Before having reflux I would drink about
1 liter of carbonated drinks per day (mainly diet coke), and maybe 2 liters more of water. (I always got very thirsty, even though I live in quite a cold place)
Since I started having GERD a few months ago, I started experimenting with my drinking habits and noticed that not drinking immediately after eating helped a bit with the symptoms.The less I drank, the less acid that made it to my mouth. By doing so, my tongue stopped being so burnt all the time, but I'm constantly thirsty and I assume that is not good for the body either.
I still don't seem to find how much should I wait after eating to drink safely. After 2 or more hours, I suddenly drink half a liter of water and then I stop drinking until about
one hour before my next meal.
Also I'm not drinking anything 2 hours before going to bed (so actually I'm finding very little time frames where I believe I'm allowed to drink).
In your experience, is this approach correct? Sometimes I'm very thirsty after lunch but I hold it in order to avoid symptoms.
Are there any tips you would like to share regarding your drinking habits? Or you keep drinking without problems with lunch?
how long before eating do you stop drinking?
how long after eating do you resume drinking?
how long before sleeping do you stop drinking
And what do you normally drink? It seems that besides plain water (which I love but sometimes gets a bit boring), any drinking options are either citric, loaded with sugar, are sparkling or else have caffeine on it :))
Thanks for sharing your knowledge :)
Post Edited (ChrisJ) : 1/22/2012 11:40:49 AM (GMT-7)