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Date Joined Mar 2012
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   Posted 3/13/2012 9:05 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi. I am hoping someone here can give me some advice. I woke up choking on acid about 3 weeks ago. I have been clear from heartburn for about 5 months before this incident. It may be also important to point out that I am not over weight and am 34 years old. I also suffer general anxiety and am very worried of going for endocopy etc. Ever since then I have taken prob about a 3rd of a Zantac every night to try and calm it down. The reason I tak so little is that in the past I find that I have to come off tablets gradually or I get rebound reflux. It seemed to be working but for the last week or so I have had bouts of heartburn everyday and suffer especially in bed and when I get up first thing. Since Friday I have stopped all caffeine drinks but am still suffering. Could somebody give me an example of what I can eat to stop this acid reflux. I have tried taking dgl liquorice tablets before meals and slippery elm tablets also. I am hoping somebody can tell me what to eat (don’t mind it being a strict diet) so that I can get it under control and allow my esophagus to heal. My other question is if I should take maybe a full zantac every night for a few days to allow healing.

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Date Joined Apr 2007
Total Posts : 32602
   Posted 3/13/2012 4:16 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello and welcome to HealingWell !
I am sorry to hear of your problems but you have come to the right place to find others who understand what your going through.  I would encourage you to see your Dr. for a full medical screening exam to rule out any other problem you may have going on as well as to set up some tests.
Meanwhile you may want to look into a book:  
Dropping Acid: The Reflux Diet Cookbook & Cure by Dr.  Jamie Koufman that many of the members here have had great success with in controlling their reflux. 
There is also a thread in the forum that you may want to read through:

I have now listed the links to this thread in our resources at the top of the forum for members who are looking for it.

Keep talking with us as well.  There is 100% acceptance and support here from those who understand.



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