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by mccoy70 on Thu Feb 23, 2012 02:36 PM
I was treated for EC in 2010. One of the things my surgeon told me was that the acid reflux actually gets worse after the operation, which is true. Anyway I keep my head elevated at night and try to avoid bending over at the waist to keep the acid from going up the espophgus and don't eat late or at least a couple of hours before going to bed, except, one thing I read on this site, and it seems to work, I eat a peeled apple about an hour before going to bed. It seems to help.
Good luck to you.
by doingfine on Fri Feb 24, 2012 09:52 PM
On Feb 23, 2012 1:31 AM jkavzig wrote: Thank you for the tips. Do you think I can control the reflux without the PPI through diet and elevating at night? I wasn't sure if that would be enough since I have a hiatal hernia too.
I appreciate your response.
On Feb 23, 2012 1:31 AM jkavzig wrote:
Thank you for the tips. Do you think I can control the reflux without the PPI through diet and elevating at night? I wasn't sure if that would be enough since I have a hiatal hernia too.
I appreciate your response.
Everyone is so different. Being elevated at night is a must, especially with hiatal hernia. My doctor also told me not to do anything strenuous after eating because it would cause "back-up". So, I wait about 1 hour before mowing the lawn or vacuuming. It is worth the wait. The more time that passes the better things will get. Eventually peristalsis will take over and things like bending down will become much better. Ginger is also good to settle your stomach. I know many people who eat the apple slices with very good success and I drink a room temp small glass of ginger ale.
by jkavzig on Fri Feb 24, 2012 10:34 PM
Thank you for the great tips! You all are wonderful to share.
by teakionna on Fri Feb 24, 2012 10:51 PM
On Feb 24, 2012 10:34 PM jkavzig wrote: Thank you for the great tips! You all are wonderful to share.
On Feb 24, 2012 10:34 PM jkavzig wrote:
I was diagnosed with acid reflux and had a lot of trouble for a year. Turns out it was pancreatitis. I am on Protonix which works great. I too have a Hietal Hernia. I pushed the head of my bed up six inches and that works. One of the biggist things that helped was getting off sodas. No caffiene, no carbonated drinks, eat small snacks during the day. After eating at anytime, don't lay down on the couch, sit upright. Also, no eating before bedtime. I try to eat by 6 o'clock and if my stomach feels really empty and uncomfortable close to betime (10-11), I have a Gucerna Oatmeal Raisen bar. Stay away from citric acid in sugar free drinks. Tomatoes are acidic and I couldn't eat them without paying for it later!While drinking water and milk was pretty boring, caffeine-free tea (I like it hot) was a very nice way to end the day. The good news- if you need to lose weight this will do it. Walking helps. Good luck :)
by tongrenhealer on Sat Mar 03, 2012 07:22 PM
Glad to hear you had good scans and are doing well. ♥
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