I have posted recently on a thread, agreeing that water can trigger flare ups in some people; for me a drink of water can trigger a lot of pain. This particular symptom was masked whilst I was on ppis, but I've had to stop those due to severe skin reaction (and I mean severe - like not compatible with life
On another post I mentioned that my GERD symptoms (reflux and gastritis) started when I changed what I was drinking to try to relieve my bladder pain. I expected the no coffee, no tea, no citrus regime to be good for my stomach; but two weeks into that I began with pain and nausea. Thus began my second run in with GERD.
I've been thinking about
the water and I read this: -
It made me think: the one thing that was significantly different after my bladder condition started was my giving up coffee and tea and drinking just plain hot water instead (not burning hot, just pleasantly hot). Could the water be causing me a problem?
So, today I have tested the pH of the tap water. It's fine, near neutral at 7.5. however, water that comes out of the filter jug is 5.0 !! And it stays at 5.0 even when boiled, whereas the tap water gets a bit more alkaline when boiled, coming out around 8.5.
Maybe drinking this slightly acidic water hasn't been good for me? I can only hope I'm on to something, as with the 4th failed PPI behind me I've really reached the end of the road and I can't see a future in which I'm not constantly unwell.
So, no filtered water today then.........
New stuff: GERD. Interstitial Cystitis
Lifelong stuff: Food allergies, eczema, asthma