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Acid Reflux / GERD Message Board

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I have been diagnosed with LPR for about 6 months, and am taking Nexium 40mg 2Xday. It seems to be working somewhat, but not consistently and I don't want to depend on it forever. My doctor wants me to go off of it soon and I'm scared to since my symptoms aren't completely gone with 2/day.

I've read about ACV (with "mother"- basically the pulp with the good stuff in it - available at GNC etc) and how it helps if you take 1 T before each meal. Has anyone had any luck with this? Some fo the things I've heard are really positive. Aside from the fact that vinegar has several health benefits anyway, it this will curb my LPR symptoms I'll be hooked for life.

i tried ACV for a while and it seemed to be working until suddenly the heartburn was back. i grudgingly started nexium again. (btw, i think people commonly assume that they are supposed to take the ACV straight. i dont know where that misconception comes from. its supposed to be taken diluted in room temperature/warm water. a word of warning - it tastes disgusting in cold water!)

that being said, you might want to try it. it has been a while since i used it, and i couldnt figure out why it worked so well and then suddenly i had a problem. maybe i did something wrong or didnt give it long enough.

personally i think ppi's are vicious, will be found out to cause long term problems at some point in the future, and should only be used as a last resort. i'm always glad to hear people are willing to try an alternative.

currently i am on a combination of taking gaia's "sweetish bitters" tincture before each meal, and that has made a world of difference. (i stopped taking nexium long ago). i also drink barley grass water. if i occassionally feel a gerd symptom, i find just a couple tums or a small glass of sodium bicarbonate takes care of it for me.

i also use a wedge pillow when needed, and not eating 3-4 hours before laying down is very helpful.

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