Kris, I read something that said not to drink water right before bedtime. I don't do that anymore, but I have to have a nighttime sip of water out of habit. Thankfully water agrees with me when I drink it during the day time. I'm sad to hear that it aggravates your reflux.
Sodas and Ensure really messes things up for me. I am not a soda drinker, but if I drink a little sprite due to nausea, it cures the nausea, but hurts in other ways. I used to could tolerate Ensure, but not anymore.
"sipping' on a little yoghurt can be a big help to ease the burn and the throat issue. I told my brother-in-law and he said that his Dr had just told him the same thing. All I generally need is 2-3 teaspoons, but each teaspoon makes 2-3 swallows' worth. If the burn is way beyond that, then I use Mylanta, but otherwise it is well controlled with Omeprazole and watching my diet, plus not pushing pressure on my digestive tract soon after eating - as in no leaning over reading the newspaper on the floor or exercises involving bending ...(oh - forgot - don't do those types of exercises - LOL!)
I've tried Gaviscon, but I gagged the last time I tried it. I though I was going to throw up. Someone I used to work with uses it and she loves it.. I was having a really bad refulx at the time just as I'm having now. It's my fault, because I had no restrictions. I ate late and ate too much junk food. I've finally learned. I have been drinking lemon and water and it has calmed my throat big time. I guess I will start drinking 1 8 ounce glass of lemonade with one of my meals.
I will slowly get off of the antacids and make meal changes.
Thanks! I take Aciphex, but it's $50 for 30 and that is very expensive and that's my co-payment. I will look for the Prevacid. I am also trying home remedies. It would not hurt. My co-worker would take her prescription medication along with Pepcid over the counter antacid.
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