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by drn56 on Mon Nov 29, 2010 12:25 AM
I guess I have the bile reflux then, too because I get a terrible burning in my throat. I also feel pain in my jaw and sometimes even in my ear. I often end up coughing for several days either because my throat is so raw or maybe due to some aspiration. I don't eat chocolate like I did in the past either. I allow myself one piece but only early in the day.
by bootsy on Wed Dec 01, 2010 07:32 PM
On Oct 06, 2010 10:11 PM drn56 wrote: I still suffer from acid reflux almost 3 years past my surgery for EC. I take 2 Protonix a day but still have occasional problems. Anyone have any tips as to what they do during an acid relfux attack to lessen the burning?
On Oct 06, 2010 10:11 PM drn56 wrote:
I still suffer from acid reflux almost 3 years past my surgery for EC. I take 2 Protonix a day but still have occasional problems. Anyone have any tips as to what they do during an acid relfux attack to lessen the burning?
Because I have no saliva to buffer the acid in my stomach, I take a 300mg zantac every morninng. I also drink milk with every meal. Hope this helps.
by KarlaQ on Sun Sep 04, 2011 11:40 AM
Hi Donna,I had reflux about 7 years ago as well as acute digestion challenges. My doc tested me for the bacteria "h. pylori" he was right, I had it. After he treated me for it, my reflux went away and I am more able to manage my digestion challenges by controlling what I eat. My reflux is no longer an issue.
Request the simple blood test for "h. pylori." It's still kinda new (discovered in 1991) so most docs still don't consider it when treating digestion disorders and ulcers.
The treatment is simple too. 'Hope this helps!
by esophageal on Tue Sep 06, 2011 01:21 PM
If you are experiencing acid reflux at night it could be hat you did not allow enough time between when you stopped eating and when you went to sleep.
There is a NEWS section on www.fightec.org that has an acid reflux catgeory. It shows various articles about acid reflux that may help.
by Cat_1970 on Sun Jun 24, 2012 07:17 AM
At the end of May 2012 I finished intense radiation to my liver. As a result I got severe Acid Reflux (to the point that my Oncologist said he's never seen anyone react as badly as me). I was in so much agony I was in the ER twice. They have put me on heavy duty acid reducing pills, which have not helped.
I was at the point that I could not eat or even swallow water. This went on for 3 weeks and I lost a ton of weight. I was vomiting 3 to 4 times a day (and night) and all that would come up was clear mucous. They did a scope which showed a severe infection and burns in my esophagus up into my throat.
I was visiting my family who have a water cooler that makes the water alkaline. I was so thirsty I drank a glass of this alkaline water and it surprisingly went down - with pain of course, but still went down!
I took a large thermos with me and drank that water all evening and in the middle of the night and I woke up for the first time without vomiting. It has been 1.5 weeks now and it has been nothing short of miraculous. If I don't drink the alkaline water, the acid comes right back. It seems it's the only thing that works. The alkaline water calmed the acid and allowed my esophagus to heal so I can swallow and digest food.
Since we travel alot I purchased drops called "Aerobic Oxygen" for about $20 CDN. You only need 8-10 drops in a glass of water and there are about 2400 drops in a bottle.
I am telling you the alkaline water has given me a miraculous turn around. I am going to write my oncologist to tell him as well so he can hopefully help others suffering. Please try this - I know full well the agony acid reflux caused me - on top of everything else I was going through.
Blessings on you all!
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