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I have been suffering from severe acid reflux lately and have been visiting the hospital for tests to find out the extent of it. They have now told me that I have suffered bad acid damage to my vocal cords, respiratory system, stomach and gullet and also I have a buildup of bile. The doctor has prescribed me lanzaprazole 30mg twice a day and also another drug (canít remember the name now because I Ďve put the prescription into the chemist) but its 10mg 3 times a day to reduce the bile in my stomach.
The last 3 months have been really hard for me, my voice has been really affected and my throat is constantly sore. This has made me absolutely miserable, also I have been getting pains in my abs but another thing I have been getting is pains in the midway right hand side of my back which I canít understand. These constantly seem to be there and I havenít been able to exercise other than walking for the last few weeks without getting pain there. Does anyone else suffer from this and would this be because of the acid damage?
I have been on a very low acid diet over the last month and have cut a lot of things out of my diet that I know cause acid reflux. I have been eating mainly skinless and boneless chicken and fish, vegetable, bananas and apples and pasta, rice etcÖ
How does everyone else cope with their diet? What can you eat and what keeps you going because I am struggling with this.
Also I have heard apple cider vinegar helps so I have been taking two teaspoons in water twice a day and this has helped a little bit mainly with the pains in my abs reducing and my voice getting better. Does anyone else use this and what do they think about this?
[QUOTE=foggy1928;4237774]I have been suffering from severe acid reflux lately and have been visiting the hospital for tests to find out the extent of it. They have now told me that I have suffered bad acid damage to my vocal cords, respiratory system, stomach and gullet and also I have a buildup of bile. The doctor has prescribed me lanzaprazole 30mg twice a day and also another drug (canít remember the name now because I Ďve put the prescription into the chemist) but its 10mg 3 times a day to reduce the bile in my stomach.
can you eat and what keeps you going because I am struggling with this.
Also I have heard apple cider vinegar helps so I have been taking two teaspoons in water twice a day and this has helped a little bit mainly with the pains in my abs reducing and my voice getting better. Does anyone else use this and what do they think about this?[/QUOTE]

I have been using apple cider vinegar. Last night I had an attack so bad I thought I was leaving this world..I had a severe stabbing pain in my upper back that wouldn't let up. I can't go to the ER anymore for one they already think I am crazy as I have had every test known to man done. I have had ekg, echo, stress test, cardiac cath, ct scan, mri, etc...
I dont know.. I just dont know what to do.
[QUOTE=foggy1928;4237774]I have been suffering from severe acid reflux lately and have been visiting the hospital for tests to find out the extent of it. They have now told me that I have suffered bad acid damage to my vocal cords, respiratory system, stomach and gullet and also I have a buildup of bile. The doctor has prescribed me lanzaprazole 30mg twice a day and also another drug (canít remember the name now because I Ďve put the prescription into the chemist) but its 10mg 3 times a day to reduce the bile in my stomach.
The last 3 months have been really hard for me, my voice has been really affected and my throat is constantly sore. This has made me absolutely miserable, also I have been getting pains in my abs but another thing I have been getting is pains in the midway right hand side of my back which I canít understand. These constantly seem to be there and I havenít been able to exercise other than walking for the last few weeks without getting pain there. Does anyone else suffer from this and would this be because of the acid damage?
I have been on a very low acid diet over the last month and have cut a lot of things out of my diet that I know cause acid reflux. I have been eating mainly skinless and boneless chicken and fish, vegetable, bananas and apples and pasta, rice etcÖ
How does everyone else cope with their diet? What can you eat and what keeps you going because I am struggling with this.
Also I have heard apple cider vinegar helps so I have been taking two teaspoons in water twice a day and this has helped a little bit mainly with the pains in my abs reducing and my voice getting better. Does anyone else use this and what do they think about this?[/QUOTE]

I Foggy:

So sorry to hear about your discomfort but it sounds like you have taken the bull by the horns and are really working on your diet.

The foods you eat are similar to what I eat. I am very careful with my choices and suffer when I stray, have a little caffeine or alcohol here and there.

Carbs like baked potatoes, pasta and bread sound very bland and considered comfort foods, but too many carbs give me heartburn. Try reducing your carbs some and increasing your proteins, veggies and fruits (watch out for too much sugar and carbs in those bananas though) and see if that helps.

I am now only doing the apple cider vinegar in the mornings but will increase the dose again to twice a day if I experience a flareup. Make sure you take your ACV diluted in water. I also take probiotics and DGL.

We all seem to have different trigger foods and yours may be different from mine and others. You have to experiment and see what works for you and how little medication you can get by with after your flareup symptoms are under control.

Hope you continue to feel better soon.

Rose





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