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Garlic is a common GERD trigger; however, every person has different triggers so you'll need to experiment to find out what works for you. Sometimes you may find that you can handle a small amount of trigger foods as long as you don't go overboard!
I don't believe the meds are truly addictive; however, some have a rebound effect -- if you quit taking them, the GERD may get worse for a while then get better. Just ask your doctor about any medicines you may want to try :)
Edit: I gave your thread a topic.
Post Edited By Moderator (stkitt) : 2/12/2010 9:08:04 AM (GMT-7)