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... PPIs and H2 blockers didn't give me any relief and by May, I was in a terrible depression because of the daily pain and having to carry on raising a family and working full time... My Gastro dr. ... (3 replies)
Losing it ...
Aug 28, 2016
... You sound really miserable and I can so empathize with you as I have had a very similar experience with reflux for the past 2 years. My advice and what is finally working for me is a low fat, low acid diet. Purchase Jamie Koufman's book Dropping Acid. ... (4 replies)
... My doctor told me the same thing and I raised the head of our bed 7" for a while. My wife could not sleep that way and it didn't seem to be any better than the wedge pillows I used before, so I went back to a flat bed. ... (5 replies)

... but when my regular doc speculated I have reflux disease, I already had my bed on 6" cinder blocks for incline! LOL. It is for my husband in hopes of reducing his snoring. We've been sleeping this way for some 8 mos. ... (5 replies)
... inches to help with my acid reflux. He said just raising my head with pillows or using a wedge are not as effective because they through the esophogus out of allignment. I found some blocks to raise my bed 5 inches. ... (5 replies)
... I have mine raised also I agree dosent help much nut least i know my head is up when i reflux at night... ... (5 replies)
... Here's what I know after having reflux for almost a year and trying everything to stop it. ... (5 replies)
Is this GERD?
Oct 14, 2015
... Over the last 6 months I've had progressively worsening reflux like symptoms. ... (4 replies)
It's back
Sep 30, 2009
... ake 30 minutes before bed. She said it would help my stomach empty which might make it easier to sleep without reflux. she also suggested the other things like raising head of bed. I am going to get my husband to do that for me somehow. ... (5 replies)
High Acid Foods?
Jan 31, 2008
... I have a small hiatal hernia, which has caused me mild reflux problems for many years. ... (8 replies)
... Sufferers of reflux who regularly inhale it into the lungs can develop pneumonia.... ... (16 replies)
... It's good you're taking notes re foods that bother you Classical triggers are Chocolate Mints Coffee Alcohol Fatty foods Spicy foods Tomato based foods Onions (1 replies)
... My acid reflux started after gallbladder removal Maybe you need tests such as endoscopy and swallow test for proper diagnosis Would find out if you have gastritis or an ulcer/hernia Meanwhile no large meals, fatty foods or spicy foods Raising the head of the bed helps too (1 replies)
... Surgery is the only option for me and I'm putting it off. ... (5 replies)
Gerd/acid reflux
Feb 9, 2015
... I am very sorry to hear of the hard time you are having with your reflux. I too suffer the swollen throat feeling due to reflux and have so for a long time. Here are some things that have helped me. ... (3 replies)
... You can still suffer from it despite taking all the measures ie avoiding food triggers, raising the head of the bed, smaller meals, not eating late, no tight clothes and losing weight if appropriate... ... (1 replies)
... I dispensed with my many pillows after raising the head of the bed as my Doctor said the pillow route is not ideal as it sort of folds your body up.... ... (4 replies)
... I am trying to come off PPI's because of the long term risks of losing bone density (For those unable to come off them make sure you get enough calcium and VitD and weight bearing exercise helps) Raising the head of the bed helps, you can buy bed raisers that fit on the feet Otherwise wedge pillows help, I think they're better under the mattress so you're not bent over... (4 replies)
... The only natural way I know to reduce the occurrence of Bile reflux, is to encourage the stomach to empty quicker. This may help some people. ... (3 replies)
... Lifestyle changes might help you. Weight loss helps, by encouraging the muscular valve at the lower end of the gullet to remain shut rather than lie open. ... (1 replies)

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