The Pill and Acid Reflux

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Hi,

Calling all females out there with acid reflux problems!  Have any of you thought that taking the Pill makes your acid worse?  I have started with acid reflux problems for the past  3 months after taking some uncoated steriods that started all this off.  I am now left with a lump on the throat feeling which is preventing me from eating solid foods.  However, I do seem to feel its a bit better on my 7 days break and it feels a bit worse when I am taking the pill - just wondered if it could be making things any worse and if anyone else had found this?

Thanks,

Amanda.

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    I had the same issue, ive been taking nexium, and a capeful of apple cider vinegar. It helped. Im going to get probiotics from the health food store, i hear it works. Try alkaline water. The probiotics are the live ones in the freezer
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      Hi,

      Thanks for replying.  Are you also on the Pill and feel like this is making you feel any worse?

      I have been told to try alkaline water too but where do you get it from? I am currently on Lansoprazole and I am due to have a gastroscopy this weekend to see what is going on inside.  What is Apple Cider Vinegar, is that something you can drink - where did you purchase that also?

      Many thanks for your help.

      Amanda.

       

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      Apple Cider Vinegar will be where the red wine vinegar and white vinegar is.

      You can't drink it like you would water but you can mix a little with water or if you can stand it take it straight ( tsp or tbs)

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      Hi Celia,

      Many thanks for getting back to me.  Is this known for helping with acid reflux then?  How did you take yours, just a little in water?  Has this helped you and how much a day do you take?

      Thanks very much.

      Amanda.

       

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    Hi Amanda I take it when I remember, at least once a day.  I take a capful then a drink of water from my bottle. It can't hurt if you do it more. You use it for salad. I find eating the right foods helps the most, but I don't always do that. I never had this problem until I took omeprazole. When I stoppped because of it's side effects, it became hell. So I'm trying different things too. 
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      Hi Celia,

      Thanks for getting back to me.  I will have to try a few new things to get rid of this. However, at the moment with having the 'lump' feeling in my throat I can't actually eat solid food and am just on liquids at the moment but I am having a Gastrocscopy done tomorrow so hopefully that will help with some diagnosis then I can start to try and watch what I eat them to help things.

      I will try the vineger.

      Let me know how you get on.

      Many thanks,

      Amanda.

       

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      Good luck tomorrrow, it will be a big rellief for you to know what's going on.

      Keep me in the loop. smile

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