Thank you, Pat and Andy. I appreciate your help! No I haven't tried the aloe water. I'm terrified of trying something new. I'm on a very restricted diet. I think a lot of it is anxiety too, so I do take benzos like Valium and Xanax when it gets really bad. Interestingly, my stomach feels pretty good when I'm on benzos.
I'm also taking 20mg Prilosec every morning, PLUS a 15mg Prevacid (which equals 20mg Prilosec) every TWO nights. So I'm already taking acid-reducing meds. I just want to stop the Pepcid because I think I'm taking too many acid reducing drugs, and they can cause your body to not absorb nutrients well (I do drink Ensure and Boost which have lots of vitamins and minerals). Plus keeping track of the schedule is a full time job. I take the Pepcid at 2:00pm and another at 8:00pm, and if I miss it by just an hour I start feeling the rebound.