i have to agree with every that was said by chartreusechick
I seriously couldnt have said it any better...I too also suffer from acid reflux...i take a pill every morning before I even start the day...15-30 mins before breakfast...like clockwork...
have to say those that the side affects can be a k!ller sometimes...
if you dont want to really be on the pills for the rest of your life you have to change your diet, exercise, stay away from any greasy, fried, spicy, high acidic & in some cases dairy products!
if you happen to feel one coming on try eating a cucumber...with the skin on...just make sure it's washed very well before hand...seems to be the only thing that works for me sometimes when the pill is just not enough!(rare but does happen!) try it what do you have to loose...its natural & can be found in every groc store rather then chemical pills that will cause you side effects!
hope this helped!
My doctor told me I had it. I knew it before hand however because I could just feel it after consuming certain things. It just feels like a burning in my chest, and I belch a lot. There are a few more things that trigger mine. Too much caffeine is one.
Maybe the type of medication he prescribed takes a while to take effect. Maybe its just not the right medication for you. The little pamphlet you get with the medication should let you know how long it should take to start working. If its not working, your doc could prescribe something else until you find something that works. Unfortunately this is one of those trial and error types of situations.
There are medications such as prevacid, prilosec, or even zantac that you could take. I'm sure your doctor would be able to suggest one thats best for you. If you don't want to take medication, you should avoid certain foods that can cause a flair up. Foods like tomatoes, onions, citrus, caffeine, chocolate, sodas, and alcohol can cause upsets.
Well... how do you know you have it?
My doctor gave me some Protonix.. which is supposed to help with acid. But it hasn't done anything for me. He said that if it helps then it's probably acid upsetting my stomach. But it hasn't done anything.
The gastric juices splash up into your esophagus because the muscle, or sphincter, is too weak to hold the juices back. Think of it as a weak rubber band trying to keep the air from escaping out of a balloon.
Sure, glad I could help! My father had a hard time with acid reflux. I get the occasional heartburn, but only after drinking or eating pizza.......which usually means my Saturday mornings are the worst! lol
I've never heard of the cucumber remedy. I will have to try that one. Thanks!!! Now I have an excuse to have pizza and pepsi for dinner!! lol
Do you eat it cold or room temp?
Hm okay. Thank you. (:
Speaking with my doctor soon.
Hm. I suppose so. I was just told reflux.
So... how do you fix it?
Do you mean acid reflux?
Spicy foods as well