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I am searching for a beverage also. I love my water, but sometimes I want to drink something else with my meals.

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5/20/16 1:18 P

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Hi. I am new here and also new with a GERD diagnosis. I have no pain but apparently have some damage to my esophagus and had an laryngospasm under anesthesia last Fall which locked my larynx for 5 min and caused my Oxygen to drop dangerously low before they "broke" the spasm. I am seeing an ENT for that issue and he and his speech and language specialist are working with me to figure out how to control my GERD.

Now for my question. It has been suggested that I eliminate the usual suspects - citrus, tomatoes, spicy foods, etc. But the suggestions also included all juices, sodas (that's ok, I don't drink them much anyway), coffee, tea, wine and alcohol. OK. That seems to be EVERTHING that is not water. I can't imagine drinking nothing but water for the rest of my life. Has anyone come up with any ideas on beverages with some flavor? (PS I personally gave up artificial sweeteners last year so that knocks out the flavor drops for water too.) I am stuck here.


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That means your food choices are working but I would just check with a doctor
to be sure there is nothing untoward.

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Hello everyone

I don't know where to go and ask this. But for the last week I have seriously started to reduce the reflux triggers (tomatoes citrus fruits fried foods etc) and am having 8-10 glasses of water daily. The problem is my sore throat gets better but I have it again today, throat is swollen (well I did have a fried chicken piece) and also I seem to be losing weight quickly. Why is this happening? I am worried about things like cancer ( I know I do sound silly but I am worried). My doctor says its reflux and it is pretty bad and yes it is possible to lose 2 kgs in a week with the adjustments i made, like no oily foods or full fats dairy.
I just want to know is it normal to lose weight like this, as its not the starting weeks i am in my 4th month of seriously weight loss and healthy adjustments.

Please help and put me at ease.

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Eggs - when I had acupuncture on Wednesday, was told that if I stop taking
the Nexium,when I get the burning, take 30 mls of white vinegar when I get
the burning or discomfort and guess what, it worked tonight.

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I have many of the standard triggers like tomatoes, wine, chocolate and spicy foods. The big one for me though - it still seems crazy is gluten. I was getting heartburn from everything - even, plain white rice, saltines and graham crackers (these were the worst). It was awful. After a endoscopy the GI doctor told me to give up milk and gluten for awhile (as well as my tomatoes, wine and chocolate). I was surprised at the results. I try to limit my dairy as much as possible but I do eat cheese and have the occasional yogurt/ice cream. I aim to be gluten free everyday but still slip once in awhile. Depending on how much I indulge will depend on the consequences but I am glad that I found the main cause since giving up the usual triggers didn't work for me at all.

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I just got a kit in the mail from the government. they do free bowel cancer screenings
every 5 years, so I will do that as well. As for GERD, I feel good right now, so am doing
something right with my food choices and less stress.

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Too much water, wine or alcohol and spicy and greasy foods. All of which I enjoy but have to really limit.

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Great news on your test results.....unfortunately, that puts GERD in your hands...I've been at this for over 20 years and eventually, after all the trial and error, there can be more good days than bad....

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Just got results from hospital that I don't need another colonoscopy for 5 years.
Endoscopy was also clear, so just have to suffer with GERD I suppose.

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I have a shortened esophagus that prevents the stomach valve from closing, so everything triggers reflux. It is possible to control by never having an empty or too full stomach...not lying completely flat....standing or walking after eating...only turning to the left side (dr says it has to do with stomach position)....eliminate greasy foods....take the meds....

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MONICA1900 that happens with me too. Very uncomfortable.

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Eating too much too late in the evening.

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Taking big bites, especially of a starchy food like potatoes. It gets stuck in my esoophagus, hurts all the way down, and then major pain that leaves me doubled over. And for extra added fun, hiccups.

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laying in bed and then turning on my side especially if I haven't eaten healthy all day

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Salad from restaurants!

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too much water at one sitting

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I have given up chocolate. Even hot chocolate bothers me and keeps
me awake if I drink it at night.

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Large evening meals, alcohol!

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Not taking my medication!

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Eating big meals and chocolate. Oh, I love my chocolate but it does not love me. emoticon

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I tried some German cookies and started coughing. Will check the ingredients as
I didn't know if something in them caused the cough and the reflux.
Started using my ventolin puffer and then went to see my GP and he said I have,
of all things,bronchitis. In the middle of summer?

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That is a shame. Mine is usually more controllable when I eat better. Good luck!


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Eating bad foods and drinking too much alcohol (especially red wine)

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Eggs, especially when they are runny and wine...

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I usually experience acid reflux after drinking too much coffee or eating late at night. My go-to med is Zantac.

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Eating too much, or drinking soda pop.

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Eating the wrong way, the wrong food and eating too fast.

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It seems like everything is a trigger....sigh.

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My triggers are caffeine and dairy.I omitted all dairy from my diet a few months ago and now I do not have that many issues. I do not miss the caffeine ,, I gave up my sodas since they were not diet friendly and I never have been a coffee or tea drinker.

I use mostly non dairy or organic products and it has helped me alot.

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anything I eat or drink causes me grief. I take a lot of meds maybe it's that.

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Coffee surprisingly doesn't bother me, maybe because I only eat a light breakfast with it.
Chocolate is my nemesis. I don't even want it most of the time now, after years of a daily piece or two of Dove at the least.
My bra also seems to be a culprit.

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Coffee, sometimes heavy tomatoe based sauce on an empty stomach , green bell peppers. Not red, orange or yellow

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Also citrus fruits and juices! emoticon

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food with a lot of acid and lying flat and sometimes drinking too much water at one time.

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Soda, salty foods, and STRESS1 emoticon

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Lately just about everything, but I think that it's more due to my abdomen and belly fat now.

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just about everything anymore

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Last night I drank some red wine and suffered for hours. Couldn't sleep.
Feel better today.

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processed, salty, fast foods, which are a good thing to avoid anyway.
Sadly, also chocolate at times.
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Some days most anything that I eat or drink.

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Donuts apparently - ugh.

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Took a probiotic supplement this morning and straight away had burning.
Will stick to having my yoghurt I think.

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My U/S results were good. I have 2 spots on my liver that have to be monitored every two years but the consensus is that they are heameangiomas(not sure of the spelling). As long as they don't change in size, I am OK.
At least I am controlling the burning because I know what I can and can't eat so I don't set off any triggers. I agree that cutting out foods that are good for us sucks. I even have to think
about eating a banana now.

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Good luck with the ultrasound results!

I have had to cut out my coffee, tomato everything, onions and garlic(most the time). I was still suffering chest pain before cutting them out and now I take my 40 mg of Protonix in the morning and I'm doing much better now. But I am really unhappy about the foods I've had to cut. They're basically all my favorite things lol

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I get the sweats a lot too. Lately I start to get the burning about an hour after I have eaten. Went for an ultrasound on the abdomen today and will get the results on Tuesday.
The radiologist asked me if I still had my gallbladder. Let's hope I can get some answers.

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Please let me know what causes the sweats. I get these all the time. Thank you for posting this topic, I am so worried about it, its so embarrassing around people. emoticon

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Salt, taking my meds without food.

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I too take 40 mg of Nexium every day morning, and if I forget I start to get heartburn by noon. I don't get acid reflux, but am told that I have a very high acid level. If I do forget to take it, or I need to pick up more from the drugstore, I suffer for two days before it gets back to normal.

citrus fruits, tomatoes, wine (occasionally), is what affects me.





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I'm finding that tomato sauces are triggers too. Have to cut these out and see.

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Grapefruit, milk, spicy foods, ground beef items, bar b que, pineapple, bar b que chips, some cream sauces

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Now I find that after two hours of eating, I find it bothers me too.
Am seeing an endo soon, so hope he can give me some answers.

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almost everything I eat or drink, some of my meds, or not eating at all can cause flareups

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I really love being braless too. I've been sick with the flu and
had been coughing and ear aches, so called the doctor on Wednesday night
and I told him I had stopped taking the Nexium while I was sick and surprise,
surprise, the earache and cough was from the reflux. I had real pain and so much
burning. Doc told me to take prednisone in conjunction with the Nexium for 3 days
and I do feel slightly better but now I'm getting the sweats and feel like I'm
incontinent. Wondering if this is from the Prednisone. Any ideas?

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Ha! Well I guess no bra saves me from that breaking! At least you got a good laugh! emoticon

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You will all laugh...I was embroidering last night and leaned over to get some thread off the ottoman and my underwire (probably under plastic) BROKE! Since we were just talking about that, I got a chuckle.

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I have a more recent diagnosis (last 6 months) a d have found it almost impossible to wear any bra. : ( No heartburn for me just sternum chest collarbone pain and trouble swallowing. Now taking Protonix and still have some changes to go for foods that trigger it. Just learning.

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I have had a lot of burning, coughing and pain today. I tought I was having a
heart attack. I do take 40 mg of Nexium.
I had a very rich tomato sauce and rissoles and that could have been the trigger.
As for the bras, I am in Australia and have our big department stores here too and
yes, I have had fittings. Still prefer without the wire.

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Anna, have you ever been to a nice department store like Dillard's or Macy's and had a bra fitting? It is done modestly and though the garments may cost a bit more (go during a sale), they will fit better and you won't have to forgo the support an underwire will give you. One tip that some fitters fail to do is to have you turn from the mirror when they help you into the bra.

I have throat reflux that was diagnosed when I coughed continuously for three months. I've found that OTC Nexium works best and I can tell when I have forgotten to take it for a day or two. Sleeping on my back on two pillows is helpful.

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Another trigger for me was the underwire bra. I took out the wire
and feel so much better as nothing is pushing on my sternum.
I will slowly replace all bras with wirefree. I've hardly had to take
any Nexium. Feels great too.

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Not many people come here that I can see. I started with having asthma for decades, then finally my Dr. said, I want you to stop Dairy and you wouldn't believe it, but, after several days, no more wheezing. At first he said lactose intolerant, but now its all dairy., then last summer had gallbladder out and have had trouble ever since. I do have acid erosion in esophagus and acid reflux, taking protonix, and helps a little, but still trouble. Have pains constantly, have had many tests. I am starting to see just how the ph level in my body is and eliminate several foods and add others to balance myself out. Check the sight, mindbodygreen.com Hope we all feel better soon. Oh, do not drink purified water.

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Lately everything I eat seems to be a trigger around two hours after i eat.

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Hello to all on this site. I have been with SP for several years, and today I decided to join this group. Not sure how often I will be on but I have dealt with GERD for years and now have esophageal erosion. I am on protonix this time and have been on many meds. before. Drs. seem to just hand meds to you. I am researching and being my own Dr,lol, and have come to my next trial and error. I have nothing to lose, so try to help myself all I can and will share with you all. Today, I bought PH strips to test my ph level, as I believe this is a problem for many. Having an acidic body leads to many illnesses, including the excema, dishydrotic, Ive been dealing with., I am going to see where I stand with the acid level/alkaline level in my body and get it on Balance. I got my info. from several sites and have got a book Im waiting for at the library called the acid alkaline diet by Christopher Vasey. One site to check is mindbodygreen.com and another is phionbalance.com. Im going to try this for the next 6 weeks and see how it goes. I am willing to bet most of us fall into the unbalanced area. Ill check in again soon. TY
Also want to add the 8 rules which can be found at phionbalance.com



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I find sleeping triggers it, coffee, hot chocolate, water sometimes. The doctor told me to stay away from chocolate, tea and coffee. Gave me a prescription and that was it. Never said the why or anything to me. The prescription he gave me I can't take I am allergic to something in it or on the same level as it. He hasn't contacted the pharmacy or me to suggest something else.
Pharmacist suggested an over the counter, been taking that since January. But have been reading that none of the stuff should be taken for long periods of time. I don't see the doctor again til April. Really at a loss here. emoticon

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Thank you. My sister has Barrett's and i will tell her about raising her head at night.
I have GERD and suffer with a lot of reflux and burning even though I take NEXIUM.

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Hi, I am new to this forum. I did not know I had GERD until went to a doctor because water was getting caught in my esophagus. I was diagnosed with an ulcer in my esphagus (Barrett's Esphagus) due to acid reflux. I found that putting the head of by bed on a few two by fours to raise the head of the bed helps alot! I sleep well as the acid does not flow up. Also, I eat small portions and start the morning with a protein drink. I also have to take two Prilosec every morning for the rest of my life. I hope some of these tips helps someone else.

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last night l had shephards pie for dinner and
l was the sickest lve ever been in my sixty years and the pain was close to unbearable .

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I have taken Rx for years. Sometimes I have horrible pain that is almost endurable. I have had my heart checked out and it is ok. Some of my doctors thing the horrible attacks are esophageal spasm. So far I haven't figured out trigger. No consistent.

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Tomato sauce, spicy food, sausage and onions. Onions and sausage are the worst for me. I take Nexium for it but I sometimes get the chest pain from the acid coming up.

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I not only have GERD but I have now broken 2 ribs aswell. Any ideas about to cope with the pain? xx

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WOW !!! I just came to the conclusion (with DX from a doctor) that I have GERD. I have been having gastic problems since I could remember but no where to the extent it is now and have been for the last year. it is VERY frustrating because I have NO ideal what is making it hurt. I wake up in the middle of the night in pain and eat crackers that eases it enough for me to sleep a couple of more hours and I do it again. I wake up w/ pain so I eat more crackers and take my pantoprazole. I just got this RX 3 weeks ago and it is not helping. Water makes it hard to breath so I am dehydrated. I am sooo confussed as to what to do. I will be reading here often to help me through this. I am 55 yrs old and this is really throwing me for a loop. Pray for Me !!...and help w/als on what to do. THANKS

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Spaghetti sauce (tomato) triggers for me and i find I like pasta with some burnt butter and garlic tossed with ricotta. If I am somewhere and they only have the tomato sauce, i only put a teaspoon of sauce. I had roast pork yesterday and felt nauseous and sweaty. Too rich for me.

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Bacons set me off. Worse than sausage. Usually anything that is moderately to extreme salty food set me off. So I watch my sodium and my stomach acid is okay for now. Spaghetti sauce is 50/50 chance of giving me a bad heartburn. It all depends on how much I ate of it.

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