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I am desperate for help! Over the holidays, I just found out myself that I have low stomach acid (66yrs.) - after being on PPIs for months, suffering 24/7 and losing 15kg which I couldn't afford to lose. This has caused many other health problems. Just totally exhausted and weak. German doctors refuse to believe in Low stomach acid, regardless what articles I provide them - so I get no help!
I discontinued the PPIs & ordered Betaine Hcl+Pepsin+Gentian Bitters online. None of the drugists would even sell it to me here. The first few low-dose days went very well with relief, but I'm now up to 4 capsules per protein meal (NO STOMACH ACHE OR WARMING to warn me off) and I am having terrible reflux right after I've eaten...and even later between meals. ANY SUGGESTIONS PLEASE? Yesterday evening I took 2 with a very light low-protein meal because of reflux AND burning eyes beforehand. (I wasn't planning to take HCL last tonight at all!) DOES THIS MEAN I NEED TO TAKE MORE 648gr capsules each meal or what should I to do? I would greatly appreciate hearing from you - I don't have any people-support here...and am not finding any answers on the internet.
I apologize, but I am totally freaking out - can't get the reflux to stop and I am truly afraid for my life here. Can I take additional capsules without food between meals? I am so very afraid. Would be so very grateful to hear from someone.
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