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I have been a very active person all my life. I'm in my early 40's and eat and drink sensibly. However over the last year or so I've been affected by an acid reflux problem. I originally went to the doctor and have also seen a consultant. I was prescribed Omeprazole and the consultant drew a blank and certified me as having an irritable stomach. As the Omeprazole has no effect I decided to try various things. I kept a food/drink diary and cut out various things then tried them again etc. Nothing eased the condition. Then it suddenly clicked that the link was my exercising. I used to run many miles, play football and cycle. By looking at this I found that approximately 36 hours after a more demanding form of physical exercise I felt the sickness feeling. Sometimes this just goes away after a few hours or it culminates in me being sick or bringing up a lot of stomach acid. I do note that gentle exercise such as walking does not bring on this condition. I have recently taken a sabbatical from physically demanding exercise and have not had any acid reflux so I am as certain as I can be that this is the cause. This week I tried to get back into my fitness and you've guessed it, right back to square one! Now I know you are probably thinking the simple solution is just to keep to gentle exercise but I really enjoy running and cycling so it is a big part of my life to give up. But the sickness feeling really affects my day so perhaps I will have to compromise. I just thought I would post my experience in case this sounds familiar to you. I have searched all over the net for similar experiences but not been successful so if you do have any suggestions please feel free to post. Best regards, Rob
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