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lozzy42
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   Posted 8/2/2011 9:19 AM (GMT -7)   
I absolutely love fruit smoothies, I have them every day and I find they actually ease my gerd problems. I ran out of milk yesterday so decided to have a banana for my breakfast.........BIG MISTAKE!!!! I was in a lot of pain with reflux and chest pain. What I don't understand is, I can eat it in a smoothie but as a fruit it kills????? Does anyone else have that problem??????? Loz x

aeshleyrose
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   Posted 8/2/2011 10:05 AM (GMT -7)   
Hey Loz,

I have been avoiding bananas since I realized I had reflux about three months ago, but they never bothered me before then. My aunt who also has GERD told me to stay the hey away from them. Another friend of mine who doesn't have GERD told me they give her heartburn if she eats more than one.

I have read on another site that maybe if you take off the little fibrous threads, you can avoid a reflux episode, but I've always been too scared to try it myself.

Sorry love :( I hate that we have to give up healthy foods, too. Definitely not fair!

Ashley

sk55
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   Posted 8/2/2011 10:16 AM (GMT -7)   
i believe bananas can be a trigger food to some people. For me i can eat them fine no issues.

When people have gastro issues, this can cause some food intolerance. Right now i can't drink milk, but when i am normal milk doesn't bother me.


-Jesse

lozzy42
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   Posted 8/2/2011 2:44 PM (GMT -7)   
It's so weird that I can tolerate them in a smoothie, but not as a piece of fruit?????? It's really difficult trying to find trigger foods, I too have only had this horrible condition for about 3 months before that I could eat and drink anything. For instance, I had a salad for dinner with an egg white omelette and some mayonnaise.about 30 mins later I had the worst stomach cramps followed by diarrhoea. Horrible!!!! I just hope I will be able to eat normal again one day it's so frustrating sad

Alcie
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   Posted 8/2/2011 5:45 PM (GMT -7)   
It takes time to find your trigger foods, but it's easy to do and doesn't cost anything.

Just keep a food log - a journal where you write down the date, time, what you eat and drink, medicines, and your reactions, especially in an hour or two.

Once you get a list of foods, hamburgers, pizza, waffles, or whatever, you have to break down the ingredients and do "challenge testing." Bread - find a small plain pita with no additives. Not all that easy to do. Cut a slice that would fill a tablespoon and eat it. If you have a reaction stop! If not, after 20 minutes, eat two slices, wait 20 minutes more, then 4 slices, then 8 and finish with 16. Do the same for each part of every meal that gave you a reaction.

This will take 2-3 months to finish!!!

When you get your refined list, google each item on the net with "food alleriy" or "food intolerance."

My list was fairly strange: maple syrup, gelatin, store bread, anything with powdered sugar or corn starch, ...
I came up with sulfite intolerance. I don't get the allergic reaction a few people do, just reflux often followed by racing heart, which is serious.
Alcie
 
 

lozzy42
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   Posted 8/3/2011 10:15 AM (GMT -7)   
Can antibiotics make it worse??? I seem to have gone down hill since I've been taking them???????

Alcie
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   Posted 8/3/2011 1:50 PM (GMT -7)   
Antibiotics are hard on the stomach. I had to stop a double dose of double strength sulfa (Septra DS) because it was making me try to vomit, which I can't do since Nissen. I was able to get that stopped only because I keep paregoric on hand.

I'm now taking biaxin and still need a combo of Zofran and donnatal to be able to eat a little.

I was going downhill because of a Haemophilus sinus infection gone into lungs. The antibiotics have helped my breathing, but they kill the stomach. I've got a terrrible sore throat, food tastes awful. Taking antibiotics can cause a real mess with the gut bacteria, which causes gas, maybe diarrhea, pain. Fortunately you aren't on them long term .... I hope. The cure for the gut is taking at least 2 doses of probiotics a day, and you may have to try several to find one that works for you. Yogurt can help too. Eating only non-gassy foods can keep gas under control.
Alcie
 
 

4hn
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   Posted 9/1/2011 8:01 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Alcie,

Did you still take PPIs after the fundo?
how your condition right now? did you still get the food stuck things etc?
can you belch?

regards,

Ahn

sunbeam48
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   Posted 9/2/2011 11:21 AM (GMT -7)   
A couple of thoughts:
WHEN (time of day) I eat something makes a difference. Almost anything in the morning can make my stomach hurt. Yogurt seems best, has replaced my oatmeal with blueberries and ground flax seed. I've been saving those yogurt cups for starting seeds next spring, and the stack is now to the ceiling!

Chemistry matters: mixing two foods together can produce a (third) chemically-different product. That may be why the smoothie is easier to digest than the banana.
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