Specific Carbohydrate Diet and GERD

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   Posted 11/15/2010 10:08 AM (GMT -6)   
I have just started doing the specific carbohydrate diet for GERD/LPR. After taking antibiotics and prednisone for a respiratory virus, my reflux was so bad that I thought I was having heart palpations but it was actually the acid splashing up in my chest.  I didn't have a problem with heartburn previous to this but my reflux was so severe that my scope showed Barrett's esophagus.   I am currently waiting for a second gastroscope (6 months later)  to see if the thoracic surgeon fells that I will need a nelson fundolpication.  I have been reading about how low stomach acid causes a bacterial overgrowth and a malabsorption of carbohydrates which causes gas.  The gas increases intra-abdominal pressure, which is the driving force behind acid reflux and GERD. http://thehealthyskeptic.org/the-hidden-causes-of-heartburn-and-gerd .  I noticed that grains increased my acid reflux and I always had more acid reflux after eating potatoes.   Removing grains, starches, and complex carbohydrates from my diet (potatoes,corn,etc.) has really helped.  I used apple cider vinegar to wean off nexium .  I was taking nexium (80mg a day) but have weaned down to about 15mg a day.  Although the apple cider vinegar helped, I still felt I was missing a piece of the puzzle.  I think that following the SCD may be what I need to heal and get my life back.  Is anyone else trying this diet?  I have gone through hell for the past 8 months but I hope that I am on the path to healing now.
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