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I've been sucking down..

January 08, 2019 02:44PM
Prilosec and Omeprazole for about 30 years.. Those are both acid inhibitors - they keep your stomach from making as much acid, as opposed to Tums and stuff that just tries to neutralize it..

So, I'd suggest you might - after discussing this with a doctor -

* Take Prilosec or Omeprazole or Nexium.. all 3 are over the counter.. Omeprazole, I think, is just the generic name for Prilosec..
* Try to lift the head end of your bed 3-4 inches.. I used to put blocks under the headboard side wheels, but now we have a temperpedic, so I just raise the head end.. This physically keeps the acid from coming up while you sleep - simple gravity..

That's really about all I do for my acid reflux.. I had a scope done and they inserted a chip and made me wear a monitor for a week.. It measures when and how much acid tries to come up from your stomach.. They also make you stop taking acid reflux meds for a week before you do the test.. I would feel it coming up and my monitor, which was normally at "10" would immediately drop to "1" meaning some serious acid just came up.. It then tracked how often and how much.. Doc looks at my monitor, downloads the data and tells me, "you have the worst case of acid reflux I've ever seen"..

He wanted me to get this surgery they do where they tie a knot, or something, in your upper esophagus to keep the acid from coming up, but I researched ait and didn't do the surgery.. There is a somewhat low success rate and it can even become undone.. So, screw that.. Good luck, man...



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SubjectAuthorViewsPosted

  Esophagus / heart burn advice???

Ramgator42January 08, 2019 01:54PM

  I've been sucking down..

sstrams16January 08, 2019 02:44PM

  Ditto......................kinda sorta

IowaRam16January 08, 2019 03:00PM

  Yeah, ulcers.....

sstrams7January 08, 2019 03:58PM

  King of acid reflux here

ferragamo7917January 08, 2019 04:29PM

  sucks getting old

JoeMad11January 08, 2019 06:26PM

  I did SEVERAL on that list!

Ramgator9January 09, 2019 04:02AM

  Might wanna cut back..

sstrams10January 09, 2019 04:05AM

  Yes. I have already started.

Ramgator10January 09, 2019 06:00AM

  Good for you..

sstrams9January 09, 2019 06:47AM

  Advice

waterfield15January 08, 2019 06:29PM

  JUST scheduled appt with Gastroastrolololmonopoly DR..... In other words..

Ramgator14January 09, 2019 03:55AM

  Re: JUST scheduled appt with Gastroastrolololmonopoly DR..... In other words..

waterfield12January 09, 2019 06:44AM

  Good Move Gator. . .

RAMbeau13January 09, 2019 08:52AM

  Went well at Dr today.

Ramgator14January 09, 2019 03:26PM