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Hi everyone, I've had enough of acid reflux, I will move the sky in my efforts to be rid of it for good, but I feel very alone in this. I've been on Omeprazole, Lanzoprazole, and Ranitidine, none of which helped in the least, Omep and Lanzo might have even made it worse. I've had tests done, and all looks good, except for "a small amount of acid" found (it feels like a tornado of acid a lot of the time). I'm getting a manometry at some point to see if the LES is open, but we're finding it very hard to arrange hospital transport to London. So in the meantime I'm becoming more distressed, and I suffer from health anxiety, too. I've been doing a lot of research, particularly on the low stomach acid theory... I see a lot of people felt they were cured by apple cider vinegar, so I'm thinking about giving it a go, but I'm terrified of it possibly burning my esophagus. I have thoughts about how my esophagus could have become irritated and inflamed since my last test, so I keep imagining a disastrous reaction to apple cider vinegar, should I try it. (And I'm desperate.) Does anyone know if ACV is dangerous in the case of inflamed or irritated/damaged esophagus? Or if it could even cause it?
I've read so much about acid reflux being more commonly caused by not enough acid, rather than too much, that I really want to experiment. I've got Betain HCL in consideration, too. But my doctor does not believe in "not enough acid." I feel utterly alone and trying to work things out by myself and I do not want to try anything without my doctor's knowledge first, though he'll likely shout it down.
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