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
Avoid the bananas
- I find that if a banana is not totally ripe (it has to have nice little brown speckles all over it to be ripe enough) it tears my stomach up. Try not eating them for a few days (eat blueberries or strawberries instead) and see if that helps. I am also bothered by coffee, coke and beer, which is probably my whole problem. Pizza will also do me in unless I eat a large salad first to fill up and just have one small piece.
- Coffee n mutton cause heartburn. Heavy food at night cause heartburn.
- —Guest vijayakumar
- I get heartburn when drinking plain old tap or bottled water. Why is that? I recently had my gallbladder removed and want to know what foods should I stay away from besides greasy foods.
- —Guest genuinelady2