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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 0 · about 20 hours ago

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 · about 20 hours ago

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 · September 29, 2014 at 4:00 AM

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 · September 27, 2014 at 3:54 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 · 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 5 · about 20 hours ago

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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Anon_9 0 · May 08, 2013 at 3:04 PM

I had horrible acid reflux for a long time and got off the prilosec after a period of time, and this was before I discovered paleo, so the solutions should hopefully work regardless of diet. What I learned was: Quit stuffing myself. Ok, that's... (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 161 · September 29, 2014 at 3:52 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 · 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 20 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 20 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 78407 · September 28, 2014 at 3:49 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 78407 · about 20 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 78407 · about 20 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 20 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 78407 · about 20 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 15 · about 20 hours ago

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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Jamie_14 0 · October 22, 2012 at 11:51 PM

Echo the grains sentiment. BTW, theres usually wheat products in "rice" cereals. Look at the ingredients list. If fodmaps is working, she might also try lowering her carb intake, and fiber intake (both of which are also fermentables). Glucose is... (more)

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by 0 · September 28, 2014 at 3:45 AM

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 20 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 10490 · about 20 hours ago

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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UncleLongHair 0 · August 04, 2012 at 11:32 AM

I used to have GERD which got steadily worse from age 20 to 40. I had peptic ulcers at one point in my late 20's, three of them. I also had chronic low-grade inflammation which also got gradually worse from about 28 to 40. The inflammation... (more)

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by 1495 · about 20 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 30 · about 20 hours ago

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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Thrak 0 · July 10, 2012 at 6:34 PM

If you are coming off any meds there is usually a rebound period. When I went off my PPIs it was an... interesting couple of weeks. I was pounding back antacids when it got really bad but it settled eventually and is now completely gone unless I... (more)