Is there any one Vitamin that is made for people with GERD?

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   Posted 3/11/2013 1:17 PM (GMT -6)   
It's been sometime since I've posted.  I am feeling better!  Had a second EGD in January.  NO erosions or inflammation in my esophagus.  Some mild gastritis seen by scope but no cell changes confirmed by pathology anywhere in the upper GI tract.  Very relieved.  Apparently my acid reflux (when I have it) is being caused by IBS.  Current meds, Zantac 150 mg 2x day (I cannot take ppi's), Levsin s/l 2 - 3 x day b/f meals if I have stomach pains (upper/lower), Gaviscon if needed between meds.  I have begun to introduce foods back into my diet and my new GI tells me that if I have a problem with a specific food, I will feel it within an hour or so.  So far, so good.  Now, since I am still pretty much on a low acid diet and I am gluten free because of wheat sensititivy, I definitely feel the need for some vitamin supplements.  Seems like any I take even after my meds and with a full meal, cause me some stomach upset.  HELP!!!!!!!!  Any suggestions???  Even natural/whole food supplement vitamins cause me issues.  I also am looking for something basic with the vitamins and minerals and not a whole bunch of weird additional herbs and etc.
Thanks everyone for your help and for reading my post.  I hope you all have found some healing and are feeling better. 
Lady1741    yeah

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   Posted 3/11/2013 6:03 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Lady. Glad to have you back.

Most people don't really need all those vitamins. Can you get a test to see if you are actually deficient in anything? My only problem is D. I'm in the north and in winter get pretty low. I calculated I need 2000 units twice a day in winter, half that in summer if I get outside.

I take a very small daily vitamin plus some B12, which I also need.

I have specific food intolerances, mainly to foods and additives containing sulfites. Look up "food logs" or "food journals" in the search box at the top of the page. Also search challenge testing, which you can do after you find your list of food triggers. You can google a few of your own list with the words "food allergies" or "food intolerances" to see if your foods have anything in common. I was suspicious when I didn't tolerate some wine I made that I had sulfited, which I hadn't done before.

Not all food sensitivities cause a reaction right away. Some problems, like migraines, can be triggered by something you ate 2 days ago. My reflux and tachycardia usually start within half an hour to an hour. I had a reaction to a puff of albuterol that started 8 hours after I took it.

One of the reasons I only take a small vitamin is because one of them, biotin, is loaded with sulfite.

Best of luck with your food diary.

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   Posted 3/11/2013 7:06 PM (GMT -6)   
I take a sublingual B12 which dissolves under your tongue. It may be worth a try. Check your local drug store for other vitamins that are in the form of sublingual tablets.

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   Posted 4/23/2013 10:47 PM (GMT -6)   
HI lady1741.

Good to know that you are doing well!!

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