billyliar

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    Acid Reflux

    I thought it would be a good idea to update this thread as I've made a lot of progress since February. and thought it might experience might be useful to other people. I haven't had acid reflux or any other digestive issues for months now. I think the severe acid reflux i had last time i was doing whole 30 was as i stopped taking ppi's after 3 years of use. Looking back, i didn't get the full benefits of whole30 due to this and probably should have delayed or extended it. The main thing i got from whole30 was identifying that dairy and gluten cause my reflux symptoms and caffeine also triggers it if i have too much, I haven't eaten any dairy since January but have had gluten a few times. I can tolerate small amounts but avoid it 99% of the time. For months now i have been taking the following every day: Probitics Multi vitamin Aloe Vera juice Omega 3 Fish oil Digestive enzymes with every meal I think it's a combination of avoiding dairy, gluen and eating a healthy balanced mainly paleo diet along with the above supplements which have improved my digestion and eradicated all of my symptoms. Now my digestion is under control i'm going to start whole30 again on Monday and hope to see more of the benefits this time.
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    Acid Reflux

    Thanks for the links. Yes that's the same stuff, that's what i ordered. There are a lot of reviews on iherb & amazon from people who said it helped with acid reflux along with other conditions.
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    Acid Reflux

    I found a forum post here from someone who successfully came off them by replacing it with marshmallow root so going to give that a try. http://forum.whole30.com/topic/17784-chronic-inflammation/?hl=nexium#entry188551 I drink a lot of water and it doesn't seem to really help. I will look into peppermint oil too and will try to elevate my bed as well as i always feel terrible in the morning. I'm not taking magnesium but will look into this too, thanks again for your advice it's greatly appreciated!
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    Acid Reflux

    Most recently it was esomeprazole (nexium) but i've taken omerprazole and lansoprazole in the past. I'm going to search about to see what i can find. I don't have abdominal pains any more but i'm waking up every day with acid in my mouth and i feel tired and irritable even after 8 hours sleep. It has been far worse, I've had severe abdominal pains in the past. My stomach still fees bloated, i drink a lot of peppermint tea and ginger and lemon tea and they do make me feel a bit better.
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    Acid Reflux

    Thanks for your advice, It is definitely driving me crazy! I thought i would be able to identify the cause through diet but seems like it's a lot more complicated than that. I may have to go back to the doctors if it doesn't improve but pretty sure she'll just prescribe more ppi's which i want to avoid if i can. I read up on rebound from ppi's and 1 study showed that the effects can last up to 3 weeks so not sure if i should just try and ride it out. Is it possible that i won't be able to over come it without ppi's?
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    Acid Reflux

    Yes, I gradually reduced from 40mg to 20mg then 20mg every 2nd day. I have been taking ppis on and off for about 3 years though.
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    Acid Reflux

    Thanks for sharing your own experiences Lucie. I know exactly what you mean about the loop I've been doing the same things for years. I get bad reflux which makes me feel bad and then ill eat things which I probaby shouldn't because it makes me feel better in the short term but it makes things worse.
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    Acid Reflux

    I'm on the last day of my Whole30 which i have logged here > http://forum.whole30.com/topic/33147-1st-time-whole30-scottish-guy/ The main reason for doing a Whole30 was to try and overcome my Acid Reflux problems through food. I stopped talking ppi's completely as wanted to see if my body could sort out the problem itself. I have got a lot out of the Whole30 and seen improvements with reflux at different stages but it has now come back worse than ever. I have abdominal pains, skin rashes, acid taste in my mouth and feel irritable and tired again. I thought the problem may have been fodmaps so stuck to low fodmap foods for the last 2 weeks but there's still something causing me problems. It's driving me mad trying to work out the root cause but i'm determined to find a way as i dread having to go back to the doctors and really don't want to take ppi's which is what they will advise. I have been stressed out over the last week with work and i'm also buying a house so this is definitely not helping. I'm finding it really frustrating and not sure how to proceed. I'm not going to go back to eating grains, dairy and sugar as i'm sure they will make things worse and i am definitely seeing benefits from avoiding them. I don't know if i should stick with the Whole30 low fodmap version for a while longer or look at other options. I've read about the auto immune version as well but not sure it's necessary for me but i'm willing to try anything. Thanks for reading i would appreciate any advice on how i should move forward from tomorrow.
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    Starting jan 9th some quick questions

    Don't get me started on the replacement thing, it's stopped me from ordering online now as i'm lucky to get half the things i order and the replacements are usually no use. I'm glad your feeling better today, that all sounds great. I made soup with loads of veg, chicken stock and coconut milk. Just had a bowl topped with roast chicken and mixed greens sauteed in coconut oil it's great and plenty left for lunch during the week
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    Starting jan 9th some quick questions

    Thanks for the advice, i spoke with a friend who works at the chicken counter in Tesco and he said they just plain roast the chickens unless the packet advises it's bbq or garlic butter in which case they add a marinade so think i can use my stock. I hope so anyway, it's now finished after simmering for 14 hours and smells great.
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    Uses for Chicken stock

    Thanks for the recipe that looks great, i'll give it a go.
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    Uses for Chicken stock

    Thanks, that's really helpful. I was planning on freezing some in ice cube trays as a replacement for stock cubes but like you i'm more likely to cook in bulk and use at least a cup at a time.
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    Starting jan 9th some quick questions

    The ready to cook roasted chickens on the tesco web site contain brown sugar so i'd imagine there the same kind they sell in at the deli counter. I'm not going to risk it so making it a Whole31 now and giving away the stock to my family! It's annoying but an important lesson i suppose!
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    Starting jan 9th some quick questions

    Thanks for pointing that out, i didn't even consider that anyone would add sugar to a chicken but they add it to everything else!
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    Uses for Chicken stock

    That sounds like a great plan, i'll give it a try as soon as it's ready