Lorenzo

272d

I have been dealing with Acid reflux for the past 2 years. It has progressively got worse and I have tried soooo many medications and supplements and so many different diets. I can not stop the reflux no matter what. I am considering some kind of surgery at this point:(

Esophagitis-Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)

Glutamine

Chronic Heartburn

Omeprazole

Famotidine

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  • gholam

    272d

    Have you done a endoscopy to get a better picture see what's wrong

  • Lorenzo

    272d

    Yes twice and the second time they took biopsies which made the heartburn worse. All they saw was inflammation. They want to do a test now called Bravo Ph which is they place a small capsule on your esophagus and it measures how much acid is being exposed within a 48 hr period and the capsule falls off on its own.

  • gholam

    272d

    My gastrologist prescribed famotidine 40 mg tablet it's been working for me

  • Lorenzo

    271d

    How many days did it take before you notice a difference?

  • gholam

    271d

    I know this other than 2 hours by the pharmacist told me this is a higher dosage take it as you need it this is not the alternative to solve the problem is just temporarily fixed until they find out what's exactly wrong

  • A8301

    269d

    Don’t bother with famotadine. I was on that as well as omeprazole. Omeprazole is the more potent of the two from what I’ve been told. Seems like they need to do more tests and try more stuff to figure out a cause/solution. I’m also curious how long you try a diet for and other lifestyle habits that may be contributing

  • Thecla

    268d

    Have you elevated the head of your bed yet? I got risers on Amazon for like $25 and placed them under the top two bed posts and it helps stomach acid from traveling up as you sleep

  • Medically_Challenged

    267d

    Sorry if you already explored this option, but have you made any diet changes?

  • Lorenzo

    266d

    Yes I tried a Vegan, Non-Gmo, Gluten free diet for 3 weeks and it didn’t make a difference. I was told it could be a neurological issue.

  • Thecla

    266d

    I hired a nutritionist that specialized in GI issues and worked with her for 3 months. I learned a lot and was slowly able to introduce certain foods back in. Healing takes time but you can do it

  • Powerful

    261d

    Try Fdgard, Tums, and Pepto Bismol but not everyday

  • Rosesandclouds

    261d

    Did you do the test where they can see which specific healthy bacteria in that you are lack of?

  • Lorenzo

    261d

    No. What is the name of that test?

  • Rosesandclouds

    261d

    It's called a microbiome test. If you have a gi doc u can ask them u want to do a gut microbiome test. Someone told me about it a few days ago. But u can also order it online but I think each online test differ in accuracy (that person took the ombre gut test) and then was able to see what foods they needed to consume to enhance specifically your own deficiencies of certain bacteria.

  • Rosesandclouds

    261d

    That is helpful to the gut. But also see specifically what and how much of a bad bacteria you have in the gut.

  • Rosesandclouds

    261d

    Also I'm going to copy and paste what I put in the other comment section what I have been doing for mine and still plan to do: You can try Gaia which is a natural version of tums. Taking these two even though as you suggested not everyday can have backfire symptoms. Licorice, slippery elm, and aloe vera are also helpful for acid reflux. Make sure if you take a probiotic that it has both lactobacillus acidophilus and bifidobacterium lactis which help control acid and help the lining in the stomach. If mine flares bad I eat like oatmeal and bananas and soup/ bone broth as well as cooling foods such as cucumber (you can also eat papaya I want to add it in my diet) or yogurt and ice cream. In regards supplements I take digestive enzymes which intergrade ginger and papaya and a probiotic. I read online that collagen type II can help repair the gut lining. Inulin or chicory root also helpful to digestive health. Lions mane mushroom (and Reishi) is another and it's also made into "coffee" but without coffee beans or the high acidity.

  • Rosesandclouds

    261d

    Also in regards to diet I think the Japanese diet (but also some foods found in Korean and Chinese diets as well) is most beneficial to gut health. Sushi is another good food to eat along with miso and seaweed or rice balls and vegetables. Korean fermented foods (or just yogurt-not the overly sour kind, Sauekreut kombucha) such as kimchi or non acidic foods in the Chinese diet like egg drop soup and steam dumplings. Organ meats as said in Chinese medicine are to help the gut. More supplements is (or find foods rich in it): glutamine, glutathione, zinc. Take care of your liver if your liver is bad it will affect healing of the digestive track. Holistic doctors I follow: Dr. Josh Axe, Emeran Mayer, ancient nutrition, Isabel Smith, Dr. Hamza Jalal,

  • qveenofthecastles

    261d

    I was in the same boat! ! I got the surgery and it did help me. PM me if you want to talk

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