gerd and excess stomach acid cured !!

New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
[ << Previous Thread | Next Thread >> ]

nonstop1972
New Member


Date Joined May 2006
Total Posts : 18
   Posted 8/4/2006 9:49 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi there,
 
I'm happy to announce that my gerd and stomach acid problem has been cured, I really hope it helps you too.
 
I had tried everything and had every test possible, CT, ultrasound, xray , barium swallow,, etc..
the my gastro doc mentioned that I may have (zolliniger-ellison syndrone) a horrible form of pancreatic cancer with a terrible prognosis.
 
I have lost hair from taking massive doses of PPI, I went to see a psychologist because i thought it was stress related. I also tried a relaxation therapist.
 
Against my will my wife forced me to go see a naturopath , The naturopath asked me some questions about what i ate... yada yada
 
she talked about how blood acidity could be the culprit.  I hesitantly followed her instructions. on diet and a couple of of herbs.
 
It's been about a month that I no longer have gerd or gastric issues.
 
I'm not promoting any product , but I encourage you to google alkaline diet
 
I really hope this helps you :)

Nal
Regular Member


Date Joined Jan 2006
Total Posts : 410
   Posted 8/5/2006 6:42 PM (GMT -6)   

Were you feeling worse on the PPI's?  Besides the hair loss of course (I also have that and it stinks).

I think so many of us forget that PPI's are definately not a cure-they only cover up the symptoms and help us to feel better--at least for a little while.  I personally do not think you cant cure GERD without making changes to your diet and lifestyle.

That said, I am needing to drastically change my diet as well.  My GI has no problems with me trying out diets so see if they help. 

Nancy


DREAMGIRL
Veteran Member


Date Joined Jan 2006
Total Posts : 600
   Posted 8/6/2006 10:00 AM (GMT -6)   
:-)  i have been wondering why my hair is falling out, i cannot beleive it is the ppi, i take prilosec. do you know if the hair grows back? i thought it was menopause. i wonder if i stop taking them regularly if that would stop my hair from falling out. thanks for any help on this

DREAMGIRL
Veteran Member


Date Joined Jan 2006
Total Posts : 600
   Posted 8/6/2006 1:33 PM (GMT -6)   
:-)  by the way, what herbs are you taking to help? i would wonder if you are just promoting that site, as i went there and they do not tell you anything about how to help. no real answers unless you contact them,,, very suspicious.  if anyone cares to get more info on alkaline go to about.com

nonstop1972
New Member


Date Joined May 2006
Total Posts : 18
   Posted 8/7/2006 9:04 PM (GMT -6)   

Hi Dreamgirl,

The Herbs that i tried were "slippery elm" and something called endefen but i only took them for a little while,  what i really think helped was the change to my diet,

Alkaline diet is not a product promoted by any one person, it's a concept of pretty well eating more foods that have alkaline properties,

I have suffered with gerd, ulcers and other gastric distress and all a want to do is pass of some of my experience

for more info on alkaline diets

do a search on amazon, there are various authors and as i mentioned i'm not promoting anything just advice

I really hope this helps you like it helped me.


DREAMGIRL
Veteran Member


Date Joined Jan 2006
Total Posts : 600
   Posted 8/7/2006 9:17 PM (GMT -6)   

:-)  thanks nonstop, i read it, i eat pretty good,so i think i am okay. you are the second person who said they have tried slippery elm, it did not help them however. did it help you?

 


nonstop1972
New Member


Date Joined May 2006
Total Posts : 18
   Posted 8/7/2006 9:19 PM (GMT -6)   

Hi Dreamgirl,

I think you misunderstood what i wrote

I wrote "I'm not promoting any product , but I encourage you to google alkaline diet "

If you google you get thousands of strings please check any of the strings that may see as interesting. the first strings are sponsored please don't check those out, check anything else.

Hope i clarified it,  

**We ask that you do not place your email in posts. Please place it in your profile for your protection against spammers** 

 

 

 

 

DREAMGIRL said...
:-)  by the way, what herbs are you taking to help? i would wonder if you are just promoting that site, as i went there and they do not tell you anything about how to help. no real answers unless you contact them,,, very suspicious.  if anyone cares to get more info on alkaline go to about.com

Post Edited By Moderator (~Jennifer~) : 8/7/2006 9:34:21 PM (GMT-6)


nonstop1972
New Member


Date Joined May 2006
Total Posts : 18
   Posted 8/7/2006 9:28 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Dreamgirl,
 
I honestly thought I was eating well too. this gerd and stomach problem has made me change many aspects of my life, I exercise regularly, i eat 5 times a day, no ulcer foods like tomatoes, caffeine, choclate, etc
 
give the alkline diet a shot for two weeks, tell me if it helps, i really hope it solves your problem
 
as soon as i did this diet, all the stomach problems stopped. the slippery elm did not help.
 
Take care and good health to you.
 
 

Joan M
Veteran Member


Date Joined Jan 2006
Total Posts : 2052
   Posted 8/9/2006 9:57 AM (GMT -6)   
I looked up the alkaline diet and will discuss it with my doc. IF I CAN FIND A GOOD GI GUY?

nonstop1972
New Member


Date Joined May 2006
Total Posts : 18
   Posted 8/9/2006 11:49 AM (GMT -6)   
Greetings,
 
I don't think your GI will know too much about it. It's more of an eastern medicine philosophy.
 
but good luck and good health.

DREAMGIRL
Veteran Member


Date Joined Jan 2006
Total Posts : 600
   Posted 8/9/2006 6:47 PM (GMT -6)   
:-)  hi both of you, i just am eating less of whatever i can, it, is really a bummer to have to worry about it,  so far 6 days off of the prilosec and i am okay. i wonder if it just takes time for it to get bad again. we will see, thanks for your responses.

bekster
Regular Member


Date Joined May 2006
Total Posts : 73
   Posted 8/9/2006 6:56 PM (GMT -6)   
I want to support Nonstop's approach, as it has helped me as well. While not all of us are in the same situation, there's a "significant percentage" (to quote the medical  literature) of people who will experience very few if any symptoms with a med-free approach in combination with lifestyle changes. The alkaline diet does work, but research studies on it will bring no profit to the pharma industry. I am just coming out of the withdrawal symptoms of quitting Protonix and I now feel better than when I was taking it. My point is that not everyone has to take this strong acid suppressor for the rest of their life and that diet is a big factor in the recovery of most people. And yes, my doctor knows about this and she's given me the go-ahead.

reynoldi
Regular Member


Date Joined Aug 2005
Total Posts : 244
   Posted 8/10/2006 9:03 PM (GMT -6)   
anyone researching naturopathy can google "ayurveda". a natural system of medicine based in india.
"If thou wilt be observant and vigilant, thou wilt see at every moment the response to thy action. Be observant if thou wouldst have a pure heart, for something is born to thee in consequence of every action." -Rumi-


Joan M
Veteran Member


Date Joined Jan 2006
Total Posts : 2052
   Posted 8/15/2006 7:14 PM (GMT -6)   
Found an alternative medicine paragraph on my insurance company's website which recommended, DGL (special licorice), slippery elm (which I love) and some other stuff.

I used to buy the slippery elm cough drops all the times and maybe I'll start doing that again. I will show it to the doc and he better listen to me! I am a six foot tall beautiful genius though I am not healthy or wealthy. Hey two out of four ain't bad.

DREAMGIRL
Veteran Member


Date Joined Jan 2006
Total Posts : 600
   Posted 8/16/2006 8:07 PM (GMT -6)   
:-)  hi i have been using DGL for awhile, i think it helps but you have to be on it for 3 months, my problem is remembering to take it 20 minutes before eating. i also take papaya enzyems, they a re delicious and just a little extra. 

Joan M
Veteran Member


Date Joined Jan 2006
Total Posts : 2052
   Posted 8/17/2006 10:07 AM (GMT -6)   
I cleaned my bedroom on Tuesday. I had dropped an earring under my bed and was up and down cleaning and THE REFLUX CAME BACK. Last night my throat was very painful. I ate some grape jelly by itself and had a small glass of decaf soda. It did the trick, I burped and all was well.
 
I haven't called my health food outlet (quite a trek from here) to see if they have the DGL stuff. 

jccglutenfree
New Member


Date Joined Aug 2006
Total Posts : 10
   Posted 8/17/2006 10:31 AM (GMT -6)   
 
 
I don't know if acid blockers are known to cause hair loss, but long term use of acid blockers CAN cause a B12 deficiency...which can cause hair loss among other things, including neurological problems. Otherwise, iron deficiency, vitamin C deficiency, and thyroid disease are other top causes of hair loss. If you must take acid blockers long term...it is a good idea to supplement B12, or have your B12 level checked.
 
Here is some good info on GERD...self help treatments...including much of what already has been mentioned (slippery elm, DGL)~ see appendix B
 
I have known many who have found relief from GERD through dietary changes. Gluten can be a big offender (I know there are others). I had GERD for my entire life...until I went gluten free to support my young daughter on a gluten free diet. I used to have burning pain after every meal. Now I can eat pickles, tomatoes, vinegar, chocolate, spicy foods without ill effect...foods that I didn't touch for years I can now eat freely. There are tests for gluten sensitivity. My daughters tested positive. I tested negative, but I enjoyed many improvements none the less. I also had a B12 deficiency which can cause GI symptoms, and some of my symptoms cleared when I fixed that (pre-gluten free), and I also used fish oil which is supposed to help rebuild the mucous coat. All of these things helped me.
 
You might want to google gluten/GERD to read personal anecdotes. Here is a doctor finding success treating infants/children with GERD through dietary adjustments. Dr. Rodney Ford~
 
Cara
 
 
 
 
 
 

Post Edited (jccglutenfree) : 8/17/2006 9:45:58 AM (GMT-6)


Joan M
Veteran Member


Date Joined Jan 2006
Total Posts : 2052
   Posted 8/18/2006 10:55 AM (GMT -6)   
Went to the local drug store and found they did not have the slippery elm cough drops. So, looks like I'll have to make a special trip for that. Will call about that along with the special licorice stuff.

Had an icecream last night and I swear it helps. This cholesterol free stuff is nuts.

Jeannie143
Veteran Member


Date Joined Apr 2004
Total Posts : 6056
   Posted 8/30/2006 12:09 PM (GMT -6)   
I saw a tv news story the other day about how slippery elm trees are being killed in the thousands by unscrupulous poachers who remove the bark and leave the trees to die. They make a quick buck and a 30 year old tree has zero chance of surviving the winter. You may want to find an alternative to this natural product since it might not be around much longer. They said in the story that it was worse for the slippery elms than the ash borer or chestnut blights of the past because it was motivated by greed, not bugs or viruses.
~ Jeannie

"People are like stained glass windows: They sparkle and shine when the sun's out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is light within."

- Elizabeth Kubler-Ross


reynoldi
Regular Member


Date Joined Aug 2005
Total Posts : 244
   Posted 9/1/2006 3:49 PM (GMT -6)   
the dying out of an entire species of a plant, used in ayurvedic medicine, for thousands of years? i dont see a people who view these plants as sacred, treating the wildlife in this manner. who are the poachers? the globalization moving in or the tribes that were there first? im just a 25 year old student adding my 2 cents. the news story sounds fishy. it was probably on fox nexs or cnn.... ha
"If thou wilt be observant and vigilant, thou wilt see at every moment the response to thy action. Be observant if thou wouldst have a pure heart, for something is born to thee in consequence of every action." -Rumi-

New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
Forum Information
Currently it is Sunday, July 15, 2018 5:59 PM (GMT -6)
There are a total of 2,981,776 posts in 326,928 threads.
View Active Threads


Who's Online
This forum has 161778 registered members. Please welcome our newest member, roy_al_pita.
373 Guest(s), 11 Registered Member(s) are currently online.  Details
Lendi, HealthChallenged, Balladeer, mattamx, Ak123, sebreg, Sara14, magoo2, Sherrine, mcspike, OriolCarol