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I wake in the middle of the night choking on reflux. I endure heartburn, bloating, not being able to wear tight clothes, sore throat and occasionally a burnt tongue.
This frequently occurs with this entire class of medicine. Your son’s original positive response to treatment suggests that reflux or acid-caused gastritis could well be the cause of his symptoms. I suggest talking with his pediatrician about considering a change to the proton pump class of medications. We use these medicines frequently for reflux, but they need close monitoring for side effects if used long term.
I do not know what my future holds. I eat only bland, white, foods most of the time. But STILL I have problems. My original symptoms started when I was about 10 years old.
This low stomach acid theory is flimsy! Antacids and their cousins provide relief! 🤨
Your doctor is the expert. It’s normal to have hydrochloric acid in the stomach, but In your case perhaps it’s affecting your mouth and nose.
- If it crawls up the esophagus, it will irritate the delicate lining of your food pipe, causing a burning sensation.
- You need to discuss your symptoms with your physician and follow their instructions for dealing with your problem.
- I had excruciating stomach pains and went to see a doctor.
- I decided to go to another GI doctor and who prescribed a different medication to help with the discomfort of the burning, which I only experience in my throat.
- The small intestine also digests proteins, so we would still get nourishment from them without pepsin.
Of course, I’m an idiot because when she said “take TUMS”, I heard “TUMS are the only thing you can take” so I never piped up about how bad it was and lived in misery. There are a couple of reasons for it, one, as your uterus gets bigger it squishes your stomach and forces stuff upwards so the acid in your stomach can percolate over.
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If your vet suspects that acid reflux is the culprit of your dog’s symptoms he or she may perform blood tests, and listen to your dog’s digestive tract with a stethoscope. However, it is often necessary to visualize your dog’s esophagus and stomach to determine the cause of the problem. Heartburn occurs when stomach acids and other digestive liquids rise from the stomach into the esophagus. Accordingly, doctors and veterinarians often call it acid reflux.
There is a known rebound effect when people stop taking PPIs. That is, your stomach has spent so much time not making acid that once that mechanism turns back on, it goes into overdrive. There’s no single cure for IBS, which may be caused by a glitch in how the nerves of the intestine send messages to the brain (experts aren’t really sure). Different foods aggravate symptoms in different people, so keeping a meal diary for a few weeks to find your trigger foods is essential.
I’m severely frustrated at this point in time, and after my appointment next week I think I’ll be trying to find another doctor and get a second opinion. Another study, this one in 2001, involved 36 people, some of them with diagnosed cases of GERD and others who were healthy controls. The study found that chewing sugarless gum for an hour after a large breakfast reduced acid reflux in both groups for up to three hours, particularly in the heartburn group. The study was carried out by gastroenterologists at Veterans Affairs hospitals in New Mexico and Illinois, and financed by the American Digestive Health Foundation.