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by 0 · June 06, 2014 at 1:42 PM

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 0 · February 24, 2014 at 6:05 PM

I am very familiar with Chris Kresser type approach to GERD, namely that it's generally caused by hypochloridia. This makes sense. What doesn't make sense is that the treatment he (and others) suggests is to take HCL pills in a gradually... (more)

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Fatgirlgoespaleo 0 · February 24, 2014 at 1:20 PM

I did try it for a week, and the near constant heartburn after meals got unbearable. No matter what the dose. The other possibility is that my acid is normal but my obesity is causing opening of the LES. In which case, no amount of... (more)

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by 91 · August 24, 2013 at 12:59 AM

A lot of people claim that nowadays most doctors have misdiagnosed most patients with GERD and that they have too little stomach acid and not too much stomach acid. They claim that proton pump inhibitors are doing the opposite of what should be... (more)

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Torben_Deumert 0 · August 24, 2013 at 12:59 AM

Actually, I don't think the common theory of "too much acid = GERD" makes much such to begin with. I mean think about the reasoning when it comes to heartburn: The cause of the heartburn is that stomach acid gets in contact with the esophagus.... (more)

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by 0 · July 31, 2013 at 10:43 PM

I know this isn't the right procedure to make the diagnosis, but today when receiving an echocardiogram my doctor thought he may have seen a hital hernia. I just had an upperendoscopy a few months ago for reoccurring mild gastritis, but was told... (more)

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by 0 · August 26, 2013 at 4:21 AM

I started dealing with GERD about 2 years ago. Although both my parents have dealt with digestion problems, I'd have to admit that I set the course for trouble by eating and then exercising strenuously right afterwards or overeating while wearing... (more)

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Lazza 0 · April 30, 2013 at 6:49 PM

I have suffered with GERD and I have suffered from a burning "lump" in my throat. But the symptom only showed up an hour after I ate and it did not affect my ability to sense satiety. To be safe, I would recommend you see a doctor to examine... (more)

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by 15 · August 25, 2013 at 7:22 PM

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 5 · June 08, 2013 at 3:22 AM

Hello all. I am new here and am hoping that folks might have some advice for GERD. I've seen many other posts here on the subject, but I haven't seen anything yet on how to take a safe phased approach to addressing it. Like some other posters... (more)

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Lazza 0 · March 13, 2013 at 11:49 AM

Firstly, I can appreciate your frustration. I used to suffer terribly from GERD. Here is what keeps it under control: 1) Going low carb (< 50 grams/day) for a couple of weeks, GERD becomes quiet, then add carbs back very slowly. By about... (more)

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by 109 · April 05, 2013 at 9:22 PM

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 · November 26, 2013 at 10:27 AM

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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asim 0 · November 26, 2013 at 10:01 AM

It is estimated that more than 75% of patients with asthma also experience frequent heartburn from a condition called gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). People with asthma are twice as likely to have GERD as people who do not have... (more)

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by 162 · February 22, 2013 at 2:09 AM

I have seen quite a few Paleohacks members mentioning they have developed GERD when approaching the 1 year mark on Paleo. It seems to be between 7 and 11 months usually. Since the same is now occurring to me (at 9~10 months), i am becoming... (more)

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Lindsey_7 0 · February 21, 2013 at 11:27 PM

Actually, I never had GERD until I ate paleo as well. I didn't even know what it was until 4 months in to paleo when I experienced symptoms. When it started I usually woke up with the burning sensation/upset stomach...and I suddenly lost my... (more)

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by 0 · February 04, 2013 at 3:48 PM

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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Lazza 0 · February 04, 2013 at 3:38 PM

Assuming you indeed have GERD and nothing more menacing, going on a low carb diet is the trick (in my experience). It seems GERD is frequently caused my small intestine bacterial overgrowth (SIBO). Carbs, especially sugary carbs (fructose... (more)

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by 5 · August 24, 2013 at 10:21 PM

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 · December 09, 2013 at 4:32 PM

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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paleoatheist 0 · November 28, 2013 at 6:50 PM

I eased into paleo by first not eatng wheat. As soon as i stopped eating wheat my acid reflux went away. Start with that.

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by 3 · October 31, 2013 at 6:05 PM

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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D_amazin 0 · October 31, 2013 at 6:05 PM

The same has been with me.i had anxiety for two months and it came out of nowhere.they diagnosed me with chest wall pain 2 weeks ago and now a week later I have gerd. Ive been to er doctors did every test numerous times and everything was... (more)

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by 77348 · November 24, 2012 at 1:54 AM

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 77348 · July 09, 2014 at 9:53 PM

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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qualia 0 · November 17, 2012 at 10:05 PM

you most likely have leaky gut and SIBO, triggered by the antibiotics, which now developed into multiple food sensitivities, possiby with auto-immune involvement. which means: your best bet is to go on a ULTRA STRICT auto-immune paleo protcol... (more)

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by 77348 · November 16, 2012 at 7:28 AM

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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VB 0 · November 16, 2012 at 7:28 AM

Get a hydrogen-methane test for SIBO. It also can be Celiac disease. Any number of inflammatory diseases can cause it.

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by 10 · November 28, 2012 at 4:20 AM

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 77348 · March 26, 2013 at 5:31 PM

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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Tina_11 0 · March 26, 2013 at 5:31 PM

I am new to the Paleo lifestyle only starting in January of this year. Many of the symptoms you expressed are ones that I, myself, have endured, as well. I did note that the majority of my symptoms disappeared, including my severe acid reflux... (more)

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by 15 · October 22, 2012 at 11:51 PM

My wife has had problems with her intestines and stomach pain/acid for the past 10 years. I showed her the FODMAP diet and she tried that and it had positive results with her IBS issues, but she still has Stomach pain/acid. She still takes... (more)

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MG_1 0 · October 22, 2012 at 11:25 PM

When I cut out ALL GRAINS (and pseudo grains) entirely my stomach pain entirely disappeared. Within days. Dairy is not an issue, it was the grains -- oats, rice, quinoa, wheat products of course... Mine was also BIG TIME stress related, the... (more)

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by 0 · September 21, 2012 at 8:07 PM

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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Rachel_29 0 · September 21, 2012 at 8:07 PM

I had the same problem. I read somewhere that some people develop reflux from the increased amounts of fat they eat on the paleo diet. Things like too many nuts or fatty protein does it for me. Once I balanced those out with enough greens, it got... (more)

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by 568 · August 08, 2012 at 7:44 AM

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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Leo_Sho_Silva_ 0 · August 08, 2012 at 7:44 AM

I have been on low carb diet for a couple of weeks ..had to drop it because I started doing sugar burning hill running and my heart rate variability increased.still low carb but not as low ..I think we all have a sweet spot

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by 10439 · August 04, 2012 at 7:48 PM

My father is a mess when it comes to his muscuolo-skeletal and digestive health. In other aspects of his life, though, he's in pretty good shape (heart function and cholesterol, etc tests). He's 6ft and currently 165-170lbs, but until his late... (more)

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Jack_Mac 0 · August 04, 2012 at 7:48 PM

Has he seen a rheumatologist? GI problems and arthritis are classic autoimmune symptoms. Some cases of RLS are also believed to be linked to autoimmunity and/or gluten sensitivity. What you are calling osteo-arthritis, may in fact be... (more)

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by 1495 · July 11, 2012 at 7:09 AM

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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Jamie_14 0 · July 11, 2012 at 1:15 AM

Putting anything in your stomach can give one reflux. Reflux is caused by a range of things, weakened esophegeal (sp?) sphincter, low stomach acid, bacterial infections. I would recommend trying to narrow down the cause before trying to treat... (more)

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by 30 · July 11, 2012 at 9:29 PM

I know a lot of people have had paleo "cure" or at least really help their GERD, but I seem to be one of the unlucky ones that goes in the opposite direction. I've been hovering around 50-60 carbs/day for the last two weeks, and my heartburn is... (more)

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VB 0 · July 10, 2012 at 7:05 PM

I have an answer! I am not a doctor but since I started hating all doctors recently, I am proud I not one. I just got off PPIs and I am doing much much much better. This is MY PERSONAL THEORY (there is absolutely no research behind it - just my... (more)