Can't take any more

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Hello I've been suffering with acid reflux heartburn for six years now ive been on PPI meds all this ttime and never truly get any better my diet is very bland had camera down three times barium three times and keep being told can't see anything right now I'm sitting up in bed with stinging coming up my chest and throat when I eat it hurts as it goes down I'm so sore from acid can anyone relate to this what helped you advice would be very welcomed tight now because I got no really help last week at hospital appointment last week double up on meds had it helped one little bit

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    Gillian, I am sorry indeed about this as the symptoms seem rather intense. I have suffered like that too in the past but things have gotten better.

    Your diet and lifestyle issues may be critical. Smoking aggravates reflux but most sufferers who smoke tend to overlook that.

    Try a bland diet with all the possible triggers cut out for a while and see the result.

    Have you also tried a bit of genuine apple cider vinegar in your drinking water last thing at night?

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      Thanks for the reply I have a very bland diet have done for years and I dodo not smoke or drink alcohol only water or decaf tea o haven't tried Apple cider vinegar scared to because I'm feeling raw in chest just wish it would heal even my voice is affected by this

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    Have you had depression and anxiety?

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      Yes both and very stressed I care fit my adult daughter she as Epilepsy and can have multiple seizues ever day I find this very hard to deal with she was a normal person working driving enjoying life till she had my grandson she had the first of very many fits it totally changed her life and mind to I brought my grandson up he's ten now but my daughter gets no better worse it's heart breaking to see her differ like this and do it's taking it's toll on my health

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    Hi Gillian. If you have acid reflux that does not respond to PPI therapy, that's when doctors will usually consider anti-reflux surgery. There are several different procedures available. Have you mentioned this to your doctor?

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    hi i too suffer from bad reflex for alot of years. i got real bad this month i got this burning tight swollen throat feeling like my food us getting stuck and very bad left side pain under my rib cage every time i eat something the doctor gave me pantoprazole for the heartburn and carafate for the pain it helped me alot so far i just got a endoscopy yesterday gotta wait and see whats going i hope everything ok 🙏 i hope you feel better soon

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