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Old 07-30-2012, 07:20 PM   #1
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Cool ACID REFLUX / GERD tips

I have had severe GERD for four months. Bad enough to send me to the ER three times. I have had stomach issues my whole life but I took DEXILANT - H2 drug - (had a seizure from it) and suddenly my life changed. $8000 ER visit, I dropped 20lbs and couldn't eat anything for a month until I almost passed out from lack of nutrients.

DRUGS ARE BAD. Take the least amount possible and research natural options.

I have tried so many methods (diets, drugs, natural stuff). Relied on another prescription out of desperation. When I stopped taking my Pantoprazole(Protonix) - PPI Drug - and I had a rebound with severe pain and Tinnitus got worse. Went back on and pain still wouldn't go away.

I started DGL tabs before meals (I eat 4-5 times a day) and Slippery Elm capsules. The first day I didn't notice anything but the second day the pain subsided. Be careful of the German Chocolate DGL. I liked the flavor the best also but I wasn't getting relief from it. Found out, later, that it has SORBITOL which I am allergic to. I always get IBS symptoms from fake sugars especially anything ending in TOL. Malitol etc, sugar alcohols. The DGL I take now has dextrose and that isn't as bad a sugar as others (FRUCTOSE etc).

Be careful of water PH. I tested mine with pool strips and the tap was neutral (7.0) and the bottled was 4.0 (acidic). I bought a reverse osmosis system and now my neutral tap water is acidic!! So I am back to a PUR filter which lowers the PH only a little bit.

Still working on it day by day, no cure yet. May not be a cure but I will try to get back to some form of normalcy.

Hope this helps someone. These boards have helped me 100 times more than my expensive group of specialists.

 
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Old 03-15-2013, 11:43 PM   #2
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Re: ACID REFLUX / GERD tips

I too suffer from gerd. I just bought aloe Vera juice and hope it will work.

 
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Re: ACID REFLUX / GERD tips

Couldn't agree more with what you say. Drugs (PPIs in my case) have caused me so much unbearable pain, at one time I wondered how i could go on living.

How they can be allowed to give out drugs which have such a radical effect is beyond me... and then deny they have such an effect!

It has made me think totally differently about drugs. If something has such a strong effect it can stop pain - what exactly is it doing to your body? What is it blocking or stopping or stimulating? And what is the effect of that meddling with nature?

 
Old 04-28-2013, 10:07 AM   #4
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Re: ACID REFLUX / GERD tips

I had severe heartburn for 5 years unitl I tried Concious foods digestive mix, it is a jar of seeds from indis which you chew for 20 mins after each meal, no what I am now completly cured. they sel it on Amazon

 
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Re: ACID REFLUX / GERD tips

I find Calcium/magnesium works 500:250mg tablets or higher. Usually two tablets does the trick,. If my reflux is so acidic its making me wretch, I put a level teaspoon of bicarbonate of soda in 500ml of filtered/water whatever you have and avoid acidic teas and anything that is going to make my stomach more acidic. Hope this helps.

 
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