Can you elaborate on how you transitioned from meds using the Fast Tract diet? I just bought the book a couple of days ago. Did you have both SIBO & GERD? My SIBO began end of Feb., but I was diagnosed as GERD, and sent home with Prilosec. I was skeptical about PPIs, and instead started taking Betain HCL and that alone was working impressively well, but I hadn't zoned in on cutting out the carbs & sugar yet, and began to experience bloating after meals in spite of taking the HCL. In retrospect, I suspect the bacteria/yeast was starting to increase again. I returned to the docs and shared all I had experienced, & how the HCL had brought miraculous relief, but that it felt like an infection was taking place in my body. They dismissed me, and again sent me away with Prilosec. Out of desperation, I started taking it, but things have gone downhill since (beg. of May). Not only are the meds not keeping the acid at bay, the acid attacks have increased! The meds slowed my transit time significantly and they're keeping me from digesting my food! Helpful things I'm taking, DGL (1 tablet 3x), Slippery Elm (tea or pill - 3x). Things not working are Zantac 75mg 2x day , or Prilosec am & Zantac bedtime. I think the Prilosec makes things worse, but I wonder if a stronger Zantac might be useful for stopping acid attacks? Like everyone else, I'm desperate for some relief!
Diagnosed GERD caused by SIBO March. 2014