Originally Posted by Peggy L
I have terrible GERD due to having diffuse scleroderma. When I have a reflux attack it feels like I'm being burned alive from the inside/out and that I'm having a heart attack. When these attacks are this bad I have to take what they call a GI cocktail. This is what they gave me at the ER when I went in numerous times and now I have a prescription for this at home so I can make it myself. It consists of lidocaine and maalox. What it does is numb the esophagus and my throat. It is the most horrific pain and sometimes it takes 3 or 4 treatments of the GI cocktail to work. I feel for anyone else who is afflicated with this. It is to the point where the littlest thing will set this off and I have to be so careful what I eat. I also have the head of our bed raised by 17 inches.
Best of luck.
I used to experience acid reflux but not so sever as some of you but I found a cure and no longer have to take over the counter medication.
I also found that there are many reasons why people get gas pain, indigestion and acid reflux heartburn, not the least of which are the consumption of the wrong kinds of food or drink, excessive amounts of them, or bad food combining.
You probably have consumed your share of antacids or acid-blocker drugs this month alone, or in the past year ... and in your lifetime. And you've probably wondered whether you'll ever be rescued from the never-ending cycle of eating and pill-popping. Maybe you've even tried using those tablets that you take before meals in order to prevent gas, bloating and heartburn from occurring after meals, or tried tonics and supplements that aid in digestion.
All of these remedies have varying levels of effectiveness, some being fairly fast-acting and others that take 2 or more days before they start relieving pain and discomfort.
This is the cure I found and it really worked and can be used for stopping gas pain, indigestion and acid reflux heartburn:
1 to 2 teaspoons raw apple cider vinegar (preferably organic)
1 to 2 teaspoons pure honey
8 ounces of water (warm enough to dissolve the honey, if possible,
but not essential)
This “formula” may seem more like folk medicine than science, but the results speak for themselves. Apples, especially the Red Delicious variety, have long been known as a natural remedy for many ailments, particularly digestion-related ailments like heartburn. This gives credence to the old saying, "An apple a day keeps the doctor away," doesn't it?
But when an apple (in the form of raw apple cider vinegar) is consumed together with pure honey, the synergistic effect on the digestive system is nothing short of amazing.
Gas pain is generally resolved in as little as a few minutes – and sometimes, even as soon as you drink the ACV-honey-and-water mixture. Remember that the above formula is just a recommended recipe. You can adjust the amount of vinegar and honey to your own taste, tolerance and needs -- and be sure to stir the mixture until the honey is thoroughly dissolved before drinking it. The only other precaution you need to take is to consume the mixture through a straw, if possible, so as to keep it off your teeth. Otherwise, the acidity of the vinegar could damage the enamel in your teeth.