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Re: Food that triggers bad acidic reflux

Lactose does for me. If i eat anything with any in at all it's awful. Stress can trigger it too.


Please see your doc.


Edit: peppermint oil (2 drops) in hot water, sipped, helps.

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Re: Food that triggers bad acidic reflux

Maybe not a food issue, reflux can also be caused by sleep apnoe, right up to the point of vomiting in your sleep and breathing the stuff in. You can literally drown in your own upchuck.
Quite a nasty way to die, but it could be worst, you could drown in sombody elses spew.
How do I know???
That´s why I have a CPAP these last 10 years and never had reflux since.
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Re: Food that triggers bad acidic reflux

McTavge, sorry to hear you have these problems. Acidic reflux can be triggered by different things, and is not the same for everyone. If yours is caused by gallbladder problems (at a certain age, even if you're a male and it's less common in males in general, chances are you have, though you may not be aware like many other people) you may need to avoid food with a high intake of saturated fat - fatty meat cuts, fatty meat, cheese etc. Spicy food and condiments can trigger these symptoms too. Or too much sugar, sweets.

I would say - keep a food journal and try to find a pattern. When these symptoms appear? When are they the worst?

Also a test for Helicobacter pylori is also advisable. You have to rule out any cause. Tell your GP this is a real concern for you.

Try to sleep with your head a little bit elevated, do not eat right before going to bed. East small portions. Move more. Lose weight (if necessary). Cut on your consumption of alcohol, coffee, chocolate, I know....all the good things are either unhealthy or....immoral.
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Re: Food that triggers bad acidic reflux

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Lactose does for me. If i eat anything with any in at all it's awful. Stress can trigger it too.
I have a mild lactose intolerance - I keep lactase tablets at home (bulk ordered from Amazon) which seem to help.
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Re: Food that triggers bad acidic reflux

I had such bad acid reflux a few years ago, that even water would cause irritation.

Had an endoscopy, years on PPI's, finally found out that it was due to an obscure food intolerance. Once it was discovered and I omitted the troublesome foods, I have very rare heartburn and I eat all the spicy food I want to.
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Re: Food that triggers bad acidic reflux

This happens to me occasionally and especially if I eat in the evenings. So I tend to have my evening meal at about 17.00 Uhr and be very careful afterwards.


But, try a glass of CocaCola, works well with me.
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Sweet foods for me, jam and chocolate are right buggers. Bananas too if fresh, as they get riper and softer they are fine.

Whiskey never seems to trigger it but if I'm having an attack already then every sip is like lava, it can be a struggle to finish the bottle.
Obviously you are not a Scot!!
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Re: Food that triggers bad acidic reflux

Get it checked..

Had a relative die recently. Initial symptoms were increase in his reflux / heartburn.
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Re: Food that triggers bad acidic reflux

Simply cut out all meat. Meat is such a shit to digest. And of course alcohol is out.
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Get it checked..

Had a relative die recently. Initial symptoms were increase in his reflux / heartburn.
I agree.

I don’t want to scare McTavage but this is exactly what happened to my father. He started getting reflux/heartburn for the first time in his life, doctor initially prescribed antacids and put it down to stress.....it wasn’t.
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Re: Food that triggers bad acidic reflux

I often get it as a delayed allergy to certain beers and whiskey. Normally after about 12-15 pints and some whiskey to top it up I get a cracking headache and heartburn the next day. I've yet to find a solution.
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I often get it as a delayed allergy to certain beers and whiskey. Normally after about 12-15 pints and some whiskey to top it up I get a cracking headache and heartburn the next day. I've yet to find a solution.
On the upside, the taste of the whiskey normally persists for at least 24hrs after the consumption, bonus.
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I often get it as a delayed allergy to certain beers and whiskey. Normally after about 12-15 pints and some whiskey to top it up I get a cracking headache and heartburn the next day. I've yet to find a solution.
Oriental Raisin Tree Tea + Ibuprofen + Eggs and Bacon in the morning. You'll be good in a few hours.
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Re: Food that triggers bad acidic reflux

Whatever the reason may be that you get it now, get it checked out to be safe!!!

A gastroscopy is nothing comfortable to undergo (had 3 of them thus far), but it gives you peace of mind.

I get reflux and heartburn too, but I know since 2007 that I have Helicobacter Pylorii bacteria in my stomach and am prone to ulcers and inflammations of the stomach lining.


Usually stuff like a plain yoghurt helps quite well. Drinking lots of herbal tea and eat much lighter for a few days will usually also help


....and I enjoy a wee dram of one of our single malts again
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Anyone has suffered the same and found a "natural" solution?
Yup. Was diagnosed in 2012 and OH more recently.

Everyone is different, so it's food diary time for you! Bonus is that you get to eat and drink all your favourite things for a few weeks until you isolate the cause. It may just be that you're consuming it at the wrong time of day for you, and again, everyone is different.

My aggravants are: bread after midday, coffee / milk / lemon juice after 2pm-ish, tomato and basil soup at any time , fresh tomatoes in the evening. Bread after midday gives me hiccups after the the first couple of bites.
Solution: 1/3 peppermint cordial + 2/3 warm water or XXX Extra Strong Mints.

OH's aggravants: Muesli bars or nuts in the evening, which is a pain for him because his favourite treat snacks are nougat or nuts. His solution is a little gruesome as he makes himself vomit, which isn't clever.
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Re: Food that triggers bad acidic reflux

My symptoms are now cured after over 20 years of symptoms.

I take 100ml Aronia juice before bedtime. You can pick it up from any Reformhaus. Get the pure stuff though (no grape or fruit mixes as this can make your reflux worse) I use a brand called Aronia Original and it's 100 juice.
So, just to recap - everyone is different - I get that but in terms of triggers, if you start putting Aronia into your diet the triggers won't matter too much. If you know you can't take lactose or spicy foods hit the ranitidine but if you want something long term which works with your body, try some Aronia juice.
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My symptoms are now cured after over 20 years of symptoms.

I take 100ml Aronia juice before bedtime. You can pick it up from any Reformhaus. Get the pure stuff though (no grape or fruit mixes as this can make your reflux worse) I use a brand called Aronia Original and it's 100 juice.
Just a quick head's up...Drinking any 100% juice before bedtime, or less than 30mins before you brush your teeth, is very bad for tooth enamel.
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Just a quick head's up...Drinking any 100% juice before bedtime, or less than 30mins before you brush your teeth, is very bad for tooth enamel.
Even if you rinse your mouth thoroughly with water beforehand?
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Even if you rinse your mouth thoroughly with water beforehand?
Beforehand? Like before you drink the juice? Yes, "even" then.
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Just a quick head's up...Drinking any 100% juice before bedtime, or less than 30mins before you brush your teeth is very bad for tooth enamel.
I'm fine though, so.....
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