Reflux and heartburn
Posted 27 July 2008 - 06:48 PM
I don't have "reflux" as such... sometimes it's a little hard to swallow if I haven't chewed properly and sometimes I need to burp and liquid comes up instead. I have also been getting a burning in my chest sometimes. Can anyone recommend foods to eat or not eat to keep this at a minimum?
Diagnosed 2006 - Diffuse Scleroderma
Skin and lung involvement
Posted 27 July 2008 - 09:57 PM
Posted 28 July 2008 - 04:45 AM
I try (key word "try") to avoid anything acidic. Tomato sauce, orange juice, tea. I was told not to drink coffee but that's once vice I just can't give up.
You may also want to try an antacid medication, just to buffer. I know if I didn't take my Prylosexc, I'd be in lots of burning pain.
Posted 28 July 2008 - 05:52 AM
Julie (Bird Lady)
Posted 28 July 2008 - 05:59 PM
Chocolate, It isn't just for breakfast anymore!
Posted 31 July 2008 - 02:09 AM
I agree with all the foods mentioned here causing acid reflux. I would like to include greasy fried foods, like fried chicken and french fries and spicy food, like salsa and hot wings. Naturally these are some of my all time favorite and I will sneak in a bite or two. But definitely stay away from foods cooked with hot peppers. If I take a bite of spicy food, I almost can't breathe. The chemicals in the peppers cause a reaction in my throat to the point where I can't catch my breath. I can't toss down those jalapenos like I used to.
You should talk to your doctor about your symptoms. They sound like acid reflux and can be treated with Nexium and elevating the head portion of your bed.
Posted 01 August 2008 - 06:07 AM
Yes, you should talk to your doctor about these symptoms.
Our page on Reflux (Heartburn) and GERD has a wealth of information. You will also find discussions of reflux in many threads on the forum.
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