apples...honey...yogurt

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hearty
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   Posted 9/5/2005 6:07 PM (GMT -6)   
Keep reading about apples, honey , and yougurt....I am so willing to try this.  Could someone give me an idea of exactly what I should eat in a day....like a breakfast, lunch, dinner menu?
 
Today I ate a 1/2 cup cheerios, no milk, with a small glass unsweet tea(breakfast)
Peanut butter/ jelly sandwich on two slices whole wheat bread with unsweet tea
Small bowl of corn and green beans(lunch)
1/4 cup pasta with barely enough red sauce to count, 1 slice white buttered toast, 1/4 apple, glass unsweet tea(dinner)
 
I took a reglan 30 minutes before lunch and 15 minutes after I took it had really bad chest pains
 
felt much better after eating the pb and j but about 2 hours later symptoms hit hard
 
 
I just can't find the key...the cause....and I am quite desperate....Did barium swallow and showed nothing....so how is my doctor so sure it is acid reflux?  Could it be something else?  It is a lot worse when I am under stress (major continuous burping)
 
PLEASE HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

KayV
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   Posted 9/5/2005 6:12 PM (GMT -6)   
Are you a smoker? That contributes to it. Stress brings on my reflux more than anything so I really relate to this. I eat an apple 30 minutes before a meal (when I can) but the enzymnes I take also seem to help a great deal. I know it is a huge problem. I also had the berriam test, had it all...nothing wrong. Frustrating isn't it?

hearty
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   Posted 9/5/2005 6:15 PM (GMT -6)   
Nope I do not smoke.....what kind of enzymes do you take? I can definitely eat an apple before a meal or as a meal. I just am so desperate for this to go away. It is awful when you are afraid to go to work because you may have chest pains or uncontrollable burping!!

Norm1
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   Posted 9/5/2005 6:21 PM (GMT -6)   
Hearty,
Drop the bread, pasta, toast, apples, cheerios, milk and sweets. I can't re-wirte my book here, but try some eggs, cheese, soy milk, greens, salad, meats, avacados, low carb yogurt, special K low carb cereal with soy milk, diet soda, wine, vodka, rum (but don't mix with fruit juices or sweet mixes), low carb ice cream. Coffee and tea without sugar (use non sugar sweetener if needed) are also OK and you can add half and half. This is just enough to give you an idea of the foods that are OK and those on the limit list.

Hope this helps,
Dr Norm

Norm1
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   Posted 9/5/2005 6:22 PM (GMT -6)   
Oh yes, drop the honey too......

Dr Norm

hearty
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   Posted 9/5/2005 6:26 PM (GMT -6)   
Dr. Norm....so something inside my digestive system got screwed up and is producing something cause me to have these symptoms?  If I go low carb, will it cure my digestive system and thus allow me to resume eating anything I want?  I get the chest pain, burping even when I don't eat!!!!!!!!!! (of course i eat but i mean it can happen first thing in the morning when I have not eaten in 10 hours)

GaryB
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   Posted 9/5/2005 8:01 PM (GMT -6)   
I found this site 3 days ago and have been suffering with this for years. I feel the best I've felt in months today. I cut out all snack foods. Started in on plain yogurt until store gets goats milk yogurt in. I do eat apples and they help me. Also honey, but I'm not sure if that does anything. Lots of salads and veg's, fresh this time of year. Drink some coffee, lots of water, little orange juice but cutting that out. Had 2 beers tonight and felt fine. Last night had 2 beers and several handfuls of pretzels and chest pain hit in 15 mins or so. Yogurt helped with that. Had a great steak tonight. I guess I'm about as excited about this as possible because I too have had it with the pain and related problems. I use to have terrible burping with pressure but a month ago the Doc did a EGD and for some reason the burping thing is way better. I'm still on nexium but maybe this will help get me off. I really think low carb is the right direction. I never dreamed I'd be saying that, as I'm no stranger to a bar stool and love the snacks. But it got so bad I didn't even want to do that anymore. If I could even just stay the way I feel today I'd be happy. Years ago I also had the food caught in my throat deal, for years. Doc would use rods to open up area, prilosic did take care that. I did order Dr. Norms book so I'll see what I can gain there. Worse thing with me is chest pain that hits and lasts for 2 days. I get so weak its unreal. Today worked outside most of day, did some heavy lifting and felt fine. Although right now I could eat this computer, as my wife is eating popcorn. Good luck

Norm1
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   Posted 9/5/2005 10:55 PM (GMT -6)   
Hearty,
Yes, getting rid of the bad (sugar and starch) carbs will work wonders on your digestive system. You can not go back to eating the way you did previously or it will come back. The good news is, as you get used to eating this way following the foods and recipes that eliminate or limit bad carbs, you will look back and wonder why you suffered so long. People who eat this way never need to be hungry, can enjoy wine, coffee, alcohol and a wide variety of foods and deserts. It's not a difficult lifestyle to maintain once you are in the groove and know the foods and their net carb counts.

Best of luck,
Dr Norm

Jocaste
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   Posted 9/5/2005 11:07 PM (GMT -6)   
Hearty
You can feel better cutting carbs.I have a hiatus hernia so fizzy drinks, coffee and alcohol do cause me reflux so I can't really injest them. If you think in terms of salads, vegetable and protein at meal times this will give you relief.
Good luck
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