How I healed my Acid Reflux

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Hi everyone,

I would like to share my experience about the Acid Reflux desease.

In September 2013 I got back pain, I went to GP and he gave me iboprufen and diclofenac. My back pain lasted up to almost June 2014. During this period I had to use the pain killers and I was under stress because I had to find a new job also. All of these things made me to get stomach pains, reflux symptoms, burping and too much gas in my troat in the start of June 2014.

I did the endoscopy in June 2014 and the doctor told me that my LES doesnt close completely, I have no acid refluc and he said I have functional dyspepsia.

I started using Pantropazol 40 m , everyday before breakfast. I started a strict diet, I could barely eat and I had terrible days and nights because of the gas in my stomach and troat.

My symptoms didnt get any better up to late October 2014. I decided to stop the Pantroprazol and start DGL and Pepzin GI which are the natural supplements.

I felt a bit better in early December and could eat a bit more. In the middle of december I started eating more, add diary product again to my diet and tried to drink fruit juice every morning as the breakfast. I felt quit better at the end of december. I continued to have the fresh homemade fruit juice every day and now at the end of January I feel quit better. I have also lost almost 15 kilos which I think it is normal. However, I have still a long way to go to be totally healthy again.

What worked for me:

- I eat small portions

- no coffee, tea (even herbal), alcohol, onion, garlic and other triggers.

- I drink fresh fruit juice two times per day, in the morning and around 17:00 before dinner. I use mostly mango, apple, carrot, banana and soya milk.

- DGL (one at night before sleep because it gives me headace during the day).

- Pepsin GI, two per day with breakfast and dinner.

- Glutamin powder, mostly 5 grams at night but sometimes 5 grams with the shake in the morning.

- Probiotics, 1 tablet before sleep.

- I do 10 minutes meditation before sleep, it helps a lot because I believe many of my problems was because of stress.

- I went to the logopedie doctor and he gave me some breathing and eating instructions. I should drink water slowly, eat slowly, and sit calm 5 minutes before and 5 minutes after dinner/lunch.

- Breathing helps, try to breath deep before eating for couple of times and exhel slowly.

- I eat almonds, and dry fruit like papaya.

- eating in a restaurant is still not possible for me.

What didnt help me:

- Pantropazol, ranitidine en omeprazol, I even felt aweful when I used them.

- Aloevera juice is to acidic for me.

Herbal teas made me feel more gas in my troat.

I hope this would help you also. I would like to mention that I had a very hard time and I was thinking I never get better. But it just needs some time. be paitient and try to stay positive.

Regards.

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    Don't know if this is a similar thing. I have gallstones and bad stomach cramps and pain in my right side. I went to GP. When I said it was worse after I had eaten and also worse first thing in the morning before I had eaten anything he immediately picked up on the fact that the reason it was worse first thing was nothing to do with my gallstones but because I had acid in my sstomach. He prescribed me Omeprazole. I take 2 at night and they are doing the trick. I was very impressed with my new GP he was very quick to pick up on it. Sarah
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    It's really nice to hear that people can recover from this atrocious condition. I've had endoscopy 2 months ago and I was diagnosed with mild gastritis and incompetent LES. No reflux. I followed a strict diet and it did improve things but I cheated so I ended up eating outside and I'm back to square one. neutral

    So the following are my problems:

    -Dull pain in the upper abdomen

    -Belching

    -Loose light stools

    I take Gaviscon (an antacid), Omeprazole (20mg twice a day) and Ganaton (Itopride, also used to treat acid reflux). 

    If things don't improve till the next month then I'll try your recommendations.

    Did you have the loose stool problem as well?

    Thanks in advance and stay blessed.

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      Hi Ahmad,

      No I didnt have any loose stool problems.

      What I have found is that using the antiacid medicines just makes the problem worse! I dont say that stop them but be careful with using them and try to adjust your diet.

      Hope you get well soon

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    ikiman, I wondered how you were getting on?  I started the same lifestyle changes as yourself after months of trying to work things out.  PPI's don't suit me, I abhor them as they do actually make you worse.

    I'd be intersted to know what progress you are making and if your symptoms are still improving.

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      Hi,

      I am still getting better but its not fully gone.

      I ate last week in a restaurant and all of a sudden all the symptoms are back! sad 

      I try to use antiacids in needs but didnt start PPIs. My diet helps me a lot but seems that the problem is still there. 

      Meranwhile I met my doctor again and he said my LES doesnt close and it will be like this all the time which were very disappointing.

      In short, i feel better but not completely.

      I would be interested to hear your experience also,

      cheers

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      Hi Ikiman, I do loads of things, but I will not take PPI's whenever I do they make more syptoms worse, in fact severe.  Dont think the Doctor believes me.

      Every time I think I have nailed it something goes awry. Basically, you did ask, this is what I have been doing:

      Lose weight (if overweight)

      Improve posture

      Do not slump in chairs - sit up

      Reduce meal size significantly

      Eat three meals a day, no snacking between meals allow stomach to empty

      Do not eat meals that are known to bloat you

      Identify and avoid trigger foods

      Try and reduce Gluten intake

      Approx half an hour after each meal use Gavascon Advance

      Eat at table and either wash up after meal or walk

      Drink plenty of water - but sip dont gulp 

      Chew Gum 

      Try to avoid caffeine and alcohol

      Breathing exercises to strengthen diaphragm

      Stop bending at waist, drop down and bend at knees

      Avoid clothes that constrict across natural waist (just under rib cage

      We are all different and these are things that have helped, but not totally eliminated. I am going back to the consultant in August.

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      Im trying to do pretty much all of these things, I feel better but I am wondering if it ever goes completely away.

      The only thing that we can do is to try and stay positive and hopeful smile

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    Basically doing the same as you and swear by the Pepsin GI. Also chew Elma Mastic Gum. Hasnt completely gone away and same as you have to be really carefull. It truly is a real pain! Wish I could make my own probiotic but have thyroid problems with cabbage and an intolerance to soy. I heard today that Colustrum seems to help?
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    Hi everyone! I just wanted to share my miracle last night. I had a real bad heartburn/reflux for a couple of nights. I hardly sleept for 2 nights in a roll. Chest pain, back pain, knot in my throat and everything else and my tummy felt like on fire. I was thinking I had to go to the hospital. I read all the comments on this site and realized that I had tried all of them. I was miserable. I also read about all the benefits of the Papaya fruit and since I happened to have one in my fridge (nice and cold) I decided to cut some pieces (around 10 little pieces) and I have to say that I almost cried of happiness. Inmediately I started to feel great and in about 20 minutes I was sleeping like a baby. Nature is good! Forget about any meds or anything else. I feel like I will never be without that fruit in my home. Hopefully it can help you as well. I can almost guarantee that it will. I was a happy camper the next day. I even had some pieces after my brakfast just in case. Good luck! God bless!
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    Hi , I'm new to all this and just joined, I was diagnosed with GERD and also a sliding hiatus hernia in 2015 , for me I didn't know I had it or what it was , my symptoms were a sore or swollen throat but no heartburn , my doctor sent me to specialist where he put a camera up my nose and down my throat and told me I had acid reflux but didn't know about the hiatus hernia then , a few weeks went by and I was sick as a dog and couldn't stop for several hours, I ended up in hospital and had camera down my throat this time and it was painful but this is where they found the hernia and GERD, since then I been on omeparzole, last week I was feeling nausea again and sick a few hours but I didn't want to go in hospital again so manages to get anti sickness tablets off doctor ? I just wanted to know if you or anyone else has experienced the sickness bit . Kind regards Gaynor.

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    Are you cured now, and acid free? How long did it take? I too am doing the same protocols as you did. I have the silent reflux. I've been going from doctor to doctor and right now I'm only doing natural remedies. After these natural remedies, the burning throat sensation eased up . Carrot juice stops it immediately for me. I now have the Bravo ph capsule in my throat to see how much damage is being done. If you are fully cured I would like to know. All my symptoms started in March of this year. (2017) I'm scared and wanting to do surgery. I'm also seeing a functional medicine doctor which has helped a lot. Taking cortisol for stress, probiotics, glutamine, fiber supplements, digestive enzymes and a few others to get my digestive system working as it should hoping the LES will function. Anyways, I'm glad you are better so it gives me more hope as to surgery is my last resort.

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