Tummytuck thanks for getting back to me!!! I did ask Danie a question about
the DGL because I am wondering if she took it along with the PPI. I am barely starting to feel better after over 4 months of hell. I did have an endoscopy and the Gastro Dr. said I had really bad acid reflux (thank God no Barrett's, no H Pylori bacteria, or no Hiatal Hernia). I even had my gallbladder checked along with lots of blood work. I am deligently watching my diet and still on the double dose of Nexium 40 mg a day. I really worry because I know I am not absorbing calcium and already have the beginning of osteoporosis. I have tried the apple cider vinegar with the mother and it was a total disaster. I could feel the acid rising up like I wanted to choke. I don't know why it caused more acid since I do know ACV has an alkaline effect? I am trying the DGL but don't see it is helping much perhaps because I am still taking my PPI. I am glad to know I am not the only one feeling the same when I take the Nexium first thing in the morning. I did not take it one morning and by 5:30 pm I had so much acid I had to take it just so I could have dinner and haven't stopped since. I really want to try a natural alternative and know Dr. Weil advocates the use of DGL but I think I am not ready to leave my PPI. I did try the aloe vera but the one I purchased had citric acid and I didn't do very good with it. I asked my Gastro about
DGL, Mastica Gum (alternative treatments) and said he had no comment. Many of these doctors don't believe in the holistic approach.
I am glad to hear you were cured of your Gerd. Now that you are better with your Gerd are you still having to watch your diet? I haven't had anything good to eat in over 4 months (by good I mean Mexican/Italian food). I have gotten to the point that as long as I felt good I could give up all of those foods. I have given up everything on the no-no list. I guess at my age of 43 I have already had a lifetime of junk, pizza, fast food.... but I really miss going to Olive Garden oh well no use bellyaching......Porcelain Doll Maker....