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MissRitzy
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Date Joined Jul 2012
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   Posted 7/8/2012 4:45 PM (GMT -6)   
hello everyone! :)
well my wonderful boyfriend has had acid reflux since he was a child, he had bleeding ulcers as a child but they had healed so he went back to his normal eating habits and stopped taking his medication. he was perfectly find for 7 years. about a year ago he started to notice his symptoms again, and recently they started to become very bad. 2 days ago he woke up in extreme pain and he was rushed in for an emergency endoscopy, when we got the results the found he has bleeding ulcers again :( they put him on 40mg Omeprazole and he takes it twice a day once in the morning and once before he goes to bed, i haven't seen it make much improvement yet, but its only been 2 day so ill give it time haha :) but he is very depressed and aggravated with the lifestyle changes he must make for his health, mostly about the eating changes he has to make. im very new to this condition but i really want to help as much as i can, he loves me cooking, but i have never cooked without allot of the things he cant have, so i was hoping maybe someone here knew some good flavorful recipes that are safe for gurd and bleeding ulcers?
any help would be so appreciated

best wishes to everyone,
MissRitzy

Post Edited (MissRitzy) : 7/8/2012 8:23:22 PM (GMT-6)


ericapeace2000
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   Posted 7/8/2012 6:41 PM (GMT -6)   
You may want to look into a book called "dropping Acid" it's a cook book by dr. Koufman and it also has a ph chart of foods and drinks so u can choose foods with higher oh levels. I use it as a guide, not a absolute as I can't tolerate some things due to a gluten intolerance. I am sorry for your boyfriend...stomach conditions take a toll on your life and it is easy to get depressed. Chamomile tea, magnesium, papaya enzymes, gaviscon at night, aloe Vera juice, ppi ( I'd like to get off eventually) fish oil, and a gluten free low carb diet have been helpful. Chewing non mint gum has also been helpful as it stimulates saliva production which will neutralize stomach acid.
Diagnosed GERD, no other medical conditions (this one is enough)

MissRitzy
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Date Joined Jul 2012
Total Posts : 2
   Posted 7/8/2012 8:23 PM (GMT -6)   
thank you so much for your tips! :) they are so gratefully appreciated by my boyfriend and myself :) he is having a really difficult time adjusting to the new lifestyle, so it really helps to get advice from people who experience the same thing or something similar :)

i cant thank you enough for your help! :)

hugs and best wishes,
MissRitzy

ericapeace2000
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   Posted 7/8/2012 8:55 PM (GMT -6)   
Your welcome, it's really hard to adjust. I am still adjusting. He may lose weight on the new diet because if the restrictions of low carb lie fat low acid. He shouldn't eat late at night and may want to get a bed wedge to sleep on or sleep on his left side, something about this position helps block reflux. There are other natural remedies that may help, you can search this site for them. It is trial and error which is frustrating. He also may find that eating smaller meals more frequently may help decrease the amount of acid your stomach produces. Drink a lot of water also. Hopefully this will give him some relief. I have good and bad days, but it gets easier.
Diagnosed GERD, no other medical conditions (this one is enough)
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