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theacidrefluxman
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   Posted 7/20/2014 4:53 AM (GMT -6)   
Does anyone else seem to be helped - or at least not harmed - by coffee?

I've been around the block and know that dietary triggers are highly individualistic. But coffee is one of the things that, when it is studied, increases reflux. So I wonder why it does not hurt, and actually seems to help, me. I think it is because it empties my stock faster, perhaps relieving pressure. Has anyone else experienced this?

None the less I just bought Teeccino, assuming that it is healthier for me long-term. One thing is symptoms and another is reflux, and perhaps the coffee is giving me reflux without symptoms. Anyone tried Teeccino before?

The doctors always say, if it doesn't cause symptoms, don't worry about it. The goal is identifying triggers and symptom control. Of course many of us have no identifiable triggers. My only one is perhaps alchohol, which I gave up years ago...

Mommanoesbest3391
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   Posted 7/20/2014 6:36 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey there:)

I can't really say if my coffee made my reflux worse or better...overall I'd say it didn't bother me much which in the beginning of a flare if I'm controlled on meds I go easy on it for sure. Are you on meds or anything to control yours? Very interesting to know how so different we all are with this item and reflux :))
-Take care of your mind and body so that your soul will be tempted to stay-

GERD with laryngoesophagitis
Intercostal Neuralgia 2012
General Anxiety Disorder
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Losec 20mg twice a day (restarted July 2014)
Ativan 1mg since 2011 for body/ GERD spasm and sleep as needed.

Pat Tall
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   Posted 7/20/2014 7:59 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi ARM. Very interesting topic.
My thoughts are not to try coffee on an empty stomach such as first sip in the morning. I think the stomach perceives it as food and activates those acid producing cells on top of the acidic coffee-- causing problems. Suggest trying a cup with a full meal and think it might work! Yes, we are all different.

I've tried the teeccino and am looking at a bag of their almond amaretto in my cabinet. I couldn't get use to the taste. I even purchased the teabag Teeccino too- for carrying to the office. On an empty stomach-- it gives me problem but is better for you to go without caffeine. Still think it is better on the stomach with a full meal.

I have one coffee (only one) a day and boy do I savor each sip of it.

Hope others will comment on their use. I've even tried the low acid cold brew coffee too. Lots of recipes on net for this and it does taste like weak coffee-- didn't do it for me. I'm sticking to my one beloved cup of real stuff with a meal.

Joan M
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   Posted 7/22/2014 1:35 PM (GMT -6)   
With a meal sounds good. I do drink a lot of coffee. It is supposedly good for a lot of things.

It is supposed to be bad for GERD. I only have wine on special occasions and that is supposed to be another trigger.

I can not give up my coffee which is helping me not to entirely sleepwalk through life.

DOGGBONES
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   Posted 7/23/2014 5:30 AM (GMT -6)   
I gave up coffee for awhile, however I didn't notice a huge change in symptoms, so I have my morning coffee (just 1 small cup). I try to avoid drinking on an empty stomach.

Joan M
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   Posted 7/23/2014 8:36 AM (GMT -6)   
I think another big trigger is eating at night. During the day, gravity is helping us but at night, it is not. I have two reflux pillows and try to have herbal cool tea at night. No food. It is not a good idea to become dehydrated especially as I am an asthmatic.

I am avoiding really cold drinks. Think they are a bit of a shock to the body.

Well that's my two cents.

Alcie
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   Posted 7/24/2014 4:53 PM (GMT -6)   
The way to find out if a food is a trigger is to keep a food journal. There are a lot of food triggers that people and their doctors do not recognize because we don't eat exactly the same thing every day.

For example, it took me a couple of years to find out that barbecued spare ribs were a major trigger for me. I don't make them at home. It's just about every ingredient in them - pork or beef, brown sugar, vinegar. I also have problems with gelatin, corn starch, maple syrup, large bagels with onion or seeds, and a lot of other stuff. Why? Sulfites are the common ingredient I'd never have found without my good pal Google.

I have no problem with coffee. Milk though, lactose intolerant.

ericapeace2000
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   Posted 7/25/2014 10:24 AM (GMT -6)   
I gave up coffee years ago because it was a trigger. I miss it a lot. We are all different though.
GERD Moderator; Diagnosed GERD, possible IBS; Gluten free since 2012; low lactose since 2012

Mommanoesbest3391
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   Posted 7/25/2014 11:54 AM (GMT -6)   
So interesting to know how coffee affects so many with either GERD, LPR, IBS and so many others conditions. I'm not sure why I can tolerate one in morning, with LF milk of course and I don't seem to have any burn from it? I take just one a day, first thing in morning. Anyone else with these conditions that can tolerate it ?
-Take care of your mind and body so that your soul will be tempted to stay-

GERD with laryngoesophagitis
Intercostal Neuralgia 2012
General Anxiety Disorder
Lactose Intolerant


Losec 20mg twice a day (July 2014) and tapering off
Ativan 1mg since 2011 for body/ GERD spasm and sleep as needed.
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