Re: mucous generation
It doesn't appear that your drug is working very well. You should probably see your doctor again to see if the drug should be changed.
Did you have an endoscopy done?
However, in the meantime, you should make some lifestyle changes. You'll find what you should do all over this site, because it's been repeated many times. Here are some suggestions:
Eat lots of green and orange vegetables, cut down on red meat, eat lean meat eg. chicken breast, cut down on fats.
Remove tomatoes, raw onions, lemons from diet, caffeine -which includes coffee, colas and tea, at least temporarily to see if they are causing your problem. Also stop eating hot peppers and very spicy food. You might be able to re-introduce some of these foods again, but remove them initially to see if they causing problems.
Eat smaller meals, but more frequent ones.
Don't eat at least 3 hours before bedtime,
Drink lots of water during the day.
Lose weight if over you are overweight.
Exercise, and try to focus on your stomach to lose inches in that area.
Also stretching exercises might help and deep breathing especially breathing through your stomach.
Elevate the head of your bed if you can by 4 inches.
You should also consider using a neti pot/saline solution. This does seem to help.
In addition, you should consider using digestive enzymes, probiotics in pill form or at least yogurt, and also DGL liquorice.
You can try at least some of the things above and they may bring some relief.
Last edited by iris54; 04-16-2009 at 03:01 PM.
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