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.
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
Adjustable Bed Frame Queen, Sweetnight Upholstered Adjustable Bed Base with Bluetooth Wireless Syncing, Under Bed Light with Motion Sensor, Zero Gravity, Dual USB Ports https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09NFPD4RS/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_i_PCTCT35Y7ZCWF4CE4PHB?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
I ordered that sucker last month. Worth ever darn penny!!!
You will have that guy elevated a bit feet and back… go back down to a flat bed. You will go: “oh my god… how did I sleep like this!?!”
Even my wife loves it
FYI - Gavison works much better for acid reflux than Tums. It was specifically made for it.
Correct - Gaviscon is not a PPI - it is the best antacid that is specifically made for acid reflux
Important to prevent to from happening ahead of time - to prevent the damage.
FYI taking Gaviscon is better than an antacid
Liquid or chewable tablets.
Yes, I also read into awhile ago and concluded this was the right stuff:
Correct me if I'm wrong. It seems to work, though.
I have had the same problem. I can start on the wedge, but can’t spend the whole night with it.
I tried a couple of different things, but a pillow like the one in the link below has worked best for me. There a bunch of varieties out there… you can sleep on your back and it keeps your head/neck elevated, or sleep on your side and your arm tucks under the “wings.”
Still takes some getting used to, but it worked better for me than the full wedge.
Oh yeah you're way overpaying. Nearly every pharmacy and grocery store carries gaviscon for like $8 (255ml). If you need to get it off of Amazon bc they deliver heres where you need to get it: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000GCLEE8/
Do you have any thoughts on this version? Is this the US version? https://www.amazon.com/Gaviscon-Advance-Chewable-Tablets-Mint/dp/B01EFOWQ5I/ref=sr\_1\_5?crid=2LAAKL74ZFEW7&keywords=gaviscon+advance&qid=1642917403&s=hpc&sprefix=gavi%2Chpc%2C79&sr=1-5
Totally understand. PPIs helped for years at the beginning but eventually stopped after the reflux got worsened. If you have yet tried this as well, I would suggest it as well:
Has to be the super papaya variety (the regular one doesn't help much). Also can be purchased at Sprouts (HEB if in TX). They do have mint flavor which obv can affect some (as well as myself) however if you chew them finely/well and then follow with water should be okay.
These are the only items I use to treat my issues and they have helped significantly. Not cured but much, much better, and my throat has healed significantly as well.
There are a few sellers on Amazon that get it. The market is pretty slim though. So slim that I almost bought a few cases to sell myself but couldn't get through the Amazon seller loopholes to get approved. This is the seller that I bought from though:
It looks like their shipping is not super ideal though. You'll notice most of the ones available are actual pharmacy dosing bottles, which is weird.
Things that sometimes work:
Perfect timing. Ironically I was in the process of placing a Whole Foods order for tomorrow morning. Just added two of these.
Lily Of The Desert Aloe Vera Juice 32 Oz Fillet Juices & Gels https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0078TX3CI/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_i_FX0AZWQGCZDEHCH7Y2PJ
You can also buy regular chewable or liquid Gaviscon from Amazon to take at night that is helpful. But do not stop your PPI ! Especially when you are having break through acid reflux while taking it.
I got it on Amazon. Here's one (though I prefer the berry flavor over peppermint):
Gaviscon Max Peppermint Tablet, 50 Count https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N40O7G1/ref=cm_sw_r_apan_glt_fabc_VNQQDD43SAJMSFX9SCZG
However now I use this liquid, works better for me and tastes good:
Reflux Gourmet - All-Natural Acid Reflux Therapy, Provides Reflux Relief - Natural Supplement for GERD, LPR, Heartburn Relief, Considered Safe for Children and Pregnant Women- Vanilla Caramel Rescue https://www.amazon.com/dp/B086ZYPWQK/ref=cm_sw_r_apan_glt_fabc_J8MZ620STRSBKWMP5V6Y?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
Honestly works so well. Have a piece 15 minutes after you have a meal or if you have an acidity flare up. At one point I was basically chewing gum all day. I chewed this stuff:
Sounds like Acid Reflux. Need to take Famotidine daily for a few days for it to work best. For quick relief take Gaviscon chewable tablets.
Gaviscon Advance Aniseed 500ml Pack of 2 with (2 Free Plastic Liquid Measuring Cups 30ml) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09BZRBX1C/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_NDC0EQ3S2S4FFPMGBE6R?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
There's three main medications, acetaminophen, ibuprofen, and acetylsalicylic acid. Of these, acetaminophen is the easiest on the stomach. Buffered ibuprofen or acetylsalicylic acid are about the same in terms of stomach issues. Any other medications would be prescription level, and are frequently just those with something else, or injected ibuprofen. Kertolac would be overkill for a headache.
If they bother you take them and have a slice of toast with it.
Gaviscon Double Action Tablets for Heartburn Relief and Indigestion, Mint, Pack of 48 https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01N6Z74SG/ref=cm_sw_r_apan_glt_fabc_1MD2XCTWPZCBQ6CJQXX3
These are the ones I'm talking about
You can get it on Amazon!
Gaviscon Advance Chewable 60 Tablets Peppermint Pack of 3 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B012YJ45CI/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_GX7KRZZHD97XVTAPWZAK
Gaviscon Extra Strength Liquid Antacid, Flavor (1173) Cool Mint Cool Mint 12 Fl Oz https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000GCLEE8/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_G5F35EG7MGSEG4FEJAJ5
I use both the tablets and the liquid. The liquid helps me a lot more but tastes horrid lol
Awesome. Just a word of caution, just because the book says something is safe, doesn't mean that it is safe for you. Examples are coffee and alcohol. I still cannot tolerate coffee.
I've had the best results forming my own meals with the values he uses in the back of the book. To this end, a kitchen scale is key.
Also because I was low fat for so long, I struggled at first to handle the additional fat intake. I pushed through this with the help of bitters. Here is an example: https://jet.com/product/detail/5455a809c5c9481f8a833a7cd48d205e?jcmp=pla:ggl:gen_jd_food_beverages_tobacco_a3:beverages_alcoholic_beverages_a3_other:na:na:na:na:na:2&code=PLA15&ds_c=gen_jd_food_beverages_tobacco_a3&ds_cid&ds_ag=bev...
Yep, me too. It's a vicious cycle.
I get them imported via Amazon. Expensive and takes forever to get to the US from the UK, but worth it.
No endoscopy yet, am waiting on one next month. I had to sit up a lot too, basically the only way I can sleep is on a wedge pillow.
This is the one I use and I’ve been able to sleep pretty well as of late.
Lunix LX5 4pcs Orthopedic Bed Wedge Pillow Set, Post Surgery Memory Foam for Back, Neck and Leg Pain Relief. Sitting Pillow, Comfortable and Adjustable Pillows Acid Reflux and GERD for Sleeping Brown https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07ZP6SJDQ/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_KYWFQ1YXYGJ5265T91XH
I do an 80/20 ratio of this miso broth and soy sauce and then I also grate like two thumbs worth of ginger into it and heat it up on the stove. Let it simmer for a short while. It doesn't thicken up much but man it elevates the hell out of rice based dishes. If that broth isn't an option you can also make your own kind of gentle broth such as Japanese dashi.
I recently got given this cookbook which a friend of mine swears by for reflux:
Haven't tried anything in it yet, but she says there are some good options.
I do coffee in the AM but if I need a boost in the afternoon the [Four Sigmatic Lion's Mane mushroom coffee mix](amazon.com/Four-Sigmatic-Mushroom-Coffee-Concentration/dp/B00ZWA7LQ4) works pretty well. It's kinda low acid so it rarely triggers my GERD.
I've tried several, imo be sure to get one that is mostly memory foam. Most are harder than your bed and cause me back and shoulder problems if I roll on my side. 7 inch height has been the best for me.
I just got this one and really like it.
Sleepnitez 8" Bed Wedge Pillow https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07JLKLFLW/ref=cm_sw_r_apan_glt_fabc_E3S2D91TWKWXQYXCQ77T
I bought the UK Chewable tablets and the US liquid. I use a combination of both and it works great. Both were delivered from Amazon within a few days.
Gaviscon Advance Chewable Tablets Mint - Pack of 2 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01EFOWQ5I/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apip_WjTw711ErXmf6
I wish I knew, I'm familiar with this branding of Gaviscon Advanced (https://m.media-amazon.com/images/I/51f0d4tkjfL._AC_SL1152_.jpg) but I've started seeing other bottles when I searched Amazon the other day. The bottles I see for sale now look like this - https://www.amazon.com/Gaviscon-Advance-Aniseed-500-ml/dp/B07QPZ3BNJ I don't know if it's the same or not?
Yes, it's one of the only things that helps, for both my acid reflux and ibs issues.
We get them at sprouts, it has to be the "super" version, the regular ones don't work as well. This is the brand:
Continue with lifestyle changes and incorporate this.....https://www.amazon.com/Life-Extension-Esophageal-Guardian-Berry/dp/B00SJNL5E0
This will change your life bro, hope it helps. PPI's and betaine acid didn't do shit for me. As always, due diligence with your primary care doctor/GI doctor.
Sorry, I misspoke. It’s PB peanut butter powder, has 8g of protein. I usually add it to my smoothies, but I’ve mixed it with water to make peanut butter and it’s delicious.
Totally change your diet. Eat small meals eat spinach or green beans nightly. No fried food bake chicken and fish broiled beef working for me. Also raise the bed 3 inches helping IPRIMIO 3 Inch Heavy Duty... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B082DJS4NX?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share
It's Natural Factors- https://www.amazon.com/Natural-Factors-Licorice-Supports-Integrity/dp/B0001KFGWQ\
By far the most palatable I've found.
Get UNFLAVORED as they also make a chocolate variety- kinda defeats the purpose!
There’s a lot of mastic gum that isn’t the real deal… it shouldn’t get stuck in your teeth, here’s the one I get Greece, Greek Chios (Xios) Mastic... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B008RT2UVI?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share
that brand Lowkey nasty.
This one on the link, best one and actually feels a lot better coating the throat.
They gave me PPI medication for 6 months. I'm supporting it with some acid-friendly diet. I bought this book on Amazon: Acid Watcher's Diet. Admittedly, the first few pages are meant to scare you, I just read the parts about what foods to avoid and recipes. I don't follow religiously, but the principles are enough to guide me what to eat. So far so good.
I am looking to do this as well. Here is the sodium alginate which has the same active ingredient as Gaviscon Advance. It’s 400mg vs 500mg in Gaviscon. The other ingredient is Potassium Bicarbonate.
Since Gaviscon is chewable, and alginate apparently works by coating stomach contents (Reddit somewhere), I kind of think it might be necessary to break the capsules apart and mix into a drink or something. Probably wouldn’t taste very good but you could doctor it up. Or would it work in the capsules as is?
Anyway, I would think you could find these ingredients at a local health store. Or they could get it for you. If you try it, please report back.
I don’t have a case study to share (sorry), but I have read repeatedly that a weak diaphragm may contribute to GERD. A PT friend of mine recommended I try The Breather to strengthen my diaphragm. I’m only on day 4 or 5 of using it, but it may be worthwhile for you to try