Horrible Heard Burn!!!

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Can someone help with natural remedies for acid reflux ?? Everything I eat give me horrible acid reflux. I take gaviscon everyday and will not take any PPI’S as I know they are not good in the long run. Next week I have an appt with a gastro specialist. Hopefully he do an endoscopy. Symptoms are I feel full when I haven’t eaten much that I feel like throwing up. I’m bloated.   Get horrible heartburn that it burns my throat and chest. Get alot of saliva in my mouth also. It’s horrible I want it all to go away. 

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    I am following the Acid Watcher's Diet and am finally getting relief from the throat burn etc. I have made sure my bed is raised about 6 inches at the head. I take slippery elm at bed time and and digestive enzymes before a meal. No spicy or acidic foods until things are healed. Aloe Vera juice helps too. You have to be careful not to buy the kind that has citric acid in it. That's what you want to avoid! I hope this helps. 

     

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    I agree with Sneal79. Gotta avoid foods that could trigger your acid reflux. I've been doing a lot of research to find out ways to cope with it. Focus on first on what you eat. An example, I eat oatmeal for my breakfast with water, yogurt as a snack for lunch and steamed veggies or rice for my dinner everyday with ginger tea, green decaf tea or Chamomile tea which are all good for the digestive system. Even if you don't feel hungry, I would recommend eating that, for drinks, aside from water drink those type of teas. I've been taking the PPI pill Pantoprazole 20mg once every 2 days, I been trying to cut it out completely because we need stomach acid in our system and it needs to be just enough for our LES to be able to close properly. Taking them PPI pills will just make it too relaxed. Our bodies are fighting against the pills so it's good your avoiding them. Work on your diet and I can admit its going to take a few days before you may start to feel better from it. It will make it more manageable anyway.

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    Wait and see what they say at your appointment sometimes taking PPI medication is unavoidable even if it's just for a short time that wouldn't hurt you just make sure you don't eat spicy foods no chocolate or fizzy drinks or coffee eat plain foods without all the seasoning like fish chicken no skin cooked in foil on it's own in oven fresh vegetables no gravy don't eat before bed time make sure it's three hours at least do your body can digest food stopping the reflux coming up when you lay down try some natural remedies like slippery elm  tumaric mastic gum 

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    With all your symptoms I would maybe try going gluten free for a bit just so your body can heal it’s self. More often than not when people go gluten free with a low sugar diet it will rid their bodies of bad toxins. Also I pop a tums fruity chewable tablet when I have reflux or you can sip on water and baking soda. Diet is everything 
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    The long term side effects of PPI’s have been  mostly overblown and usually just cause vitamin deficiencies which can easily be fixed by supplements. Short term use doesn’t have  one study that shows any side effects for most people. But it doesn’t sound like you’re quite at PPI. Try a GERD diet and see if that helps along time taking a  H2 Blocker. I know you want an endoscopy but unfortunately it won’t tell you much about your reflux. They just do it to see if you’be damaged you’re good pipe (esophagus) for the most part. A good test to ask for PH test if you suspect it’s low stomach acid compared to high. 
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