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So_1985
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   Posted 5/19/2008 6:31 AM (GMT -6)   
I haven't had a cup of coffee in about a week now and I have to say that coffee seems to have been the cause of most of my GERD problems.
 
My Prevacid prescription ran out a couple of months ago. I haven't had any issues in quite a while so I thought I would try to handle it without the meds. The past month my symptoms got progressively worse (food almost getting stuck, throat feeling tight, waking up a night with some serious heartburn). It just so happened to start about the same time that I bought a new Keurig coffee maker. I was probably drinking at least 2 or three cups a day.
 
All of these symptoms have now disappeared.
 
Anyone else have a similar experience from eliminating coffee?
 

Red_34
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   Posted 5/19/2008 9:36 AM (GMT -6)   
I haven't eliminated coffee but I know that if I drink more then a couple cups a day, it makes my stomach so much more worse. Did you ever try decaf and if so, does that do the same thing to you?
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So_1985
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   Posted 5/19/2008 10:45 AM (GMT -6)   
No, I have never tried decaf, but I remember reading somewhere that there may be something else in the coffee besides the caffeine causing problems. Besides why drink coffee if you can't get the buzz?

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   Posted 5/19/2008 10:49 AM (GMT -6)   
LOL True but I just like the taste of coffee and I guess the caffeine buzz is nice too! :) I know that when I drink decaf, it's easier on my stomach but I still have some minor issues with it.
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   Posted 5/19/2008 4:23 PM (GMT -6)   
Greetings all.  I was walking through the neighborhood and smelled the coffee!  As far as I know, decaf might be just as acidic as regular coffee, but there are low-acid coffees sold that might help avoid stomach acidity.  Try looking through the shelves where you buy your coffee and see if they sell "low-acid".  There is some process they use to cut it way down and you can still have your caffeine.  And if you can't find it in your local stores, I know it's available online.  I haven't drunk any, so I don't know how it tastes, sorry.

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So_1985
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   Posted 5/20/2008 5:32 AM (GMT -6)   
I suspect it's something in coffee other than acid contributing to the problem. I have read that caffeine can screw up your lower esophageal sphincter (LES) somehow. Maybe it's the caffeine, maybe it's something else, I don't care really. I have been "coffee free" for over a week now. I think I can live without it.

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   Posted 5/20/2008 10:12 PM (GMT -6)   

A new visitor here - I have successfully changed to a low acid coffee that is great. It is called Hevla and can be found online. Also, re decaf - you HAVE to use the Swiss water method decaf or you can tear your stomach up.

Re the Keurig coffee maker - the manufacturer told me the Tully's French Roast is low acid. You can also use their KCup filter and put the Hevla in it. Enjoy!

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