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I was diagnosed with this condition over 4 years ago ( I’m now 51 yrs old) and have tried a range of treatments to ease the symptoms from prescribed medication to herbal remedies. The closest one which worked was taking Gaviscon Advance for 10 weeks solid, after each meal and at bedtime and sleeping with a wedge pillow on my left side. When I say ‘worked’ I mean I felt some relief. However the globus sesation would always come back followed by the post nasal drip.
I struggled for a long time, to accept that this was with me for life and I knew that I had to come to terms with it. Then last winter I caught the Norovirus which made my reflux come back with a vengeance and no amount of Gaviscon helped. I was at my wits end.
For or a long time I’ve been interested in the healing effects of kefir (probiotic drink) and even tried to make my own milk version with kefir grains. This wasn’t successful so I gave up. Then I read about water kefir and thought I’d try my hand at that. I was surprised at how easy it was to make and I’ve had a lot of fun trying out different flavours. But the most amazing thing is it’s had a significant impact on my reflux! I eat normally ( previously would have to avoid spicy or dairy-heavy meals), drink coffee and wine with hardly any problems. I drink about 200ml of water kefir a day ( 100ml each after lunch and evening meal) and it doesn’t feel like I’m taking medicine despite it having a real medicinal effect. I can genuinely say it’s improved my condition by 80% and that I am overjoyed with the result. The great thing about taking water kefir is that it’s natural and inexpensive. It boosts your immune system as well as aiding digestion. It would be really good to hea4 from anyone else tha5 has tried this.
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