Glad to hear that your reflux is under better control. Like you, I find Carafate very helpful, and always keep it on hand for my reactive stomach. I know there is a lot of talk about not enough acid in the stomach, and I'm no expert on that topic at all. I have heard of people taking some pretty strong acids in an attempt to add acid to the stomach, and have burned their esophagus, and caused additional problems, so be careful.
Perhaps someone will be by with more knowledge, and will do a better job of answering your question!
Nissen Fundoplication 2/09
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