Acid Reflux and Spastic Esophogus
Ted, I think it is just wonderful that you are giving your time to help those desperately in need without asking something in return. I commend you for this! I was diagnosed with acid reflux and a spastic esophogus 5 years ago which I believe was from the stress of pregnancy. Whenever a small amount of acid enters my esophogus it causes it to spasm, which in turn causes terrible pain in between my shoulder blades and in my chest and can also cause me to have choking sensations. When diagnosed I was put on Protonix. I took this medication for 1 year and it did help to heal my esophagus and get my over production of acid under control. I have been off of it for 1 1/2 years now. I try to control the acid reflux by my diet. Now and then I do have flare ups. About 2 months ago the acid reflux began again. Although, this time I cannot seem to get in under control. I try not to eat foods that cause acidity. But now it is to the point where I am in fear of the damage it may cause to my esophagus. Just about every moment of every day I am faced with the pain in my chest, throat and back. I do not sleep well and it seems like everything, including water, bothers me. I am beginning to feel a little deperate and have considered going to a doctor for help. Although, I know the Acid Blockers are just masking the problem and can be very harmful. I don't know what the root cause of the problem is and I certainly don't know how to stop it. I am 42 and not overweight at all. I would appreciate your assistance in helping stop this suffering so I may get back to living a life not consumed in worry about my health condition. I would appreciate if you can please make this specific to my situation with amounts to use. I was very concerned when I read all the issues with the burning of the tongue, etc. I do not want to create another painful situation to add to the one I already have. I desperately need help and would appreciate your advice. Thank you so much! Karen
Dear Karen: Acid reflux that occurred after pregnancy, often means the body hormones and nutrients in the body are simply depleted. One such condition that I have noted was the lost of hairs, which for some reason are also linked with acid reflux since a pathogen is often the triggering mechanism bought on reduced immune system.
Therefore it is best to start simple, by taken general mutiple vitamins supplements, especially vitamin B complex, with major concentration in vitamin B5 and inositol.
1 tablespoon Apple cider vinegar plus 1/4 teaspoon baking soda plus 1/2 glass of warm water should stabilized the body's acid/alkaline balance.
As for the pathogen issue, usually raising the immune system will help. In your case it appears to be manganese sulfate 25-50 mg/day, zinc acetate 25-50/mg day, magnesium citrate 250/mgday, and some potassium citrate 100 mg/day to balance both the major macro minerals.
Molybdenum in the form of sodium molybdate is often implicated in acid reflux since this is known to control pH indirectly so that might help, but the common dose is only 10 mg/day.
iotin is another area that people (who after pregnancy are deficient in) with reflux are also problematic, so just try only 5 mg./day. It is part of the vitamin B group.
Candida is often implicated when people have acid reflux, so try to take licorice extract 1/2 tablespoon to 1 tablespoon per day , and if you can find some glycine, this will also help. Licorice extract kills whatever pathogen there is that is causing it. If you are extremely helped by this, it also means colloidal silver, or water with 6-12 drops of 3% hydrogen peroxide will work with you also.
In some cases I have seen acid reflux reduced or stopped by various means, such as ACV, acv baking soda, pantothenic acid B5 (from royal jelly) one tablespoon always depending on the cause of acid reflux.
However people often get lost with the treatment, but the simple matter is it depends on the cause.
In your case it might be both pathogen issue and nutritional deficiency one. Pathogen issue is easily resolve by raising immune system through kelp, licorice extract, zinc, manganese, magnesium and selenium.
The nutritional deficiency I mostly see people with acid reflux is usually vitamin B complex. The most important is B12, so if possible get a B12 injection. Then followed by taking plenty of vitamin B complex, maybe three times a day where B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, are 100 mg. per tablet. This should resolved the digest problems and your acid reflux. The last approach to acid reflux is the electrolytic and pH imbalance. So taking only sports drink or electrolytic drinks (pack they sell at store) taken only once a day should help. pH imbalance can easily be handled just taking 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda plus 1/4 teaspoon citric acid, or if you can't find citric acid then 1/4 teaspoon baking soda plus 1 whole lemon to 1/2 glass of water taken once or twice a day.
If you worry about the acid tongue issue, then just take baking soda only at 1/4 teaspoon per day and take some electrolytic drinks.
If you asked me what you should take first given myriads of supplements, then it would have to be the vitamin B complex and licorice extract first. And ACV and baking soda is the third choice. This is the acid reflux for people who had problems after pregnancy, and therefore nutrition deficieny and pathogens are the two major causes.
Electrolytic imbalance is a distant third, but it is best to leave no stones unturned once you beginning treatment you might consider adding them later on. If you think there is a hormonal imbalance is at issue, perhaps taking a 12.5 mg of DHEA might help. Since you are not fat, then maybe estrogen. Most people with lack of DHEA will be fat, so it appears that this is not the problem.
Of course I am keeping this last in case you have had no success with the other ones. Again, if I have all the lab results of your body, it would be easier, but if not, then you just have to find out by going over the list for you to run over.