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Acid Reflux / GERD Message Board

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Another update,
81 days off PPIs and things gradually getting better. Still have bad days but have found out a few things that have been very helpful.

1) Posture seems to have a lot to do with it for me. a curved back seems to squish my stomach in a way that it pushes its contents up. I slouch, and since I work a regular job where I sit at an office 8 ~ 5 everyday, no wonder things have just gotten worse ever since I started working(When in college I used to move around more, spent more time standing). Sitting up with a straight back seems to improve the "globus/lump on the throat symptoms" a lot. I'm considering getting a brace to keep my back straight at all times (the only problem is that most good ones seem to tie around your stomach, which is a deal breaker for somebody with GERD like me)

2) Believe it or not, beano helps with the bloating which is my #2 symptom. I have only tried this for a day so far, but I had little to no bloating (after eating pizza and chinese food, yeah the ultimate test) Normally this would have stayed in my stomach till the next day.

I'm glad to say I haven't really had heartburn in a while. Of course like rosebloom has in the past, I take 150 ~ 300mg of Zantac daily. Its not OK to have to deal with this on a daily basis but things just took a turn for the better.

I haven't been able to get my hands on US gaviscon, every store around here seems to only carry it in pill form, and for the stuffy esophagus I want it in liquid form.

anyway, just my 2 cents.

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