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    Old 09-02-2008, 08:52 PM   #1
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    Triggers/allergies causing acid reflux?

    I'm wondering what triggers others out there have for reflux attacks? I don't drink caffeine, alcohol or smoke and most days the acid reflux is under control. I can eat chocolate and spicy food which I know are common triggers without usually worrying about having an attack.

    Over the past 3 years I've had the worst acid reflux attacks of my life right at this time of the year (end of Aug/beg of Sept). All three years I've had terrible seasonal allergies (ragweed?) right before the reflux attack. The attacks have lasted weeks. Previously doctors have said that there wouldn't be any correlation between the two but the doctor I saw today at least acknowledged there could be something with the allergies causing this. He also recently diagnosed me with a form of hives were my skins easily becomes red and welted.

    Has anyone experienced or heard of Allergies causing reflux? If so, has anyone had any luck controlling it? The doctor today prescribed Ranitidine Tablets 300mg and referred me to an allergy specialist and gastro specialist. Basically the usual reply of "I don't know what could be wrong, try these prescriptions". Are there any really good docs in Minnesota for this sort of thing?

    So tonight I probably won't sleep (most likely to be followed by many more nights of the same) as I sit here with the thick saliva coming up and intense burning and choking feeling in my throat.

     
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    Old 09-03-2008, 09:50 AM   #2
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    I have the same problem. My reflux/mucus is bad around July to October time frame. Usually August and September being the worst. I don't know how they are related but I definitely think allergies/reflux/anxiety are all interrelated somehow...

    Anyway, I've been taking Nasonex, Claritin D and some Tums and it's making it possible for me to live with this.

     
    Old 09-03-2008, 01:47 PM   #3
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    Same here! I have bad allergies this time of year and my reflux is acting up right now. I think there is a definate corrilation between the two. I am trying all kinds of things to get them both under control. I am miserable as can be.

     
    Old 09-04-2008, 09:11 AM   #4
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    I keep a journal and have noticed that Sept, Oct are very bad months for LPR, Allergy/Asthma. I think it's ragweed. They do all go together along with IBS symptoms, which I've got that today too! The lady that grooms my dog said her husband had the same "voice and cough" that he did and started taking 2 Prilosec and 2 Zyrtech D. I've been taking plain Zyrtech and using the Neilmed saline stuff along with 2 Nexiums and added Zantac! Not having any major problems or symptoms but don't feel good today. Maybe too much meds!

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    Old 09-04-2008, 09:28 PM   #5
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    Tonight has been really bad for me! 2 or 3 days of bad reflux and I have been losing my voice. Took my Prilosec this evening. I hope it kicks in. I thought I was kind of free from this but evidently those flare ups can come up out of no where. Now I am back to square one. At least I can tell when it is coming on. All those ugly symptoms. Now I have to eat really bland again for awhile. I hate this. I still think my allergies are making things bad.

     
    Old 09-08-2008, 04:57 AM   #6
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    allergies causing Acid reflux ??

    i found oily food was the biggest cause of reflux in me , things like peanut butter or fried food made it burn so bad i couldnt sleep all night at times

    i eliminated the oily food ( no more peanut butter boo hoo )

    i saw a naturopath who gave me medicine for 2 months which eliminated the last of the problem , i had a gastroscopy recently ( camera down throat ) , and we found my throat and stomach are healing well

    even the valve at the top of the stomach which was burnt by the acid has healed up .

     
    Old 09-08-2008, 09:28 AM   #7
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    Re: Triggers/allergies causing acid reflux?

    I am glad you are feeling better - what sort of medicine did the NatroPath give you?

    Thank you!

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    Old 09-08-2008, 11:39 PM   #8
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    sorry , all it says on the bottle is their own internal product code , and i think most naturopaths approach things in their own way.

    i was quite impressed by the guy though , knowing nothing about me and in 3 minutes he did his diagnosis and rattled off a list of about 10 - 12 injuries and ailments i had in my life and prescribed his approach to dealing with the existing ones.

    got to make the effort to shop around for a good one just like with lawyers , dentists or plumbers .

     
    Old 09-09-2008, 05:56 PM   #9
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    I was looking for info for my little boy, he is 6. His reflux gets worse this time of year and has acted up the past few weeks. I have mentioned it to the doc but they don't seem to think there is a connection. He doesn't get other typical allergy symptoms but I think there is something to it.

     
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    I'm wondering what triggers others out there have for reflux attacks? I don't drink caffeine, alcohol or smoke and most days the acid reflux is under control. I can eat chocolate and spicy food which I know are common triggers without usually worrying about having an attack.

    Over the past 3 years I've had the worst acid reflux attacks of my life right at this time of the year (end of Aug/beg of Sept). All three years I've had terrible seasonal allergies (ragweed?) right before the reflux attack. The attacks have lasted weeks. Previously doctors have said that there wouldn't be any correlation between the two but the doctor I saw today at least acknowledged there could be something with the allergies causing this. He also recently diagnosed me with a form of hives were my skins easily becomes red and welted.

    Has anyone experienced or heard of Allergies causing reflux? If so, has anyone had any luck controlling it? The doctor today prescribed Ranitidine Tablets 300mg and referred me to an allergy specialist and gastro specialist. Basically the usual reply of "I don't know what could be wrong, try these prescriptions". Are there any really good docs in Minnesota for this sort of thing?

    So tonight I probably won't sleep (most likely to be followed by many more nights of the same) as I sit here with the thick saliva coming up and intense burning and choking feeling in my throat.

    Update- I'm going to see an allergy specialist on Thursday and will have allergy tests. Hopefully something good will come out of this visit.

     
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