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Discussion in 'General Autism Discussion' started by Suzanne, Jan 1, 2021.

  1. Suzanne

    Suzanne Well-Known Member V.I.P Member

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    My esophagus was raw red and so was my stomach, for continuous acid and I was so surprised that, like your partner, it did not turn sinister and then, something else went wrong with me, that prompted me to stop having refined sugar and replace with honey and when I had another endoscopy, whoa both my esophagus and stomach healed.

    I am seeing dr tuesday and so hope he listened to me and there is something I can take other than omeprozol.
     
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    The sad thing is that those of us who suffer from this will probably have it all the rest of our lives, unless they come up with some miracle drug! lol however with this covid around I doubt anyone is working on acid reflux.
     
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    Pepto Bismal, Mylanta, Tums, and the like are very quick to neutralize the acid. However, once you feel the pain, it means some damage has already begun. Even if the acid is all gone it still takes time to stop hurting.
     
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    Just to add: I woke with heart pain and that caused panic and had to do a lot of logical reasoning. I have had intensive search into my heart condition and the verdict came back, that my heart is in good condition, so therefore, has to be heartburn related. Although, I had to repeat this a few times, the pain did calm down and found that if you take a deep breath and it hurts, that is actually a good sign lol ie acid related.

    Oh, and Au Naturel. I currently take gaviscon for quick relief and more times than not, it works fast and for a fair amount of time.

    Thanks to my God, Jehovah, I did not suffer last night or the night before. I asked Him to please help me and am so thankful to Him for doing that.
     
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    I am trying to flout that idea! But, if indeed, it won't go away, then I looked up something and it exists. I a pillow for gastic reflux. I had a pillow before, but this one tapers. So it is already thin at the base and then goes up like a slope, so at all times, it is comfortable on the back, neck and head. The one I had before, was lumpy at the base and caused headaches.
     
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    Really? I never heard of them. I will have to check them out! I have a bad neck from previous accidents. I can get a neck and headache really fast if I sleep wrong on my back. I just got rid of one mostly after 3 days of pain.
     
  7. Rexi

    Rexi uwu owo uwu SlightlyFilterless Atheist Science=<3 V.I.P Member

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    Licorice root acts in two ways against acid reflux and is proven by studies. It also doesn't dry my stomach as much as calcium carbonate [practically baking soda] or other prescribed drying pills, so it doesn't create extra stomach acid in response. My pills have minty taste bc they contain other herbs too but I swallow them anyway.

    Avoid milk and fat foods, eating too high quantity foods especially warm liquids that relax and oil up your stomach trap. Don't eat much on each meal, feels lighter and less tiring too. Might want to try intermittent fasting, before bed, or sometime.

    'During fasting, stomach secretion of ghrelin, the hunger hormone, increases. A study has shown that there is an inverse relationship between ghrelin blood levels and heartburn. Thus, fasting may be associated with GERD symptom improvement and less acid reflux events.'

    Does Fasting Increase Heartburn? - Houston Heartburn and Reflux Center.

    Be careful decreasing your acid too often, acidless digestion cannot break down nutrients as effectively.
     
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  8. Rexi

    Rexi uwu owo uwu SlightlyFilterless Atheist Science=<3 V.I.P Member

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    That sounds good. I notice my posture after meals makes it better. It's better if I don't lean back but sit without a backrest especially on a certain couch which is too straight.

    Also clothing tight around the stomach area is bad. That's also why I prefer light dresses in the summer.

    My aspie friend fixed his reflux with ginger pills. Although these are supposed to be hot and irritate the stomach?
     
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