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Kitty4670
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16 Mar 2018, 12:25 am

I been having acid reflux for 3 weeks now, it comes & goes, acid reflux makes me cough. I was doing laundry, I was in the laundry room in my apartment building, I was taking my clothes out of the dryer when I was So Badly coughing, I almost threw up in the laundry room.


How do you get acid reflux? What kind food do you have to eat?


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17 Mar 2018, 6:38 am

I find that bread is a no-no to have if I want to avoid reflux. Sometimes the acidic feeling is so strong I think I might breathe fire. Feels awful.



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17 Mar 2018, 7:22 am

Bassets wine gum gives me acid reflux, and similar candy.

I avoid eating things that gives me AR after nightfall because i do not want to wake up in the middle of the night throwing myself of the bed gasping for air while acid reflux go down into my lungs, and that horrible acidic feeling afterwards...


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17 Mar 2018, 2:41 pm

I have had acid reflux so bad that it would come yp in my sleep and wake me up with a fire feeling on throat and where it geatly effected my swallowing, I literally could not shallow. I used prosec, an over the counter anacid medication, it seemed to help.



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07 Apr 2018, 6:54 am

OP this is worth getting checked out by your doctor.

Gastro-oesophageal reflux so bad it makes you cough and feel like you're going to vomit can be indicative of problems that are easily managed but carry increasing risk they longer they go untreated.



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07 Apr 2018, 5:30 pm

I have acid reflux & take Pepcid 2wice a day; prescription strength which I think is 2wice the strength of the over the counter one. I also take Protonix/Pantoprazole as needed. I've taken Prilosec/Omeprazole before too. Prolosec is over the counter but it doesn't work rite away. You have to take it a few days before it really starts helping. The OTC one says to take it every day for two weeks & the bottles are two weeks worth. My GP prescribed it to me for a month thou.

Some of the foods that make my reflux worse are things that are acidic like tomatoes, spicy food, & fried food.

I find eating icecream helps when my throat is burning/hurting because milk can neutralize acid & ithe coldness of the icecream feels good on my throat.


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07 Apr 2018, 11:45 pm

Reflux can be caused by many different things, ongoing reflux warrants proper investigation rather than just symptomatic management. Damage to vocal cords and potential for higher risk of oesophageal cancer can occur if reflux is not dealt with properly.



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08 Apr 2018, 10:41 pm

Alcohol can make it worse too.

My girlfriend has bad acid reflux sometimes cuz of a gallbladder stone or two & getting stressed out easily.


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10 Apr 2018, 9:55 pm

Eurythmic wrote:
OP this is worth getting checked out by your doctor.

Gastro-oesophageal reflux so bad it makes you cough and feel like you're going to vomit can be indicative of problems that are easily managed but carry increasing risk they longer they go untreated.


I second this. ^^^^



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10 Apr 2018, 11:21 pm

I inherited such a condition from my parents, both of whom suffered if they so much as ate one spoonful too much food at a sitting. so I learned how to listen to the subtle "too full" signals and back off just before then.



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11 Apr 2018, 12:41 am

Kitty4670 wrote:
I been having acid reflux for 3 weeks now, it comes & goes, acid reflux makes me cough. I was doing laundry, I was in the laundry room in my apartment building, I was taking my clothes out of the dryer when I was So Badly coughing, I almost threw up in the laundry room.


How do you get acid reflux? What kind food do you have to eat?


You should have a check up with a gastroenterologist.

Common acid reflux triggers or things that can worsen or prolong it are. .

Obesity
Cigarette smoke
Alcohol
Acidic foods/beverages
Greasy foods
Heavily seasoned foods
Shelf stable baked goods and boxed processed foods
Chocolate
Coffee/tea/caffeine

A lot of people tend to a lot of bread or drink a lot of milk when they have it but this usually doesn't help and may make it worse.

If the reflux is from run of the mill GERD, it might be that you ate something or drank or smelled something that triggered it, and it may remain so for a few days without an antacid.

Zantac tends to work well for acid reflux but I would also see a doctor and avoid the triggers listed above.



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14 Apr 2018, 2:10 am

Does getting upset & stress cause acid reflux too?


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14 Apr 2018, 2:16 am

Kitty4670 wrote:
Does getting upset & stress cause acid reflux too?
I don't know about causing it persay but those things can aggravate it.


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14 Apr 2018, 6:44 pm

Kitty4670 wrote:
Does getting upset & stress cause acid reflux too?

It can, yes. Do you have a history of ulcers?



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15 Apr 2018, 12:09 am

Maybe the most common reason for acid reflux, is drinking water with meals.

Don't drink water 30 minutes(1 hour if you can manage it) before eating, this will weaken the stomach acid before eating.
Don't drink water sooner than 30 minutes after eating, this will interfere with the digestive process.

People often think the reason for acid reflux is too much acidity in the stomach, but it's actually the complete opposite. The stomach acid is not strong enough to digest the food properly, and the undigested food then pushes the stomach acid upwards. This is amplified especially if you drink alot of water with the meal.

I used to get acid reflux, and this completely solved it for me.



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15 Apr 2018, 12:26 am

how do you wash the food down without a liquid?