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Acid Reflux While Trying to Get Pregnant

Posted by Jenny (UK) on 08/25/2006

Tried to cure acid reflux. My throat has been very dry and I felt as though something stuck in my throat. My back and breast bones were feeling uncomfortable, more so when I breath in deep, especially around my shoulder blades the bones above to my chest. I have been having the symptom of chest uncomfortness for a while. I first had it after I had a very bad flu and cough at the end of 2004. When my cough got better everytime I breathed in I felt as though I couldn't breathe all the down into my stomach, as if something was stopping it from below. I then went to see the doctors who thought I had asthma and prescribed me with the brown inhaler. I tried it for two weeks but did not feel it improved when I breathed in deeply. Then afterwards I would have this uncomfort in my chest, at this point I was starting to get stomach acid and I would go the toilet for a number 2 quite frequent, sometimes having diarhea. The doctors prescibed me medication for ulcers in the duodeum and also medication for the stomach pains. I dilgently had this for two weeks but did not feel my condition improved. I stopped the medication after two weeks because I felt the medication made me worse, my stomach pains slowly disappeared, however I was still going to the toilet for number 2's twice to three times a day. I was continuing getting stomach acids and therefore went to see another doctor who prescribed me with Nexium. This seemed to have worked and stomach acid was less, but as soon I stopped the stomach acid came back and seemed to be worse. I was then wanting to try for a baby and decided not to take any medication because it seemed as though every medication I tried the symptons would get worse after the course of it. My symptoms just seems to be mildly constant and every now and then I would get an outburst of stomach acid and then uncomfort in back and chest. My latest new condition is that my throuat becomes very dry, I feel very thirsty and my tongue in the middle feels sore or course. Last night I decided to try the suggestion of having honey and apple cider but this morning the stomach acid and chest uncomfort was stronger than before I had this mix. I have yet to try bicarbonate soda. Do you know if my condition is due to trying for a baby? Also do you know if it affects you from becoming pregnant? I don't take any gaviscon or tums at all because I'm pretty much anti drugs and therefore am very interested in natural remedies.

Replied by Ted
Bangkok, Thailand
391 posts

You seem to be buffer deficient. So just try to take some sodium bicarbonate for about 2 weeks, at 1/4 teaspoon twice a day on an empty stomach, morning and before sleeping. The buffer will reduce it. Suspect acid reflux is a pathogen, so if you can get fulvic acid, this should help.

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