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Keeping a Heartburn Journal

A Simple Way to Find & Avoid Your Triggers


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    Nothing triggers my GERD like stress! Seems like one day I can eat the food that bothered me the week before. I take a omeprozole (20mg) everyday to keep it in check. Seems to be working. Now that the holidays are upon us, I will have to watch the party food & question what ingredients are in some foods...or not eat them at all.
    Omeprazole is supposed to help but I still get it from stress. Stupid people and computers that don't work properly give me heartburn. :-)
  • I have terrible acid reflex but Ragu tomatoe sauce does not bother me. So weird
  • It's funny but when I eat a fresh tomato it doesn't bother me but let me eat tomato based sauce and it often causes my acid reflux to act up.
  • I noticed that tomato based foods make it worse however when i take my
    Omeprazole i dont usually have any symptoms.. not that i have noticed
  • Definitely going to put this into practice, wish me luck!
    Tomato based foods really make my acid reflux bad..yikes..but fresh tomatoes do not ..which is good..
  • I am certain I read elsewhere that spicy foods DO NOT cause heartburn. However I do know that the only times I get heartburn is when I am upset at work.
  • this is a great idea
  • I've found that 2 things help mine a lot - one is losing weight, and the other is avoiding carbohydrates. Last year when I lost 25lb on a low carbohydrate diet, the heartburn vanished entirely. When I started eating "normally" again, including carbohydrates, and regained all but 4lb, the heartburn returned with a vengeance.
  • Good advice- I have GERD symptoms at various times of the day and after eating a variety of food. Noting times and foods will help me pinpoint what is causiing my GERD.
  • Food allergies also contribute to GERD. My GERD largely abated after my celiac disease diagnosis and eating gluten-free. I control it with eating smaller meals more often - and I eat more alkaline-based foods (ie fruits and veggies). The food diary is SUCH a great tool. IgG antibody tests might be helpful too! - thanks for the article.

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