I believe that my acid reflux all started was when I started Carlson's fish oil back in February. Things progressed slowly along from chest pain, heart burn, to acid rushing up my throat. I "think" it opened up the sphincter and now it won't close and even with meds, diet change, I have acid coming up all the time. I wish I could go back in time and have figured it out instead of poisoning my body for 2 months and not know what was going on.
I went to the GI and he said that it very well could have started from that, that the fish oil is a fat and fat can break it down.
I would look to Omega's in other places like flax seed, eggs.
Joogle, how did it go with the Omega 3 Fish Oil with the enteric coating? Was it ok with your reflux?
I just bought a bottle and didn't realize it could be bad for reflux till I started to look it up now. Thankfully I bought with enteric coating too. I know this is an old thread but hoping to hear from you (and/or anyone else!) on your experience before I start trying it. Thanks!
I think since you have had issues with acid reflux, you would know if a brand was affecting you. I did not have any symptoms. Seriously. I had heartburn when I was pregnant with my first child, then about 5 times having that pressure feeling from too big of a meal. I also had taken fish oil in the past with no issues. That's why when I had the symptoms, I just thought they were hormonal changes. It wasn't until I had a yucky taste in my mouth that brought me to the doctor. If I would have known that feeling from day 1 of taking the new fish oil, I truly believe I wouldn't be in the situation I'm in on Nexium and my body reacting to the PPI!!! Sigh....
With that being said: I had a good experience with a brand from my chiropractor, don't remember the brand. They said it's all about where the fish comes from. They said if you burp fish, then it's not a good brand.
The other one I had I bought from Mercola's website and it was Krill oil. I was fine with that too.