Hi I am new to the forum but am a sufferer of stomach acid.
Have a question for you all but i'll write up my story incase it makes it easier for you to understand my issues
I am not sure if it has anything to do with it but I had extreme heartburn whilst pregnant with my daughter (now 3 months old). It stopped once I gave birth so I didn't think much of it.
After 6 weeks ago I woke up at some ungodly hour of the night wanting to be sick, but it wouldn't happen. My ribs and back were aching something chronic and I was in agony. Both myself and my partner were a little worried but I felt fine the next morning so we dissmissed it as something I ate. A few nights later same thing. And it ended up being a nightly to every second night occurance with the same pains and nausea.
I finally went to see a doctor who said I had acid reflux and to take some tablets and cut out the caffeine, chocolate and all those kinds of things from my diet. I found the tablets didnt work at all, but kept taking them in hope they would.
After this happening for 4 weeks constantly, the tablets not working and numerous visits to the doctor prescribing me different medication at each visit, It just stopped.
I havent had another little episode in nearly 2 weeks, and as greatful I am that they have stopped, I am waiting for the next time it will happen
My question to you is, Has your reflux ever stopped only to come back again? Is there a time frame that it normally dissapears for? And should I still watch my diet in case?
I have been feeling a little weird tonight but nothing as bad as it was, I took a mylanta and I feel fine again. So i'm pretty confused over this Acid Reflux thing as my doctor didnt go into much detail about it all.
Thanks heaps in advance for any help you can give me