Gerd relief - it's all about diet

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trulyd
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Date Joined May 2005
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   Posted 5/11/2005 6:28 AM (GMT -7)   
I think I have experienced just about all the symptoms that others have been through.  I have the most wonderful GI doctor that has helped me and I would like to pass on his thoughts and, hopefully, help others.  I understand what the pain is and I also know 100% that diet will help (at least, it helped me)  The goal is to reduce your acid; therefore, you want to eliminate as many high acid producing foods as possible from your diet.  Stop all the following in any way, shape, or form:  onions, garlic, citric fruits, tomatoes, spicy foods, alcohol, high fat meats, no diary  products at all ie:  milk, sour cream, cheese, yogurt, butter,  caffeine drinks ie:  coffee, tea, soft drinks.  Other than that, it's trial and error.   Lactose free milk seems okay.  Restrictive??  You betcha... but pain is a great motivator (*_*)  There's no cheating on this... and it will take a while.... it has done wonders for me and I hope for you.  Almost forgot... I take 1 Nexium one hour before the big meal of the day (one a day).  As needed, it is okay to take over the counter antacids (Gelusil, Mylanta, etc) one hour after meals.  I sleep on a wedge.  Good luck!!!!   Forgot to mention..... no fried foods.

Post Edited (trulyd) : 5/11/2005 9:11:08 AM (GMT-6)


Searchin'
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Date Joined Feb 2005
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   Posted 5/14/2005 11:19 PM (GMT -7)   

I raised the head of my bed by putting the upper bed on blocks.It may help a little but it isn't the cure-all. 

 I would rather use a wedge but do you think that a wedge may give long term problems with the spine since a person's back/buttock is not straight?   Thank you in advance.


trulyd
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   Posted 5/15/2005 3:55 AM (GMT -7)   
I haven't really heard anything about long term effects of the wedge. They come in 3 sizes and I use the 12" one... you might want to try the 6" one if you're worried about your back...? I have never been told to sleep with your spine "straight".. some advise sleeping on side with one knee raised a little for back comfort. It's possible with the wedge to sleep on one side, change to the other side, or to stay on your back. Sorry I couldn't be more help. I can only say that I haven't had any back discomfort from the wedge.
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