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Starsign

637d

Does anyone have tips for acid reflux? I had it pretty badly for almost two days and it finally let up this morning. I take Omeprazole daily for the symptoms and when I’m having a flair up I take anti acid chews or Tums. Unfortunately my favorite foods and drinks can trigger it. I love coffee, soda, fast food and desserts. I don’t want to have to completely change my diet, that would suck.

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    • sorenachy

      327d

      I've had to stop drinking lemonade because it's such a huge almost instant trigger for me. I'll drink it once in a while as a treat, but I know I'll pay for it. I haven't had pop in over a year. Most foods don't bother me, but I take OTC Pepcid Maximum Strength tablets when I need to. I like those because you only need to wait 10 minutes before eating, not the usual 30-60 minutes

    • sorenachy

      327d

      I've had to stop drinking lemonade because it's such a huge almost instant trigger for me. I'll drink it once in a while as a treat, but I know I'll pay for it. I haven't had pop in over a year. Most foods don't bother me, but I take OTC Pepcid Maximum Strength tablets when I need to. I like those because you only need to wait 10 minutes before eating, not the usual 30-60 minutes

    • MichealB

      633d

      Taking tums before I eat foods that I know trigger it helps but bread has seemed to help me the most when it's really bad

    • Lynnq

      633d

      I get you. Changing your diet sucks... but so does acid reflux! I would suggest trying to find what foods trigger you specifically and cutting down on those. For example, my worst trigger is Tomatoes. If I cut tomato out I can still enjoy other things that are considered triggers wothout feeling bad. But I have to space them out. I can't eat a ton of triggers all day, but I can have smaller amounts of a couple things with other food that doesn't cause reflux. Enjoy in moderation. It is overwhelming at first but over time diet changes become part of your routine and second nature. For me, changing my diet has been so worth it to feel relief and not worrying about consequences of continued damage on my esophogus.

    • Elizalo

      636d

      Try avoiding them for a few months and then have them as a treat. It really makes a huge difference. Have you tried adding high quality probiotics like VSL #3? They also help me a lot.

      • Starsign

        635d

        @Elizalo I haven’t but I’ll look into it. Thanks

    • Alijay

      637d

      One thing that helped me was putting my bed up on a wedge so it's at an angle and my head is elevated, so it doesn't get bad as bad overnight.

    • Shamalama

      637d

      I’m on pantoprazole in the morning and famotidine at night. So far the combination is working well for me.

    • luteallady

      637d

      Find your triggers and avoid them!

    • Kinter

      637d

      I take 40 mg Omeprazole daily for GERD- so maybe you just need to up your dose? Unfortunately avoiding trigger foods is a big part of management, but I've found that if I match trigger food with carbs it helps a ton! Wedge pillows are also helpful for sleeping.

    • ClumsyWorm

      637d

      You may have to. I eat less of what triggers my reflux and it helps me a lot.

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