Hi - I wish the old thread had capacity to continue as it would be easier to reference back.
I had last posted on there on 4/23/14, I had left the PPI cold turkey on 4/17, well I haven't felt severe symptoms just mild to regular, like sometimes slight heartburn or sometimes slight pain in the stomach below the chest, most annoying recently has been belching. I would belch several times throughout the day.
Again the most pain i had was when i left PPI cold turkey in like day 3 or 4 when it would take over the whole day and my mind, then i could not concentrate on anything.
But then I took ACV and that had helped me tremendously, since then the symptoms have been pretty mild but they are still there.
I did the Apple Cider Vinegar liquid for like 2 days, that seemed to help, I bought tablets as well since i was concerned with the liquid, those also seem to help, but I only take the tablets before large meals, not at snacks. I am avoiding mixing items to see what works best. Regarding the ACV tablets, sometimes one seems to cause a weird feeling in my stomach initially so i may try to
open the capsule to reduce it, but again I minimally take that tablet. I haven't taken any continuous item on a regular basis.
On most days I'm not taking anything other than sometimes DGL and if I do get those symptoms the are mild and I just go through them, but I may start a pepcid regiment.
I haven't taken a pepcid (generic 20mg) regularly, maybe 2-3 times overall since then. Though I as I mentioned I may start and buy the OTC pepcid tablets and start on that regiment as I've noticed water is bothering me past 4-5 days, I seem to get a scratchy throat and it is getting very annoying
I tried drinking water at different times throughout the day at regular intervals to find a pattern but could not.
I am drinking Nestle water and some Aqumatrix filtered water at work, but may switch to the water from the fridge just to give it a try as i think tap water may help. I need to figure out a way to avoid that symptom, I have experimented with the alkazone drops, also am trying to figure out if they work.
Something that has helped is dropping weight, I dropped from 180 lbs to 170lbs, my target being 150 lbs, I'm male and 5ft 7inches, hence I've set that as the goal. I'm eating smaller meals, and basically have cut out carbs. I do eat more vegetables with protein and a lot of fruit (watermelon/banana/apples/etc.) There is a list here on the forums of the foods which I use as a good guide to eat more Alkaline, that has helped.
Just need to figure out the water situation though, it started like 4-5 days ago, any suggestions would help. Also, if anyone recommends a particular pepcid brand, let me know, as I have the generic 20mg tablets which I may continue, plus the equate brand seems the cheapest.
Also, some folks mentioned probiotics, is there a brand you can recommend that I can find on Amazon or such.
Post Edited (joogle) : 5/4/2014 8:26:05 AM (GMT-6)