Originally Posted by mucous
Just a quick one as I am seriously in need of some sleep but just wondering if anybody had found a correlation between toothpaste, particularly mint toothpaste, and their LPR/Acid Reflux?
I realised that the burning sensation in my throat generally started sometime after I got up in the morning. This got me thinking about my toothpaste. I started using children's raspberry flavoured toothpaste and for the past week and a half have been much better. It is odd brushing with a sweet toothpaste and today I thought I would give the mint a go and I have pretty much been suffering all day.
I have also swapped from the mint flavoured Gaviscon (I know it is mint flavoured and not real mint) to the aniseed and felt much better since.
Anybody else have any thoughts on this?
Incidentally I am on 30mg Lansoprazole a day, originally tried Pantoprazole but got no where with it.
Mint toothpaste gives me heartburn. Strong smell of perfume gives me heartburn. It is the weirdest thing, but anything minty, including gum, gets the heartburn going for me. I, too, have been using kiddy toothpaste and feel better. I used to wake up without heartburn and start experiencing it the minute I finished brushing my teeth in the morning.