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[QUOTE=khatadin;5117622]Thanks for the reply. Far beit from me to diagnose you, but I wonder if all that bloating gas is a symptom of too-low stomach acid. I have read about that multiple places. Have you tried digestive supplments or DGL?

I continue to try to wean off the PPI's SLOWLY. The last week has been brutal. I read that if you were taking 8 weeks of Prilosec you shoudl wean off over a period of 8 weeks.[/QUOTE]DGL and HCL yes. I have read a good deal about low stomach acid and a lot of my symptoms suggest it is possible or even likely. I have tried HCL tabs with meals and do not get the burning or warm sensations in the stomach, which is suggestive of low acid. However, about 1 hour after every meal I eat I start getting severely bloated and start belching. The bloating also brings along the globus sensation in the throat and some mild "sinus drainage/sore throat" type pain, which tells me I'm getting reflux. So while the HCL tablets don't bother my stomach, what comes up in my throat is more damaging when taking them. For me this has been a kind of a catch-22 situation. The HCL may be the very thing I need to get rid of the bloating, but I can't take it while I'm getting the reflux up in my throat. I've tried in numerous times and every time it takes 12-24 hours to get my throat feeling okay again. I'm sort of afraid to take more of it until I know for sure that is my problem. My desire is to get a stomach acid test and answer the acid question so I'm not experimenting and possibly doing more damage.
[QUOTE=rednevac;5117648]DGL and HCL yes. I have read a good deal about low stomach acid and a lot of my symptoms suggest it is possible or even likely. I have tried HCL tabs with meals and do not get the burning or warm sensations in the stomach, which is suggestive of low acid. However, about 1 hour after every meal I eat I start getting severely bloated and start belching. The bloating also brings along the globus sensation in the throat and some mild "sinus drainage/sore throat" type pain, which tells me I'm getting reflux. So while the HCL tablets don't bother my stomach, what comes up in my throat is more damaging when taking them. For me this has been a kind of a catch-22 situation. The HCL may be the very thing I need to get rid of the bloating, but I can't take it while I'm getting the reflux up in my throat. I've tried in numerous times and every time it takes 12-24 hours to get my throat feeling okay again. I'm sort of afraid to take more of it until I know for sure that is my problem. My desire is to get a stomach acid test and answer the acid question so I'm not experimenting and possibly doing more damage.[/QUOTE]

Rednevac, how are you doin at this point? It has been a few months and I am still struggling with many of the symptoms you cite above. You had any luck?





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