Page 1 of 1 [ 4 posts ] 

Kitty4670
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 18 Nov 2014
Gender: Female
Posts: 8,048
Location: California,USA

19 May 2024, 10:33 pm

I been getting acid reflux everyday, do anybody know what cause it? Acid reflux just comes & goes, it can make me feel sick, I can have a hard time breathing.



IsabellaLinton
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 1 Nov 2017
Gender: Female
Posts: 70,091
Location: Chez Quis

19 May 2024, 10:35 pm

Did you see your doctor last week about the difficulty breathing?
Did they give you any meds or information?


_________________
And in the end, the love you take is equal to the love you make.


autisticelders
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 23 Feb 2020
Gender: Female
Posts: 2,087
Location: Alpena MI

21 May 2024, 1:15 pm

acid reflux can have a lot of different causes. Get it checked out and see if you can figure out where that's coming from. Something that is hard for you to digest, eating at the wrong time, drinking at the wrong time, mine started with the meds I was on for "something else" and it gave me acid reflux, ending up today, years later, with GERD. Talk to your doctor about other things you can try to manage the problem. You might have to eliminate things from your diet, change portions and times you eat or drink, or make other changes. Don't give up, hope you can find what is causing the trouble and make adjustments. It sure no fun to have to deal with that!


_________________
https://oldladywithautism.blog/

"Curiosity is one of the permanent and certain characteristics of a vigorous intellect.” Samuel Johnson


ToughDiamond
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 15 Sep 2008
Age: 71
Gender: Male
Posts: 11,685

23 May 2024, 1:06 pm

I get that when I'm in bed sometimes. It goes off if I sit up but it can take an hour or two. I probably wouldn't get it if I stopped pigging out on fatty food just before bed, but fatty food is very nice and I hate refraining from pleasure.

It might be wise for you to get medical advice if homespun interventions don't work, if you can afford medical advice.

It happens when a valve doesn't close properly and allows the stomach contents, which are usually acidic, to squirt back up into the oesophagus. Causes include dodgy diet, obesity, some medications (e.g. calcium channel blockers, nitrates, antihistamines, and certain asthma drugs), gastroparesis that's slowing down the emptying of the stomach, connective tissue disorders (whatever they're supposed to be), and stress.