How many people on here suffer from Acid Reflex?

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by ginbart, Jan 24, 2010.

  1. ginbart

    ginbart Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 9, 2008
    Bloomsburg, PA
    I do and I’m getting tired of it. I take Prilosec because I have no insurance and even when I did my insurance would not pay for that little purple pill.

    In the beginning I was so bad I was in the hospital for 2 days and they found nothing. But they gave me a heart catherization. (sp) My heart is good but,
    I didn’t know A.R. could cause these symptoms, #1, I thought I was having a heart attack and # 2, I couldn’t walk 10 feet without being unable to breath.

    I went to a different doctor and saw a physician’s asst. He ask me if I had A.R. and I said yes. He’s the one that got me on the Prilosec and I was better in 3 days but, I read that the prolong use of Prilosec can give you brittle bone disease.

    I know the reason people get it but why can’t we do something to stop it all together so we didn't have to take these pills. [​IMG] [​IMG]

    So many things you can't eat.
     
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Only when I have pizza late at night.
     
  3. Cindiloohoo

    Cindiloohoo Quiet as a Church Mouse

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    A teaspoon of Apple Cider Vinegar in a cup of water every day makes the pills unnecessary [​IMG]
     
  4. Slinkytoys

    Slinkytoys Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've had it on and off. Then I had Lap-Band surgery, now I have it more frequently. I used to take Pepsid but it doesn't seem to do the job anymore, so I am trying the other over the counter products. When it is really really bad I've found ice cream will take care of it. Then I put on weight, sigh...... T'aint fair I tell ya [​IMG]
    Be careful though. You can easily end up with Barret's esophagus (a precursor to cancer). Ask your doctor about it so he can keep an eye on it.
    Slinky
     
  5. MagsC

    MagsC Queen Of Clueless

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    Me.[​IMG] I generally take Nexium but wish I didnt have to take anything for it/have it at all.
     
  6. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Pepcid CHEWABLES!!!! They work wonders for me. I don't get it that often, but when I do it feels like I am having a heart attack.
     
  7. silkydragon

    silkydragon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i dont do anything about it lol i asked a dr. what it was when i felt like i was spitting up a fireball and he saide AR and perscribed the purple pill but even with insurance it was expensive and my parents thought i was faking it or something my grandmother went to the dr for a check up and asked about it and he saide prilosect otc is basicly the exact same thing as the purple pill all the same ingredients so we got that took it for a few months and just quit
     
  8. ginbart

    ginbart Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 9, 2008
    Bloomsburg, PA
    Quote:Tried it, I threw up. I can't have vinegar it sets it off.
     
  9. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Quote:Tried it, I threw up. I can't have vinegar it sets it off.

    I agree with that statement!!! Cucumbers too! ARGH!
     
  10. Cindiloohoo

    Cindiloohoo Quiet as a Church Mouse

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    Quote:Tried it, I threw up. I can't have vinegar it sets it off.

    I agree with that statement!!! Cucumbers too! ARGH!

    Worked great for my cousin. Guess it's not for everyone. There is another home remedy if I can find it I'll post it for you all, and maybe it will work. AR is awful. I don't have it but I know some folks who do. I feel bad for them [​IMG]

    ETA: I remember what it was now...chew a small piece of fresh ginger with water every morning. Supposed to heal the damage caused by AR too.
     
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