I'm new and trying to figure out which forum I truly fit in...looks like most of them!
Just wanted to let you all know that I've had acid reflux for about 15 years now. I've been on Prilosed for 12 of those years. About a year ago I became very, very ill. Major fatigue, nausea, diahrrea, etc.
After almost a year I'm doing much better, but let me tell you what I went through...
Started of with blood tests for everything...colonoscopy, endoscopy,.....Doctor after Doctor! The only thing that came back bad was my IgE blood count. So, I I took wheat out of my diet. That's wasn't enough, next came, milk products, then any artifial color, flavor, additive, fruits. and on.
I wasn't getting anywhere with the Medical Dr's., so I finally went to a Naturopathic Dr. , whom performed a procedure called an "Electrodermal Screening" on me and tested my saliva for different things.
Well, my saliva contained almost no acid!....I believe from being on the antacids for so long, my so called "proton pumps" were basically shut off, and my digestive system just plain out quit working! I've since gone off the medicine cold turkey...If I just have to have something for it I drink a small amount of Apple Cider Vinegar and keep OTC's around. I will definately be taking the 'Spring Water" advise!
I also have a Hiatel Hernia, so it makes it a little more difficult...like now I can't lift anything or bend over without getting acid reflux! Does anybody have any advice on this one? And remember, I can only have natural products with no artifial flavor, color, grain, fruit...ect. (I'm not quite understanding why I do ok on the APPLE cider vinegar, when I don't do ok with apple!)
Thanks for listening....hope to learn from everyone!