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Date Joined Aug 2010
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   Posted 8/30/2010 2:02 PM (GMT -6)   
I am on meds for GERD, the first two weeks I felt better, however the last two weeks I have felt bad again.
I am sticking to no citris, no juice, no coffee, no tea, just water and sometimes gateraide.
I have no lost any weight or gainned.

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Date Joined Apr 2010
Total Posts : 234
   Posted 8/30/2010 2:31 PM (GMT -6)   
Welcome to healing well.
Try drinking water with half a lemon squeezed into it also camomile tea is very good for reflux. Even though you can't eat citrus it's usually fine in water and helps your tummy. Just about all veges are fine but limit potatoes (sweet are fine though). For snacks RAW not roasted almonds and figs are great. Mangos and papaya first thing in the morning are amazing on your tummy and very healing. Also New Zealand Manakua honey is very soothing too. Beetroot is a fantastic vege have it boiled and then drizzle a little balsamic vinegar over it. Avoid foods that are highly processed try making things from scratch and organic if you can. Acidophlus yoghurt is another good one it's soothing on the gut and repopulates your good bacteria. Bananas are another good fruit too.
Also try taking digestive enzymes with your main meals. Taking these has helped me a lot.

Robin Clark
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Date Joined Oct 2010
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   Posted 10/4/2010 6:21 PM (GMT -6)   
I have had acid reflux for over 10 years and it has become unbearable. I was vomiting daily, sometimes 2-3 times a day. On top of taking 40 mg of Prevacid I was taking 3-4 150 mgs of Zantac. I was hoping to have the TIF Esophyx procedure and went to see my surgeon today. He told me he was no longer doing them because he had had too many patients who wound up worse after the procedure and contrary to Endogastric solutions, it is not reversible. For the past 2 months I have changed my diet and it is working. Before every meal I have a glass of water with 2 tablespoons of Braggs Apple Cider with the "Mother." I sweeten this with Susta, an artificial sweetener that doesn't create acid in your stomach. For meals, I eat the same thing everyday. Every morning I have 1/3 C of cooked millet (an alkaline grain) with 1/2 a banana and a handful of strawberries or a handful of fresh pineapple. For lunch I have a salad which consist of Romain lettuce, Cucumbers, 1 stalk of Celery, 1 Carrot, some red pepper & red cabbage. I then squeeze the juice from 1/2 a fresh lemon over it - no salad dressing because of the fat. For dinner I have a chicken breast with a vegetable. I have lost 45 pounds which I'm sure has also helped with the reflux. I wish you the best. I had to have several test, Barium Swallow, Upper GI & Gastic Emptying, anticipating the TIF procedure. My Gastric Emptying was abnormal. My surgeon told me I needed to see my primary care doctor to discuss what my options are. I hope this helps. Robin in MA

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   Posted 10/4/2010 7:19 PM (GMT -6)   
If your gastric emptying is abnormal then the nissen might cause you trouble if it's slow.

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Date Joined Mar 2010
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   Posted 10/4/2010 10:07 PM (GMT -6)   

If its out of control pain that means the tissue is really irritated, avoid low ph foods till that passes as they will further irritate the tissue.
for food ph:

*note : Careful with unions, garlic and spices as well which don't register as low ph.

Avoid vegitables that have skin shells till the pain is under control for example corn , beans, apple skin. What happens is these fibrous skins rub against the irritated tissue and cause more pain. You can puree them if you like with a blender and it may go down easier.

Quantity is the most important factor you cannot fill yourself up or the acid will climb up to the top of your stomach and up your esophagus.

Eat more carbs and protein. Carbs i find are the safest calories. If i mix I eat the protein first and then the carbs. The stomach acid is there to help digest protein not fat or carbs.

Take a multivitamin if your having trouble getting all the foods you need in to balance your diet.

Try meal replacement shakes for times when the burning was bad your last meal and you dont want to eat anything heavy.

I eat 6 meals a day.

Try to maintain good sleep habits they are needed to regulate your internal systems.

Anxiety and being emotional MAKE IT WORSE!!! Do or find whatever it takes to make sure you are at peace in your life. The gut has a brain of its own that is connected to the brain in your head.Those emotions and anxiety will make your gut act even worse.

Hope you get over this hump soon.

Post Edited (droper) : 10/4/2010 9:12:59 PM (GMT-6)

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