"I'd love a list of all the treatments that people have tried that worked for them, whether lifestyle, medicine, alternative, diet, whatever related. Anything."
small small meals...4 or 5 each day because stomach distention is a major factor in reflux
eat less loose weight
no smoking, quit drinking
eat small meals
cut out carbonated beverages, they propel stomach contents up onto the esophagus
never lay down within two or three hours of eating a meal
elevate your bed six to eight inches minimum at the head or my favorite, sleep in an upholstered chair that will not recline beyond 45 degrees
sip aloe vera juice to sooth burnt esophagus
eat small meals
dgl, slippery elm and or carafate aid in rescuing damaged mucous epithelium
avoid like the plague eating any fatty food
sorry to say chocolate weakens the "les" (lower esophageal sphincter) so give it up
nsaid drugs weaken the les also ( so what doesent?
ginger in small amounts ( a slice) brewed in hot water as a tea may strengthen the les
a tablespoon of liquid calcium supplement may strengthen the les, take at end of meal
oh yes did i mention eat small small meals?
try to stay calm cause anxiety makes the vagus nerve flutter and then the les may linger
go for a walk an hour after eating, increases motility
the british brand of gaviscon makes a barrier thats stronger than domestic us products and can sometimes stop reflux as it has more alginate that forms a better "raft"
dont forget , eat very small meals
keep a diary of trigger foods, what induces reflux for you may be different than what triggers reflux in another person, likewise keep a record of foods you can eat that are relatively "safe"...do this by eating just one or two things at a meal so you can be sure what causes what
eat whole foods, fresh foods avoid packages with long lists of ingredients and especially avoid acid and chemicals in your food
keep believing you can get better, psychology is important
did i mention , eat small meals
best of good luck to you...hang in there