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Gerd and Influenza
May 16, 2016
... It is likely that the meds you took have irritated the mucous membranes. Antibiotics mess up the microflora in which case it is a good idea to replace the good bacteria with a probiotic, but in your case as you didn't take antibiotics the cause is most likely the mucous drugs that you took. They do not limit themselves to the respiratory system but also effect the mucous... (10 replies)
Gerd and Influenza
May 16, 2016
... Back in Feb. I had a horrible respiratory flu. In bed for almost a week and a cough that took over a month to get rid of. ... (10 replies)
... I have read that the ACV to get should have 'The Mother' (little threads at the bottom of the bottle) for best effect Also read some people use a straw to minimise contact with teeth I take liquid Gaviscon Double Action before bed as it forms a 'raft' on top of the stomach contents, helping to keep them where they should be I also have home made milk Kefir, made from... (10 replies)

... ed it, but not without going through several years worth of trial and error. I was initially prescribed Prilosec after a routine check up and my complaint about bed time coughing, which I thought was nasal drainage. My doc told me it was GERD manifesting when I lay prone, allowing stomach acids to flow into my esophagus. ... (10 replies)
... Oh dear, this is all very familiar to me A few years ago now after having my gallbladder out I began to suffer badly from acid reflux, well I think it's acid and bile, during the night in bed I never had daytime heartburn unless I was bending down to the floor as in weeding I had an endoscopy that showed a stomach full of bile and was put on Omeprazole. It did seem to... (10 replies)
... ther rolling over or getting up. Sometimes it's hard to breathe when it happens and sometimes it's just like a vibrating sinking feeling. I have actually gone to bed with a wrist worn blood pressure cuff and the reading I have been able to record have been pretty normal. ... (1 replies)
... Last week I went to bed around 11pm. I was fine and then around 1am I was still awake and all of a sudden I started to get really bad upper abdominal cramping that went to my back. ... (1 replies)
... I appreciate the advice on leaving a gap before bed with about drink? ... (3 replies)
... Sounds like a flare up And coffee and chocolate are on the trigger food list....others are mints, fatty foods, spicy foods, citrus, onions, alcohol, fizzy drinks and vinegar I have our bed on 6" blocks at the head Sleeping on your left side helps Smaller meals and none within 3-4 hours of bedtime Lose weight if appropriate No tight clothes I had Gastritis and... (3 replies)
... Thank you. Do you have any tips on what to eat for dinner? (7 replies)
... Also 2 weeks on meds is not very long Ranitidine didn't help me, so maybe you do need to try a PPI If you do once things settle down try to get to the lowest dose possible, as they have side effects of hindering uptake of vitamins and minerals Never come off them cold turkey though as rebound acid reflux is not pleasant. Wean down slowly I weaned off mine but have had to... (7 replies)
... As you wake with the bad taste I would raise the head of your bed on 6" blocks. ... (4 replies)
... ray etc nothing found. Was prescribed an inhaler for asthma but did not have a lung function test. Also prescribed a mild GERD med for 2 weeks. ... (4 replies)
... A lot of things help but Gerd doesn't go away. Raise the head of your bed a few inches. Eat small, frequent meals. Avoid spicy foods. Give up smoking and drinking. Take Prilosec. ... (13 replies)
... Hi, you have my sympathy Medications don't work well on my reflux, I think because mine is bile reflux What does work is liquid Gaviscon Advance, because it forms a sort of raft inside the stomach stopping any contents from splashing upwards I have the top of the bed on 6" blocks I don't eat within 3/4 hours of bedtime Common food triggers are (10 replies)
... My gerd is primarily at night. If you take a pill for it take it before your evening meal. Do not eat 4 hours before bed and avoid beverages 30 minutes before bed. Sleep elevated on a bed wedge or sleeping up like a hospital bed. This makes a very big difference believe me. ... (13 replies)
... I believe my reflux is mostly bile not acid ( both times my stomach was found to contain bile at endoscopy ) and PPI'S don't work well on bile, so I'm not prepared to risk their side effects for something that's not working well I sleep on an incline (6" blocks at top of bed) I take Gaviscon Advance liquid before bed.....this provides a sort of raft that prevents liquids... (13 replies)
... Get a wedge pillow or raise the head of your bed 6-8". Don't eat or drink anything within 3 hours of going to bed. Your mouth gets dry because you are refluxing at night and saliva is the body's way to neutralize acid. So anything you can do to lower acid at night will help. I had my wedge pillow for months before I tried it and it made a huge difference. Susan (13 replies)
... How do they diagnose the mechanical faults? I assume endoscopy? About 3 years ago, between the two incidents, I had an upper endoscopy done where htey went all the way down and looked into my stomach. That found some damage 'from GERD' in my esophagus, but nothing concerning enough to alter my treatments or trigger requests to change my diet. More recently, I've had... (2 replies)
... the last week of Feb, I experienced more than just chest pains, I got the awful throat burn. I had no weird taste in my mouth before in Jan but one day I went to bed and suddenly I could feel my throat burning and my mouth tasted funny. ... (7 replies)

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