Acid Reflux - Diet

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I had anothother bad nights sleep last night even though i took my medication before i went to bed at mid night.

At about 6pm I had my last meal which was Ham off the bone new potatoes andbaked beans.I later had a cup of tea and later still some Wine Gums as a sweet treat.

So in your experience I am i correct in assuming that it was the ham that caused my problem rather than the other things I ate.

By whatI have read I think I am lucky in what problems I am having compared to many of yourselves but it seems to me that as time is going on my illness is getting worse.

I am currently taking Lanso.. and Rini... but given the advise I have received on here I am going to ween myself off of both of them.

Keep well everyone. Ted

 

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    i have had it now for 4 months  im on rini but easing into ppi which isnt helping much- i cant eat very much acidic food or it will get worse even with the meds- my advice-- dont eat anything  3 hours before bedtime, beans are

    acidic especially i sauce, so is any kind of meat though chicken isnt as acidic as other meats- 

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      Thanks Matt just as I do for every other sufferer I hope that the problem disappears.I will take your point about the baked beans and its sauce on board but its becoming every day more difficult to know what to eat.Whats so funny as well is that my wife has suffered from AR for many years before I too got it and she seems to be able to eat and drink most things. Probably another illustration of much tougher women are than us men. Regards Ted
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    Hi Ted,

    I'd blame the baked beans - anything processed tomato based absolutely kills me! Ham is fine if it's lean, and potaoes no problem - next time if you want some canned veg - try sweetcorn! 

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    Hi Ted...well hello to everyone in this discussion. I have a general question. Can any of you pinpoint when your symptoms began or what triggered the problem. I have had a recurring infection that the doctors have struggled to get rid of. They decided to put me on a THREE MONTH COURSE of antibiotics...and after THAT all this trouble started. I cannot eat anything it seems. Rice, boiled potatoes, but the other day I had a milkshake and I was in agony ALL NIGHT LONG!
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      I've had silent refluf all along since I was teen, never bothered me, now 31, the recent episode was probably triggered by gaining fat, especially around the stomach area.
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      Jenny sorry to read that. I wish I could. My wife  discovered she had AR five years ago because she suddenly had problems with swallowing food. And I never even gave it a thought that I too could be suffering from it.However about 3 years ago I started getting some strange sensations in my throat particulary when I tried to sleep and a  nagging pain in my groin. Being a runner cyclist swimmer over the years I have suffered various injuries so initially I just got on with how I was feeling.As time went on though I became concerned about the throat restriction and I thought I might have a muscular disease like MND Parkinsons etc and I began to visit my doctor. He sent me for neurological tests because of the strange feelings I was getting in my feet, which I still have, and they did not find anything.Anyway this went on and on and I saw various doctors in my practice and one wanted to put me on happy pills for anxiety and after a few more visits seeing various doctors one eventually suggested I may have AR.He prescribed Lanso.. and it seemed to help me feel better.Now having proven i had AR I wanted to know why I saw another doctor and he reluctantly agreed with my request to have an endoscopy. That proved that I did have AR as my stomach was inflammed but too date they still cannot tell me why I have it.By what I have read on here mine is nowhere as bad as others but i seem to have good and bad days. Today seems to be one of the bad ones even though I am being very careful what I eat.My wife seems to think that the hot cross buns I ate last night could be the problem as unbeknown to me they had spice added to the fruit in them.So all I can tell you is my problem probably started 3 years ok. Best wishes Ted
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    Hi again everyone. i am having a bad week as I cannot get rid of the gnawing pain in my stomach and all this week so far I have been woken up at 3am by it.Even though I have been taking the Lanso and Rinit.... Can someone tell me whether your body just gets use to these drugs and becomes immune to their effects.

    Diet wise I am still avoiding what is recommended to avoid when I can but I am still drinking tea and eating potatoes because to try and stay off of everything would mean i would be unable to eat at all.Does this sound to you like my AR is just getting worse or should I be asking my GP to investigate if I have something else. Ted

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      Hi Ted, I've found the answer! PROBIOTICS! My pain is gone and I can finally eat again. I take the critical care dose. Finally able to get rest at night too! Try them, they really work.
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      Hi Jenny,

      When you say Probiotics, are they tablets of some kind?

      I am too having acid reflux problems at the moment.

      Many thanks,

      Amanda.

       

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      Hi Amanda, mine are capsules that are kept in the refrigerator section of the Healthfood store. They have literally saved me! After just five days on the critical care dose my pain is gone plus I can finally eat more than plain rice and boiled potatoes! The critical care dose is 50 billion live cultures. Spread the word please, I have literally lost 40 pounds because it was so bad I couldn't eat, and when I did eat I would be doubled over in pain within 30 minutes. Can't say this enough. Probiotics, probiotics, probiotics! smile
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      Thanks Jenny funnily enough my wife has just started buying them for us. I am drinking Actimel and she is drinking Yakult. I take it these are what you mean isn't it.

      Ted

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      Hi Jenny, thanks for that.  Can you take the Actimel and Yakult drinks instead as I am having trouble swallowing a the moment and tablets are a no-no unless they are tiny!  I still have a lumpy throat and this is making me have a liquid only diet!  I am awating tests at the moment but might try the drinks with probiotics in if you think that it may help?

      Many thanks,

      Amanda.

       

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      Hi,

      Oh that is a good idea, thank you.  I might try that!  Do you think that the Yakult and probiotic yoghurt drinks are good for you too?

      Thank you.

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      Hi Amanda, I guess it would depend on how much probiotic live cultures are in the drinks. I'm not familiar with them, so I don't know. All I do know is that the probiotic I take is called critical care and it has 50 Billion live cultures in it. I take one a day. Although in the first two days I took two a day but only for two days. I hope this helps. smile
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      Hi Amanda I guess Jenny doesn't live in the UK by what she says so I am interested in her point about probiotic pills. I am going to hunt around and see whether they are available in the UKm Ted
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      Hi Amanda

      I think a lot of the cultures have been lost in the drinks, Pills are supposed to be better (no additives). I also make my own fresh yoghurt which is really good. You can buy the cultures from Amazon 

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      You are correct Ted. I'm not from the UK. I live in the US. I'm very thankful that I found this forum though, it has been very helpful to know of others who have the exact same symptoms as I have. When I first found this information I searched my "weirdest" symptom which was painful burping. I actually had pains in my back when I burped, I couldn't sleep, I tossed and turned all night long in pain. Then my daughter suggested probiotics and PRESTO! No more pain, I actually sleep now! I honestly hope this can help others on here, I lived in agony, lived in pain so bad I couldn't take it anymore. It can't hurt to try it, right? It may take longer to work for people who have had a long fight with this, but I'd have to try it, you know? Even if it takes a month of probiotics it would be worth it. I feel SO much better. I still have to limit my sugar intake as that seems to trigger discomfort. So, onward and upward!
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      Hi jenny I thought that may be the case and like you I am pleased I found this forum too.When I have Goggled my problem its interesting that I get so much information from the US as well.I think its as big a problem where you are as it is here.

      I am please that after having an awful time you are at least feeling better than you were.

      Keep getting better

      Ted

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