Throat clearing is rough. Happens to me at times and when I have thick mucus that won't clear it can be horrible. I use my voice all day for work.
Have you considered that the throat clearing could be causing you to need to clear your throat? If I have an itch that keeps itching and I scratch it when it itches, it may itch more. Then I keep scratching and it keeps being irritated and I'm in this vicious cycle.
When you clear your throat, you irritate the vocal production system and larynx. That leads to it releasing more mucus in an attempt to protect itself. Which leads to a feeling like you have to clear it more. If you can work to change the habit and drink or gargle some water, maybe salt water, it may help. I've also found vocal steaming to really help. Try to not clear your throat for a week and see if it's better or worse.
Visit an ENT and they might want to scope you to see what's going on with your larynx.
this is what i've been using https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0009F3QLG/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
I also get pain in between my shoulder blades along the spine and this trigger point foam roller really helped a lot for getting in between your shoulder blades and along your spine. Rollga Foam Roller: Deep Tissue Massage and Trigger Point Release Muscle Roller, Hard Foam Version, Black Color https://www.amazon.com/dp/B019F42TBY/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_SBVPG71H053KR1GK0WC5?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
Similase. Integrative Therapeutics - Similase - Physician Developed Digestive Enzymes for Women and Men - Relieves Occasional Gas and Bloating - Vegan - 180 Veg Capsules https://www.amazon.com/dp/B001N1DHOG/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_1JEW8CK9VGVSNWY9KEQA?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
2 before every meal. Truly the only thing that has given me relief.
Yes you can take it as needed. I have an ongoing prescription but I usually only end up needing to take it once or twice a week. There are ginger flavored drops that help a lot.
It really really is/was. I was terrified to have such severe burning pain, if I ever ate the "wrong" thing (even a bit spicy) it felt like pouring alcohol down my throat it was so raw and painful.
The enzymes help 100% I take them after a meal if I feel I overdid it, or just feel like the acid is creeping up. It's such a better solution than constantly downing antacids that were just making things worse. These are the ones I take: https://www.amazon.com/American-Health-Multi-Enzyme-Super-Papaya/dp/B00822YO96
I don't drink the aloe vera too often now, I would drink it a couple of days in a row when I started my non antacids/PPIs routine. But I do think it helped too. However, the enzymes and the no antacids/PPIs are the real winner for me
I don't have any recipes because I was taught to cook almost all Asian food without them (thanks, mom), but what I have done is either reduce or remove the ingredients that cause my reflux to get worse. I make sure I use leaner meats, healthier oils, and stuff like that. I also remove garlic and onions from the recipe. If soy sauce is a problem, liquid aminos are a great, less acidic substitute. I make stir frys and noodle dishes here and there and the trick is figuring out the right sauces and oils to use to get a similar taste without the reflux. It really is just trial and error.
Got it. This sounds pretty minor, so I wouldn't take any medication especially because you're young. If your doctors say it's not acid reflux, it's probably not acid reflux.
I'd maybe try to keep track of when this happens and what you were eating to see if a particular food triggers the cough. Diaro is a pretty useful app for daily logging.
I hope this helps.
Milliard Bed Wedge Pillow with... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B082T45GGM?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share
i use this one and it takes a few days to get used to. but you can prob find different ones on amazon or walmart if there’s a better one
Organic Probiotic Gummies for Adults and Kids (60 Count) - 5 Billion CFU Bacillus Subtilis Probiotics Gummies for Immune Support* & Digestion*; Strawberry Probiotics Chewable Gummies
Im gonna try other brand after this is done because it's kind of pricey
Kӧlbs Bed Wedge Pillow with Memory Foam Top | Stylish Chic Jacquard Cover | Wedge Pillow for Sleeping and Acid Reflux, Heartburn, and GERD Pillow – Snoring Pillow https://www.amazon.com/dp/B082XKFYLJ/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_HGDZMAXJ5G7D23RWVXD3?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
I got this one for 35$. It’s worked for me.
Absolutely. I just got it off Amazon, but I think there are other herb places online that sell it, too. Xiang Sha Liu Jun Zi Pian (Stomakinder) 200 mg 200 Tablets https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00B6Q4KXK/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_FBNCPC1TY1BE61AMCATJ
If you’re interested, here’s the research article I read about it, because I ran across Rikkunshito on a random search. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3979068/#sec1title
Seabands are helpful for nausea, or were for me at least. They are just wristbands with nodules that hit the pressure points in your wrists. Could just be psychosomatic but, hey.
Straight ginger does have a bite to it but you could always go with a ginger tea, gum, or ginger ale maybe? I think peppermint is supposed to be effective for nausea, too.
Your post caught my eye as I was recently diagnosed with Barrett’s as well, also after being told I had a hiatal hernia 3 years ago (cue x files theme).
For the weight loss, have you tried protein drinks? Vanilla Ensures don’t bother me too much and the protein enhanced ones have a decent bit of protein in them (I want to say 26 or so grams?). That should be helpful, especially if you can down two or so a day.
Purchase a mattress wedge of Amazon. Goes under your mattress and raises the head end 6”-7”
I got one about a month ago and when I wake up I feel like I’ve had less reflux while I was asleep. Chest doesn’t have as much discomfort. I got this one
I supplement with this product which has those things and never had any bad reaction to it
I use this: Gaviscon Advance Aniseed, 500 ml by Gaviscon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N4CJL68/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_PJ4062E8ENA9ZCE2BHT2
But have hear good things about this too(same concept):
Reflux Gourmet - Vanilla Caramel Rescue All-Natural Alginate Therapy, Provides Reflux Relief, Natural Supplement for GERD, LPR, Heartburn Relief, Safe for Children and Pregnant Women. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B086ZYPWQK/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_YHNWD86EMPZYQCV06S8P?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
My Dr. actually recommended the MySymptoms app (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.sglabs.mysymptoms) and it's been very helpful in finding my food intolerances, as well as tracking my migraines and various other symptoms. What's really great is it will do an analysis to offer ideas on what's causing your symptoms. You can also create a PDF of the journal to bring to Dr. appts so they can see exactly when things start and end, when meds were taken and see if you can determine the trigger. I've been using it for years.
It's easy to use, but only works if you make it a habit and use everything it offers. I've changed how I do it over the years, but you have to find what's best for you to make it easiest. But it's great because you can add whatever you want to any of the categories and it learns you so it will start suggesting what you use most after a little bit. Make sure to email yourself a backup copy once a month or so in case you need to restore your info (the app tells you how to do it). Good luck!
I actually have this filter and it’s pretty good. I tested out the pH with some pH drops and it tested out to be about 9.0 which is perfect. There was a study that shows anything above 8.8 is when pepsin gets deactivated so this is great! Here’s the link: Ehm Ultra Premium Alkaline water Filter Pitcher - 3.8L, Activated Carbon Filter- BPA Free, Healthy, Clean, & Toxin-Free Mineralized Alkaline Water in Minutes- Up to 9.5 pH-2020 Model https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00HYEIJLW/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_WK5RHPFDJRV87B95E8MC
I ran into the issues you’re describing using raisers as well as the issues w/ sliding to the bottom of the bed with the wedge pillow and ultimately this ended up solving my problem. Was way cheaper than changing my whole setup and has held up surprisingly well. Super nice to sleep on my actual mattress rather than my wedge pillow and I stopped sliding down pretty quickly with this setup.
I use a Moka Pot. Specifically I use a Bialetti Junior Express. No need for fancy machines when a stovetop moka pot makes flawless espresso.
I have never bought it online, I always buy at my local Food Co-op. But here is an Amazon link to the fat-free one. I usually buy 1% fat but I didn't find that on Amazon.
I think you are only lifting your head, and instead you need to lift the entire bed frame putting the mattress and frame on an angle.
This way the bed surface is still flat. I use a pillow at my knees to help lock me in place from sliding down. I use something like these with good results:
Stackable Platform Blocks for Couch, Chair and Bunk Bedpost (4-Pack (3 Inches)) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07FKPL4JM/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_3j5yFb95RCXD1
Yeah, I was expecting miracles to happen in 2 weeks from what I read as well. I got better, yeah, but not nearly as much as I had hoped. But it kinda makes sense, apparently it takes weeks for new cells to replace the damaged ones, and the mucous membranes are delicate things, plus the reflux doesn't stop completely all at once, so... it's a process I'm still very much going through.
I'm not sure if they work or not, only on day 3 of taking them, I do feel better digestion-wise however. Probably gonna be a few weeks to see if they impact LPR at all but here they are: amazon UK and amazon US
I chose them because of the good reviews and rewards and the claim that they survive stomach acid, relatively cheap price and numerous strains.
I use something like these. I bought them at Target. You can use one or two (stacked) of them on each side of your headboard.
Do this and sleep on your left side. https://www.amazon.co.uk/Utopia-Bedding-Premium-Adjustable-Furniture/dp/B073WFCV1L/ref=sr_1_5?crid=PMYA2LNN0OFD&keywords=bed+risers&qid=1670283341&sprefix=bed+risers%2Caps%2C95&sr=8-5
Yes, link for Amazon above! Lots of surprising foods that can lead to reflux (peppermint and chocolate were a couple that surprised me!)
I took Prevpac. It's a combination of 2 antibiotics and one for gerd. I believe it's the most commonly taken antibiotic to treat H Pylori.
If you took those antibiotics, you might want to start taking some probiotics to build your gut biome.
You might want to take that one, as its supposedly catered to treat H Pylori and while also being a probiotic.
Best wishes for you.
I recently got a wedge pillow and though it takes a bit of getting used to I've found it gives some relief. The one I have is linked below but there are loads out there. Im in the UK so i'm not sure what kind of price you would be looking at but i thought it was good value for the difference it's made. Byre wedge pillow
If it’s only for sleeping I Have a GERD pillow I ordered off Amazon. It changed my life. I would recommend one to anyone suffering with GERD.
Here is the link to the one I got if you wanted to take a look.
It is available in liquid form. I have been taking a few different liquid supplements while on PPIs, as liquid supplements have a much better absorption rate and are easier to digest. The calcium liquid supplement I’m taking does contain magnesium and D3 as well though, but I’ve read that taking PPIs can cause deficiency in magnesium as well as calcium (and iron, which is another supplement I’ve been taking, but separate and a few hours apart). This is the liquid calcium, magnesium, and D3 supplement I’m taking: https://www.amazon.com/Bluebonnet-Nutrition-Calcium-Magnesium-Servings/dp/B000Z93GYS/ref=sxts_rp_s_a_1_0?content-id=amzn1.sym.fcbf2b35-b342-496e-87b6-d95b51fd1abd%3Aamzn1.sym.fcbf2b35-b342-496e-87b6-d95b51fd1abd&crid=R4C8IBM7LKB4&cv_ct_cx=calcium+liquid&keywords=calcium+liquid&pd_rd_i=B000Z93GYS&pd_rd_r=477b7d96-a31a-4454-aeb6-507d6dd442ad&pd_rd_w=EK2xJ&pd_rd_wg=fiDsQ&pf_rd_p=fcbf2b35-b342-496e-87b6-d95b51fd1abd&pf_rd_r=7YVT6TRWRJHTP5GMP86V&psc=1&qid=1665576388&qu=eyJxc2MiOiI1LjM1IiwicXNhIjoiNC45NyIsInFzcCI6IjQuNzQifQ%3D%3D&sprefix=calcium+liq%2Caps%2C131&sr=1-1-ea136695-3596-4534-80e7-1570345d02b9
not a doctor or in the medical profession, so id talk these things over with a doc, but my suggestions;
i sometimes think my trapped gas is making my acid worse, could that be the same for you? perhaps try a gas control drug like simethicone, to the best of my knowledge you can take that with a PPI
as for extreme sickness episodes, you could try a drug like domperidone/motilium, though i was given this as a "take only in emergency type situations"
as for non-drug interventions for GERD, the only things I can say definitely help are; being a lot more active, keeping fit and trying to reduce any stress. maybe keep a basic log of what you are eating/drinking/feeling and look for patterns that lead to bad days
good way to remember to take drugs, one of those drug boxes maybe, eg: https://smile.amazon.co.uk/dp/B08C2W46R6
This sounds like low stomach acid to me. I used to burp like mad, especially for a few hours after eating. I started taking Betaine HCL and it's solved most of my burping, just burp a few times a day now but that's probably normal. Have a look at this page:
Would also recommend reading this book:
Check out Amazon for gerd pillow or incline pillow. I use a pillow on top of it also. Takes a couple weeks to adjust if your a side sleeper but I can't sleep flat now. Using an elevator is also another option.
It's called acid reflux, heartburn, or if it's really bad, GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease). I used to get this a lot, I stopped it with apple cider vinegar - but as that's gross and can be sorta dangerous if used wrong, I HIGHLY suggest trying IB Guard:
It's made for IBS but has worked wonders for my husband's GERD! It's amazing stuff!
(I'm not a doctor, just a person with a lot of stomach issues.)
Sorry for the late reply. Started a very low acid diet. Watched all acidic foods, esp. juices and vinegars. Gargled with warm water and baking soda allowing the throat to get bathed in this. Took Gaviscon Advance liquid (UK) each night and after each meal.
I've not read acid watchers. Here's the link:
Not helpful now but it might be worth trying a pillow wedge to lay down with. That way you can rest but still be laid back a little to prevent GERD from flaring up.
This is mine: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00U6HMK78/ref=ppx\_yo\_dt\_b\_search\_asin\_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Had a nissen fundoplication, back in 2011, while it sorted the immediate reflux, I lost about 20 pounds because of the difficulty swallowing.
Then I started to have stomach cramps, because of bad digestion, I wasn't able to release the gas and it stills gets me to this day.
Had an appointment with an nutrologist and after some exams he realized that I had some nutricional deficiencies and because of all the antibiotics and Nexium (used for four years!) I had to sort it first.
Used some manipulated vitamins (I don't know if it id the right term Im brazilian) and probiotics, and had to leave the PPIs, that was the hardest part because of the rebound effects.
This happened four years ago and sometimes I still have some simptoms come back then I urge to roll back to the diet, which is hard to tell anyone what to eat, mainly because what fits me maybe wont fit your system, I keep a record of what troubles my gut and avoid it, like acidic foods (tomato sauce) or dairy.
Take a look on this book, it was game changer for me, I learned what glicemic index means, fermentation and so many other things, maybe it helps you:
The problem with an entirely tilted bed is that your whole body will slide down, and will tug against your back skin. That's why hospital beds have the leg part come up so that your butt can push up against the sliding motion.
I put this at the foot of my entirely tilted bed so that my legs and butt are lying flat. This solved the issue for me. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01BVXPU2C?psc=1&ref=ppx\_yo2ov\_dt\_b\_product\_details
I hear you. I don't typically last the whole night in that position either. If you do wake up and side sleep, the advice I've been given and read, is to sleep on your left side (that's where your stomach is). I'm guessing the reasoning is that it keeps stomach juices from seeping out of the LES, whereas, sleeping on your right side would rely on the LES keeping those juices in.
I also did a pillow at first and it wasn't as effective. I bought one of these.
Pillow wedges are the common recommendation in order to sleep with the torso elevated. I absolutely hated it and felt it in my lower back despite having a cushion under my knees.
I highly recommend a mattress elevator over a pillow wedge. You're able to sleep on your sides again, and your lower back will thank you. The low budget alternative is propping your bed frame up with bed risers as another commenter suggested.
I got this one. I would break open the capsule and mix it with water.
Remedies that work...I'll let someone who cured themselves say it better....the book "How I Cured My Barretts Esophagus" was amazing. It's an Ebook ready for Kindle. Please check it out and be healed! PM me if you want referrals to get prayer for healing too.
You should give this book a gander:
The link below is the magnesium that I take. 1 serving size is 2 pills which equals 400mg. When I first started taking it, I only took one pill (200mg) and it worked.
The Recommended Dietary Allowance for adults 19-51+ years is 400-420 mg daily for men and 310-320 mg for women.
Yes, it is called Gaviscon Advance.
Sorry about that! Here is the Amazon link, although I wouldn’t recommend getting it from Amazon…. I get it from my medical provider but some health food stores carry it as well. endura link
Yes. I use only garlic and onion infused oils. I also have a couple of powders that are garlic /onion infusions. The powders are very strong flavored where the oils are fairly lightly flavored in my opinion.
Have you reflected on your lifestyle? Diet, weight, activities? Were they able to determine anything with your LES or if you have any sort of hernia from your endoscopy?
In my own experience, 40 mg of famotidine seems rather high to ween off of 20mg PPI with. The objective isn't to replace the PPI with something just as effective, its to reduce the rebound effect as you reduce the number of times you take your PPI until gradually you don't need either.
I start by doing something like 3 days on, 1 day off. Then after about a couple weeks I go to 2 days on 1 day off, then after a couple more weeks, 1 day on, 1 day off ,etc until you have more days off than on, and eventually you just stop. I take tums and 20mg pepcid if I experience major discomfort during transitioning.
An herbal supplement that I always use in addition to meds is DGL. It can help with heartburn and reflux issues that even PPI don't always fix. The product I take is this:
Ugh. Sorry you’re going through this. One thing to keep in mind is that when you take your pantoprazole matters. If you get worse GERD symptoms at night, try taking your PPI 30 min before dinner. That way it’s highest in your system at night. Also, a good bed wedge can help some. Back Support Systems Bed Wedge... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08PDQRCZ5?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share
I use this:
Does a good job at soothing the stomach and esophagus from acid (at least from my perspective). Its not a replacement for medications though. Definitely isn't going to cure the root cause of any sort of chronic reflux disease.
Lol. you eat it.
I've used it. It seems effective.
I also use this with bed frames that don't work well with bricks / books:
Not cheap, but very effective, and doesn't put undue stress on the frame. One of the key elements of a wedge is you want to make sure you're not only elevating your torso, as others have said, since that is ineffective (and sometimes harmful).
I don't avoid anything, just trying to not overeat, which helps to a certain degree.
What I found out is that sometimes has creeps up on me even though I'm empty, for example when driving a car or when hurrying somewhere (walking fast). And in the morning I get some chest pain from trapped gas until I get up and burp several times. (which is sometimes hard).
Next thing I'm about to try as I saw people recommend it is Digestive enzymes like this one: https://www.amazon.com/Enzymedica-Supplement-Digestive-capsules-servings/dp/B001W44AV8
Btw, have you seen this? What do you think about it? Seems interesting: https://www.cureus.com/articles/87341-a-simple-exercise-to-strengthen-the-lower-esophageal-sphincter-and-eliminate-gastroesophageal-reflux-an-autobiographical-case-report
How does one find which is right, as the machine is pretty expensive In India? I have Sleep Apnea as well. Do i need to consult a pulmonologist before buying this?
This is the one I have: https://www.amazon.com/POWERbreathe-Medium-Resistance-Breathing-Trainer/dp/B00AWRYQVU
They come in 3 different resistance values: light, medium and heavy. I use the medium one. I used "PHILIPS Respironics Threshold IMT" before but I think Powerbreathe is better.
I don’t know if these will work with a night guard in. But these fixed my nightly dry mouth issues that I got from gerd. Hope this helps!
This is working ok for me.
Life Extension Esophageal Guardian
I have about half to 3/4ths of a medium sized glass (I think it is a 300 ml glass)
Yes, I buy 12-15 lemons and I have an old traditional squeezer which is handy.
I take a supplement that has DGL, Marshmallow root, and Aloe in it. I had good results with it when I first started, but as of late I don't really notice much a different. I'm not sure if the product has changed from this company or maybe it just wasn't meant to last.
Now I just take it as a preventative but when Im out I might look for another product to see if I can get those same results I had when I first started taking it.
I've been drinking this one and liking it more all the time.
I've bought some more from other brands, hoping to get a lighter roast.
I personally think that these helped me a lot, especially when i was on higher dose PPI. digestive enzymes with probiotic
I felt like food was sitting like a rock in my stomach and not moving forward for an excessive period of time, causing a bit of regurgitation (which I had never had prior) Then I took this and that symptom resolved. I'm planning on stopping this after the weekend (I try to not make medication changes from Thursday to Sunday so I can anticipate what will happen when I eat/drink things during my time off).
Try Jakemans herbal sweets if you can get hold of them
I discovered that they're a massive help for the sore throat, I've also enjoyed yogi tea throat soothe in moderation, but more than a couple of cups a day seems to go the other way
Depends on the person but I do drink organic with minimum to no issues. There is a Starbucks drink that I have them make me with coffee flavored syrup there 0 coffee in it. I gotta look it up ingredients...but I also suck on artifical coffee flavored candy from Whethers that have no coffee in them and 100 coffee taste also has caramel my fav. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0018AVV0O/ref=cm_sw_r_apan_i_T1A4HCA2XXGBG1F2DFYJ
Have you seen this book? She got 200K views on YouTube taking about her GERD struggles and how she healed. The book now covers the entire plan in full How I Recovered From GERD - A Patient's Perspective https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B09ZX2VSBN/ref=cm_sw_r_awdo_YZDSXSCZAPEGPAKRYE5V
Well what I was researching you can chew it or take it in capsule form and this girl I like on youtube swear by the tears its for chewing but I didn't like it bc it got stuck in my teeth it's a resin. I just don't want to risk it. The one I bought was natural mastica chios chios mastica I just bought one off Amazon however I'm not going to use it anymore bc of that. So I decided to buy it I'm a capsule form and it's buy logic nutra. I keep trying to paste the link here for you but I don't know why it's not working I'm so sorry. I would just try putting logic nutra mastic gum in amazon and it will pop up. It seems to be helping, I slept again laying down in bed amazing right
Under other ingredients it has vegetable cellulose etc so if that doesn't appeal to you I'm sure there is more out there too.
You have to keep me posted please I'm so curious to see if you do take it to see if it helps :)
The chewables I used say they're cherry flavor but they did taste like vanilla. Here they are: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B002D4MZ2W/
I feel like not find anything wrong with an endo is worse than finding something. At least they know how to fix something if they see it.
I currently take Protonix, Carafate, and amitriptyline for it. I try my damnedest to not eat *any*thing 3 hours before I go to bed. That's the only thing that's worked for me. Even if I take my meds, if I eat something before bed I wake up gasping for air bc of the acid.
I’ve found sleeping with a wedge pillow vs. the propped pillows to be the most effective for the middle of the night wake up from acid reflux. I use this wedge pillow, $40 on Amazon. Kӧlbs Bed Wedge Pillow with... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B082XKFYLJ?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share
Also, it sounds like you are already doing this but don’t bend over or lay down within 3 hours of eating or drinking. It takes your stomach about 3-4 hours to empty.
Take care <3
I bought one from Amazon for maybe $40 and it works great…you absolutely do NOT have to spend $100-$200!!! Here is an example:
I bought this one for $60 off Amazon: Milliard 12 Inch Bed Wedge Pillow... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08SG4B7F3?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share
I so wish I could send you mine! I’m getting surgery in a few days, so I will no longer need mine. I hope you find something that works for you!
got one of those bed wedge pillows. looked uncomfortable AF at first, but not that bad.
Healthy Spirit Bed Wedge Pillow with Memory Foam Top-Wedge Pillow for Sleeping and Acid Reflux Gerd Anti Snoring, 7.5" Height https://www.amazon.com/dp/B083MKHGRC/ref=cm_sw_r_apan_i_AQR9JZJK6TMFCA4SBDVJ?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08GCT6SBV?psc=1&ref=ppx_yo2ov_dt_b_product_details These aren't the usual tablets I order (they're unavailable) but these have sodium alginate in them!
I have this same thing. The trapped pressure builds so much that I have pain and feel like I can't breathe and this sets off panic attacks.
I have found some major relief with digestive bitters and digestive enzymes. Take digestive bitters a few minutes before you eat, and pop an enzyme right when you start eating. They are very effective!
Here's what I take:
Funny, I had IBS years before having GERD come on and now that I've gotten to a good diet it seems to have gone away. I reverted back to my food intolerance list and it has helped tremendously, and cus we are being honest here in this thread, I have to have quinoa, and beans into my diet in order for me to go regularly now or else it's a problem, which I suspect is the PPI's doing.
It very well could be that you have had all the bacteria that's supposed to help your digestion eliminated from your constant flow of acid reflux, but these are just theories unfortunatley. I took a brand of prebiotics and probiotics in one pill from Amazon that I'll link here below cus I wasn't able to have yogurt and still haven't found one that I can tolerate so this was the next best choice for me, and found it actually firmed things up pretty well and got my microbiome on the right track again without all the gas etc that some can give you.
P.S dont go crazy on the imodium if that's what you're using to combat it, I ended up really messing myself up and couldn't function without it for awhile and then you eventually become too tolerant that it has no effect anymore.. anxiety and stress play a big role in IBS factors whether it's one side of the scale or the other so try and reduce it as much as possible for your guts sake, and I found pedialyte to be way easier on me than Gatorade or any of those fizzy electrolyte boosters, and I'm sure your GERD will thank you for avoided both of those haha.
Here's the link friend : Intelligent Labs 50 Billion CFU Probiotic with Prebiotics, No Refrigeration Needed, With Sunfiber and FOS, 2 Months Supply Per Bottle https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B01AHFRNNE/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apan_i_HFYT7XWB6Y9DGD1KM488?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
This is the one I have and it comes in various heights. I put it under the mattress, between mattress and box spring, rather than using it as a pillow.
I'm sorry, I do not know how to find out if this is available in Japan, but here is the one I have (the 10" one) and it is well within your budget.
I noticed this as well. I prefer the tablets because they're easier to take with me on the go when traveling or eating out and don't require a measuring cup.
The Gaviscon Double Action tablets are still available for a slightly higher price but it's better than nothing. https://www.amazon.com/Gaviscon-Double-Action-Chewable-Tablets/dp/B08GCT6SBV/ref=sr_1_3?crid=PT9IN9L84H1M&keywords=gaviscon+double+action&qid=1650385181&sprefix=gaviscon+double+action%2Caps%2C90&sr=8-3
But if you must use only the Gaviscon Advance version then you will have to order the liquid ones. They are still on Amazon as well last time I checked.
I tried a low acid coffee. It was a little better but I ended up just quitting it. Might be worth a shot for some GERD peeps.
Puroast Low Acid Coffee Single-Serve Pods, House Blend, High Antioxidant, Compatible with Keurig 2.0 Coffee Makers (24 Count) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B088VLFHFY/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_YYBJZH2ZJ8Z5RPRX5ZED?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
Also consider this pillow if you are having a lot of trouble with acid reflux at night, it's made my life so much better cus I can sleep properly and you can actually heal at night like your supposed to without the regurgitating the acid while you sleep.
Here's the link to the pillow
This is the one I got, I guess I'm a little paranoid still so I throw another pillow under it at the top and it still reaches the bottom of the bed perfectly still just to be sure. I use it where ever I can, even sitting up in chairs and just replace the cushion with this one and i have found my posture is amazing now. ( I used to crack my back a few times a day and I dont need to now after the first week). it has also helped relieve pressure on my stomach too which Is surprisingly important and posture plays a role in that.
Hope it helps you 😁
I have this. Its gerd. I take a tsp of baking soda in an 8oz glass of water at night. It cuts the acid that is coming back up. Also i found these and take one at night too. Its the only thing that i have found that has helped besides PPI’s.
Gaia Herbs Reflux Relief Vegan Tablets, Helps Upset Stomach, Heartburn & Acid Indigestion - - 45 Count (Pack of 1) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0055TIC1K/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_1SXJ271KB84KDK57SFMX
These changed my life. I no longer have a sore throat every morning when i wake up. Ive also added a half tsp of baking soda in an 8oz glass of water and take it before bed.
No prob, you can get the cherry ones hereor the grocery store usually has the mint ones. I think cherry is a little better tasting.
If your doctor only told you to go on a diet but didn't prescribe any acid control medication, he's probably an idiot. I'm not just saying that, I've gone to several GI doctors and thus far 1 out of 4 is not an idiot.
Do a little experiment will ya. Buy Pepcid complete (linking to Amazon version because it doesn't crumble and tastes better).
Chew 2 of these each night before you go to bed.
Also buy Ulcetrol. Its main ingredient is zinc carnosine, which was invented in Japan to help with the stomach.
Take 3 of those per day, not immediately after and not immediately before meals. Somewhere in-between.
Try this regimen for a week, while keeping your diet. If you start feeling significantly better, you have a fairly standard case of needing "diet+acid suppression+stomach repair agents".
If this regimen works, it may stop working after a month of two because Pepcid is a weak-ass drug which quickly loses potency as your body gets used to it.
So, if you DO observe improvement, you may need to buy or get a prescription for a PPI later on. PPIs are harder to use because they need to be timed with food intake, but they don't lose potency over time.
For quick relief from acid reflux buy
Need to schedule a DR appointment ASAP and get a real diagnosis and treatment plan so you know what you are dealing with
FYI. Gaviscon is specifically made for Acid Reflux and works much better than a TUMS.
Chew it up into tiny pieces and it creates a foamy barrier of protection between the acid and your flesh - it gives fast / short term relief.
Also available in liquid form too.
I use a probiotic everyday (for me low in histamine) and this:
Gaia Herbs Reflux Relief Vegan Tablets, Helps Upset Stomach, Heartburn & Acid Indigestion - - 45 Count (Pack of 1) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0055TIC1K/ref=cm_sw_r_apan_glt_i_Q516V2S9Z9P4JE5A99TC
These quickly relieve symptoms and coats everything better than Tums. I obviously only use these when I have reflux though.
Sorry, I’m just taking straight up famotidine.
It works for me. I used to take Zantac, but since they stopped making that, had to switch.
I’m also on Dexilant, so my results may not really apply to your situation.
Yup same here. Both me and my SO have special “GERD pillows” that help elevate your body. Haha. Maybe one can help your lump in throat symptom be not as bad when sleeping? If you’re interested, here’s the kind I have: https://www.amazon.com/OasisSpace-Adjustable-Folding-Sleeping-Washable/dp/B081SGW8BL
They work wonders for me. I used these ones from Amazon and loved them! Tea with peppermint also helped.
Digestive Enzymes 1000MG Plus Prebiotics & Probiotics Supplement, 180 Capsules, Organic Plant-Based Vegan Formula for Digestion & Lactose with Amylase & Bromelain, 3-6 Month Supply https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08TC1VQBQ/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_i_EM2Z0M1SG2DXBWWR57MS?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
Here in Germany, it comes in pre-packaged 10ml bags
Gaviscon Advance Aniseed, 250 ml https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08KWF12Z4/ref=cm_sw_r_awdo_navT_g_A56MB91P5WPDWW0G4DF0
There are a few other sellers but this is the one I used. I don't sell it... but I did think about it. Shop around BUT look at the ingredients. UK has alginate. US does not.
I have some news - I have been taking this stuff called Gastricell and it seems to be working for me. At first, I thought it wasn't doing anything but I've noticed my symptoms reducing gradually. I was skeptical at first but I thought I would give it a go and I have to say that each day my symptoms are improving. I'm only about 2 weeks into them and I forgot to take one on Saturday and was too hungover on Sunday but I took one last night and feel pretty good today.
I'm not a medical practitioner and I have nothing to do with this product or this company so I'm not shilling for them, I'm just impressed so far. I will report back as things progress - https://www.amazon.com/GASTRICELL-Targets-Recurring-Problems-Distress/dp/B07BW8NH2K
yep....COVID knocks peoples' mitochondria output for a loop...aka you don't have enough oxygen or energy in your blood to create the necessary stomach acidity needed to close the esophageal sphincter valve...hence stomach acids get splashed up into the esophagus. Answer? Betaine HCL It is a near-miracle cure for GERD/acid reflux....pretty much all digestive issues. Check out this Dr. Berg video.....and if that's not enough to convince you, read the comments under pretty much any betaine HCL product sold on Amazon......here's one example....it's pretty much a cure for almost all with GERD. https://www.amazon.com/Doctors-Best-Betaine-Gentian-Digestion/dp/B00H40XPH4/ref=sr_1_6?crid=9UUC3T8KDPIM&keywords=betaine+HCL&qid=1644723293&sprefix=betaine+hcl%2Caps%2C182&sr=8-6What's even more amazing is that it has come out that most people who eczema, asthma, IBS, anxiety, depression, inflammatory conditions, etc, are low on stomach acids. See, the issue is that stomach acids take a TON of oxygen and energy to create....but aging, COVID and other things deplete our stomach acid....hence GERD.
I'm not cured or anything and still have acid reflux/gerd, however, not constantly burning and raw feeling 24/7 like in the past. Using the things mentioned in that comment (also detailed below) helped manage and improve overall.
Also, never eat spicy foods and try not to overdo it on things like tomatoes and sugar. I take the enzymes if I feel my throat burning. If the burning comes back many days I'll drink the aloe diluted. However, lately the aloe hasn't been helping so went back to slippery elm and it helps to coat and soothe the throat. lmk if you have any other questions.
Slippery elm bark also helped heal the raw feeling, along with the other items I mentioned:
Papaya Enzymes (has to be the super version, regular kind doesn't help) - https://www.amazon.com/American-Health-Multi-Enzyme-Super-Papaya/dp/B00822YO96
Lily of the Desert Aloe Juice (diluted with water) -
This happened a while ago, so I just remember the tea helping me. It could of just been the hot water was soothing my throat. I tend to sleep with my mouth open and it gets really dry. Perhaps a humidifier would be helpful to you. Anyways here is the tea that I used. https://www.walmart.com/ip/Lipton-Superfruit-Purple-Acai-Blueberry-Green-Tea-Beverage-20ct/15135808
I like the full body elevator wedge. Wedge pillow was uncomfortable on my lower back.
Avana Mattress Elevator - Under Bed 7-Inch Incline Foam Support, Queen https://www.amazon.com/dp/B077KHHG7K/ref=cm_sw_r_apan_glt_i_K0XRJQS88KQGBXM76H72?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
Kӧlbs Bed Wedge Pillow with Memory Foam Top | Stylish Chic Jacquard Cover | Wedge Pillow for Sleeping and Acid Reflux, Heartburn, and GERD Pillow – Snoring Pillow https://www.amazon.com/dp/B082XKFYLJ/ref=cm_sw_r_apan_glt_i_QKA900W5AES84PQ2BKAT?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1