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I discovered Roiboos African Red tea. Naturally Decaf, and low acid. It soothes my symptoms. I don't get varieties with other flavors. Just the plain loose leaf type. Dandelion root tea seems to help, but it has medicinal value and you should check with your dr before trying it. Also, anything hot irritates it. So I steep my tea and add ice to cool. I also take zantac twice a day per my dr. I hate the thought of being on meds for the rest of my life. But what else can I do.
i try to end all meals with plain hot water
That's good that bananas help you because they give me
heartburn. If I am at a friend's place for dinner and I eat
something that is not agreeing with me, I ask for a teaspoon
of baking soda and put a 1/2 cup water and drink it. After 5
minutes or so, I burp and get some sort of relief. Each one
of us has different triggers and have to eliminate the trigger,
then reintroduce to see if it still has the same effect.
I am on omeprazole (per my doctor), and also take zantac as needed. Not sure if it's ok to combine them - need to ask my doctor.
I've done a lot of research online and some of these natural cures have helped me:
-baking soda mixed with water
-aloe vera juice
Please read up on these remedies before taking any, and check with your doctor. There are very specific directions for the baking soda (check arm and hammer's website), and the DGL tablets I believe aren't safe for people with high blood pressure.
I've also been eating a lot of foods that are supposedly good for reflux - celery, oatmeal, bananas, etc.
I am on Nexium and tried stoppin it for a while, but
the burning and pain was not worth it. We are lucky
here in Australia as it is subsidised by the Government
and only have to pay $5.90 for a 30 day supply. I have
also started tracking what has been giving me the burning
and discomfort and then eliminate that for a few weeks.
If it still bothes me when I re-introduce it, I just don't have
that particular food or drink anymore. Also, try ginger tea
or have some fresh ginger to chew on. I slice it very thin,
add some apple cider vinegar and a pinch of salt,put it in
a jar and keep it in the fridge. Whenever I feel bad with the
GERD symptoms, I have a little slice. Try it, it may help.
I have gerd that is terrible. I tried exercising on the treadmill yesterday and the pain was intense. I used to take nexium which worked well and now insurance won't cover it and everything else I have tried doesn't help it. It feels like I have a burning pit in the middle of my chest. I am so frustrated!