I'm a singer from Toronto. My reflux problems started in December. Now it's May and I'm still suffering. Nexium didn't help. Neither did dexilant. I've been to an ENT and have been waiting several months to see a GI specialist. I've had several tests. Apparently, hernia has been ruled out. So has an ulcer. The diagnosis after x-rays and an endoscopy was "mild gastritis". I'm a otherwise healthy person who exercises and eats quite healthily and am average weight. This condition has significantly impacted my career and I'm frustrated by the lack of treatment. I'm determined to become an expert about reflux to (a) get my career and health back (b) help others who are frustrated by doctors who don't know and medication that doesn't work.
I'm working on my PhD now and hoping to include this topic in my specialty. I would love to hear from other singers from anywhere. I would also love to hear from singers anywhere from Toronto to Kingston to form a support group of sorts. I'm shocked by how little is known about this. The non-traditional healers seem to have far more knowledge than the allopathic doctors (licensed doctors who prescribed pharmaceuticals). I would love to hear about any doctors you felt were knowledgeable or not helpful and to hear any stories from singers with this condition. This is a life-altering condition about which there should be more knowledge of cures. Please feel free to post, but also email me directly: dearsistermoon(at)gmail.com Thank you. Good luck!
Houston, United States
You don't need a disclaimer here. There are NO 'professional medical preventions, diagnoses, or treatments'. It simply doesn't exist. Drs only wait until the esophagus is so badly burned by stomach acid that it turns cancerous, only then will they step in with their chemo and radiation 'therapies'. It's frightening and rather Fransteinian.
I have a very bad acid reflux. Even with two Nexium 40 mg I have a lot of acid. I just found your site and I bought apple cider vinegar. Today for the first time I had it with honey and warm water. My question is should I only mix ACV with honey and water or for my case which is very bad one. I should take ACV with baking soda. And with 2 tbs ACV how much should I add baking soda? Can I continue taking Nexium and the same time taking ACV? Please help me I am really suffering from it. It is killing me.
Just a heads up for those of you who have some type of stomach discomfort. About a year ago I had a nagging upset stomach which would go away after using over the counter prilosec. After a month or so the problem would come back. I researched my symptoms on the Earth Clinic and came up with a fairly effective treatment of apple cider vinegar & baking soda, along with mastic gum and a few other stomach healers. I had on and off success but just could'nt get rid of the upset stomach feeling for good. So I contacted a specialist and underwent the 'endoscopy' procedure. (which is a minor invasive look into your stomach). I was suprised at what I didn't have. I had all the symptoms of the H-pylori bacteria, but the results stated I had the beginning of an ulcer, probably due to diet and stress, and eating late at night. (no h-pylori) I have been placed on Nexium which has controlled my discomfort quite well.
My point is make sure you diagnose your malady. Sometimes close, ain't good enough. I still use Earth Clinic as a valuable help aid and most remedies are organic which makes them relatively safe. I did get some relief for my stomach thanks to Earth Clinic however you can't cure it if you don't know what it is...
I started the Apple Cider Vinegar tx yesterday and am hoping for success. I have been dealing with acid reflux for about 6 months and was about at wits end when I happened upon ted's recipe for tx. I will also follow the suggestion of foods and drinks to avoid and 5 small meals thru the day. Will report back in a week.
I have been suffering with a nagging cough on & off for years. Occasionally it bothers me during the day and always at night, sometimes to the point of vomiting. My naturopath thinks I might have acid reflux, which has inflamed my esophagus. He wants me to see a G.I. Doc & get scoped. I don't have heartburn so I don't know how I could have acid reflux. I would be SO grateful to know if anyone else has issues with such a horrible, ongoing cough & any suggestions. Thank you SO much.
All PPI's work fine for me, but they are causing extreme muscle leg pain. When I stop taking Prylosec or prevecid, the pain stops next day, but of course the acid starts up again and I so does the leg pain. Two of my MDs think I'm making this up, they have never heard of this. Have you ever heard of this? I have reflux from everything, even water. When I lay down flat, my reflux stops within minutes. Do you have any ideas?
Hi, i am 17 years old. ive had acid reflux for a couple or few years now. i started smoking cigs just about over a yearbefor this all happened. my acid reflux gradually increased in presence, amount, and pain over a few short months. so i talked to my doc and they just suggested or prescribed prylosect for about 2 months. and named off only a couple things that cause it and prevent it. i was told to get between 40 and 80, im not too sure sure, mg but the product for those conditions was like 200 bucks. so i just got 2 boxes both 15, or 20 mg's per box, maybe even 30, which together the boxes equaled my proposed dosage for about 40 bucks. so i got what i was supposed to just under half the price and in 2 packages. i took it, morning and befor bed and it worked, it all slowly but quickly disappeared. after the about 2 months on them i thought i felt it was better and i was just about out of the meds so i decided to go off feeling pretty confident, and to save the remainder of the pills for future use. i didnt ask anyone if i should or not though. its been 2 or 3 years since ive taken any and it gradualy has worsened like when it first showed up except quite slower sorta. thats about the only thing ive tried or heard of trying for a cure, besides like milk and pickle juice. keeping in mind that i am kinda realy poor. can anyone tell me what i could buy for present symptoms, and to remove this curse for good? and what kinds of food concoctions, or food groups, or food all on its own could be taken for both presently occurring and future preventing symptoms? THANKS ALOT for the help, or for trying to help!
St Johns, Antigua
spitting& mucus problems due to acid reflux:
My problems started when I got pregant. My daughter is now 2 years old. I'm suffering from acid reflux. I'm spitting excessivly with a lot of mucus. I spit every 10 seconds of the day, even at night through the night. I cant sleep cause i have to spit. I need some help. Is there anyone else going through the spiiting like me. please help, please. It's destroying my life. I used previcid, zantact, regland, pepcid.
Ny, Ny, Usa
I had the operation and later I found out that it could have been avoided if I had been given antibiotics during the bad cramps .. I am 10 months after the surgery and still having pain ... I am a vegi full time now but it still isn't working .. some veggies can kill me .. literally ... I went to a hospital starting with the letter K with a stomach ache and was told to stay on a liquid diet and was sent home .. 6 days after that my colon burst .. be careful people if it hurts go in .. I was in the hospital for almost a month and am still not right ... thanks for listening .. sc
Also, re: Ginger, I use pickled ginger like they have at sushi restaurants. Works in seconds on the acid! And yummy too. Also candied ginger is yummy and works well. I always have baking soda in the house, 1 tsp to a cup or less of water, bobs your uncle, pain gone! God bless you.
I do agree with the Ginger Candy for acid reflux. It is very good and I also eat it after my meal. I try to suck on it and it can turn into a very small piece of ginger root and I chew on it for about a half hour or so. If I can't get a piece sucked down I also chew ginger gum for about an hour helps a lot.
Once I stopped using tums for acid reflux, I was using apples, which work well. But, I don't always have them on hand especially away from home. So I tried crystallized ginger (ginger soaked in sugar), and it works great. Anytime symptoms come on, I eat several pieces. If the symptoms don't go away immediately, I eat a few more pieces. Works every time. I keep a few pieces in my purse and a jar at home. You can buy these in any health food store.
I would like to add Yes for GINGER.
I suffered from Acid reflux for nine months, tried almost everything, was on NEXIUM too, I did not have chest pain but throat pain, and ginger tea was the most spectacular discovery! Now I drink several glasses of ginger tea daily and the pain is now much much weaker. Nothing I tried before ever made so much difference.
Therefore, strongly recommend ginger.
I buy a fresh one, peel it off, cut it in small pieces and just spill hot water over it, just like I would do with any other tea.
Anyway, that worked out for me. Pain is not completely gone yet (I drink it for three days only) but life became much more bearable since I started.
Good luck to all of you!
I simply would like to mention ginger tea made from raw shaved ginger root boiled in two cups of water then strained and perhaps with a little honey to enhance the flavor, to be drank as a wonderful cure for acid reflux.