Posted 8/4/2012 8:47 AM (GMT -7)
I guess I should have done more research when I tried the HCL and enzymes, but everything I read was about people that cured their gerd with it and apple cider vinegar, which burned also very bad. I guess it took its time to burn my stomach very good, since at first I was feeling just a slight burn, and that is why I did not stop, I thought that it was helping.
I was afraid to take the ppis since I got some side effects from them and I was hopping that the natural remedies will help. Here is what I tried and all gave me heartburn, I guess my stomach was burned from the HCL
manuka honey, probiotics, DGL licorice, l-glutamite, slippery elm, marshmallow, metamucil, sea-buckthorn, colostrum,vitamin b, fish oil, turmeric, zinc carnosine ( this one upset my stomach very bad and I could feel the metallic zinc taste in my mouth, the reflux was unstoppable after this one, it came up to my mouth).
I feel like I have a pharmacy at home now. I tried juicing cabbage, broccoli, carrots, potatoes, apples, but these gave me very bad heartburn also. Also when I was having trouble sleeping from the pain I would take ambien, and then when I would wake up in the morning and my esophagus and stomach would be on fire, so I had to stop that and deal with the sleepless nights, since sleeping teas and supplements give me heartburn too. I'm definitely not eating after 7-8 pm and go to sleep at 10-11 pm. I tried to go with no breads or wheat, but for some reason i feel like wheat its actually helping so I went back on it. I tried no dairy, as I'm getting heartburn from It, but I need some calcium and I'm having some yogurt and milk once in a while. I can not take any vitamins, since it seems like now they give me heartburn. Also I tried ensures and power bars, but I guess all the chemicals that they have upset my stomach and give me heartburn. I'm still having them once in a while, for the calories.
Oh well, I learned my lesson and I will be very careful now with the natural remedies, I just wanted to know if there is someone else who had this bad experience with them and if they recovered.
thank you so much for taking the time to help me cope with this horrible disease