hello, i hope you guys can gave some advice about my acid reflux,

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I'm always burping and i taste the food that i eat when i burp, and i need to vomit to stop the burping, and im always bloating, and sometimes im having a chestpain and its hard to breath,, the food that trigger the burping and vomiting is tomato, coconut milk,junkfoods,softdrinks, dairy products, spicy foods, instant noodles, cocumber,mango,fresh coconut, ice cream,,, sometimes i just eat only rice, but still i burp after eating,, I've been suffering reflux for almost a year,,, hope you guys can help me,,,

sorry for my english hope you guys can understand my english,,,

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    Hi Rocelyn,

    I know from experience it is an horrible feeling, I used to get it from taking a certain medication. I was prescribed one Lansoprazole to be taken, which worked for me, by my doctor.

    This medication doesn't work with everyone, so you may be swapped around.

    You did not specify your age, normally what happens is when you become older you cannot digest the food you could when you were younger. Cucumber and home made pickled onions I used to love when I was younger, no chance these days even with medication!

    Hope that helps, and your English is fine!

    Regards,

    Les.

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      thanks disabled_les, im 27 years old thanks for your advice, the doctor gave me omeprazole and gasmotin but it does'nt work,, its very horrible, theres a time that i dont want to eat anything, i burp a lot and and i need to vomit to stop it,
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      Hi Rocelyn,

      Ah, right you are on one of Prazole tablets, there are many in that field and others that work completely different. You could ask your doctor if he or she would recommend another one from the Prazole family.

      You might get a better idea from this post:

      https://patient.info/forums/discuss/ppi-variants-not-all-the-same-19435

      It will give you an idea that no prazole is the same, and you could be on the wrong type for you. Just a thought.

      Regards,

      Les.

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    Hi, I was exactly the same as you. Tried antacids from the dr it made me worse. Found info on low stomach acid. Symptoms are the same as for excess acid. Baught myself some digestive enzymes with betaine hcl (stomach acid) . Take them as directed with a meal. Worked fabulous with the very first meal I tried. I use them all the time and eat what I like. I keep banging the drum about digestive enzymes but don't think some people believe how good they are. You need stomach acid to kill bugs in the food you eat, breakdown food and trigger release of digestive enzymes. The betaine hcl also helps keep the bugs in the bowel under control. Undigested food causes bloating. This then causes bile reflux. When bile is forced back into the stomach it reacts with the stomach digestive juices and creates gas. Taking the enzymes will stop this happening. However for the odd flare I take a Zantac and this kills the acid and stops it reacting with the bile. Follow it with a dry cream cracker something to mop up the residual acid/bile mix. This works for me. Best of luck. Try not to get constipated as it does the same as the bloating.
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      thanks, by the way whats brand name you are using, its hard for me to find here in hk,, maybe i will try it, im very desperate right now, i can't eat the food i like,,
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      As there are different types of enzymes how does one know the right one to take for their condition?
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      The enzymes I use are from a health store called Holland and Barrett. The product I use is called Multi-Digest Enzyme with Betaine HCL. Look on the internet to get a detailed breakdown of the various enzymes in the tablet. Regarding gas and belching. One year ago I had a bad episode. I at the same time was admitted to hospital for emergency surgery for appendicitis. Because I had a gastric tube into my stomach I couldn't eat for a week. If I had even a sip of water I would suffer a bout of belching that could last for hours. I would only take medication intervenously. I found that if I used a syringe to apply suction to the gastric tube the belching stopped immediately. However after awhile the gas started again. I applied suction and it stopped. This carried on until the gastric tube was removed. I took the digestive enzymes and the gas production stopped. I have since been back in hospital and had another gastric tube fitted. I was bloated but no gas. Each day I checked the discharge into the gastric bag. It was a nice amber colour. One morning I noticed it had turned green (bile). Within minutes I had horrendous gas and belching despite having a gastri tube into my stomach. I convinced the nurse to apply suction with a syringe and as before the gas stopped. I now know the problem of excess gas is caused by bile reflux. Bile reflux is caused by bloating due to undigested food in the bowel or constipation backing the bowl up. The digestive enzymes help with the digestion of food. I think I suffer with low stomach acid. My wife has a problem of pancreatitis and gets similar problems with gas. I got her some digestive enzymes and they help with her condition. She's waiting for test results to prove if she has pancreatitis and if so they treat it with digestive enzymes called creon. Hope this is helpfull for you.
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      Hi derek76...

      As a general rule, most product labels indicate their use.... some are for breaking down starch like Amylase..our bodies make this, and it begins in our saliva...other enzymes process fats...others for proteins etc...Health food store managers are also helpful.

      I personally go to Wikipedia , our NIH (National institutes of Health, PubMed, and Science Direct.

      I have a current PDR that assists me...and when I cannot find via these sources, I visit a Medical University Library about an hours drive from my home. I also have a son in law who is a Quality Control Engineer for a bio medical firm....but don't bug him often...

      The first part is knowing the condition..this often is far more difficult than

      knowing what to take, how much, when, "do's and don't's) probable eficacy...interactions, implications etc.

      This particular thread lies for the most part in Gastroentrology...but the sub fields are vast. I've indicated that I have absolutely no credentials...I have a modicum of knowledge, same with experience...I also know what I don't know. This doesn't mean I haven't made mistakes...but in 40 or so years...none that caused any harm.I pay attention and follow Physicians direction with a healthy and absolute understanding of their direction. Not often do I differ but vs fisticuffs...merely get a 2nd or even 3rd opinion.

      One of the best reads that I've found "useful" is written by a Brit who currently lives in Au...diagnosed with ALS in 1994...should you have time and the interest...his name is Steven Shackel..no medical credentials but MENSA qualified. Hope this is helpful..I read your post and know well how you must have suffered...I hope your wife requires a few enzymes plus diet to resolve her condition, know you will monitor her well......wish you and her my best ...Claudio

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    Gaillee is "on target"....I'd suggest PepzinGI with a meal...perhaps dgl capsule or chewable before a meal...and slippery elm between meals for a few weeks...but keep up the pepzin gi for as long as its doing you well. keep in mind, this is treating symptoms not the cause....you have a digestive system that isn't doing its normal job...at age 27 shouldn't be ...unless your one that often eat out...i.e. h pylori bacteria. Too, if you haven't been diagnosed with gastritis...then it could be a lotta different causes.no need to go into this area until you've tried this or the hcl treatment.

    its quite possible that after several weeks of the above treatment, your immune system will kick in and resolve...hope hope...regards...Claudio

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      i can't find the pepzin gi here in hongkong, what is the brand you are using? well anyways thanks for info, i hope i can find that one here
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    I will ask my wife who might have some connections in Hong Kong, .Another product we have here in the US that has the pepzinGI is Gastric Soothe.by Source Naturals...Doctor's Best Pepzin GI are the two I'm most familiar with.

    You might find on HK Ebay...Doctors Best Pepzin GI for 120 capsules about $20

    to $24. you'd need about 180 for 2 months...that's a guess.

    Wife changed breakfast to "dami jio" spelling? Koreans call it Jung..and Okinawans rice pudding or soup...Chinese dami jio...boiled rice with lots

    of liquid. Occasionally add some protein..very small amount.

    The PepzinGI, DGL, and Slippery Elm plus diet is the best chance one has to obtain some relief....you might need to find the "cause"...and that could be a number of possibilities.Chinese seem to be pre disposed to stomach problems due mostly to "condiments or sauces" that do not aid digeston.Therefore digestive enzymes are helpful...There are a lot of different kinds of enzymes, most have stuff that should help break down carbs, protein, fats, etc...some work..some don't.

    Purchase small amounts until you find the ones that "work for you".These are taken "with meals".

    best regards, Claudio

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    Hi again, reviewed your initial symtoms..and thought I might pass this on to you, its basic but might be helpful.

    The symptoms you described plus the vomiting might indicate your stomach has

    undigested food...most likely "fermenting"...thus the gas..burping etc when any

    added food on top of the fermenting stuff mixes. (just because your "hungry" doesn't mean you stomach is EMPTY'...

    Why you might have undigested food is a big question that a "good" dr should be able to resolve with questions and a few non invasive tests..not necessarily medications.

    Howeer there are a few tests needed if basic digestive protocols and digestive

    supplementations/diet do not resolve issues.

    made an error..predisposion is genetic...Chinese are not predisposed to stomach issues...Foods seem to be the major insult, this is why the China Gov developed the big Research lab in Shanghai 9 years ago...sorry for the error..claudio

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      thank you so much claudio, actually im not chinese, im just working here in hongkong, the dr here is horrible, lol, they just gave medicine that is very useless, it doesnt work for me,, i am a filipino, i tried to visit a dr in philippines and i feel better after they gave me omperazole, but when i return here in hk my reflux also come back, and its getting worse again,

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    no halo halo in HK? kidding. Love it when made with shaved ice...Am huge fan of Arnel, Charise, Rhap, ANN...anyway, a PPI merely masks your problem...why dr's treat only the GERD symptoms?...this forum doesn't know a lot about the cause of your GERD...therefore we try to help in various ways. And one way is like as dr's ..suggest... treatments that give relief.

    At 27 and already you say you've this problem for 1 year..you don't want to go another month let alone 20 or more years with it...remember constant inflammation can cause far more serious problems ...

    The concept of PepzinGI is to help digestion..process the food you eat so it goes from stomach to your small intestine without "leftovers". The other two DGL and Slippery Elm help the stomach linning from acids that irritate the lining..thus reduces some of the discomfort. There are other digestive type enzymes..HCI

    and those that contain amylase, protease, lipase, and pancreatin....all have the activity to "work". I'd suggest to take some magnesium with any of these.Most come in combination or together..i.e Pancreatin, 750mg, Amylase and Protease 75K usp and Lipase 6k usp.Some work in the stomach and some in the intestine.. Pepsin works in the stomach...its produced natually by your body to help process foods for digestion...

    btw..if one has developed a Hiatal Hernia (deep in your throat) it doesn't cause GERD but if its exposed the soft throat tissue..the stomach acid can burn terribly...

    Many do not wish surgery, so they use anti acids and PPI's...diets and prop up their head and shoulders night time....You can have an HH and experience no symptoms or intermittant ones....

    Immediately begin a program that you determine will produce the best results...stay on the forum with your progress so others might benefit.

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