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Marburg
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   Posted 12/2/2008 5:38 PM (GMT -6)   
Has anyone tried taking a tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil to help relieve GERD symptoms?
 
I had such severe GERD symptoms these past few weeks (including severe trapped gas) that a friend recommended I try taking a tablespoon of extra virigin olive oil after each meal (can be 1 teaspoon up to 1 tablespoon).  Anyway, last night I gave it a try.  Within about 15 minutes the gas pain went away.  Then, much to my surprise, so did the burning sensation.
 
I tried it again today, and feel so much better.
 
Marburg

kimmie11
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   Posted 12/2/2008 7:59 PM (GMT -6)   
I have not tried it but I am curious to see if anyone else has or if it continues to work for you.

Marburg
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   Posted 12/3/2008 5:49 PM (GMT -6)   
So far it still appears to work. While the GERD is not gone (I still have some symptoms) it is significantly less bothersome. However, it is only day 2.

Marburg

stkitt
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   Posted 12/3/2008 8:16 PM (GMT -6)   

I have not tried it but did try the apple cider vinegar and became very nauseated.  Others find the vinegar very successful.

If it is working for you I am happy.

Blessings

Kitt


 

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mary Love
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   Posted 12/4/2008 2:32 PM (GMT -6)   
stkitt said...

I have not tried it but did try the apple cider vinegar and became very nauseated.  Others find the vinegar very successful.

If it is working for you I am happy.

Blessings

Kitt

Kitt, I am sorry to hear about the nauseaness you experienced with the acv.  Did you add some honey?  I also felt a bit nauseated in the very beginning but it went away.  Since you are off the PPI what are you using for heartburn?  How are you doing?

I am still using the acv, but also bought some gaviscon just incase the acv decides not to work.  I haven't had to try it yet.  I do on occasion take a few rolaids if I feel some acid, they seem to work. 


kimmie11
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   Posted 12/4/2008 3:44 PM (GMT -6)   
If you don't mind me asking what how much of each do you combine (ACV, water, honey). I am hoping to try to wean myself off the PPI once I am confident I have it under control.

mary Love
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   Posted 12/4/2008 4:53 PM (GMT -6)   
kimmie11 said...
If you don't mind me asking what how much of each do you combine (ACV, water, honey). I am hoping to try to wean myself off the PPI once I am confident I have it under control.
kimmie, they say Braggs acv is the best.  I use 2 tsp of acv to 1 tsp of honey.  I put this is about a little less than 1/2 C of warm water, mix well.   I have been taking it after breakfast, lunch, and dinner.  Rinse your mouth out after with a lot of water, some say it effects the enamel on the teeth.  I bought some straws today.
 
I have been using it for over a month. I had to open a new bottle the other day.  It has worked for me, except the other day I had some heartburn, which it didn't prevent.  I had had angel hair pasta for several days, and I believe that is what triggered it.  I didn't do well with pasta awhile back and was trying it again.  mad    I miss pasta.  yeah
 
What do you mean by having it under control? 
 
It seems there are a lot of posters getting off the PPIs, for me whatever I tried, it made me sick, reactions to them.  This is a heck of a life eh?  yeah

kimmie11
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   Posted 12/4/2008 5:59 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Mary Love,

Thanks for the recipe. I hope to try it down the line.

You asked what I meant by control. I will try to explain it best I can. Prior to three weeks ago I was not experiencing the symptoms I am experiencing now. I had occasional gas and if I overate abdominal discomfort but not this level of pain. I was away on vacation when the discomfort started and although it has subsided somewhat, I am not at the confort level I was at prior to vacation. I just feel like my digestive system is out of whack. Right now I am re-visiting all the steps I took to get it under control last year and trying to restrict my diet before re-introducing certain foods again. I am not sure if the prilosec stopped working, is not working as well, or if I am dealing with something else all together. I plan on discussing it further with my gastro doctor next week and going to ask to be checked for a stomach infection as I can not figure out what else it can be.

mary Love
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   Posted 12/4/2008 6:58 PM (GMT -6)   
kimmie, now I understand what you meant, thank you!  :-)   

Sophy
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   Posted 12/4/2008 11:27 PM (GMT -6)   

I have been dealing with GERD for about 25 years. A doctor advised me (that long ago, 25 years) to prop-up the head of my bed about 2 or 3 inches off the floor. I did not follow his instructions until after things got worse. about ten years ago, I followed his advised and I propped the bed up with two small bricks and most of my problems resolved. (For a while at least!!!!). A year ago, a doctor prescribed some antibiotics that caused the GERD symptoms to come back. I have not been able to feel 100% better ever since, even though I still have the bed positioned that way. I hope anyone with GERD try propping up the bed. Believe me, it helps a LOT.

 

A while ago, someone suggested using orange peel capsules to control acid. Please don’t use them. Acid is a natural way for the body to let you know that you are not eating right. These capsules inhibit the production of that acid (or alertness), and since you don’t feel anything, you can end up with ulcers in your tongue. Be careful.


Marburg
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   Posted 12/5/2008 2:04 PM (GMT -6)   
The acv didn't work for me either. I am still having good results with the olive oil. It seems to reduce the amount of gas in the belly and provides the stomach with a coating.

DANIE
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   Posted 12/13/2008 11:44 PM (GMT -6)   
Sophy,

Sleep on your left side along with propped up torso in bed.....if you sleep on the left side, acid cannot come up from your stomach to your esophagus.

Have you tried DGL Licorice before you eat?? Ask you doctor......he probably won't know about it but I don't think it will hurt you....only help.

Olive oil is really not helpful since it's an acid food....people with GERD should try eating more alkaline.

Danie

stkitt
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   Posted 12/14/2008 1:26 AM (GMT -6)   

Danie,

You have me just about sold on going out to buy  the alkaline bunny............... turn

Now I may be one in a hundred or some odd number but I always sleep on my left side and I have regurge and have woke up choking and coughing.  So the left side sleeping is not a cure all. Sleeping on you left side, as suggested by the American Gastroenterological Association, may help to reduce reflux, too.

Children do well sleeping on their stomach or their left side.

Take care
Kitt 


 

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Jose Manuel Abarca Rodrig
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   Posted 12/12/2017 11:21 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi from Costa Rica! Last august I started taking 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil as soon as I wake up and my acid reflux and GERD vanished, for good! I tried it because I was worry about the long term effects of omeprazole. 4 months later I still take and it still works. I told my mom, who suffer the same but it didn't work for her, she got diarrhea, so, it doesn't work for everyone. Important : if I eat anything before one hour after taking the oil it doesn't work, so I have to wait until it is digested. Hope this helps. Bye!

spikel
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   Posted 12/12/2017 8:25 PM (GMT -6)   
stkitt said...
I have not tried it but did try the apple cider vinegar and became very nauseated. Others find the vinegar very successful.

If it is working for you I am happy.

Blessings

Kitt


When I first tried the apple cider vinegar it didn't have "the mother" and it didn't do anything. I find with "the mother" to soothe my stomache, help GERD and help digestion being on a PPI and all.
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