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Author Topic: I have Silent Reflux disease, suggestions for food anyone  (Read 3274 times)
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« Reply #15 on: July 27, 2014, 08:12:29 PM »

I have seen it written about not using mint with GERD also.  However, one non-prescription remedy we used in the hospital for patients who were having a bout of indigestion was Peppermint Water!  Really did help calm the indigestion.  Also, various liquid anti-acids are also mint flavored, and my husband was told that he could use them at times when he had a problem that was not controlled with the Zantac, which he takes twice a day.  The best to use is Gaviscon.  It works a little differently from the other liquids as it actually keeps the acid from coming up into the esophagus.

BTW, Leslie, I would probably kill you if you ate in my house!   Cheesy  I use lots of onions, garlic and peppers when I cook.  Those things never bother DH at all. I just think that it is different food for different people and one just has to find the culprits that apply to them.
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« Reply #16 on: July 27, 2014, 08:30:21 PM »

BW,
I wouldn't be overly concerned about the possibility of the magnesium deficiency at this time.  It is a rare side effect and occurs with much longer term use of the Nexium.  A quote from the information on drugs.com in the FDA information.

     "Hypomagnesemia, symptomatic and asymptomatic, has been reported rarely in patients treated with PPIs for at least three months, in most cases after a year of therapy"
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« Reply #17 on: July 28, 2014, 06:52:20 AM »

I prefer Fage also , but buy whats on sale . Mandycat I eat them here too ! I just add some tums or gaviscon or switch to the nexium or prilosec . I add garlic to almost everything  Cheesy.
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« Reply #18 on: July 28, 2014, 07:58:24 AM »

hello,  Petslave.  Apples are supposed to be one of the triggers, Yes, I always thought an apple a day, and figured if I couldn't have orange juice, I could put my vit c capsule in apple juice till I found out apples were forbidden,  I'm glad she can eat them without problems,  good for her.  It seems to be a very individual thing which takes a LOT of experimenting.  And I can sort of tell if something is hurting me because the throat clearing becomes extreme, and of course doing that can irritate your throat etc.  I had a bad night last night, despite eating almost nothing yesterday.  Very small meals or snacks would be a better name for my little meals, of seemingly innocuous things.

Ned,  thanks for the yogurt recommendation, I have some  I just bought with peach flavor in it, I will try it today.    I always took an aspirin every night for my heart, and stopped them a little while ago.   Great that stopping them helped you, that's wonderful.  I am so sorry you are having the back pain, and hope you have found something besides the nsaids to help you with that.

And OH MY TEKTURNA has it as a side effect!!! I always have been suspicious, and last night about 3:30 a.m. I googled on my iphone and found out that calcium channel blockers do it, and so my Omlodipine could be a trigger.  I have experimented with stopping that at night, but because of so many other things, couldn't tell if it helped. It has just seems as if swallowing itself was a trigger, no matter what, just swallowing anything!
NOW last night I read that cough drops can be a trigger because of the menthol!
I EAT THEM LIKE CANDY to try and clear my throat of mucus!!!
A year ago, (when my doctor said it was old age!)  I thought one night that the ricola and the menthol drops were aggravating it, but couldn't believe it, of course back then I didn't know it was LPR.  AND a few days ago, I just bought a large enough quantitiy of Ricola to last 3 years.   Smiley  I had slowed down on the Ricola it seemed to give me gallons of mucus immediately!!  and subsituted the Walgreen menthol ones, and  took a bunch last evening, throughout the evening and in bed.  I WILL STOP THEM.  Who knew!!  I was coughing unconrtollably and they are COUGHT DROPS!!  It would be great if they are a big part of the problem.  NO more today.  I  WILL speak to the doctor about the TEKTURNA.  I have an appointment next Thursday with my primary care doctor.

Mandy, Gaviscon?  I'll check it out, never heard of that one.  Does Zantac also cause the brittle bones??  I am terribly afraid of the brittle bones!!  My balance is so bad lately,  I really fear falling, bless my doctor for the handicapped placard.  I really have trouble maneuvering and just plain walking seems so difficult lately, and so SUDDENLY. As if my body has suddenly decided not to work any more.
In october 2013 I took the 6 minute walk for a heart/lung etc test, and I walked 350 yards in the 6 minutes and they said that was good (good in comparison to what I don't know) , I could NOT do that now, and that was only last October.
So, a year is considered the extended use for the Nexium, OK.  over the decades I have found that my body is extremely sensitive to anything, and so normal doses of things are often much more than is needed, and a little bit goes a long way.
If I do get the Nexium today, do you think it would be ok to take 20 mg instead of the 40 mg.  I also am so afraid of an allergic reaction, living alone.

Leslie,  good that I have some Fage in the house, I'll try it today.  I can see this is not going to be an overnight experimenet!!
I just had 1/3 cup coffee, with 3 tsp of heavy cream, (tried the half and half and threw the cup out, hated it)  so now I am not drinking a whole cup, and 1/4 cup is satisfactory, I think even less would be ok, I just need those first few swallows to get me moving, I only drink the one cup a day anyway.

When I think of HOW MUCH ACID AND FAT I HAVE ALREADY CUT OUT, I should feel wonderful in comparison!!
So onward and upward.    Thank you all for your help, what wonderful support you all are, and I am simply amazed at how many people seem to have the same or similar problem.
Was awake from 3:30 till about 6:30, and finally fell asleep till 10:30, so now I will have my egg with parsely.  That didn't seem to hurt me the last few days.
Bless you all and have a good day.  May we all press on!











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« Reply #19 on: July 28, 2014, 09:13:01 AM »

OH MY, could it be!!!
TEKTURNA
Less serious side effects may include:

stomach pain or upset, diarrhea, heartburn;
itching or skin rash;
headache, dizziness, tired feeling;
back pain, joint pain or swelling; or
stuffy nose, sore throat, cough.

I can remember the old doctor who thought everything was because I was old, saying he was giving me 150mg and not the 300 mg because there was less chance of side effects.     
I must discuss this with my new primary!!!
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« Reply #20 on: July 28, 2014, 09:42:43 AM »

BW, you said you take a vitamin C capsule. I find most forms of C to be very irritating, but find American Health brand Ester-C capsules non irritating. Says on bottle non-acidic- it's calcium ascorbate. Orange and gold bottle. I take the one without bioflavinoids added, they make both with and without.
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« Reply #21 on: July 28, 2014, 12:47:41 PM »

BW, I'm sorry to hear about your recent health issues. You've received a lot of good advice and suggestions!  I have nothing to add to the GER suggestions, but I do have nodules on my thyroid that I found when rubbing my neck. Multinodular goiter. They did an ultrasound and took biopsies...benign.  I have to go for an ultrasound once a year to make sure there are no changes. So, make sure you follow up like your endocrinologist indicates. {{hugs}}
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« Reply #22 on: July 28, 2014, 01:45:31 PM »

BW, there are several different basic types of blood pressure medications. If one has undesirable effects (and all the calcium channel blockers have pretty much the same side effects) your doctor can try a different kind of BP med. I don't mean to question your doctor, but if you are having reflux to this degree, the first step IMO should have been switching you to a different BP med.  (Having been through all kinds of BP med changes, since my body doesn't tolerate any type of medication very well, I speak from experience.)
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« Reply #23 on: July 29, 2014, 07:38:21 AM »

I just read your post and I have to say that I have never heard of this one, BW.

I took nexium for a year or so, and then I realized that all my problems were from another medication.  Once I stopped taking the culprit medication, my symptoms pretty much disappeared.

Limit you tomato consumption, would be my best advice, and definitely cut the citric fruit juices.  They have too much sugar in them anyway.  (As my doctor said, don't drink your calories.)  I would cut gradually back, instead of such a drastic move, but that's just me.  I know how my mind works, and cold turkey has never gone well for me.
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