Gail, Jay Robb's Whey Protein mix is lactose free. It is also sugar free. It sits well on my stomach. I also mix ahead of time so that all the air bubbles settle before drinking. Otherwise, that gives me gas..... Yogurt probably has a higher fermentation number than cream.....Another thing I thought of is that Zantac did not work for me when I had gastritis either. I really did need the ppi. I think the studies showed gastritis and/or esophagitis healed in 2 months with ppi use.
Chris, you are right about
the carafate being difficult to time. My stomach couldn't handle the 4 doses a day anyway, so I took mine at bedtime and in the middle of the night if I woke up. I literally kept it in my bathroom at night. I felt like I got the most benefit from it while I slept and my stomach was empty.
There is something about
oatmeal that makes it hard to digest. I know in the Nourishing Traditions book rice only has to soak for 7 hours, but oatmeal for at least 24. If I want oatmeal for breakfast I start it the morning before to make it easier to digest.
Nat, I hope your heartburn has subsided. When that happens to me I have to stop eating and let my stomach completely clear out. I may have a day like that coming too. DH and I have already started celebrating our 27th wedding anniversary and I am not going to let that champagne go to waste!
I do hope Roah chimes in soon. She had that appt yesterday. Hopefully she got some insight and help.
Diagnosed GERD 4/2011, gastritis & esophagitis 5/2011 (healed now) and gastroparesis 6/2011
Medications: PPI-free 4/14/2013, stepping down Zantac
Domperidone 10 mg 3 times a day