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CoJo
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Date Joined Jan 2006
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   Posted 1/2/2006 6:23 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi I have just joined this site, I have been having tightness around my throat for about 2 months. The worse part of it is it wakes me in the night and I feel breathless and sometimes I have a feeling of phlegm in the back of my throat, then these feelings will lead on to a panic attack.
I wont go to bed early as I have been afraid of waking in the night, but that hasn't stopped that from happening and I have been feeling really exhausted.
For the panic attacks I will lie there and try some relaxation which does help quite a lot.
I was also searching the web and I came across this site that said apple cider vinegar can work, anyway I didn't have any of that but I tried a couple of cocktail onions and that has helped, my throat isn't feeling as tight and yesterday I had a tight throat free day, first time for two months and I had a very good sleep.
Today the feeling is there it still isn't as severe as it has been but I feel the pickled onion definitely worked.
Is there anyone else who has heard of this and tried it. I would love to hear any feedback about this.
 
Regards Corinne

nikool
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Date Joined Aug 2005
Total Posts : 54
   Posted 1/6/2006 6:53 PM (GMT -6)   
hello!!! i use to have a really bad tightness in my throat to the point i felt that my throat would close up. which btw lead to gerd and anxiety cuz i couldnt keep my mind off of it.  anyways....sucking on soothing throat drops and drinking warm garlic water really helps a lot!! i havent tried the stuff you tried, but it sounds really good! can you give me some pointers?

CoJo
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Date Joined Jan 2006
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   Posted 1/6/2006 8:34 PM (GMT -6)   

Hi Nikool,

 

With the vinegar you put about a tablespoon into a glass of apple cider vinegar, and with the onions, I have just tried eating a couple of cocktail onions a day.

Anything is worth a go. If you want the web address feel free to send me an email and I will send it on to  you.

Corinne


LauraV
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Date Joined Nov 2005
Total Posts : 84
   Posted 1/6/2006 8:37 PM (GMT -6)   

Hey, Corinne.  Yup, some people think apple cider vinegar helps with GERD.  Those who hold that opinion believe that GERD is actually caused by having TOO LITTLE acid instead of too much.  The reasoning is that if you don't have enough acid, the food just sits there in your stomach, giving it more time to reflux back up.

If you want to try it, buy a good quality ACV at a health food store (please, no Heinz).  Look for the kind that contains "mother" -- natural sediment at the bottom of the bottle that has not been filtered out.  Put a tablespoon in a cup of warm water with honey and drink.  WARNING: Some people with GERD say ACV gives them the burn even worse.  It's up to you.

I mentioned this on another post, but you may also want to try taking straight tablespoons of honey occasionally to coat the throat and esophagus.  Of course, these are just suggestions I've come across in my own research and not intended to replace the advice of your doctor.  Wow, cocktail onions.  That's a new one.  Glad it seems to be working.

Best,

Laura


CoJo
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Date Joined Jan 2006
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   Posted 1/8/2006 12:37 AM (GMT -6)   

Hi Laura,

Thankyou for the added advice. I am glad someone else has heard of this. Have you actually tried the apple cider vinegar yourself?

Thanks again Corinne


LauraV
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Date Joined Nov 2005
Total Posts : 84
   Posted 1/8/2006 1:04 AM (GMT -6)   

You know, I did, but unsuccessfully.  However, my chief problem is motility, not GERD.  I was using the ACV to treat what I thought were GERD symtoms, but later found out were motility-related: bloating, feeling of food sitting like a rock in the stomach.  It probably would have been better for me to use a digestive enzyme.  Hope it works for you, though.  Maybe start off with 1/2 a tablespoon, to be safe  :-) .

Laura


VV
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Date Joined Jul 2005
Total Posts : 1849
   Posted 1/8/2006 10:15 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Corinne,
I haven't heard of the pickled onion, but have tried the pickled garlic and ACV. The ACV have worked on occasion for me, but not sure if it would work w/o meds or on a regular basis., although, some people live by it w/honey and w/o. I had to resort to the ACV last night when nothing else worked. I got relief and was able to sleep.



Best Wishes for reflux free days.......
My advice or comments are In My Opinion,given out of friendship and love for fellow men & woman.  Please always check w/DR on new, or persistant symptoms.
 
Huggs,
Vanessa

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