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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