Low stomach acid but cant tolerate acv, lemon, celery. Help!

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Hi i am 26 male. I have done baking soda test and also hcl pill up to 6 pills. No burping for baking soda and no burn/warmth feeling from hcl. Acv and lemon made me feel headache, fatigue and watery nose right directly after i took it. Celery juice cause headache, vision impaired and fatigue also. I also dont do well with salt. All kind of salt. Headache, fatigue, vision impaired. Also all type of supplement and pills. Even the basics. Vitamin C, B, multi anything. Whey protein. Most of the side effects are identical. Its like my body rejecting. Cant tolerate fats food either. Even 1tsp olive or 1eggs made me headache.

Went to specialist gastro and did upper endoscope. Doc said i have acid reflux and gastrisis. So doc gave me PPI which i took for only 5days because of headache and also i found on the net it says it lowers stomach acid more. Told doc that i think i have low stomach acid but he seems no ignore that point. Told him about stool test he doesnt wanna do it. Did ultrasound all fine. He said the next step is antibiotics for 1month trial and error. This got me worried because he's doing it trial and error without and test.

So i currently i am with functional medicine. Going to do stool test. Also i am trying out ginger chew twice a day. Size of thumb each dose. Also feel a bit headache but better compare to acv, lemon, celery. Current diet is brown rice, chicken, brocolli, no oil, no salt. Some seasoning usually paprika and black pepper, banana, apple. 3 times a day. Also read somewhere low zinc can also cause low stomach acid. Trying to incorporate beef, pumpkin seeds also cause headache because of fats content.

I also noticed when eating ginger and celery my body temperature feels warmer. Without it feels cold. I monitor my body temperature everyday. Its never optimal.

Anyone have any idea?

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    PPIs are designed to reduce acid. Your doctor has diagnosed you with acid reflux and gastritis via endoscopy which is a highly accurate test. You have been given PPIs to protect your stomach lining from further acid erosion. Gastritis can cause food triggers which you should avoid. I have problems with fatty and spicy foods with my acid reflux. Believe, trust and accept your doctor's diagnosis because he is the expert. If you had low acid, your doctor would have diagnosed you with this but he has not. He has told you you have too much acid. Accept this and you will start to feel better! The more you stress about your stomach, the worse your symptoms will be.

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    yeah ... as Pippa said, so your GI doctor gave you a scope, prescribed PPI's and said you have GERD and gastritis but you claim he is wrong and dont agree with his answer. He should not have done this , and you feel its because you have low acid in your stomach based of "self tests" you read about online? The GI Doctor you saw has seen thousands of people, and done 10 years+ worth of training. Just because you read some stuff on the internet or someone told you their uncle/aunt had symptoms you will believe them over your Doctor?!? You realize how crazy that sounds? Take the PPI's your body will get used to them and, once your stress subsides the side effects as well as your symptoms will go away.

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      But i cant tolerate PPI either? Nx step if i visit the same doc he's gonna do 1month antibiotics without running based on any test. He says its a a trial error. What would u guys do?

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      You need to keep going back to your doctor and follow the advice you are given. Some doctors try you out on a medication to see how you respond to it. This helps them to reach a diagnosis. If you can't tolerate PPis, simply ask your doctor for something different. When I can't tolerate a medication. I tell my doctor and he notes down my reactions and suggests something else to try instead. Trust your doctor's judgment; he is the expert! If you don't get help, see a different doctor. I saw different doctors for my abdominal pain and bowel disturbance and this technique helped me to get a diagnosis.

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    A simple test to know if you have high or low stomach acid is: take 1 tablespoon of lemon juice, if it creates stomach pain, then you have a HIGH stomach acid, if no pain, low stomach acid. From your case, it causes you to have headache, impaired vision and fatigue, therefore your doctor is right that you have a HIGH stomach acid. From his diagnosis that you have acid reflux and gastritis, it clearly supports that you have a HIGH stomach acid, not low. Reflux often caused by too much acid in stomach or wrong food, and this can eventually start to inflame the lining of the stomach, that’s why you have gastritis (inflammation of stomach lining). So, what causes reflux base from your case? Eating meat and dairy, this triggers the stomach to increase production of stomach acid because they are really hard to digest. Do not use paprica and pepper, they aggravate your gastritis because they irritate the stomach. The best remedy for your condition is to STOP. Stop putting everything in your stomach like pills and a lot of supplements. Your stomach needs to rest, I think it’s so exhausted. A practical solution for your problem is to REDUCE STOMACH ACID, by drinking a lot of water, it helps dilute stomach acid. Then eat fresh green leafy vegetables, heals the damaged lining of your stomach, they are alkaline, not acidic, they are very needed. Obviously do not drink citrus or any acidic like acid cider vinegar. Instead of meat, eat nuts like almond preferably, they are rich in protein. The presence of protein helps stomach acid dilute it instead on your stomach lining. Try to eat fresh salad, not cooked ones at least 3 days. Cooked food also increases stomach acid. Bananas absolutely great for your condition, they are not acidic and rich in potassium to help your fatigue. If you’re feeling warmer after eating ginger, try not wo worry about it, sometimes our body is doing it’s best to eliminate all toxins from our body. As long as after getting warmer, you sweat. I think that’s great. If you’re eating more natural food like fresh organic fruits, vegetable and nuts and eliminate artificial treatments like antibiotics and pills, I’m sure you will be well. Stomach lining has the capability to repair itself within 4-5 days.

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      The only thing I would be cautious about is ginger. Ginger is very acidic and should be avoided if you have acid reflux or gastritis. Acidic foods are not good for gastritis. I find ginger and anything spicy aggravates my acid reflux.

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      Hi Pippa, ginger is a plant that is alkaline, not acidic. It doesn't belong to condiments and spices like pepper and paprica. Acidic foods are usually strong and has sour taste like citrus fruits and apple cider vinegar. So I think it's okay to use ginger for acid reflux and gastritis. However, if it doesn't work for your condition, I truly agree that you should trust your intuition not to take ginger. : )

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      For me ginger tastes very strong, acidic, and sour and doesn't feel like an alkaline food. I think absolutely bland foods should be used for gastritis and reflux and spices of any kind should be avoided. Citrus fruits do me no harm because I find them sweet and not sour. I use vinegar for salads because it is mixed in with other ingredients but I would never take it neat because it would burn my stomach,

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