Annaalise

259d

I was diagnosed with GERD two weeks ago and I had an awful flare up over night, which exasperates my other conditions, I’m finding it really hard taking meds on a empty stomach, but food just makes the GERD worse. Does anyone have a recommendation on what they eat when taking meds so they don’t have an upset stomach/nausea?

Laryngopharyngeal reflux

Esophagitis-Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)

Nausea and Vomiting

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  • Abby0427

    259d

    Usually I’m okay with taking meds on an empty stomach but when I first started I wasn’t. Usually I would do something small like a piece of toast to absorb any excess acid

    • Annaalise

      259d

      thank you ❤️

      • Abby0427

        259d

        of course everyone is different but I hope it starts to even out soon :)

  • luminary

    259d

    I would eat like saltines with my pills in the beginning, hope this helps.

    • ExceedinglyBiCat

      258d

      Echoing the saltines!! You don't need much and it's easy on your stomach

  • Annaalise

    259d

    Thanks guys it was going so good the last week I just feel like I’m back to square one

    • luminary

      259d

      hey it's all a process, I had issues with several medications, but no matter what we just gotta keep trying. It's normal for some weeks to be good or bad, regardless,you've got this

  • ccsky

    259d

    Drink a cup of water before every meal to neutralize the acid in the stomach

  • Sunshine_Sue

    259d

    I eat peanut butter crackers and it helps with taking meds. I never have a flare at night when I take my meds and eat them. I can actually go to sleep with no problems. My Gastroenterologist told me to stop eating four hours before I lay down. This helps to avoid a GERD flareup. I have to take my meds just before I lay down. They require food in my stomach. This is very effective for me. I wish you the best.☺️

  • DolphinLily25

    252d

    Crackers and water, is what has always worked for me.

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