I've done a ton of research, specifically Chris Kesser's series about
how acid reducing drugs cause more harm than good: chriskresser.com/get-rid-of-heartburn-and-gerd-forever-in-three-simple-steps
After learning this, I quit my meds almost a month ago when I had my endoscopy and my specialist couldn't tell me anything new. I was on PPI's for a year, and I've had acid rebound ever since quitting.
For those of you who have also done this research and know that a low carb/low sugar diet is supposed to be the true cure for GERD—you can recall that low stomach acid is actually the cause, and one of the steps to healing GERD is to increase the amount of acid by taking hydrochloric acid (HCl) pills.
I've been on a no carb/sugar/gluten/wheat/dairy diet for 3 weeks now, including daily supplements like HCl, DGL, vitamins and probiotics, hoping for results by now after reading countless success stories.
Yesterday I burped up a bunch of acid which never happens, now my throat feels horrible. I'm wondering if it's a bad idea to take HCl if you are going through acid rebound? Do I have too much acid in my stomach?
I haven't been able to find any discussions or articles on this. I was hoping more people would be in the same boat... thoughts?