Posted 8/23/2005 4:38 PM (GMT -6)
In the interest of getting the word out that there is a better way to treat GERD, here are some additional posts. I have included the positive responses and (in fairness) those from individuals that did not have the same luck. Those who did not have a positive reponse may have complicating conditions, differences in how they digest food or (I suspect in some cases) cheated too much or consumed "hidden carbs". For what it's worth, enjoy.
I have noticed that when I eat lo carb, I dont have heartburn (acid reflux), where on weight watchers, or no diet at all I was constantly popping tums or zantac.
Yep. I used to get up every night to take a second dose of Gaviscon, or I'd lay there suffering with my head propped up the rest of the night.
Within a few of days on low-carb, I was able to give the rest of thelast bottle to a friend who told me I was going to kill myself on Atkins! :lol:
Too many carbs give me heartburn also. Blech! I guess it was my body's way of telling me to "stop it!" :lol:
Yes!!!! I used to get heartburn all of the time, almost on a daily basis, one of the first things that I noticed on this wol, except for the weight loss, was the loss of heatburn, I can eat anything low carb and never get heartburn, when I make a low carb taco salad, I can put hot salsa, and jalapeno peppers all over it, it tastes so wonderful, and not a bit of heartburn at all!! Isn't it just great??? I love spicy food, and now I can eat the spices, and even all of that wonderful, real butter, and not a bit of heartburn...I LOVE this WOE!!!
For sure! I used to wake up nights with it. What a relief.
im the opposite.. i have really bad acid reflux :(
I used to take 5 or six tums every night. But since I started lcing I don't ever need them.
I didn't even think about it until I read this thread.
I was on prescription medication for my heartburn. The FIRST DAY I noticed a difference. And the end of acid reflux also helped my asthma (I think the acid was irritating my windpipe).
I was on 2 diff meds that weren't entirely controlling the prob, when I started to low carb. Now I'm off the meds and rarely have any prob at all.
my cousin experienced this but i still need the occasional antacid, tums, and pepto. the coffee and hb eggs give me major indigestion and grease from the meats aggravate my gallbladder sometimes.
I used to live on Tums (well... generic Tums ;) ), but now I've had the same bottle over a year and haven't touched it even once since starting low carb!
My big bottle of Rolaids was my best friend, especially at night! I haven't touched it since I have been on CAD and actually have to dust it now where it sits on my bedside table :)