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I have a hernia and I'm sure I have GERD, I am seeing my GP in two days time as I want to discuss what remedies I can use, currently I am on lanzoprazole and also ranitidine occasionally but still feeling a lot of indigestion, acid reflux and a nasty cough, and it is highly unpleasant. Anyway, I've been googling as I feel the need to, to get a clearer perspective of what may be wrong and what treatments may be available before seeing my GP, and I have come across something called a proton pump but I don't know whether I am thick but I can't get to grips with what they/it are/is? Anyone able to help? I mean I presume they are not the same as conventional antacids? Also wondered about getting an infuser bottle and knocking up some lemons in warm water, the bottles are only about £2.00 and lemons are cheap enough, but there are mixed reports of if this is successful but I read it can be a good remedy if you actually have, like me, a hernia, as well as plain old GERD. Any thoughts on this, anyone, or has anyone tried it?
Thanks very much if you can get back to me with any advice. Fiona
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