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by 0 · about 20 hours ago

I developed GERD at the ripe old age of 18. I began experiencing chronic sore throats, which my MD at the time suggested was acid reflux, because I was in continual pain and had no signs of respiratory infection. I thought she was wrong, simply... (more)

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kail_aiello 0 · June 06, 2014 at 1:37 PM

I found that my GERD got worse on a VLC diet of under 50g a day. Now I've upped them to to the 75-125g daily range, and my GERD has disappeared. I think it had to do with digestion, as I'm now eating more tubers and squashes which are easier on my... (more)

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by 15 · about 20 hours ago

So I guess I'm allergic to Milk, Wheat, Soy, Tomatoes, peanuts, peas, Shrimp, Tuna and corn. Along with some pollens. It seems I developed EoE from it, I don't have heartburn, at least I don't think I do. Sometimes I get a burning below my... (more)

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raydawg 0 · April 15, 2013 at 10:24 AM

I'm not an expert on this by any stretch, but to me, it sounds like it might be, or related to, SIBO (Small Intestinal Bacterial Overload.) Might be a good idea to read up on it to see if your symptoms match and see if its treatment helps. (more)

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by 109 · about 20 hours ago

So I've been Paleo for over two years and a few months ago started experiencing a lump type feeling in my throat (as if food were stuck). My neck around adams apple was also a bit tender. Saw my Dr. who did a thyroid test and I did have somewhat... (more)

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Janknitz 0 · March 08, 2013 at 6:02 PM

Doctors know very little about dietary issues with GERD. I highly recommend a book by Norman Robilard "Fast Track Digestion: Heartburn". It goes against CW, but IMHO it's right on. Fat is not the problem, SIBO is. When there's LPR in particular,... (more)

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by 55 · about 20 hours ago

OK, I know there are dozens of GERD questions on the site, and a few asthma-related ones as well, but nothing else I've tried has worked, so I figured I'd give this a shot. In June, after about 18 months of eating Paleo, I started experiencing... (more)

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Dragonfly 0 · February 27, 2013 at 1:11 AM

Given that your symptoms came on rather suddenly, I suspect some residual alignment issue from the stress (or did you happen to have a car accident?) A chiropractic/osteopathic adjustment could be helpful. I have read many stories of folks... (more)

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by 0 · about 20 hours ago

I have had gerd for like 8 months and 3 weeks ago started having trouble swallowing and it sucks. I have problems everyday swallowing and sometimes takes minutes to get one swallow, i eat salads and baked potatoes and fruit like grapes and... (more)

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Janknitz 0 · February 04, 2013 at 3:32 PM

See a doctor. You sound like you may have an esophageal structure and that needs medical attention. Don't put this off, make an appointment and get seen ASAP.

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by 5 · about 20 hours ago

So, I've been a long time reader of paleohacks, but this is my first question, and I've got a long backstory, apologies in advance... I developed stomach problems in college after a bout with a parasite (dientamoeba I think) and plenty of... (more)

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Lazza 0 · February 06, 2013 at 5:06 PM

Although I think the other responses are great I just want to add a couple of suggestions of my own: 1) Good that you are off Prilosec. You might want to go on a low carb diet (<60 grams/day) to see if your GERD is caused by SIBO. If it is... (more)

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by 15 · about 21 hours ago

Does anyone have any links to aritcles/websites which explain in detail what GAS really is. I'm in big pain with GERD for 5 years- have tried most natural things and read a lot. I have mainly heartburn and gas which seems to form in duodenum-... (more)

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Janknitz 0 · December 11, 2012 at 7:40 PM

I hope you've seen a doctor to make sure the pains you are having are really GERD. Especially now that you are having neck pain too, it could be referred pain from other internal organs (e.g. the heart!) and needs checking out. ... (more)

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by 3 · about 21 hours ago

i have suffered from anxiety and panic attacks for the last two months, Now I randomly just started having bad acid reflux and chest pressure and bloating. I am on omeraprozole 20mg but does not seem to be working. I went to the e.r. last night... (more)

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NewPaleon 0 · December 06, 2012 at 3:50 AM

My acid reflux went away after a couple of weeks of Paleo. Make sure you are eliminating ALL grains, sugar, and starches. Whenever I eat even a cup of rice, I get acid reflux again. Now that I'm better, though, I can tolerate some starches, such... (more)

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by 78422 · about 21 hours ago

I'm looking to treat intestinal problems though I continued to drink 6 teaspoons of apple cider vinegar daily and take 420 billion Nutri-West probiotics a day, yeast just came back after I reintroduced sugar. I doubt the "yeast fighters" have any... (more)

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Wendy_Schwartz 0 · November 24, 2012 at 1:54 AM

You may want to Google SIBO and FODMAPS. I went for years with flare ups and frustration. I finally figured out my symptoms were not necessarily from yeast after all.. Wendy Wendy@gopaleo.com Www.gopaleo.com

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by 78422 · about 21 hours ago

I've had acid reflux for 4+ years. It started after a course of antibiotics (doxycycline) for acne. I don't recall ever having a normal stool, yet lately I've ALWAYS been getting a rocky stool. I've had a rocky stool for quite a while. I've been... (more)

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primalpat 0 · November 17, 2012 at 8:03 PM

Chris Kresser has an entire series on acid reflux/heartburn here: http://chriskresser.com/heartburn Ah, yeast overgrowth. Since I too have been dealing with this for quite some time, I feel like I'm a bit of an expert, as irritating and life... (more)

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by 78422 · about 21 hours ago

I've had acid reflux for 4+ years. I don't recall ever having a normal stool, yet lately I've ALWAYS been getting a rocky stool. I've had a rocky stool for quite a while. About 3 months ago, my chiropractor discovered a yeast infection. I went... (more)

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CD 0 · November 16, 2012 at 3:46 AM

Have you been tested for celiac disease?

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by 10 · about 21 hours ago

Long time lurker of paleohacks, I am not quite paleo, but have transitioned to meat-eating recently after years of happy vegetarianism. I have been a conscious eater for many years keeping my dairy and wheat levels low, and not discriminating... (more)

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Maria_E_ 0 · November 13, 2012 at 2:22 PM

I suffered from GERD for a long time. Mine was bad, becoming a serious issue at one point because I couldn't keep any food down. I also have had all the tests available done with no major findings oher than chronic gastritis and some biliar... (more)

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by 78422 · about 21 hours ago

I get reflux and constipation after eating most anything. Like even a bowl of spinach. There doesn't seem to be a particular food that causes it. I'm not sure what's going on? I'm belching like crazy! Things that didn't work for me: -"Going... (more)

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Buttons 0 · January 18, 2013 at 8:14 PM

Your sample diet looks too complicated to me. Your peppers, tomatoes, ghee, orange juice, and nuts would have me curled up in bed for 3 days. To get rid of symptoms, I have to follow the Autoimmune Protocol of paleo AND eat simple meals. My meal... (more)

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by 0 · about 21 hours ago

We've been Paleo for a few months now, after getting diagnosed with a wheat and corn allergy. However, for the past month, I've had awful discomfort behind my sternum and straight through to my back all day, every day. Needless to say, it's... (more)

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reluctantMANGO 0 · September 21, 2012 at 7:02 PM

I've found fermented foods, like kimchee or raw sauerkraut, to be helpful in eliminating GERD and settling my stomach - kinda settles the bacteria to good levels for me.

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by 568 · about 21 hours ago

I've been reading a lot lately about the autonomic nervous system (i.e. Sympathetic and Parasympathetic systems), and have noticed many interesting tie-ins with paleo theories. BACKGROUND The Parasympathetic system modulates: sexual... (more)

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yorabu 0 · August 05, 2012 at 11:39 AM

being on the paleo diet for 2 years did wonders for my health, and I have autonomic neoropathy. I would really like to see more people with dysautonomia try being paleo and see what tweaks are good for us. While the diet did improve my general... (more)

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by 1495 · about 21 hours ago

I'm back with another reflux question! When I drink water, I get reflux. I realize that I probably get reflux from being low acid and that drinking water dilutes my low stomach acid even more. I try not to drink with food and that helps, but I... (more)

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Chinaeskimo 0 · July 11, 2012 at 1:33 AM

No, I don't think water dilutes your stomach acid, it actually promotes your stomach to make more acid.

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by 1307 · about 21 hours ago

Everyone on here (myself includes) seems to be under the impression that you should exercise. But, can exercise (especially intense, heavy lifting) cause GERD or aggravate symptoms? I ask because everything was going swimmingly with digestion up... (more)

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UncleLongHair 0 · January 05, 2013 at 2:37 PM

Do you eat or drink just before you workout? I generally do my workouts fasted, having not eaten anything for 4-6 hours. I also try to limit my water intake for the 30-45 minutes before the workout too to make sure I don't have a stomach full of... (more)

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by 1307 · about 21 hours ago

Okay, so I originally came to bug the ever-loving hell out of PH for my GERD/IBS issues. Well, those issues are getting better it seems, but one issue that has not resolved is burping. I burp drinking water; I burp after eating; and sometimes burp... (more)

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Christopher_Gagnon 0 · August 20, 2012 at 7:05 PM

Burping after eating and drinking is perfectly natural, as we consume quite a bit of air every time we swallow (via our noses), which avoids creating a "vacuum" by stabilizing air pressure inside our heads. Plug your nose and swallow, and you'll... (more)

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by 260 · about 21 hours ago

After 3 weeks of constant digestive, hypoglycemia and panic attacks that caused crushing cheat pain, dizziness, tingling, rapid heart beat lasting minimum 4 hours...I knew the paramedics by name. Every test was done for heart, diabetes,... (more)

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Jamie_14 0 · July 06, 2012 at 1:35 AM

Thanks for sharing, but this isnt a question. A further question for you though might be why is acid coming up from your stomach? Bacterial infection/SIBO? Heliobacter? Low stomach acid? Weakened LES? Doesnt sound like a fully fleshed out... (more)

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by 1307 · about 21 hours ago

Up until a week ago, I was using licorice extract for digestive issues. Turns out, SCD says it can cause digestive issues...and apparently it's a legume? Does any use DGL for digestive issues, or should I lay off this since it's apparently not... (more)

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TnQ 0 · June 12, 2012 at 8:09 PM

I am not familiar with how licorice impact the digestive tract, but I have read several studies showing that it dramatically lowers testosterone levels (up to 40 %), which is a pretty good reason for avoiding it.

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by 1307 · about 21 hours ago

So I'm doing a ZC diet for a week (thanks so much to Melissa HGL for her advice!) and a bunch of problems have resolved. This is my second day on the day as I screwed up Monday and Tuesday. Yesterday, was perfect. No GERD issues whatsoever.... (more)

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by 1307 · about 21 hours ago

Looks like I lost. Trouble swallowing, food coming up, pressure in throat. I tried so hard to cure my GERD with diet, supplements, and herbs...but to no avail it seems (paleo for six months now). Now, I've no clue the damage I've done. I'm happy... (more)

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MathGirl72 0 · May 30, 2012 at 12:50 PM

The damage to your gut took longer than 6 months to occur. Healing may take years. Though this isn't a magic cure for all that ails ya, there is probably still quite a bit of damage to your gut, even after 6 months.

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by 1307 · about 21 hours ago

With any luck, Melissa from (HGL) can answer this one. Here's a current list of supplements I'm taking: Chelated Magnesium Wild Salmon Oil Licorce extract Probiotics Multi-vitamin B-vitamin complex Digestive enzymes Niacin Digestive Bitters HCL... (more)

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Bread_Eating_Beelzebub 0 · May 28, 2012 at 3:59 AM

Yikes. In my opinion that's just too much and makes it hard to ID what's even going on. WHy not try going off them and doing a very low carb diet? Also I'd ditch the HCL. It didn't help me very much. Have a protein rich breakfast of steak or some... (more)

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by 1307 · about 21 hours ago

This question if for the paleo people out there. I was wondering if any of you had trouble swallowing with your GERD, and if that got better when it went away. I'm able to swallow, it just seems slightly more difficult than it should be. I was... (more)

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raydawg 0 · May 26, 2012 at 1:12 PM

Yes, the acid reflux from GERD burns your esophagus, which normally is smooth, so that makes it easy for food to get stuck in your throat. I suffered from this, it's gone now. Had issues swallowing relatively dry meats such as turkey, so had to... (more)

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by 0 · about 21 hours ago

As much as I've found reasons why not to go Paleo, I've generally found multiple ones why I should at least try it. With this past weekend being the final straw. About a year ago, I was diagnosed with eosinophilic esophagitis (sp?) I figured... (more)

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MeepsIsWellfed 0 · May 07, 2012 at 5:43 PM

Hey Howie, I'm not going to bash your for the pepsi, but I am going to suggest you put it down and back slowly away. At least for 30 days. Commit to Paleo for 30 days and then reintroduce the Pepsit to see how your body reacts. You may luck... (more)

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