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Acid Reflux Causing Esophageal Tightening?

Posted by Anonymous (Anonymous) on 10/14/2011

Ted, Thanks for all you do for the readers of earth clinic. What a great site. I need help. I was diagnosed with a motility disorder but a second opinion from an esophageal specialist disagreed. The original doc put me on Cartia 240 mg to limit the muscle contractions. After review of the study by the second dr he disagreed and thought my Barium swallow was normal and my motility study while slightly abnormal was ok. He took me off the Cartia as he was certain it was due to reflux. I have been dealing with this for two months. I found this site and started taking your ACV and baking soda remedy for 5 days now. Some relief but throat is still tight, I have mucous in throat and swallowing is difficult. I also have some chest pain after eating, dull under breast plate. I am 45 in good shape don't drink or smoke. I have been checking my PH and it runs 7 throughout the day and my saliva falls back some at night to around 6 and back with your remedy. I have also started taking some magnesium from a suggestion made by a different reader. Can you help? Thanks.

Replied by Ted
Bangkok, Thailand
391 posts

The tightness of the throat is relieved by magnesium citrate or magnesium chloride. Depending on the type of magnesium, magnesium citrate is about 100 to 250 mg, or magnesium chloride saturated solution is 8 drops before meals twice a day. For the mucous in the throat we need to break up the disulfide bonds that caused the mucous, and this is done with N acetyl Cysteine 250 mg x 2. Difficultly swallowing can come from tightness caused by excess calcium and lack of magnesium in the diet. Chest pain may be helped with a couple of supplements, such as EDTA, magnesium, or even CoQ10.


Replied by D'lynn
Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Hi, I am 32 and pregnant with my third child (38wks). I have had severe acid reflux since the first pregnancy, 10yrs ago. Sometimes it feels as though I am having a heart attack. I don't drink sodas and am currently not eating fried foods or avoiding most acidic foods. Nothing is working for the reflux, not even the prescriptions. I decided to try the apple cider vinegar tonight. I took one tablespoon of it straight (no dilution). I immediately began to vomit. Now I am stuck with a very sore throat (burning) and acid reflux. I give up.