyes, mouth and sinuses
- little taste and smell. I found out it was all caused by a severe
dairy allergy - I was eating cheese 4 to 5 times a day for hypoglycemia
and my body freaked out with the EE on Nov 7 - my last day of cheese.
Prior to that I had swollen glands in my neck, sinus headaches, aching
eyes and eczema on my eyelids, neck and back. I went through dairy "withdrawals"
- it's been 7 weeks now - but as of yesterday my saliva has returned
- I can smell again and the tastebuds are starting to wake up. My GERD
is now only IBD and I'm careful about what I eat - am taking acidophilus
with FOS, a magnesium/calcium supplement, fish oil, buffered vitamin
C & a good multivitamin. I used no drugs during it all - only the
buffered vitamin C for reactions, ate small meals frequently and plenty
of water. I did use the apple cider vinegar the first few weeks when
the GERD was really bad. It helped a lot. Now it's like the dairy is
"unmasking" all the symptoms I had and slowly my body is healing.
Posted by Gena on Dec 14 2008 17:28:54
I want to say thank you to all who posted here. Prilosec and other acid
suppressing drugs may work but they have dangerous side effects and
after 3 years my dad started developing bacterial pneumonia almost every
other month, no kidding! Our pharmacist told us these drugs are only
good for SHORT TERM and cause stomach cancer/pneumonia/depetion of B12,
etc. I have been weaning my dad off his 20mg. Prilosec 2x day (we are
supposed to WEAN SLOWLY off and go SLOW as the stomach needs to re-adjust
apparently) but he is still getting bacterial pneumonia even though
we are down to 1/3 capsule morning and night now!!!! I am using extra-virgin
pine nut oil *the Chinese and Russians use this for all gastric problems
(siberiantigernaturals.com has good info) and we use digestive enzymes/DGL
licorice/calcium citrate at every meal (this helps as he doesn't need
Tums any more but he still has some reflux) We have been able to let
go of all other antacids which he used to take regularly as well so
something is working here. I am going to try "oil of Oregeno"
and also the black licorice someone here recommended. I am going to
also try 5 teas. a day of the extra pine nut oil (instead of 3 teas.)
as it does seem to be working but it takes time and then we'll see if
we can eliminate the Prilosec entirely. Also, what I understand is that
H.pylori is not really the cause although it is often blamed as some
who are tested come up negative and still have gastric reflux. The understanding
I have come to is it is caused by excessive free-radical damage and
needs to be healed. I got this info from the siberian tiger naturals
info site. God bless you all and keep trying to heal naturally as all
drugs are meant for short term use otherwise you will experience side
effects as they are not natural or healthy to the body.
Posted by Zinnia on Dec 11 2008 21:57:33
Hello everyone, I had same problem for over 3 months, sore throat,heartburn
constantly,pain in the lower left stomach, pain in the middle of the
breast feeling like food doesn't go down. I just discovered I was 5
weeks pregnant, I tried Zantac twice a day, helps a little any Idea
how to cure it like gone forever, I also sleep like setting down all
the time now. feeling like I have asthma or something my throat is hurt.I
Posted by Rodney on Dec 10 2008 01:19:25
The last month or two, I've been awaken to acid taste in my mouth so
bad, I couldn't stand it. Now the last two weeks, I haven't been able
to taste much of anything, like its been scalded & the taste buds
are damaged. Would this be from acid reflux?
Posted by Victoria on Dec 05 2008 17:43:26
Be tested for H pylori - insist on it!
Posted by Tina on Nov 30 2008 09:56:36
Hi, I got really sick after tetracycline and advils. Burning so badly
in gut. 2 weeks of prevacid helped but then I became nauseated to everything
and all meds, chemically sensitive. Now, I have burning all the time,
a hot prickly pepper burn in nose, mouth, throat with irriation and
stomach IF I drink any water. Does the water wash away protective saliva?
I feel like I have 1000s of sores in mucous membranes. Even my skin
burns. HELP?! Anyone know what is happening? I noticed Joan, Patrick
Yew and Rosee had some similar complaints - please explain to me and
how you are fixing this?! Thanks. Plus awful taste in mouth (bad) and
white tongue all the time since all this started over 2.5 months ago.
The burning feeling has escalated to this now, and causes me panic/anxiety
too. I have it all the time, and much worse when digesting and when
I drink which is only with meals now because the foods helps coat throat.
Posted by Linda on Nov 29 2008 11:11:14
My husband tried the extra virgin olive oil and he slept all night with
out taking baking soda,tums, or the purple pill. YEAH!!!!!!!!!!! Thank
you whoever recommended it!
Posted by babes on Nov 25 2008 14:11:03
hi,im been suffer my stomach acid for two year and half,omeprazole 20mg
is the best for stomach acid.other wise stomach acid forever if will
not be careful food to eat..i been try to drink milk never been work
with me..all i know about milk is giving more acid stomach and also
milk is good for the bone.code liver oil is good for the stomach acid
none giving acid feeling good inside stomach..all need to do is away
the fatty food ,will body need fatty food,i eat fatty food sometimes
its help to get use its to stomach and acceptable.im skinny women sinse
im taking codliver oil,calcium,vitamis,for my acid stomach its helping
me,and make me feel better my self..so now i put on my weight.guys dont
follow this if you not sure.......this is shareng for mylife
Posted by Roger on Nov 22 2008 12:35:07
Help for Acid Reflux 1-Gastrosoothe-chewable tabs-licorise calming (source
naturals) 2-Regular Cabbage leaf or Oriental market has capsules. 3-American
Health Chewable Super Papaya Enzyme Plus 4-Probiotics adds clean bacteria
to help digestion 5-Apple Cider Vinegar-Mothers brand
Posted by Pat N P on Nov 15 2008 14:29:46
Some feed back apple cider vineger did not work for me ginger didn't
work for me last night I had pizza and it killed me I tried every thing
then I remembered and old Italian person tell me about extra virgin
olive oil I took a table spoon of it in about 10 15 min. I felt pretty
good no more reflux. I have also had trouble with my throat and I have
been drinking A tea called Organic throat coat with a teaspoon of honey
in it and now after two days my throat is feeling better too. it has
Licorice root in it taste good too.
Posted by Dawn on Nov 12 2008 00:55:17
I suffer with Acid Reflux pretty badly. It doesn't flare up often, but
when it does, the pain is SO intense! Added to which, I'm physically
throwing up. After reading this, I now have a cold glass of milk in
front of me. I'll let you all know if it works.
Posted by Pat N P on Nov 11 2008 12:31:44
I have acid reflux I am going to try all of them and let you know what
I think. Thanks all.
Posted by sasmita on Nov 01 2008 06:38:51
my 10 year old daughter is suffering from acid reflux (nausea , flatulence
, loss of appetite ) which disturb her sleep for last 6 months . She
is on homeopathy treatment but with no result . we already tried allopathy
treatment . Does anyone have this problem and if so do you have any
idea's what I can do to help this? I have been to my doctor but she
hasn't done much for me. Please help
Posted by ivo on Oct 27 2008 00:13:00
I have a terrible taste in my mouth and i think i may have acid reflux.
What type of dr should i see? Anyone knows how to get rid of the taste?
Posted by Andrea Berry on Oct 18 2008 14:21:15
I to have sjogrens syndrome and have exaxtly the same problems as you
describe. I use a homeopathic remedy called Natrum Phos 6x. I suck 2
on my tongue after lunch and dinner. It seems to be working pretty well
Posted by Greg on Oct 18 2008 12:29:46
Actually,everybody thinks if you have heartburn or Acid reflux you have
too much acid so you take an acid reducer or "Tums". In actuality
you don't have enough acid in your stomach and the items I just mention
actually produce acid but in a bad way. Drink some ACV (apple cider
vinegar) actually is better for you and does a better job. I drink it
straight out of the bottle (the organic type). Although it will make
you shutter when you drink it, it instantly takes care of the problem.
You can also put 1 tablespoon of ACV and mix it in 8 oz. of water and
drink it. Do this on a regular basis, even though you don't feel it,
and you'll never have it again. I do and haven't had heartburn since.
Posted by Jill on Oct 17 2008 23:23:26
I'd be categorized as the world's biggest idiot. I drink nothing but
Coke or Pepse all day, coffee in the morning, don't eat until dinner,
smoke my brains out, and yet still I sit here googling :acid reflux"
because I'm so addicted to the soda it's rediculous. And go figure...
the purple pill crap didn't work for me either. I'm seriously a fool.
;) Best of luck to all in fixing this rediculous problem. Oh, and by
the way, for after eating bloating/nausea, Activated Charcoal works
every time. But for nasty acid that even makes you nauseaus, I can't
find anything that'll work. Gotta change the diet, hands down. P.S.
Oh, and I had pizza for dinner. ;)
Posted by ellie on Oct 07 2008 15:12:20
In Egypt, they cook the fenugreek in organic black molasses, with sesame,
cherris seeds powder(which they call it Mehlab),and some olive oil,
they eat it in breakfast, and for the mome who breast feed the baby,
it is delecious.
Posted by Rose on Sep 15 2008 10:53:18
I have acid reflux and am taking Protonix, which sometimes does not
help at all! I was told that drinking a papaya shake (fresh papaya,
water, and a little sugar in the blender) is an awesome natural remedy.....Well,
I was so nauseated from the SMELL of the papaya, that I could NOT force
myself to drink it! I know people that swear this works. Just thought
I would share this and hopefully it will help some of you.
Posted by Meghan on Sep 14 2008 05:18:37
I was on prescription acid reflux pills for a decade with what I considered
at that time to be some success. That is until a doctor basically told
me these drugs were killing me slowly over time. We ran tests and my
body was deficient in every mineral - calcium, magnesium, etc. He took
me off of them immediately. I was terrified because even on the highest
prescription dose I still would get reflux, I couldn't imagine my life
without it. I have to say something that many who read this will not
want to hear - I know I didn't - you MUST change your eating habits.
More veggies and fruits reduce or eliminate processed food and things
like fast food and soda. In short eat better. In order to help my PH
balance even more, I added Pellegrino as my main drink. It has a number
of benefits - 1) it is alkaline and therefore helps to tip the OH in
my system in a positive way, 2) helped to increase the minerals that
were lacking in my body from years of reflux prescription use, 3) the
bubbles will help to settle my stomach in the event that I eat something
I shouldn't. Hopefully that helps! My heart goes out to all who suffer
with this - I know how horrible it is first hand and I just want to
say, there is hope!
Posted by Vivek on Sep 07 2008 16:05:03
Today i was in a party, had wine , chicken with bread . after thqt could
not sleep coz of acid reflux, i took a glass of milk with two ice cubes,
ad while searching for the infomation and reading this forum it was
gone, so i think it works...thanks.................!
Posted by Linda Hall on Aug 26 2008 10:29:49
I received an email from a doctor several years ago that said never
have heartburn or acid reflux again by eating black licorice every day
and it works. My mother had reflux so bad the acid would burn her bronchial
tubes and she could not afford the purple pill. When she started eating
licorice, she went from using a box of alkaseltzer a month to none.
I also have reflux and it works for me.
Posted by ralph santos on Aug 12 2008 00:11:39
since may of this yr i develped acid developing in my stomach too much.my
throat is on fire after eating bland meals and i take generic prilosec.morning
and nite.please help me.i think i am going to try the apple cidar vinegar.and
my mouth is always dry.and all i cant drink anyjuice with citric acid.my
throat burns as well as my stomach.
Posted by Matthew on Aug 04 2008 03:37:54
Spell check made me sound like a idiot But you guys get what i am saying.
Prilosec WILL work if you Take IT right. Im sorry that my spell check
messed up the first message so bad. PRILOSEC OTC WILL WORK BUY IT AND
TAKE IT IN THE MORNING BEFORE YOU EAT ANYTHING!!!!!
Posted by Matthew on Aug 04 2008 03:33:25
I have Acid Reflux Really Really bad. I have it now that is why i am
here. The only reason I have it today Is because I forgot to take my
Prilosec OTC this morning when I got up. You see I went out to eat.
Came home and then BOOM, I was on fire. So I just drank some Apple Cider
vinegar I have to say it has kinda put out the fire... You see I don't
find those PRILOSEC to work Great, Like eating tons of ketchup, Mexican
food, italian food, what ever when ever and NO ACID REFLUX... UNLESS
you DO NOT take them right. You have to take the pill, in the morning,
Every morning (if you have acid reflux that is.) This will prevent your
acid reflux and 42 pills are 24.95 at Walmart. Go get them, Take them
Every Morning, and Avoid what I have put myself through by forgetting
to take my Prilosec OTC this morning. I PROMISE IF YOU DO TAKE IT LIKE
I JUST TOLD YOU YOU WILL NOT HAVE ACID REFLUX
Posted by Patric Yew on Jun 20 2008 18:47:07
I have been suffering from severed GERD which often experienced shortness
of breath. Took Nexium 80mg a day include antacid and it seem doesn't
work much. The acid have back up all the way to my nose which I almost
pass out. I have to do several stretching exercise to overcome the breathing
though it helped but it is very tiring and exhausting after that. Visited
many enterology/specialist but it didn't help so much either. It is
an torturing symstom that I have suffered for almost 3 years. Can someone
help me on this issue.
Posted by Sandy on Jun 19 2008 21:46:52
I have found drinking very cold low fat milk seems to soothe my stomach.
Also drinking cold apple juice seems to work. Hope that helps.
Posted by sara517 on Jun 18 2008 15:29:36
I have acid reflux and just found out I am 5 weeks pregnant so I can\\'t
take meds...I was on Aciphex which was a miracle for me but just stopped
taking it. I will try these remedies tonight to see if they work. If
anyone has any other suggestions let me know. I am miserable and can\\'t
sleep because its so bad.
Posted by anonymous on Jun 13 2008 15:47:59
i had acid reflux while i was pregnant and eating a apple or carrots
Posted by Chunta on Jun 09 2008 09:42:48
I have acid reflux pretty bad and today i have taken the apple-cider
vinegar and has helped but if you know anything else please let me know.
Posted by rosee on Jun 08 2008 06:47:56
I often have an acid influx - the worse thing is that it sometimes influx
to my heart, it causes heavy hard palputation that make you feel that
you gonna past out anytime Please advise me - what should be done.
Posted by Crystal on May 24 2008 11:55:58
I have acid reflux and it is causing breathing difficulties for me that
is making everyday life very uncomfortable. Does anyone have this problem
and if so do you have any idea's what I can do to help this? I have
been to my doctor but she hasn't done much for me. Please help.
Posted by Dee on Apr 24 2008 16:44:17
I take a teaspoon to a tablespoon of organic apple cider vinegar when
I have acid reflux and it works well for me. It may sound counterintuitive,
but try it.
Posted by sandra on Mar 17 2008 23:21:00
somebody please give me some kind of relief with this acid reflux text
me back with some help please
Posted by JOAN on Mar 13 2008 14:20:39
I have sjogrens syndrome and possibly scleroderma, acid is giving me
a burning throat so I am wondering if anyone else has these problems,
I am also chemically sensitive and am very concerned about going to
a doctor to get meds. I have to drink water constantly to keep my mouth
moist and acid reflux and heartburn are common with these problems.
I may try and vinegar, this has only been for 2 days now, but my throat
feels like it is on fire, especially when drinking water. Any help will
be appreciated. If any one writes back to me, please put topic-heartburn
etc because I dont always open mail or I will look on this site again,
thank you so much.........