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dolphinblues

548d

For those who have GERD, other than the awful taste and the burning in the throat, how do you know when your reflux is getting out of control? Also, what do you do to gain control back? I am having problems getting control of mine since being on antibiotics several times since October. I never know it's getting bad until it's burning my throat. I would like to know how to prevent it from getting this bad.

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    • dolphinblues

      546d

      @Lauren3311 I've taken a variety of OTCs. Nexium worked best for me, until about 4 months ago. I'm trying Pantoprazole now. It's helping some.

    • lamajama

      547d

      when mine gets bad i have a hard time breathing. i didn’t think that was related for awhile, but my mom informed me recently that it is.

      • dolphinblues

        546d

        @lamajama wow. I would have never connected that together. Thanks!

    • Lauren3311

      548d

      I’m on prescription meds that help. i still get it, just not as bad. Drinks are a BIG trigger for me, I really struggle drinking anywhere near enough. I dont actually throw up anywhere near as much as I used too. I prop myself up in bed too, that helps. Try OTC meds, if that doesn’t work, try prescription ones?

      • dolphinblues

        546d

        @Lauren3311 I've taken a variety of OTCs. Nexium worked best for me, until about 4 months ago. I'm trying Pantoprazole now. It's helping some.

    • Raquel226

      548d

      I can't eat anything that has even the smallest amount of spiciness including something as basic as pepper (the spice). Nothing with any amount of acidity, like lemon or pasta sauce for example. When I eat pizza I take off the cheese and sauce, and it still aggravates it a little. I've tried meds like Nexium, Zantac, and Prevacid. I've had the most success with Pantoprazole, which I take daily, and Reglan when I get nauseous. I don't have any secrets to know when it's coming on, I've just learned over the years what triggers it. Good luck and I hope you feel better.

      • dolphinblues

        546d

        @Raquel226 thank you! I am trying Pantoprazole. So far it's helped, but still having some problems. I'm able to eat more than soup at least. Waiting on a referral to a GI to go through. Maybe my hernia got bigger? My whole left side, especially under my ribs hurt after eating. 🤷‍♀️

      • lamajama

        547d

        @Raquel226 pantoprazole has worked the best for me too

    • Magpie42

      548d

      Avoid spicy foods, don't eat 2 hours before bed, chat with your doc. Some GERD can be handled with otc meds, some need rx. Tums are your friend unless you have kidney issues.

      • dolphinblues

        548d

        @Magpie42 I don't eat spicy at all. I keep acidic foods to a minimum. Right now, I'm at the point where I'm only eating broth-type soups with crackers. Everything else flares it up.

      • dolphinblues

        548d

        @Magpie42 I do all of that. I don't eat chocolate or ice cream, as those aggravate it. I don't recognize any symptoms other than the burning and taste. Sometimes a sour stomach. What other symptoms should I look for?

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