Foods I ate that gave me reflux

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Jonh71
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   Posted 6/26/2012 9:42 AM (GMT -6)   
During last 10 days I took a break from ppi's enforced by a 24hr ph testing (now completed), and I list below from what i remember what I ate and drank that gave me reflux worse, minor and none.

Worse than normal
Cous cous
Start right (breakfast cereal)
Coffee
Tea
Ham
Salt and vinegar crisps (chips)
Burger and chips (fries)
White bread
Malties (breakfast cereal)
Chilli (I know but I like it)
Stuffed jalapeƱos (again I know but I like it)
Lager beer
Red wine - this was horrendous

Minor heartburn ( I.e not to point of a upset stomach or vomiting)
Pasta with pesto
Roast pork with steamed vegetables
Chicken salad sandwich on whole meal
Apple
Coke
Chicken wrap with salad
Beer (ale)
Roast beef
Chicken soup
Pea soup

No effect (I.e no worse than when on ppi's or no effect)
Banana
Strawberries
Yoghurt
Sausage (I was surprised here)
Flat bread
Mushroom soup
Baked potato and baked beans
Rice ( boiled with vegetables)
Plum
Pear

Hope it is of use to someone, I was surprised by some of the findings. Some of the things I ate as well may seem crazy for someone with reflux and I guess they are but I just decided to go for it for just one week. Anyhow I now have a sore throat after all the reflux and testing so we will see if i am laughing later.

mudmagnetmum
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   Posted 6/26/2012 11:27 AM (GMT -6)   
Have you been tested for coeliac disease? Even if that is negative, going off your list of foods, you may want to try being gluten free to see if that improves your symptoms. Alternatively, you could experiment with cutting out wheat but keeping in other grains (oats, barley, rye, corn). It's interesting that flat bread didn't bother you but white bread did - be worth keeping a food and symptom diary for longer to see if there are any signs of hidden food allergy or intolerances causing your symptoms.

Good luck!

MMM
New stuff: GERD, Recurrent cystitis/Overactive bladder
Lifelong stuff: Food allergies/intolerance, eczema, asthma

Jonh71
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   Posted 6/26/2012 11:46 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi MMM
 
Thanks for the advice - I should have pointed out that I have a very weak LES with minimal pressure being shown in the manometry testing.  I will look into food allergies as I have never considered this before as I always took it as acid/reflux given that it just came along 1 day and stayed.
 
I was originally checked for a raft of things after I was admitted to hospital for gastritis including gallbladder, gall stones, Pylori, liver failure (this was interesting as testing showed some issues that were later attributed to omeprazole), allergic reactions.  But I do not remember coeliac disease being tested.
 
I also found out at the same time I have hyporeninaemic hypoaldosteronism leading to hypotension - this was another story and does not hand in hand with refux as I need a full portion of salt in my diet (to the point where I have to drink salted water) and I also have to ensure I do not lose too much weight as the liquid in my body is important.  Hence when I lost weight after the nissen I was passing out frqeuently and having some big issues with partial blackouts.
 
Anyhow I did enjoy eating what I wanted last week, just suffering now.

feelbad
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   Posted 6/26/2012 1:29 PM (GMT -6)   
What was your manometry test like.  Was it uncomforable?

Jonh71
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   Posted 6/26/2012 2:08 PM (GMT -6)   
It was not pleasant I am not going to lie about it, but it is bearable and it is soon over. The hardest part for me was that I had been having reflux that morning and was feeling fairly nauseous anyway so I vomited as soon as I lay down. All I can say is concentrate on your breathing. If you have ever had a broken nose then make sure you know which nostril is less damaged and get the nurse to insert the tube in that one.

aeshleyrose
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   Posted 6/26/2012 2:37 PM (GMT -6)   
Also, hold your tongue between your teeth to stop yourself from swallowing when you're not supposed to. It'll be over before you know it.

mudmagnetmum
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   Posted 6/26/2012 3:48 PM (GMT -6)   
I really don't think I can cope with all these tests - I feel so nauseated off medication that I'd probably just lie down until the 24 hours is up!! And that's IF I can manage to swallow the tube in the first place!

MMM
New stuff: GERD, Recurrent cystitis/Overactive bladder
Lifelong stuff: Food allergies/intolerance, eczema, asthma
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