Hi DANIE, Happy New Year.
Congratulations on being free of GERD. I think that even if some people do EXACTLY what you have done, it might take them longer than a month to heal. Our bodies are different and some of us may have GERD worse than you did. Still, it is always encouraging to hear that someone actually got rid of the symptoms. For, all too often all we hear is of people who never get better.
I am sleeping on my left side and with my head/torso elevated. During the day I often belch, at night now I have flatulence and constipation (gross, but true). I'm wondering if this is a good thing. Maybe this is because the bed is elevated so the gas is no longer moving upward at night?
I bought DGL, it is the chewable kind. I also try to eat a very alkaline diet.
Am I feeling better? No...Do I have stress in my life right now? No, not really...Therefore, I believe that my body may just be in bad shape now. I am 34, slender, and have been told that I'm very pretty (I LOOK like I'm healthy, though obviously I am not). One of the reasons I got GERD is due to not eating during a very stressful time. The stress itself did NOT cause the GERD as if I had had the same stress but had eaten, I would not have gotten GERD. I literally ate nothing for DAYS while in mourning. I DO NOT have this stress now, but am suffering from the aftermath of malnourishment.
I do yoga, go out with friends, enjoy my life...But I still have trouble getting rid of GERD!
I will try to remain positive this New Year and hope to G-d that I will get better!