I have been suffering with acid reflux since last November. I have tried over the counter zantac, gaviscon, prescription prilosec and tagament, organic apple cider vinegar, baking soda, edible aloe vera gel, slippery elm, digestive enzymes, and I have even tried a hydrochloric acid promoter to see if I didn't have enough acid. The acid promoter worked better than the acid reducers, but it never worked consistanly. The vinegar and baking soda work sometimes. I am just at my whits end. I feel like crap half the time. When I get the reflux it makes my sinuses go crazy and I get a headache. I can't work out vigorously anymore because that brings it on. I've tried drinking more water with my meals, not drinking any water with my meals, and I have cut out offending foods such as caffeine, tomato, soda, onions, and peppers. One thing I can say is that I tend to overeat and maybe eat too fast. I'm not overweight. I am 115 lbs at 5ft 3in. I just don't know what to do anymore. I hate to eat because I never know how I will feel right after. It doesn't wait to hit me. The moment I am done eating I feel it backing up into my throat. One thing can set it off and then the whole day is shot. I never feel heartburn. Just acid in my throat. I don't have insurance so seeing a doctor is not very affordable for me. I am just worried that it could be a problem with my LES or a hiatal hernia. Is there any advice anyone could give me or something new to try that I haven't done yet?View Thread
I have been battling reflux for a while now. I just finally broke down and went to the doctor last week after trying everything under the sun with no success. I am now on prescription prilosec and tagament. It's been since friday and I still have reflux. He did say it might take a few weeks, but I have also severely altered my diet. I don't understand why it's not going away. I don't feel a burning in my chest, but I have acid in my throat that feels like someone dropped a ball of menthol in it. I also have stomach cramps sometimes and my mouth is dry. I can't seem to drink enough water and when I do drink it, the acid gets worse. I am just ready to rip my hair out because this is consuming my life.View Thread
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