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Food that triggers bad acidic reflux

Been suffering from it for months, to the point of not being able to sleep some nights. Always happens at its worse in the evening. My GP told me it could be stress related but I don't feel I am under a greater stress than I was a few months ago. I was prescribed Omed antacid Sandoz (Omeprazol) but I don't like to be on medication more than strictly necessary, and this one is only for 7 days anyway.
I'm sure I could cut down on the coffee a bit but I eat nothing in excess. What food contributes to acidic reflux? I tried to browse a bit on internet with no clear picture. Anyone has suffered the same and found a "natural" solution?
The pain truly is debilitating sometimes.
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Re: Food that triggers bad acidic reflux

Usually dairy is really good for me, bifidus, quark (séré). Not sure if it helps everyone, but running and dairy keeps my stress down -> better digestion. You probably shouldn't have any alcohol, either. Nor sweet stuff.
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Re: Food that triggers bad acidic reflux

Bananas or whiskey for me is like car battery acid. But everyone is different.

Go do a gastroscopy, it could be something more serious.
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Re: Food that triggers bad acidic reflux

I think everyone's different. Some people get it from spicy foods or fried foods.

I don't think there's any real medical evidence behind it but many people preach the wonders of drinking apple cider vinegar.
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Been suffering from it for months, to the point of not being able to sleep some nights. Always happens at its worse in the evening. My GP told me it could be stress related but I don't feel I am under a greater stress than I was a few months ago. I was prescribed Omed antacid Sandoz (Omeprazol) but I don't like to be on medication more than strictly necessary, and this one is only for 7 days anyway.
I'm sure I could cut down on the coffee a bit but I eat nothing in excess. What food contributes to acidic reflux? I tried to browse a bit on internet with no clear picture. Anyone has suffered the same and found a "natural" solution?
The pain truly is debilitating sometimes.
Coffee is quiet bad. Drink herbal teas eg camomile. Reduce or cut out meat and fats
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Re: Food that triggers bad acidic reflux

No alcohol = no Whisky = no way!
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I think everyone's different. Some people get it from spicy foods or fried foods.

I don't think there's any real medical evidence behind it but many people preach the wonders of drinking apple cider vinegar.
I've tried it and it works to reduce the pain, but on a very temporary basis.
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Go do a gastroscopy, it could be something more serious.
Agree, you could have a medical condition that's causing the reflux as opposed to something you eat.

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I don't think there's any real medical evidence behind it but many people preach the wonders of drinking apple cider vinegar.
Which should NEVER be consumed alone/not mixed with some other liquid, or OP will feel even worse reflux than he does now.

OP - Do you often eat or drink shortly before bed? Have you changed your diet recently?
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Re: Food that triggers bad acidic reflux

it could indicate gall bladder problems
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Re: Food that triggers bad acidic reflux

I find it depend on the time of day, pretty much anything before midday can cause problems. Then eating late (after 9pm) can be problematic if particularly spicy or acidic.

If you really want to go 'hardcore' try just boiled/steamed veg (frozen veg) and low fat meat with plain rice. See if you can stomach that for a few days.. it might help build up your stomach lining's resistance.

(And.. get checked out for an ulcer !)
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Coffee is quiet bad. Drink herbal teas eg camomile. Reduce or cut out meat and fats


I have tried and succeeded to stick to 1 coffee max a day, some days none. I drink Verbena and Camomile in the evening. I hardly touch any meat these days (can't afford it!) and fats...well, cheese, of course + the occasional bacon sandwich.
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Re: Food that triggers bad acidic reflux

My diet is on the whole varied and fairly healthy. What has changed is that since the separation, I have done almost zero exercising, having lost the little will I had for it. I just don't have the energy. Might be a reason.
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Re: Food that triggers bad acidic reflux

Almonds are quite a good natural antacid.
Eat a few almonds in the evening before going to bed.
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My diet is on the whole varied and fairly healthy. What has changed is that since the separation, I have done almost zero exercising, having lost the little will I had for it. I just don't have the energy. Might be a reason.
This. Increase physical activity, you will metabolize stuff faster and better. It also brings stress hormones down, they impact enzymes and digestion, bigly.
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Go do a gastroscopy, it could be something more serious.
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Please speak to your doctor.
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Re: Food that triggers bad acidic reflux

One factor in reflux can be aging (sorry) and another gravity. If you prop yourself up on more pillows to sleep, that can potentially help to keep the fluid further down in the gastrointestinal system.
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Been suffering from it for months, to the point of not being able to sleep some nights. Always happens at its worse in the evening. My GP told me it could be stress related but I don't feel I am under a greater stress than I was a few months ago. I was prescribed Omed antacid Sandoz (Omeprazol) but I don't like to be on medication more than strictly necessary, and this one is only for 7 days anyway.
I'm sure I could cut down on the coffee a bit but I eat nothing in excess. What food contributes to acidic reflux? I tried to browse a bit on internet with no clear picture. Anyone has suffered the same and found a "natural" solution?
The pain truly is debilitating sometimes.
Haggis?

I hardly ever have that problem but when I do it is terribly painful. I then drink some milk - doesn't have to be an entire glass but pure, nothing in it - and that usually does the trick quite quickly. Drink it slowly, your throat will like it too.
By the way, some baking soda in water helps as well! No kidding. I only often forget about it.

The apple vinegar is good for all kinds of stuff (lower the cholesterol for one, they say) but I would not use it for this problem. When you do drink apple vinegar you put only a little in a glass - like you would make a not very strong sirup - and fill up with water.

I wouldn't go on prescribed medication for that either. It's good to wait and see if it's a phase and I'm sure my doctor would have suggested stuff like I mentioned above, kept an eye on it and eventually would send me for a gastroscopy if there is no improvement.

Do keep track of exactly what happened (eaten, drunk, activity, personal stress moments) just before you started suffering from it.So you can give your doctor better clues. Or even find and solve the problem yourself.
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Bananas or whiskey for me is like car battery acid. But everyone is different.

Go do a gastroscopy, it could be something more serious.
^^^^^ this...
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Been suffering from it for months, to the point of not being able to sleep some nights. Always happens at its worse in the evening. My GP told me it could be stress related but I don't feel I am under a greater stress than I was a few months ago. I was prescribed Omed antacid Sandoz (Omeprazol) but I don't like to be on medication more than strictly necessary, and this one is only for 7 days anyway.
I'm sure I could cut down on the coffee a bit but I eat nothing in excess. What food contributes to acidic reflux? I tried to browse a bit on internet with no clear picture. Anyone has suffered the same and found a "natural" solution?
The pain truly is debilitating sometimes.
List here your daily diet habits and drinks. But be honest
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Re: Food that triggers bad acidic reflux

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.
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