Your insight is very much appreciated. The lower back pain is usually relieved by this yoga ball that my wife has. I hate the feeling of frequent urination. Sometimes, the flow is alot and other times, it is just the sensation that I have to go. But urine tests and blood tests have come back completely clean and like you, as long as the issues are intermittent, there are no worries. I like your line about the salt and the delayed reaction. I will keep my eyes open for that.
Yeah, I have come to rely on the Protonix and will speak with the doctor about that. I don't want the heartburn and butterflies in my stomach and if the Protonix can help prevent that, great! But if it can be modified by a switch in diet, I would prefer that. I too liked Tagamet when I would awake with the heartburn, but it gave me a sour stomach the whole next day.