Just wondering if anyone can give me some advice...
I get acid reflux every day. I've had it pretty consistently for two years. I also have gastritis, but I haven't had stomach pain for almost a year, so I am guessing that it has healed.
Anyway, to cut a long story short- no doctor can answer the question as to why I get acid reflux. To date I've had the following tests:
- MRI of gallbladder
- Blood test for coeliac
- 2 x gastroscopes (incl. biopsy for h. pylori)
- 2 x 24 hr PH tests
- hydrogen breath testing
So my sphincter is 100% functional, I have no h.pylori, my PH tests did show acid reflux. The hydrogen breath testing showed I have fructose malabsorption and lactose malabsorption. I have cut out lactose completely and only eat a small amount of fructose friendly fruit per day.
Yesterday I ate no fruit or lactose but had horrible reflux. This is what I ate yesterday:
Meal 1: 1 cup of oats with oat milk
Meal 2: 2 pieces of gluten free bread with almond spread
Meal 3: Crumbed chicken breast with rice and 1/2 cup grean beans (gluten free crumbs)
Meal 4: 1/2 cup oats with oat milk
Meal 5: Crumbed chicken breast with rice and 1 cup pak choi (gluten free crumbs)
Meal 6: 30 grams egg white powder with oat milk
Anyway, I am thinking maybe I have coeliacs or delayed gastric emptying. Two doctors have both suggested getting the Nissen done, but I'd rather get to the bottom of the problem than treat attempt to fix the symptoms.
Any ideas or pointers are appreciated...