Hi - I have what I think is GERD - not officially diagnosed but I went to the doctor with GERD symptoms and she gave me six weeks of protonix. For the most part, it really helped. Now I'm going into three days off the meds and I'm trying to alter my diet to see if I can control it that way.
My question to you is...would it be better to be on medicine and eat what you want (to some extent) or would you rather be able to control GERD through your diet - and deny yourself some damned good food?
I'm not sure I can give up stuff like coffee, chocolate and wine....I'm kind of addicted to them (but I'm not an alcoholic - drinking a glass of wine is a way for me to relax). I'm at day two without any coffee and limited chocolate milk and I'm still getting a few symptoms....and it's so hard to not be able to have that stuff.
Any of your opinions would be greatly appreciated.