I have heard that vinegar helps some people, but I have also read that it is horrible for acid reflux because of the acid in vinegar. Makes sense. Debbie, more power to you, Whatever works, right?
Tbear129 - I have the burning in my throat, too, plus in the back of my mouth. Sometimes it is awful. I also have bad breath with it. Do you? Yuk! I think acid fumes are coming up from my stomach. I can have the bad, acid, burning taste in my mouth just standing an hour or so after a meal. It has to be fumes unless stomach acid can run uphill. Really has me puzzled. I've had it for SO long...yeras. Nothing seems to help. Prilosec gives me stomach cramps. It helps a little but it's a tradeoff.
Would like to hear more of your symptoms. What about your Barrett's esophagus?
Sounds like you are doing what the rest of us are doing. I sleep with the bed elevated, try to stay away from caffeine, pop, coffee, and tea, with nothing to eat after seven. Nexium didn't help me either. I think the doctor thought it was all in my head.
I am taking Pepcid twice a day right now and it is helping as much as the Nexium did. I have had two endoscopies. Both times, the doctor said my stomach is inflamed and that I have gastritis. I can't eat a real big meal. Bulky foods make the reflux bad. For example, several pieces of pizza with a big tossed salad from the salad bar is a real killer.
I think my Gerd is worse during stressful times. That burning in my throat and bad breath is the WORST. Sometimes it lasts for weeks. Sometimes it goes away. After reading that GERD is a chronic disease, I certainly believe it. I've suffered for six or seven years. Best of luck to you.
I Read your post!!
Would you be kind enough to email me, need a little information as I suffer the same as you!!
What I find almost humorous about this whole thing, was until I was diagnosed with this stuff, I thought everyone got that burning throat pain... My husband tells me no...
But, I do have a question... a few times in the last two weeks I have been suddenly awaken with the burning throat pain and the presence of some sort of acid in the back of my throat enough that I wake up because I can't breathe... and it takes some time for me to finally get ti back together... Does anyone else experience something like that... it's pretty scary, especially for my husband.... any suggestions would be helpful... THANKS
Hey Carol Cant email you?? Have you changed address?
Could you contact me by email!!
Not sure if my previous email reached you? Hope the test went ok!! Chin up eh!!
I contact you tonight as Ive started on Pariet 20mg x1 per day. You say it was worse for you? What do you mena by that? was is the side effects Carol?
Well I started on Zantac to Zoton to omeprozole to Nexium onto metoclopromide now onto PARIET!! I'm hoping I hit on one good ppi one day that works for me! Northern Joe has given me some good advice.
I was offered a fudal wrap that is a procedure to tighten the sphincter (upper) this requires laporscopic surgery. I have all the details should anyone require it! Its 90 percent successful and rid's you totally of any reflux according to the wesite I visited. I'm going to try as many pills as possible before I opt for surgery as there is always a risk!
Hi Lee. I emailed you before I read this post, so I'll give my opinion on Pariet now. It did not help me at all. I couldn't sleep while taking it and spent most nights just sitting on the couch watching TV. Couldn't eat and lost more than 10 lbs -on my 120 frame that's not so good. Absolutely gave me heartburn whereas before I only had occasional heartburn even though I had the burning throat.The drs attributed my burning throat to the acid coming up from my stomach where I have the hernia. This started as a lump in my throat and progressed to burning which I still have 5 months from when it started and of course now I have more heartburn. Got my HSI alert today and it has some interesting info on Acid reflux. The link is:
Don't know about this wrap. Is that the one where you can never throw up after having it done? I imagine that would be very bad if you had a stomach flu or something and you absolutely were sick to your stomach, wouldn't it?
Good luck, Carol