Just wondering how much vitamin D and B12 you're taking? I had my vitamin D levels checked last summer and it was 30. Doctor didn't seem too concerned but when I saw all these threads about vitamin D and LPR I decided to try it (doctor basically said to go ahead--couldn't hurt). I've only been doing 1000mg D3 along with a little bit that I get in my multivitamin.
Just curious what your regimen is...
Sallyz, I was severely deficient in Vitamin D and B12, D was 7 and B12 was 187, took weekly injections and monthly injections for B12 and D respectively for two months. I am in India so sunlight is not a problem. In India 30 is considered normal infact my present level will be somewhere around 30.
Garlicgal, yes I feel it is blood pressure but I am just 29 so I am worried about it
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I have LPR, have had it since last spring, have taken Vit D supplements for many years so decided to see what my levels were. My test showed a level of 137 , way above normal, of course it was at the end of summer , we have a pool so I also get lots of sun. Hasn't helped my LPR. My B12 levels have been tested every year for many years and I am consistently above the norm there as well.
My GI doc says the LPR is likely due to the muscle that binds the sphincter closed has loosened somewhat with age allowing some gastric fluid to mix with the air in my esophagus. Like a lot of things related to the body it just doesn't work as well as when I was younger. I am mid 50's.
Yes I have been on PPI's since March and they have made a big difference. I still have to watch my diet and sleep on a wedge. All in all I am much better but not sure this issue will ever be resolved. If as my doc says it is simply aging and the sphincter that closes off the stomach not closing tight enough then it is likely only 100% remedied by an operation - fundoplication. Docs will not perform this surgery if PPI's can control the issue even if it still leaves you with symptoms.
It took me quite awhile to understand which foods trigger the LPR as it can also be tied to physical activity (bending over , posture , anything that pressures the stomach) as well as emotional (being upset or anything that gets you excited , good or bad). It's a tricky combination of factors but I am getting better at it.