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Going to try the water and apple cider vinegar - my other-mother put vinegar on vegatables and drank with water. Swore it helped digestion. worth a try -- also helps to get in more water a day.

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I get relief from a glass of milk also. I like it warm with a few drops of vanilla essence and a dash of cinnamon.

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When I get an attack I need a small glass of milk.
Take nexium& chew tums if I can't find milk.
Have GERD. Get bowel-obstructions since 2005. Spent 16 days 2 yrs ago w/ surgery.
Got another attack last April. In hospital 3 days( no surgery so far).
Usually as long as I take the nexium I stay out of the hospital w/ bowel-obstructions.
Just don't always remember the nexium.
Have a great week everyone.

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I had chocolate today - found it so sweet and now have heartburn.
When will I ever learn?

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I, too, used to pride myself that I had a cast iron stomach and was never bothered
by anything. Not so now. I find that I like my green apples and just reading your post
made me realize that this helps regulate the acids for me too!

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For years I had a cast iron stomach but no more. Now after a breakfast of two scrambled eggs, I get heartburn and found that a few drops of apple cider vinegar in a 6oz glass of water helps.

At night it's different. When Tums don't help I mix baking soda in a small glass of water. It's like not enough stomach acid in the AM then too much late in the day.

I also read that a raw green apple once a day helps, and so far, that has worked for me if I eat it before the discomfort starts. I try to remember to get that acid working right after a meal and not wait a couple hours. I need it to help digest the food. An apple a day keeps the doctor away :-)

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Zantac 150 works for me. emoticon

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my best remedy for an attack of reflux is chewing on Mylanta tablets.

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This may sound odd but I've found that sucking on Wurther's candy seems to help a lot. usually after 2 my heartburn is decreased dramatically. Not so much lately but typically it works pretty fast.

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Hi all. Thanks for all your tips to help with GERD.
I drink milk when I get an attack( cramps, burning& can not breath&pain). I also have nexium they are expensiveh& the cheaper ones make me sick. So I hardly take them.
In 2012 had a bowel-obstruction surgery from 7 yrs of attacks like labor-pains in intestines. Dr. Said from stress. So I try& stay away from stress, but right now it's hard to do. ( see mypage if you want more info on my husband's condition).
Anyways I like this site& appreciate your comments.
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I started taking 1 teaspoon of olive oil in the morning it seems to be helping me coping with my acid,I haven't had a bad stomach ache & didn't have any acid in my throat last night when I went to bed

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Thanks for that information. I have stopped taking the magnesium
but I will start again and the calcium. Have never taken melatonin.
Maybe that will help me too. I have been on Nexium for almost
7 years or more and I hve tried going without it. I take a spoonful
of Gaviscon if it gets really bad and it helps. Milk settles my stomach
too.

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I have been on prescriptions for GERD for nearly 30 years and taking Tums almost daily for 10 years before that.
For the last several months I have been taking 500mg magnesium, 5mg melatonin, and 600mg calcium before going to bed and have found considerable relief. I now take Nexium occasionally (less than once a month) for only a couple days if stress or something is making it really bad. I am absolutely amazed that I was able to pretty much stop the Nexium -- that was the one thing I made sure to take everyday.
I hope this helps someone else.

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Water always seemed to make mine worse -- just like drinking it after eating something spicy. Milk worked a little better for me.

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I also found relief when I stopped eating gluten. However, I also found that you CAN eat some gluten if you take an enzyme before you eat to prevent the formation of gas. I take Beano an it works incredibly well.



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I was on all sorts of meds for my IBS, heartburn, Gerd etc, and not until I decided for myself to try going gluten free did I find some relief. That did work if I watched all things like corn, wheat but until Feb. this year we- my husband and I went Paleo, No grains no dairy have I really found relief. I am good as long as I make my own food and eat only whole foods. I have found processed foods have hidden ingredients so I only use whole & ground spices as well. This has worked best for me to find relief from the pain.

Dr. Oz says 60% of the population has gluten intolerance and call it so many other things. I am tending to believe it as I live another day without pain.


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I think I just use to have heartburn. But a lot of the different medicines out there for it either didn't really work well, or made my stomach feel off after taking them, especially if I took them a couple days in a row. I ended up just switching back to Tums. But then I found I had gallstones and went on a diet, changed what food I was eating, started exercising and it completely went away

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I've found that when my GERD is really acting up eating some triscuits seems to help. And water is always a must! emoticon

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I have found that drinking at least 8 glasses of cold water seems to help me. I also limit myself to 1 diet soda (decaffeinated) per day.

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I am having a gastroscopy in one month and have been told to stop taking my lansoprozole for that time. I dont know how I will cope as I usually feel bad pain if I am late taking it daily.The hospital said I could take over the counter anti acid things if the pain/acid got too bad. I have read through all the posts on here and I do a lot of what you lovely helpful people say. Bed raised, not eating late,sleep on left side,take a lot of ginger, drink green tea, and definately know apple cider vineger helps.I would be grateful for other hints and also foods to avoid. Thankyou. ;-) Jude

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that is great - i went gluten free almost 1 year ago and my gerd is still going crazy even with rx med and weight loss.

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This last week I tried cutting down on sugar and replacing gluten with gluten-free or reduced gluten products. It seems to be helping?

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I have GERD and I also found out I have a Haital Hernia in my stomach. I have chest pain occassionally when I have reflux bad. I am going to try working out more often and trying to lose about 40 lbs. I believe this will help, because 8 months ago when I was only 168, I felt fine. It wasn't till my eating habits went south and I gained weight to where I am now 190, that I am having problems again. I am thankful for this team and this forum. I look forward to sharing more with you.

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I make sure I have a glass of milk at bedtime when I dont have acid reflux but if I di then I add 2 tums with the milk and that seems to work for me.

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Wow. I just read this whole page of solutions and now have some new things to try :) Thank you all for sharing what works for you.

My own pain control methods are similar to what has been said - don't eat late at night, avoid trigger foods (but some days everything is a trigger food, as some of you have said), drink water, straighten your torso out and sleep with your upper body slightly elevated, or on your left side.

I also find I need to straighten up when sitting as hunching over folding my upper abdomen causes pain.

I take Mylanta tablets before I take Nexium (I don't like taking prescription drugs and use them only when the pain builds to a certain point).

If I am not sure a food or drink will cause pain, I have the tiniest bite or sip first to see if there is a burn and don't have any more if there is.

Fresh ginger and honey tea helps sooth the pain sometimes.

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I take pepcid for my stomach and esophogus. If I have eaten something spicey then I add a big glass of milk and 2 tums the melt away kind and that hits it on the nail.I had gotten down to 152 at one point and my reflux seemed to vanish. so when I lose my weight that could be cured also. but I hqve a long way from 152 but I am motivated I will get there again one day.

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I take omeprazole (generic Prilosec), and it does help, but I've had to alter my diet. I can't eat the more spicy foods anymore, and I don't like that. But I'd rather eliminate those than deal with heartburn. I was also diagnosed with asthma about a year ago. I have had to use albuterol when coughing gets really bad and I have sometimes have trouble catching my breath. I did not know that this can aggravate GERD symptoms. Good to know. I'm hoping weight loss will relieve the heartburn. I lost 52 pounds several years ago and didn't have any heartburn at all then. So that should be a good motivator for me.

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I use Alfredo for myself when we have spaghetti and we do not have chili much in her house!!

Time for some changes!!


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Two years ago I lost a lot of weight, now I am overweight and having pains again!! After I lose the weight I plan on maintain it and not ever get like that again!!!

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Hi, I'm new to this forum. My Dr mentioned that losing weight can really help fix reflux as it takes the pressure off the esophageal sphincter.

Has anyone who has lost a fair bit of weight found that this has 'solved' their problem or at least reduced the liklihood of attacks?

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Woke up this morning after having much pain yesterday. I still have a "bubble" sitting somewhere just under my collar bone and my stomach is gurgling. Took my prescription Zantac and am now trying a cup of warm water with 1/2 tsp baking soda. I haven't put this all together before, but since I developed asthma last year (during a very stressful time), I think I was also experiencing GERD but atributed the symptoms to asthma. I just read last night that albuteral for asthma can cause the stomach sphincter to relax and cause reflux, as can meds for anti anxiety. Well, I occasionally take a lorazepam to get a full night's sleep! More than ever before I am reacting with GERD symptoms. I had spaghetti sauce night before last (huge mistake) and can definitely put tomato sauce on my forbidden list. I would stand on my head if I thought it would make the awful sensations go away! (obviously this would be the last thing I should do!). Now my throat feels like I am having an asthma attack and I'm coughing. Ughhh!!!



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The new indication is that I may have Gastroparesis. Is anyone else dealing with this? My food is taking too long to digest.

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Thank you for the information.

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I progressed to Barrett's Esophagus. I am monitoring trigger foods. Recently I got a diagnosis of Rheumatoid Arthritis. My new specialist recommended the Whole Food Diet and watching the PH of the foods that I'm eating. It has relieved my acid reflux.

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Yeah, been there. I had a camera down my throat and was sweating on the results but it came back fine so I'm thinking that the pain is not an indicator of there being an issue. I have read that surgery can help to fix the leaky muscle and keep the acid in your stomach.

I wish you well and will be thinking of you.

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After not hearing back from my primary for a week I went to Stat care and saw a Dr. there who increased my Dexilant to 2x weekly and told me to see a Gastroenterologist. He says I may need surgery. emoticon

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I was very recently diagnosed. I'm scared because I don't seem to be able to stop it and I don't want to develop that Barretts aesophagus condition. Looking back I think that is what killed my father. I am sitting here typing this to you and the sweat is just pouring off me. It is uncomfortable to swallow and I feel like an elephant is sitting on my chest. I've talked to my doctors but they just nod and smile. What does that mean?

I take omeprazole in the morning and that doesn't seem to do much.

I feel pretty lost.

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Oh my goodness! I have been driving myself nuts trying to figure out what triggers my acid reflux. I have tried so many combinations that I sat on my sofa crying last night because I can't take it any more and then I read this! I hadn't thought about stress.

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Has anyone found that it may not be the food causing them to have issues with GERD but their emotions. I've noticed that I don't really have problems unless I am really really stressed. For anyone who is still not finding relief I would recommend deep breathing, walking, yoga, or something else that's relaxing.

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I am going to ask my Dr. to increase my Dexilant to 2xdaily. I had enough to try it this weekend after the Pharmacist told me that Gavascon or any of these type of antacids would bind with my medications and they would not work as well. It helped a lot.
I quit eating by 6 pm if at all possible and am trying to find more foods that will not cause as many problems. I gave away several bags of frozen veggies that had peppers and onions in the blend. They are some of my favorites.
Green beans, carrots, and broccoli are not supposed to cause as much heartburn and reflux. I am mashing things as much as I can to help with the swallowing issues I have developed.

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I didn't know I would have to wait so long for the food to pass and pain. I like to walk it off.

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Hi Tyeger87, I too had problems at night which would start as soon as I layed down, even with a wedge pillow. Tums helped sometimes but it typically would get worse. My Doctor recomended I take 2 Tablespoons of Maylox ( I use the walmart cherry flavor brand). Starting with the first night, I slept all the way through and have continued every night since, discomfort, burping, and pain free. You might want to give it a try.

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To SBecker, Good idea about cracker with lemonade. Alkaline to counteract on acid. Thanks.

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I am glad you are "a bit of a Geek," MOMSHOUSE1959. I will favorite this topic and refer back for different things I can try....and I'll check out that website: www.essense-of-life.com

Great stuff here! emoticon to everyone!

Edited by: STARWARSFAN2 at: 7/12/2012 (18:12)
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I haven't found anything to help other than my medication, at least until now!! I have tried water with little relief, I find that if I avoid any kind of oils/grease it doesn't bother me as much. I think I will try these ideas out and see what happens! Thank You!!!

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I was diagnosed with GERD about a year ago. It's not really my stomach that bothers me. It's just a dull burning sensation that I have in my upper chest. I take 20mgs of Omeprezole in the morning and 20mgs in the evening. I absolutely cannot drink coffee anymore and really spicy food is an instant trigger. But it seems to be hit or miss with other foods... I'[m still trying to figure things out... Anyone else experience this type of discomfort, and what seemed to help?? Thanks...

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I take two medications that really work for me. I also drink water with anything acidic. I will have a cracker with lemonade. That works for me.

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I have been using apple cider vinegar. Wow. It has been helpful. What do you think about sensitivity to wheat. ie McVites

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5/26/12 3:49 P

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I will definately try those drinks... My stomach is always burning

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Does anyone find that they feel really weak and (not well) during the day??
I don't know if it has to do with all my GERD,hernia,Barrets,gastritus,etc or is it just me???

Besides always having a burning stomach ache.. I never really feel well..

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Thanks.. Sounds like I need to get some Aloe Vera juice..
My Stomach is burning like crazy..
I take Nexium 40 mgs in the AM and Zantac in the evening and some tums inbetween but its still bad..
I also have Barrets and Gastritus and heiatal hernia Besides the GERD..
I just recently am trying Naturally Fermented foods... I eat a little naturally fermented saurquraut evey day for 3 days now.. I'll see if it helps.. Its supposed to get the good bacteria back in sync??



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For me, the only thing that works is my medication. Not only do I have a genetic predisposition for GERD (my dad has Barrett's), but I also have a hiatal hernia. I have been on medications to control my acid production since I was 18, and they pretty much remove all symptoms. Unfortunately, I don't have prescription coverage at the moment though, so I can't afford my meds. My symptoms seem to be random (acidic or spicy foods don't aggravate my symptoms, neither do most other foods consistently). For me, I just use tums as needed right now.

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5/9/12 6:43 P

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I was just diagnosed with GERD... I read about drinking Aloe vera juice and found that the brand Fruit of the Earth Aloe Vera found at Walmart was far less bitter. I mix it with pure apple juice (Martinelli's) and drink with my meals. I don't eat a lot. I also make a Ginger tea with honey... Grind or slice up about a teaspoon per 8oz ginger, grinding is better because it releases more juice from the root. put in a strainer and steep with hot water for 2-5 minutes. depending on strength preference. I mix it with honey. and on occasion I will mix a small amount of Ginger tea w/o honey with my apple juice and 3 oz of aloe vera juice... not only does it taste good... but I go symptom free. I add a pinch of baking soda to tomato products to reduce the acid. you can also check out www.essense-of-life.com website for more information about acid vs alkaline forming foods. GERD is an imbalance of acid in your system. Very interesting website. I don't rely on my meds for control, I have a pretty bad case of it ... aloe vera works. my drinks of choice Apple juice, ginger tea, herbal teas (careful about High acid fruits) I like putting mango in my water instead of lemon and instead of milk products I use soy milk because it's lower in fat. If you must have coffee... I know ...big no no... I use whole milk rather than creamers because whole milk is lower in fat than creamer. Hope this helps. I found that those other aloe vera juices contain high amounts of sugar and sugar alcohols. not good for GERD ... try staying with natural or organic products. my Salad dressing of choice is Balsamic vinegarette because of the lower Acid in it. I know I'm a bit of a Geek on information about GERD and the foods, but reading this website really helped me. Hope it helps you.

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I've had to learn how to cope with acid reflux for about 2 years now and I'm only 24!! I finally went to the gastroenterologist this week to schedule some tests, but I personally handle the burning sensation with these little tips:

1. my "wet rag": take a small towel, wet it and put it on your chest/neck area. The cooling sensation always makes me relax and alleviate symptoms.

2. chew gum: I chew Extra Spearmint. Be picky about what gum you chew. Some mints aggravate symptoms.

3. Drinking water. This is good for the body either way so you're killing two birds with one stone.

4. Small frequent meals are better as opposed to three big meals.

5. Don't eat and lay down to go to sleep immediately. Wait at least two hours.

6. When you feel bad, write down what you ate that day. You will start noticing patterns, which will make you avoid the foods that trigger the pain.

7. RELAX. Stress can make you feel much worse. I know there's things I can't avoid, but I try to breathe deeply and close my eyes to take myself away from the stress for a little bit.

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To cope with the pain (when it happens), I walk. Sometimes it will cause me to burp (TMI?) and release the build up of the gas. I also take a few sips of water and it calms the acid refluxing into my espophagus. If I am laying down, I prop drink some water and put a few more pillows beneath my head and try to go back to sleep. I take 80mg of protonix a day and 300 mg of Zantac to try to prevent the reflux altogether. They work better than taking nothing but there are still "breakthroughs" and those are the times I use my coping strategies.

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I find a number of things helpful:

eat smaller dinner and bigger lunch, makes sense anyways
eat smaller portion meals and spread the calories into snacks
drink water!
keep water on my bedside table (your saliva slows at night which is part of the problem)
raise the head of the bed
sleep on your left side (helps to keep the kink in the esophagus)
Cepacol with anaesthetic not only controls the cough but deadens the pain (my MD is ok with this as long as you keep to the daily max)

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I was on a bus trip from Texas to Oklahoma and this nice older lady saw me rubbing my chest due to the pain of acid reflux. She proceeded to tell me to try peppermint or Lemon drops. I have done both in candy form. When I have wake up in the middle of the night I pop one of those candy's in so i can make it till my medicine kicks in. The lemon and peppermint usually instantly knocks the acid level down.

So when I see that drinking lemon in your water. It makes sense that it would help keep things under control.

Another thing if your a lover of foods with tomatoes. I know it sucks not having your pizza, and whatever else. But if you put a little brown sugar in the sauce. It cuts the acid level down and you should be able to eat it.

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Hi, all,

I just bought a bed wedge from Sears, and it arrived yesterday. I tried it last night but dumped it about halfway through the night...I think it'll be one of those things that's great to have when I need it, but not something I'll sleep with every night. For a moment, I was irritated that I didn't have any reflux so I couldn't really test it out, but then I regained my sanity! I think it might be kind of like insurance, and if I have it, maybe it'll magically ward off the night reflux. ha! If so, that's $80 well spent!!! emoticon

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I TAKE PREVACID 40 MG TWICE A DAY

I TAKE BAKING SODA WHEN I WAKE UP IN PAIN IT WORKS FAST

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The only thing that I have found that helps me is Tums and way more than is recommended. I have to avoid sugary foods, spicy foods, and too many carbohydrates. Koolaid and juice are the worst because of the sugar. Caffeine is also bad because it relaxes the muscles that keep your stomach closed off. Pain relievers do the same. So you need to look at everything you eat as well as medications that you are taking. I have found that just about everything will have some effect on it but you just have to figure out what creates the least irritations. Its hard to stay on a diet with this problem. Being overweight like I am is bad for acid reflux as well. Not eating regularly creates more acid in your stomach too. Good luck everybody. Be careful taking antacids and acid reducers because it can cause your bones and joints to break down.

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