I wanted to post an update in case it helps anyone who is having issues similar to those that I listed above.
As I mentioned before, I was experiencing severe bloating and early satiety after having tried Dexilant, Pariet, and Zantac 150. Finally, my doctor took me off all medications. I felt almost 100% fine and lost close to 5 lbs. of bloating weight within 24 hours, but was initially experiencing heartburn and indigestion.
It turns out I had developed low
stomach acid from having been left on PPIs for several years without being monitored -- I no longer had high acid levels, so PPIs and even OTC antacids were blocking regular acid that I needed for digestion. The bloating and early satiety was essentially being caused by not having enough stomach acid to digest my food and move things along in my digestive track.
Low stomach acid causes many of the same symptoms as high stomach acid, including acid reflux
, so it turns out that heartburn does not always mean high acid levels, and a simple scope down your throat can't tell if your levels are high or low.
a week, I ate yogurt 2x daily, drank ginger tea 2x daily, and took 1 tsp. of prepared mustard as needed to help with digestion and treat my heartburn. I have not had any digestive issues, including heartburn, in several days now, and I feel 100%. My bloating is completely gone, and I am back to feeling hungry and being able to eat comfortably.
Please let me know if you have any questions about
this. I hope it can help anyone who has had similar issues.
Post Edited (por287) : 2/28/2016 12:34:52 PM (GMT-7)