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I think I have been experiencing symptoms of acid reflux for 3 weeks now. It's starting to take it's toll.
Here are my symptoms
- Constant strong taste of vinegar in my mouth. 24/7! Only time I get a little restbite is when I'm eating a banana or mid way through a meal.
- Feeling very weak and tired. I'm not eating enough food and am finding it hard to get enough calories into me.
- Feeling nauseous because if the taste.
- Not being able to reflux or sit down. I'm pacing up and down all the time. My stress levels are very high. I can't seem to concentrate on anything or relax.
- Was prescribed 20mg Omezaprole in week one and then upped it to 40mg. Didn't make any difference. Took those for a week. Doctor has now switched me to 30mg of Lansoprazole which I have been taken for the last three days.
- Over the last few weeks I've totally switched my diet and am just eating porridge made with water with breakfast with a few almonds, a chicken sandwich for lunch, 2 bananas, 2 apples and a small pot of melon as snacks and a jacket potato with chicken and some avocado with a bit of lettuce for dinner.
- I'm not eating after 6.30pm at night. I'm chewing my food thoroughly but finding this hard as the more I chew the more full up I feel making me not always finish my food.
Home remedies I've tried
- Gavison tablets - I suck them a bit and then crunch them up towards the end. Been having around 4 or 5 a day. Easies it a tiny bit. Tried the liquid but it clogs my throat up and don't like the sensation
- Camomile tea with a tea spoon of Manuka honey - Helps a little bit sometimes
- Loads of water - Helps a bit. I drink zero sugar orange squash to wash the taste away a bit. Should I stop drinking it? Any other drinks you find have a strong taste that rids the acid taste?
- Gripe water - Had a couple of swigs from the bottle and it didn't do anything.
Basil leaves - Tried chewing on them to no avail
Almonds - Been eating these between meals to try and get my calories. Helps a little bit.
Remegel - Soft chews which I suck on. Helps a little bit
Apples - Helps at the time of when my mouth is burning a bit to cool things down.
Chewing Gum - After I've eaten I will sometimes chew hard on some sugar free gum for half an hour. Takes the acid away for a while until the flavour runs out. Still feel the lumpy feeling in my throat though.
I've ordered some liquirise chews to have a go on. Not a big fan of it but if it helps I'm willing to have a go with it. Can anyone recommend any hard boiled sweets you find helps soothe your thought or take the acid taste away when you are sucking on them?
I've also ordered some cocunut milk and aloe juice and am going to give that a go.
When you are feeling stressed about it what do you do? The days seem very long and I'm finding it very hard to relax and complete tasks. I went to see Pepper Pig with my nephew this afternoon and felt dreadful and just plain old miserable. It's really stressing me out.
I' trying to distract myself but surfing the internet but my concentration and interest isn't there due to the burning taste in my mouth.
What kind if things do you do to cope with it? Do you experience it 24/7? Has it just vanished overnight?
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