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Recurring Acid Reflux

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bippie71

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For almost a month, I’ve had acid reflux every week for about 5 days. When it goes away, of course, I’m starved. Unable to eat a lot while I’m in pain. I eat a salad or sandwich or bananas... and bamb! Acid reflux back. Well, it hit again yesterday and i spent the night tossing turning and generally in pain. Feels like the pain is migrating to my back!

I hate acid reflux.
 
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natalie

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I would advise that you go and see your GP, they should be able to help you out with this.
 
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I used to get quite bad acid reflux then I lost a stone in weight and it dissapeared.
 
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bippie71

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I would advise that you go and see your GP, they should be able to help you out with this.
I would if I had usable insurance. I get it through the ACA and I can’t afford to visit the doctor. So, I just suffer.
 
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bippie71

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I used to get quite bad acid reflux then I lost a stone in weight and it dissapeared.
A stone (14 pounds!). If I lost that much, they’d have me in the eating disorder unit. I’m already slender. It is likely brought on by my ulcers and general life stresses. Yesterday was a painful experience. I swear my back was hurting. Today, it has subsided but I’m terrified to eat! Guess that’s what you went through, afraid to eat and the weight came off. Same happened to my sister who had GERD (Gastroesophageal reflux disease). She lost over 30 pounds before she got surgery. She had the weight to lose but she also had to have all her top teeth removed because the acid ate through her enamel! All her top teeth are porcelain with silver underneath. Hope it doens’t come to that for me!
 
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Danni8989

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I have acid reflux but it doesn't sound as bad as yours! I do feel for you really. Have you tried taking a prebiotic supplement? I used to take prescription meds for it but swapped to the supplement and I have personally found the results so much better than prescribed meds. Good luck
 
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bippie71

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Hi
I have acid reflux but it doesn't sound as bad as yours! I do feel for you really. Have you tried taking a prebiotic supplement? I used to take prescription meds for it but swapped to the supplement and I have personally found the results so much better than prescribed meds. Good luck
I'm learning as I go. I'm far more sensitive to foods than most. But I'm eating more probiotic food, which helps. I've really upped my veggies.
 
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I'm really pleased to hear that. Me and veggies are not friends never understood why maybe one day I should be hypnotized to see if that works. I do often dream of overcoming my fear and have lots of veg! My digestive system would love that. Keep us updated with any tips.
 
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bippie71

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I'm really pleased to hear that. Me and veggies are not friends never understood why maybe one day I should be hypnotized to see if that works. I do often dream of overcoming my fear and have lots of veg! My digestive system would love that. Keep us updated with any tips.
After an attack from bananas, I totally understand your fear. I haven't eaten a banana since. But I'm also afraid to eat any juicy fruit like grapes, strawberries or clementines. I'm ok with apples.
 
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