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Old 02-09-2013, 07:21 AM   #1
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Gerd or not ?

Hello.

After an attack of gastritis ive started experiencing a constant acid reflux, that is my throat and most of my neck is always sore its been going on for a month and a half and frankly its making me go crazy.

After waking up i can experience some short relief but after i get out of bed the burning hell starts again and stays there for the whole day even when im sitting or not doing anything.

Ive been taking ppis along with zantac that don't seam to make a difference this is strange considering they always fixed my gastritis within a day when i had it.

And although its gotten better this past week its still very annoying.

Id like to know if this might be a symptom of gerd and if it will go away by its own

I just turned 25 and never refluxed my whole life.

 
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Re: Gerd or not ?

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Re: Gerd or not ?

Lifestyle changes might help you. Weight loss helps, by encouraging the muscular valve at the lower end of the gullet to remain shut rather than lie open. Raising the head of the bed by 5-10cm employs gravity to keep stomach contents where they should be when you are lying down.

Avoidance of late meals also prevents food and other digestive juices, such as bile, from refluxing and causing just as much bother as acid.

Some people find particular foods give them more reflux than others – you need to experiment a bit to find what you should avoid. I'm keeping a food diary. Food and drink commonly reported to trigger symptoms includes fizzy drinks, spicy foods, high-fat foods, citrus fruits, peppermint, tomatoes, garlic and onions. Caffeine in coffee, tea and cola and theobromine in chocolate have been reported to worsen symptoms, and alcohol and excessive amounts of vitamin C (from supplements) can also increase acid secretion. Chocolate and caffeine are definitely triggers for me.

Probiotics for reflux, as there is some suggestion they might be helpful. Eating smaller more frequent meals.

 
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Thanks for the suggestion jana.

Ive been avoiding most foods it doesint seam to make a difference if i eat or don't thought.

Also with my head raised up it still comes up

My reflux never goes away the only thing that does work momentarily is chewing gum,mints or sometimes jogging.

I was already taking activia but i heard pill form probiots are better so il try those and im not really a big guy but il try to loose some weight too maybe this hell will finally end.

Thanks.

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Try Gaviscon before going to bed. It creates a layer of foam in the stomach (besides being an antacid) that helps keep acid from going back up. These issues take a lot of time to figure out so don't expect any quick fixes. If your stomach or esophagus have been damaged it can take weeks of being extremely careful to put them back right. Most of us here have been dealing with it for years with no real, permanent resolution.

 
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