It’s been a little while since my last update. Looking back it was great thinking I was free of acid reflux for at least a period of time – unfortunately it didn’t last. In October it returned, and I’ve had it off and on now ever since. I have had to go back on to PPI’s – Lanzaprozole, first 15mg, then up to 30 mg – which is a big disappointment, but I have also tried a range of things to see if i could wean myself off them. I have:
It’s a revelation! I’ve been completely free of symptoms for the last month. I wish I could tell you it was down to something which I had done, and I could finally tell you how to get rid of acid reflux, but it wasn’t; it was completely out of my control. And, whilst it was a great relief not to have to suffer gerd, it was a situation I would not wish anyone go through.
It’s been a month since the last progress update, and a couple of significant things have happened in my quest to find out how to get rid of acid reflux – more on these below. During that time my acid reflux has continued more or less as before – nothing during the night and on waking, but returning soon after breakfast with symptoms of discomfort in the chest, and tingling in the mouth and on the lips. This generally lasted on or off all day until bedtime.
As I am trying to find out how to get rid of acid reflux naturally, I’ve now been on the special diet for 4 weeks. This consists of low carbs, wheat and dairy free, little or no onions, tomatoes, caffeine, and alcohol. I have to admit to some disappointment that the symptoms – burning in the right side of the chest, sore throat, burning in the mouth and on the lips, and frequently a sense of stinging in the eyes and nostrils – have not gone.