It seems to work pretty well for me.
I've been getting heartburn pretty much my whole life. I had a endoscope done last year, which showed an ulcer on my oesaphugeal sphincter. They put me on parriet, which I was on for about
8 months. It worked really well, but I didn't want to take it forever. When I stopped parriet about
a month ago I got a major rebound effect, which I managed by eating tonnes of gaviscon. Then last weekend my heartburn was the worst I'd ever had in my life so I am sure it was doing major damage. I thought I was going to have to go back on the parriet. Finally, I remembered that the low carb diet helped my heartburn a long time ago, so I gave it another shot. It is a vast improvement. I am still figuring some things out with it, but I would definitely give it a shot if you are currently managing with antacids and OTC drugs.
UC (Pancolitis) diagnosed in 1992.
Medications: Dipentum, Salofalk Enemas,
prednisone (Stopped 2008), entocort enemas (Stopped 2008), Cortenema (Stopped), Asacol (Stopped 2003)
Other therapies: Spinach & Sunflower Seeds, gluten free, dairy free (except for aged cheese and SCD yogurt), rice free,
HPI (2008), SCD (Stopped, but still make yogurt), Vitamine E enema Osteoporosis diagnosed in 2008.
Medications: None yet, but they want me to take fosamax
GERD diagnosed 2008, but had it forever.
Posted 4/9/2009 4:36 PM (GMT -7)
I've had the opposite reaction. The carbs help my GERD. I however cannot tolerate corn or any type of nut. Everyone is different so try it out. I hope it works!
"In the words of my people, may your life be an oasis surrounded by waving palms, warm breezes and spit-free camels" Klinger
Posted 4/19/2009 8:53 AM (GMT -7)
Yes, I also had the opposite reaction recently when I did Atkins for three months. The GERD flared up during that time. Everyone is different.