Originally Posted by electracat10
Khatadin, I know it's been a while since your post, but I have something so similar, and wondering what you've found to help since getting off PPIs. If you want to discuss feel free to post again.
I've (relatively recently) developed LPR with some stomach distress, and trying to find the right diet to address it. Looking at 'dropping acid' and 'fast tract'...Trying to resist the meds, as everything points to their evilness. However, last night things were bad and had to take a Pepcid AC. Oh, the relief (relatively). But need to work on diet first and see if that helps...What an annoying journey!!
Hope you've found some relief.
Electracat10 -- it took a long time, but i got off PPI's fully about a year ago. They seemed to make everything worse and gave me SIBO as well. It was hard and very discouraging at times. I had more success with the FastTract diet, somewhat modified. Early on, I avoided all starches and carbs. More recently, I adhere to a fairly strict Paleo diet. When I do, that seems to work best. As soon as I eat carbs/gluten, things get notably worse. I also, believe it or not, started supplementing with HCL and Digestive Enzymes. Seems to have helped, under the theory than reflux is caused more often than not by low stomach acid and poor digestion not too much acid. Basically, I eat mostly meat, healthy fats and vegetables. I re-tested for SIBO a few months ago and amazingly came back negative...which tells me that PPIs were the root cause of that problem. Even tho my docs told me no way.
The dropping acid diet, which encourages whole grains and stuff made my symptoms way worse because of the carbs. I wouldnt touch that with a 10 ft pole these days.
Hope that helps