More acid on any empty stomach?

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   Posted 10/24/2013 8:03 PM (GMT -6)   
I have been on a prescription acid reducer for several months, which had helped my acid problem quite a bit at the beginning. Recently I also lost quite a bit of weight to hopefully help my acid reflux more, but the opposite has happened. My acid is so bad that now I have to go to a specialist. I'm wondering if my reduction in calories, which has left my stomach empty frequently throughout the day, could be causing this problem. It seems like maybe an empty stomach has made this worse. I will see the specialist next week, but would like to know other people's experiences. I appreciate any input.

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   Posted 10/25/2013 6:29 AM (GMT -6)   
When my stomach is "empty" I just don't feel very good at all. I would advise eating several small meals or several snacks during the day that are easy on the stomach.

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   Posted 10/25/2013 6:32 AM (GMT -6)   
My surgeon told me that if you have a sliding hernia that when the food goes down the hernia may go down too and then slowly move back up again. You may want to ask the specialist to better explain this.. I'm definitely not an expert. I know that I experience acid like crazy on an empty stomach too. Not sure about losing weight and symptoms getting worse. Of course when I went from 180 to 160 at one point its not like all my symptoms went away either.

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   Posted 10/25/2013 4:52 PM (GMT -6)   
Before my TIF procedure I would notice that my acid reflux was also very bad on an empty stomach and like DOGGBONES said I wouldn't feel very good at all. Eating small meals throughout the day is probably a good recommendation as long as your not eating small meals that affect you GERD or reflux. When my GERD was real bad it wouldn't matter what I ate my acid reflux just persisted especially when on an empty stomach and no PPI's or antacids would help.

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   Posted 10/25/2013 8:03 PM (GMT -6)   
I only had symptoms on an empty stomach - not heartburn, just stomach ache and nausea. I took prescription meds for over 30 years for it. It wasn't until this year that I was told I had to have surgery for it, as I was aspirating stomach acid. I was diagnosed with a very large sliding hiatal hernia.

I had the nissen on 9/10/2013, and have not had the nausea and stomach aches like I had before.
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   Posted 10/25/2013 10:10 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you to everyone who responded, I appreciate your input!

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   Posted 10/28/2013 10:41 PM (GMT -6)   
I agree with the other posters. If I don't eat every few hours I start feeling ill. Try eating small meals as Doggbones said.
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