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Old 04-17-2016, 10:56 PM
 
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We need to get back to discussing GERD
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Old 04-21-2016, 12:12 PM
 
Location: Prescott AZ
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OK, so let's say it is GERD. Those Proton Pump Inhibitors are now unacceptable in the medical arena.
I have never had heartburn (meaning the feeling of some burning sensation in my chest). And yet I was diagnosed with GERD and Barretts esophagas which can be pre-cancerous. Numerous endos still show I have the abnormal cells.

I would like to know what do people do on a regular basis for GERD? Tums is bad. I have Sucrafate which is a RX and does not seem to help. Avoiding eating acidic foods eliminates everything I like.
I am a tomato, pizza, spagetti, vinegar, salad, junky; everything on my list that is a no no, is what I want. Very frustrated.
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Old 04-21-2016, 12:23 PM
 
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Do your research on DGL, I would not be without it. An ulcer years ago woke me up. I was born and raised on tomatoe foods that you mention, I pretty much avoid them now. A little personal pizza when I give in. To be healthier, we need to change.
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Old 04-21-2016, 09:04 PM
 
Location: Prescott AZ
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I have DGL. When do you take it? Before eating (anything), after eating or just whenever you feel the rumbling, crampy feelings? I have not thought it did any good and actually showed it to the gastro MD. He never heard of it. Said I needed a PPI. I said "no thanks".
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Old 04-21-2016, 11:29 PM
 
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Conventional MD's don't know alternative treatments..they know the drugs. I take DGL 3 times per day about 20-30 minutes before foods/advil. I like Natural Factors brand the best and I've tried others. Directions are on the jars. I also take digestive enzymes and probiotics daily. I don't touch the PPI's.
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Old 04-21-2016, 11:53 PM
 
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Had an endoscopy and my esophagus is fine. Have 3 tiny ulcers in my stomach though, so I'm on prilosec for 3 months.
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Old 04-22-2016, 07:47 AM
 
Location: Sydney, Australia
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Sounds like it.

It could also be hernia.
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Old 04-22-2016, 07:22 PM
 
Location: Brawndo-Thirst-Mutilator-Nation
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OK, so let's say it is GERD. Those Proton Pump Inhibitors are now unacceptable in the medical arena.
I have never had heartburn (meaning the feeling of some burning sensation in my chest). And yet I was diagnosed with GERD and Barretts esophagas which can be pre-cancerous. Numerous endos still show I have the abnormal cells.

I would like to know what do people do on a regular basis for GERD? Tums is bad. I have Sucrafate which is a RX and does not seem to help. Avoiding eating acidic foods eliminates everything I like.
I am a tomato, pizza, spagetti, vinegar, salad, junky; everything on my list that is a no no, is what I want. Very frustrated.


H2 blocker are safer than PPIs....you only take them when you need them. Also, baking soda works great for me.....lots of sodium, so it may raise your blood pressure. I take Calcium/Magnesium, works pretty good....I just do not take it every day.
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Old 04-24-2016, 07:03 PM
 
Location: Somewhere
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OK, so let's say it is GERD. Those Proton Pump Inhibitors are now unacceptable in the medical arena.
I have never had heartburn (meaning the feeling of some burning sensation in my chest). And yet I was diagnosed with GERD and Barretts esophagas which can be pre-cancerous. Numerous endos still show I have the abnormal cells.

I would like to know what do people do on a regular basis for GERD? Tums is bad. I have Sucrafate which is a RX and does not seem to help. Avoiding eating acidic foods eliminates everything I like.
I am a tomato, pizza, spagetti, vinegar, salad, junky; everything on my list that is a no no, is what I want. Very frustrated.
Ranitidine when I feel sick or eat a meal I think it's going to upset my stomach. I don't avoid foods but I'm very careful with some foods and eat them in moderation. You need to figure out which food makes you feel sick. I have personally had some bad episodes so some foods I find repugnant in large quantities.

The foods that make me sicker are fried foods, red meat, chips and tomato sauce. If I eat for example a small $0.50 bag of potato chips it won't affect me at all but if I start eating from the larger bags I will get very sick.
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