long-time Zantac users?

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Lonibel
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   Posted 3/6/2007 4:00 PM (GMT -6)   
Zantac helps, at least for a little while.  Definitely better than the PPI's.  Is there anyone who has depended primarily on Zantac to control the acid?  Does it heal the esophagus?

DANIE
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   Posted 3/6/2007 5:12 PM (GMT -6)   

I posted many times that DGL licorice works just like Zantac and without all the possible side effects.  Why don't you give it a try?  It helped me recover completely and it's also helping others.  It may take a little time though.  It took one month for me but I only had GERD for one month.

Dissolve slowly in mouth (it has to be DGL) 20 minutes before you eat anything and at night before going to sleep.  Don't drink anything after taking it at night.  When eating, drink after you eat.

Sleep on your left side with torso elevated if possible.

 


Lonibel
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   Posted 3/6/2007 8:46 PM (GMT -6)   
Danie, I tried the DGL for about 5 days and was feeling worse so I stopped it.  Believe me, I've read and understood everything you've said but it's hard to continue with ANYTHING - natural or not - when it makes me feel worse.  I'll give it one more shot - yes, 4 at a time - x 4 /day.

DANIE
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   Posted 3/6/2007 9:25 PM (GMT -6)   
Lonibel,
I've also posted many times that it took me a month to feel better.  I didn't feel better right away with the DGL, it took almost one month for me feel a huge difference.  I still felt horrible even while taking it for quite a while.  Then it was almost as if I never had GERD at all.
 
I needed only 3 at a time but you can go for 4 too.  Good luck, but keep at it don't give up after just a few days.
 
 

friendlygal
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   Posted 3/7/2007 4:41 PM (GMT -6)   

Lonibel, that is interesting that Zantac worked for you better than the PPIs, maybe I should try Zantac and also buy more DGL...

I recently found out that my colon is incredibly twisted and spastic.  That has been causing my GERD.  I cannot put myself on a strict diet now because undereating caused all my problems.  So, I will try to eat more!


Lonibel
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   Posted 3/7/2007 8:53 PM (GMT -6)   
Friendly, Did the doctors tell you that undereating caused your colon problems?

For me, the Zantac gives noticeable relief, but it's only good for a couple of hours.

Danie, there's a difference between feeling "horrible as usual" and feeling "worse". I will try it again only because I can't be positive it wasn't caused by the foods I ate.

friendlygal
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   Posted 3/8/2007 9:32 AM (GMT -6)   

Lonibel, the GI doctor who did my colonoscopy (my new GI) told me she thinks it was caused by an eating disorder.  I am not anorexic at all, but she said that not eating at all when my cat died is certainly an eating disorder.

So the alkaline diet wasn't helping me.  It was too hard to go from starvation to being confused what to eat.  I need to try to eat normal and then I should improve somewhat.

Thanks! Nurit


Lonibel
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   Posted 3/8/2007 8:25 PM (GMT -6)   
Friendly, I'm of the same mind as you regarding the "diets" - it's just too hard and then I end up not eating enough again, which very possibly contributed to this condition in the first place. I am hoping that by eating regularly (which is an effort in itself) and with more normal portions, staying away from fried foods, and eating a variety of healthy foods, I can improve. I eat organic beef in moderation (easier to get/cook than good fresh fish) and organic chicken.

friendlygal
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   Posted 3/9/2007 2:14 PM (GMT -6)   
Lonibel, sounds like we're in the same direction now.  Where are you getting these organic meats?
 
Since I have a twisted colon, I have to make sure that I eat more veggies/fruits than anything else.  I will still eat meat though.  Just not as much.  Meat is not good for constipation.

Lonibel
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   Posted 3/10/2007 9:28 PM (GMT -6)   
Friendly, I am getting the "organic meats" at the grocery chain they have here - Wegman's.  The animals are not given any antibiotics or growth hormones so it makes you feel better about eating it.

HeartBurner
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   Posted 3/12/2007 8:28 AM (GMT -6)   
Lonibel,

I was on Zantac for couple month and it helped me better than Protonix but then I took Danie advice and I have been taking DGL for a month now and feeling much better. I take DGL before each meal and any time I feel heart burn.

Lonibel
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   Posted 3/12/2007 7:59 PM (GMT -6)   
HeartBurner, thank you for the feedback.  How much DGL do YOU take?  I have been taking it at night for the past week, but during the day it's hard.

HeartBurner
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   Posted 3/13/2007 8:00 AM (GMT -6)   
I take 1-2 pills at least 3 times a day but you can take more depends on your symptoms.
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