Acid reflux and GERD

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I'd very much like to start a list of all the possible remedies for GERD that people have tried. I'd like to know what worked and didn't.

To get the ball going, I read some people swear by VSL-3. I'm not sure what that is yet and so I have no clue. It's probiotics I think. Maybe it's a brand or a type. Anyone try those and see any results? Probiotics did nothing for me.

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    Thank you all for the wonderful replies. I hadn't heard of siberian pine nut oil of melatonin. I'll look into those. You've create great avenues for me to look into.
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    Was wondering if anyone can help I had a fundupulatiion op on the 2nd of May but in the last couple of weeks all my symptoms have returned breathlessness pain in my stomach back chest & mucus in back oft throat still can't eat meat or bread iv had no after care from my surgeon although my gp has been great but doesn't know a lot abt this operation so all I know is wot I read on here has anyone else had this operation & did it help them or not worked I'm back on all meds but still not helping 
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      I wish I could be of any help. I'm not even sure I know what that OP is. Wishing you all the best though.
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      Yes I had a Nissen's 18 months ago and have all the reflux symptoms that I had before. I thought that it was quite a successful op so I don't know what happened to me!
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    I had a few e-mail exchanges with a guy over in Canada that's releasing a non technical book on GERD. He basically had the same thought I had to document what actually worked for him. He's offered me a free copy of the ebook when it comes out on oct 15th. He's supposed to give me a coupon to share with anyone who cares to read it. I'll read it and let everyone know.

    He was pretty convinced the PIP pills I'm on caused him much more seriious health issues. The irony here is that he read the same trial report I did and he also can't figure out what it was called so he can't find it either. Does anyone know who/what that report was? It was done on a bunch of healthy people put on PIP drugs and then taken off. Most of these "healthy" people ended up with serious helath problems when taken off of them after something like 4 weeks.

    I've been on these pills a while and this author has me concerned. My Doctor doesn't seem to think it's causing anything negative.

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      franz,

      Smitz gave good clean clear reasoning regardng the negative use

      of PPI"/s (not pip?). I've posted announcements from the US FDA warning physicians of the adverse effects of long term use. Here are three you can google...I've given links in the past but they go into "limbo" for 2 to 3 days..cut and pasted one abstract..it was censored.."possible copywrite"...leave it at that..these are headings:

      FDA Drug Safety Communication: Possible increased risk of fractures of the hip, wrist, and spine with the use of proton pump inhibitors

      Proton Pump Inhibitors Should Have Black-box Warnings, Group Tell FDA

      FDA Drug Safety Communication: Low magnesium levels can be associated with long-term use of Proton Pump Inhibitor drugs (PPIs)

      There are several others but can be very depressing so haven't listed them

      While most of our digestive systems are "similar" they are not exactly the same. My stomach may produce more or less acid than my neighbor's..if more...a PPI might work...if a lot less...won't work..thus may have mild to severe complications. Its one shoe must fit everyone ...or else. A tip...most pharmacists can offer a lot more info about this moreso than your gp.

      The study you are searching for may not exist in the scientific community as I haven't found similar. If it does, most likely in the "control group" provided the study wasn't sponsored by the PPI mfg. While I don't have access to all...I do have quite a few with my limited credentials.

      With few exceptions such as insulin, anti reject meds etc......drugs are for short term use...a bridge so to speak so at a predicted time..many should be "weened". claudio

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      had to go to copenhangen to get this study...

      btw....there are many other studies not related to the termination rebound but the long term use...claudio

      Christina Reimer, MD, Copenhagen University, PPI, pub med

       Proton-Pump Inhibitor Therapy Induces Acid-Related Symptoms in Healthy Volunteers After Withdrawal of Therapy

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      Thank you so much for the reply. Yes, I did mean PPI. I'm very happy that all this is out in the open. The PPI did a nasty effect on my bones already. I have stopped taken them completely.
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      sorry bout the nasty....how are you now coping/dealing/treating with the consequences ? Claudio
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    I won't go near PPIs.  I tried them for  one week and they made me feel awful.  All drugs have side effects. I'm glad I didn't take them.   My osteoporosis doctor also  hates PPIs.  She says they are associated with osteoporosis so I don't need them exacerbating my condition.  Keep this in mind everyone!

    Susan

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      No one likes taking drugs including me but without ppis I would never have coped so I endorse them in some respects. 

      Since o gs my linx fitted though I have not taken any meds 

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      PPis caused me all kinds of trouble that I now have to live with. They do work on GIRD however. Once they fix you it's hard to think of getting off of them. It's near impossible actually. I had to follow a step by step guide to get off of them.

      Glad you avoided them so quickly. My Dr. never really told me of the long term effects. I shouldn't of been so trusting.

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