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KC Jones
10-19-2012, 07:37 PM
Somehow, the taste of 3 glasses of wine, 2 beers, 2 cups of mixed nuts, hummus w/ pita, and then a slice of pepperoni pizza really isn't all that appealing the 2nd time around.

:Lin:

MotherfuckerJones
10-19-2012, 07:48 PM
My mom had her acid reflux surgery. Get that. Its painful but worth it

kcxiv
10-19-2012, 07:49 PM
haha, i recently turned lactose and its a BITCH, i love diary milk especially and it SUX now days when i drink it. Shit changes as you get older.

Buehler445
10-19-2012, 07:56 PM
I've been getting it more frequently. I'm getting old. FML.

Fish
10-19-2012, 07:57 PM
Take 2 shots of hydrogen peroxide. It'll neutralize it instantly in a safe and effective manner.

:D :thumb:

LiveSteam
10-19-2012, 08:23 PM
haha, i recently turned lactose and its a BITCH, i love diary milk especially and it SUX now days when i drink it. Shit changes as you get older.

Me to & it sucks.

RealSNR
10-19-2012, 08:36 PM
Anti-freeze should cool your system down.

mikey23545
10-19-2012, 08:59 PM
Somehow, the taste of 3 glasses of wine, 2 beers, 2 cups of mixed nuts, hummus w/ pita, and then a slice of pepperoni pizza really isn't all that appealing the 2nd time around.

:Lin:

Been there, redone that.

Priest31kc
10-19-2012, 09:12 PM
I've had acid reflux bad since 06...Been taking Prilosec OTC (Omeprazole) every day since then.

If I don't take it in the morning before I eat, then I'll have unbearable heartburn all damn day...Sucks!

Lzen
10-19-2012, 09:14 PM
I take Pantoprazole (generic Protonix) daily. What a wonderful medicine. Otherwise, I would be in misery every day with reflux.

bevischief
10-20-2012, 02:09 AM
Cut sugar and carbs from your diet.

007
10-20-2012, 02:10 AM
Been on Prilosec for a few years now. Attempting to get off of it. So far I have been able to go 6 days without needing another dose. Hopefully, I will eventually get all the way off of it.

donkhater
10-20-2012, 03:54 AM
I've had it off and on for a while, and I can effectively control it by not over eating and cutting out carbonated drinks, i.e. beer and soft drinks. One every now and then is fine, but I feel it when I go over a certain amount.

MOhillbilly
10-20-2012, 06:23 AM
Take a shot of raw Apple cider vinegar and chase it with water.

Or swallow a pea size amount of tooth paste.

KILLER_CLOWN
10-20-2012, 06:25 AM
Alkamax works great, been using it for years. Please be weary of those proton pump inhibitors, You need those acids to break down your food and long term exposure can cause cancer.

Chief Roundup
10-20-2012, 06:45 AM
Been on Prilosec for a few years now. Attempting to get off of it. So far I have been able to go 6 days without needing another dose. Hopefully, I will eventually get all the way off of it.

I take Pantoprazole (generic Protonix) daily. What a wonderful medicine. Otherwise, I would be in misery every day with reflux.

I've had acid reflux bad since 06...Been taking Prilosec OTC (Omeprazole) every day since then.

If I don't take it in the morning before I eat, then I'll have unbearable heartburn all damn day...Sucks!

I've been getting it more frequently. I'm getting old. FML.

If you guys are having a lot of reflux you need to see your physicians probably. My dad waited to go see his until it had damaged his esophagus. He had been on Prilosec for a long time.

My mom had her acid reflux surgery. Get that. Its painful but worth it

My dad had this surgery a year ago and he is happy overall with the results of the operation. What he doesn't like is that he can't puke or burp or anything like that. It has to come out the other end.

dannybcaitlyn
10-20-2012, 07:03 AM
I went to a gastro doc about mine and had to get mine scoped. I had a little damage and they also stretched my esophagus. He told me to change the way I eat and put me on some prescribed heartburn meds. I have a appt like next month for a checkup. IF You been having problems get it checked out! You can get cancer in the esophagus from acid reflux.
http://www.ecan.org/site/PageServer?pagename=home

R8RFAN
10-20-2012, 07:11 AM
Generic brand of Zantac works best for me.

NewChief
10-20-2012, 07:23 AM
haha, i recently turned lactose and its a BITCH, i love diary milk especially and it SUX now days when i drink it. Shit changes as you get older.

It may take you a while to get used to the sweetness, but try almond milk. Do not get the Unsweetened or the Vanilla. Get the original.

scho63
10-20-2012, 04:18 PM
I have gastritis, GERD, heartburn at night, esophageal corrosion, and a hiatal hernia that was diagnosed 2 months ago during an endoscopy and biopsy. They put me on Nexium and I feel 99% better and don't have any reflux or heartburn at night anymore.

Go get checked out

R8RFAN
10-20-2012, 04:21 PM
I have gastritis, GERD, heartburn at night, esophageal corrosion, and a hiatal hernia that was diagnosed 2 months ago during an endoscopy and biopsy. They put me on Nexium and I feel 99% better and don't have any reflux or heartburn at night anymore.

Go get checked out

Hell ya, piss on that heartburn at night... I only get it if I eat late..

R8RFAN
10-20-2012, 04:22 PM
It may take you a while to get used to the sweetness, but try almond milk. Do not get the Unsweetened or the Vanilla. Get the original.

Thats all we drink over here 99% of the time is Almond Milk... I love the stuff

007
11-12-2017, 01:48 PM
If you guys are having a lot of reflux you need to see your physicians probably. My dad waited to go see his until it had damaged his esophagus. He had been on Prilosec for a long time.



My dad had this surgery a year ago and he is happy overall with the results of the operation. What he doesn't like is that he can't puke or burp or anything like that. It has to come out the other end.

What exactly is this surgery anyway? My reflux has come back in the worst way. WAking up in the middle of the night choking on bile. Scary as hell. I'm on thyroid meds so taking anything that breaks down my acid directly works against the thyroid med. Its a shitty combo that I can't work around.

TLO
11-12-2017, 01:50 PM
What a fun bump!

007
11-12-2017, 01:51 PM
What a fun bump!

thought about starting a new thread but I already participated in this one and its still relevant.

TLO
11-12-2017, 01:54 PM
thought about starting a new thread but I already participated in this one and its still relevant.

I'm just messing around. LMAO

Hope you find the answers you seek.

tx4chiefs
11-12-2017, 02:37 PM
I take Pantoprazole (generic Protonix) daily. What a wonderful medicine. Otherwise, I would be in misery every day with reflux.

This, and don't eat for a couple hours before bed. When you feel it coming. Sleep with head slightly elevated.

'Hamas' Jenkins
11-12-2017, 02:47 PM
Just going to mention it:

A lot of newer clinical information points to PPIs not being nearly as benign as originally believed.

007
11-12-2017, 02:55 PM
Just going to mention it:

A lot of newer clinical information points to PPIs not being nearly as benign as originally believed.

Yep, they try to avoid putting people on them now. Turns out any acid medication practically cancels out my thyroid meds so I'm in a crap situation right now. Finally found a thyroid med that works really well and I don't want anything screwing with that.

KC Tattoo
11-12-2017, 03:14 PM
Take one Nexium a day.

007
11-12-2017, 03:35 PM
Take one Nexium a day.

PPIs are no longer considered safe for daily use. Hamas touched on that earlier.

'Hamas' Jenkins
11-12-2017, 03:48 PM
Talk to your doctor or pharmacist about it, but you really should not be using them for more than two weeks at a time unless you have a specific medical indication for them. Escalate your therapy appropriately. Manage your diet, alcohol, and smoking, start with Tums, escalate to H2RAs like famotidine, ranitidine, and others, and only after they've failed should you start using PPIs.

OnTheWarpath15
11-12-2017, 03:55 PM
Just going to mention it:

A lot of newer clinical information points to PPIs not being nearly as benign as originally believed.

I'm on Omeprazole and my doc does a blood draw every 6 months as he's concerned about it damaging my kidneys.

He doesn't seem to have any other concerns, is there anything else I should be looking for?

007
11-12-2017, 04:59 PM
I'm on Omeprazole and my doc does a blood draw every 6 months as he's concerned about it damaging my kidneys.

He doesn't seem to have any other concerns, is there anything else I should be looking for?

I've read that it can effect bone strength later in life.

'Hamas' Jenkins
11-12-2017, 05:52 PM
I'm on Omeprazole and my doc does a blood draw every 6 months as he's concerned about it damaging my kidneys.

He doesn't seem to have any other concerns, is there anything else I should be looking for?

Check your PMs.

lewdog
11-12-2017, 05:58 PM
Yep, they try to avoid putting people on them now. Turns out any acid medication practically cancels out my thyroid meds so I'm in a crap situation right now. Finally found a thyroid med that works really well and I don't want anything screwing with that.

Do you do everything in your power to modify your behavior and your diet and it's still a problem?

I tell all my patients with acid reflux to do everything they can to change this themselves, before medication is recommended.

Dartgod
11-12-2017, 06:05 PM
Shit, I've been taking Prilosec OTC for years. Nothing else works. Even eating the most bland of diets gives me acid reflux something awful.

headsnap
11-12-2017, 06:11 PM
I'm on Omeprazole and my doc does a blood draw every 6 months as he's concerned about it damaging my kidneys.

He doesn't seem to have any other concerns, is there anything else I should be looking for?


I was on Omeprazole for the better part of 8 years, it sucked being on that train, I felt like I was a slave to the drug. I googled and read the horror stories of people that tried to quit. I did quit cold turkey, but at the same time I started with daily metamucil drink(mix from the powder). When I took the mucil, the acid reflux was gone, it would come back if I skipped a day. My theory is that the metamucil fiber takes the nasty stuff that hangs out in the stomach and passes it through quickly, kind of like a police officer saying 'nothing to see here, move along.' Now I only take it occasionally. Feel so much better not being dependent on the drug!

'Hamas' Jenkins
11-12-2017, 06:11 PM
Shit, I've been taking Prilosec OTC for years. Nothing else works. Even eating the most bland of diets gives me acid reflux something awful.

Some people will need them regardless. You may be one of those. However, they are overused, and shouldn't just be prophylactic therapy for everyone.

headsnap
11-12-2017, 06:15 PM
Some people will need them regardless. You may be one of those. However, they are overused, and shouldn't just be prophylactic therapy for everyone.

the problem is that once you are on them, you need them!

007
11-12-2017, 07:38 PM
the problem is that once you are on them, you need them!Not true. I managed to get off them after 3 years of use. Been off them for the last three years. Don't know why it has come back on me. Only major change is going back to working nights. Not by choice and no quitting isn't an option.

scho63
11-12-2017, 07:40 PM
I quit my GERD medication 5 months ago as I keep losing weight. After 70 pounds gone, I have no reflux anymore or heartburn. My hiatal hernia still makes funny popping noises when I walk after drinking a lot of fluid but no pain.

007
11-12-2017, 07:59 PM
Do you do everything in your power to modify your behavior and your diet and it's still a problem?

I tell all my patients with acid reflux to do everything they can to change this themselves, before medication is recommended.As I posted. Mine wasn't a problem until these last couple months. My doc was worthless in helping me 5 years ago because he would refer me to the internet regarding my diet. Would you care to spell it out of better than telling me to research it myself?

lewdog
11-12-2017, 08:05 PM
As I posted. Mine wasn't a problem until these last couple months. My doc was worthless in helping me 5 years ago because he would refer me to the internet regarding my diet. Would you care to spell it out of better than telling me to research it myself?

Definitely. I have some good handouts at work that I will try to remember to scan so I can send you them.

Can I ask if you are overweight and have recently gained weight?

'Hamas' Jenkins
11-12-2017, 08:08 PM
As I posted. Mine wasn't a problem until these last couple months. My doc was worthless in helping me 5 years ago because he would refer me to the internet regarding my diet. Would you care to spell it out of better than telling me to research it myself?

These can all lower your lower esophageal sphincter tone: Fatty foods, soda, onions, peppermint, chocolate, garlic, and booze,

Citrus, coffee, spicy foods, and tobacco will irritate the mucosa of your stomach.

Avoid using aspirin and ibuprofen, if possible. Don't wear tight-fitting clothes, and lose weight to lessen the pressure on your abdomen. Don't eat w/in 3 hours of bed, and lessen the size of your meals.

There are also a number of medications that can lessen the tone of your lower esophageal sphincter, which will promote reflux.

lewdog
11-12-2017, 08:11 PM
These can all lower your lower esophageal sphincter tone: Fatty foods, soda, onions, peppermint, chocolate, garlic, and booze,

Citrus, coffee, spicy foods, and tobacco will irritate the mucosa of your stomach.

Avoid using aspirin and ibuprofen, if possible. Don't wear tight-fitting clothes, and lose weight to lessen the pressure on your abdomen. Don't eat w/in 3 hours of bed, and lessen the size of your meals.

There are also a number of medications that can lessen the tone of your lower esophageal sphincter, which will promote reflux.

Add tomatoes (for many), caffeine in general and possible elevating your bed a bit to sleep. The rest of that is good info. Focus on lean meats, exercises and losing weight.

I'll get you a nice handout you can put on your fridge for a good reminder.

MTG#10
11-12-2017, 08:14 PM
I have to use ranitidine daily but one 150mg pill lasts all day. I've been doing this for about a year now, should I be concerned about it causing cancer?

'Hamas' Jenkins
11-12-2017, 08:18 PM
I have to use ranitidine daily but one 150mg pill lasts all day. I've been doing this for about a year now, should I be concerned about it causing cancer?

Ranitidine is a different class of medication. It works on histamine receptors, whereas proton pump inhibitors inhibit the H+/K+ ATPase

headsnap
11-12-2017, 09:14 PM
seriously, drink metamucil and it will take care of the acid problem.

'Hamas' Jenkins
11-12-2017, 09:26 PM
seriously, drink metamucil and it will take care of the acid problem.

There is no literature to support this claim; there is no indication for the use of psylium to treat heartburn, and there are numerous oral agents you can take if you don't want to cause bloating and flatulence.

If you're looking for something to "absorb" the acid, use something that will actually work chemically--an antacid.

If you want something to soothe the lining of your stomach, use alginate, like Gaviscon or faringel.

OnTheWarpath15
11-14-2017, 04:23 PM
Check your PMs.

Thanks, I appreciate it.

kcxiv
11-14-2017, 04:25 PM
I usually just eat an apple and i feel better. works for me most of the time. My only real problem is when i eat tomatoes or drink orange juice, that shit fucks me up. Its not super bad, but its enough to be annoying.

MTG#10
11-14-2017, 05:10 PM
Ranitidine is a different class of medication. It works on histamine receptors, whereas proton pump inhibitors inhibit the H+/K+ ATPase

Are you a doctor or a pharmacist? Just curious with all of your knowledge on the subject.

007
11-15-2017, 05:09 AM
Definitely. I have some good handouts at work that I will try to remember to scan so I can send you them.

Can I ask if you are overweight and have recently gained weight?

any further info you can provide would be great. This combo is becoming a real problem for me in that I can't get enough sleep. I've tried the wedge pillow and so far it is not working out well for me. I wake up several times a day because my back hurts. If I can just keep the crap from sneaking up into my throat while sleeping the issue would be easier to deal with.

lewdog
11-15-2017, 05:48 AM
any further info you can provide would be great. This combo is becoming a real problem for me in that I can't get enough sleep. I've tried the wedge pillow and so far it is not working out well for me. I wake up several times a day because my back hurts. If I can just keep the crap from sneaking up into my throat while sleeping the issue would be easier to deal with.

Canít PM you the handouts because i canít attach files through the message system here?