Connective Tissue Disorder That Causes Acid Reflux and Chronic Utis
I have a connective tissue disorder that is responsible for many different problems. One is a weak esophagus sphincter that never closes, causing acid reflux. Another is chronic UTIs. I have been taking Protonix for five years for the acid reflux and D-Mannose for the UTIs. Both work pretty well. I would like to get off of the Protonix for obvious reasons and the D-Mannose, because it is costing me $75.00 a month just to stay comfortable. I have also figured out that my connective tissue disorder was as a result of a zinc deficiency. I discovered this while using Splenda a couple of years ago. All of my symptoms flaired up as a result of the zinc that gets depleated by the clorine that Splenda is processed with. I now take an extra 50mg of zinc daily. This has helped most of my symptoms. But, the acid reflux and UTIs continue on. I just took 2 Tbs of ACV, 1/4 tps of baking soda with some honey. My tongue is buring a bit. But, this happens frequently for me. I see that you suggest that some start with baking soda only for the first couple of weeks. Can I do this and continue to take the Protonix. I ask because when I have tried to treat my acid reflux with banking soda it has not worked in the past. I have also started taking B-12. Can you advise me on what direction I should take? Also, whatever plan I follow, should I discontinue taking Protonix now or wait until the other treatments are working? Your help is much appreciated.