Biggest Heartburn Triggers
- I usually woke up middle of the night by my regular visitor = heartburn! When I check my daily meal - it usually comes with OILY deep fried food, lutinous rice or those dessert that I take such as BOBO ITAM with coconut milk, bobo chacha or LOR CHONG (Thailand dessert) with coconut sugar milk. I am BIG EATER, usually can't resist food temptation
- —Guest Deep fried food, coconut milk
LPR / burning throat
- Been suffering horribly w/ LPR. Tests showed score of 40 PH study. Put on Nexium max dose twice a day. Didn't help much. Nexium caused severe pnuemonia. Had fundoplication. To my great despair I came 10x worse. I cried. Wasted away 1-2 lbs a day. New Drs thought is was a mental health issue. New GI confirmed that although new PH studies showed the fundoplication "successful" w/ new PH score of .4, clinical presentation showed throat was burning to a crisp. Was put on Carafate but still burned horrible. Tried mega doses of probiotics & was able to obtain incremental relief (VSL#3 DS / 4 packets a day / prescription probiotic). Some improvement but still burning. ENT confirms only a 20% improvement with the VSL. Recently stopped all meats (only have fish once and awhile) Small improvement. I drink spring water. LPR is both UES & LES not working. LPR is beginning stages of GERD. Can't live like this. Considering 2nd fundo. Burn w/ everything no matter how alkaline I eat.
- —Guest Elena
atkins is my cure
- I used to get heartburn 5+ times a week, and thought it would last forever until, I went on atkins and in 3 months I can't recall ever getting heartburn. So it works great for me, even with all the fatty greasy foods!
- —Guest derek
Post-nasal drip aggravates
- My GERD symptoms are worst in the winter when the weather is cold. I cough if I eat heartily. Also the post-nasal drip / phlegm contributes to the stomach acid giving me an unsettled stomach and heartburn. Drinking milk before eating coats the stomach. It can be tried after the meal as well. That baking soda with some water helps the same way as a tums. Crystallized Ginger or Ginger tea should also be beneficial. I have Peppermint tea which is supposed to be a digestive aid yet there is so much info re peppermint as an irritant.
- —Guest Cynthia
- I gave up smoking and my thyroid became under active. I started getting really serious heartburn. Omeprazole works well but ( don't like taking it as it seems to make me a bit loose. So I only take it as a last resort. Bread seems to be the biggest trigger. Not sure it its the wheat or the yeast but I am desperate to find an alternative to spread my Marmite on! Any ideas?
- The worst things for GERD: stress, caffeine, tomato products, citrus, OVER EATING, alcohol, lying down too soon after eating. After 15 years of GERD, I can actually manage it by avoiding the above and taking one simple OTC histamine blocker such as Pepcid, zantac or tagamet. However, I also need a vitamin daily as I think that when taking any of these kinds of medications, your intestines do not /can not absorb nutrients like they should. I end up feeling tired, achy and lousy after several weeks. A multivitamin a day does the trick. Of course I have the occasional flair up and have to take 2 tagamet a day, but can usually get back to one. If you are having constant heartburn and pain, your stomach acid ph is too high. It needs to come down. Try taking Tums with the pill to reduce the heartburn. But be sure to follow the directions. Also elevate the head of your bed with block about 2-4 ". It helps!
- I have had heartburn for years (every since I was 14 and am now 27) and am now on 2 different meds. for it but, it seams like everything is a trigger. Drinking water, eating anything, even certain odors like coffee. I have tried everyhing for it from diff. meds to a very bland diet and nothing works.
- —Guest Sarah H.
acid reflux gerd
- All you people with acid reflux watch what you eat. very bland diet for two weeks, no caffeine, pop, tomatoes, spices, no fat, no meat.
- —Guest norm
Pepto bismo works
- My mother has been suffering from heartburn for many months now and has been to the doctor and other specialists. According to her, she says she has some Pepto bismo before and after eating foods that she is restricted from due to her heartburn. She says it allows her to enjoy the restricted foods once in a while and has been cleared by her doctor. Note that this may not work for everyone but it works for her, although she only does it sometimes
- —Guest JY
- apple juice worst, orange juice, eating fruit after a meal, tomato, definitely no tea or coffee, or peppermint tea... and the list grows...
- —Guest Alice
- Beer, greasy n spicy foods, with chocolate for dessert are a deadly combination that triggers severe heartburn. Avoid heavy meals, especially at night. It is disastrous!
- —Guest hermie c gutierrez
Fast Food and Whipped Cream
- I guess fast food is obvious. Whenever I have McDonalds and I eat it too fast, I often get heartburn. I don't know why whipped cream causes it, though. But, it was one of the first things that triggered my heartburn. I can only have a really small amount and even that sometimes triggers it.
- —Guest Shelby
- For breakfast try having quick Quaker oatmeal, 1 minute kind with sugar free maple syrup and a cup of decaf tea with trvia sweetener and skim milk. Eat nothing else for breakfast. It works for me.
- —Guest Eileen
- I have had this for about a year, and I cannot eat anything without it coming back up, even if I just have a glass of water, it still won't stay down. When I eat things like chocolate and peanut butter, ice cream, mashed potatoes, and carrots I have the worst symptoms and I puke for hours. I have to finish eating by 6 or else I can't sleep at night due to the massive acid. If I eat three extremely small meals, I don't have it as bad but I can only eat things like watermelon, rice, dry oatmeal, cereal and chicken breast. It still comes up, but its not nearly as bad as when I eat something like a brownie in my day.
- —Guest becca
A Big List
- I almost get heartburn with everything I eat? Y is That? I'm not on a medication to control it but I can't eat orange juice, oatmeal, raisins, ketchup, garlic, french fries, certain fruits, and sometimes even ice cream. Those are just a few to name. What can I do to lower my chances of the returning burn?
- —Guest Julie