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Sciatica, Acid Reflux, Food Sensitivities, Breathing Issues

Posted by H on 06/29/2008

I hope you can help me I haven't had any sleep in days.

Symptoms: Whenever I eat anything it could be fruit etc. One nostril closes my throat closes slightly and I become hyper sensitive to even my breathing. Like a constant panic attack. I have problems breathing and the mussels in my legs feel stressed.Also I had what I thought was obstructive sleep apnea I can't breath when I sleep on my back, but during the very few times I'm free from this I can sleep on my back. My doctor said it was acid reflux but there is no pain or burning at all. I go into a hives type situation with Nexium.

After a UGI the diagnosis was changed to Acid reflux, esophageal immodality and spasms. I believe my system is totally screwed up due to massive doses of pain killers for a sciatica problem 6 months ago. I tried an over the counter drug Tagamet but it doesn't matter whether I take it or not. The results are the same.

I tried ACV the first time 1 tablespoon straight it helped the second day it made things worse. So now I'm using it (third day) 2 tablespoons of Braggs ACV to 1 teaspoon of baking soda That helped the first time but now It takes hours to work if at all. Some nights it just goes on and on wave after wave. My general health is good but my teeth need to be replaced gum disease etc. I am also a smoker.

Replied by Ted
Bangkok, Thailand
385 posts

My opinion is you have multiple conditions, starting with sciatica and acid reflux. For my own remedy, the sleeping problem, sciatica and stressed legs are the symptoms of a magnesium deficiency. A preferred form of magnesium can be magnesium citrate, magnesium malate, magnesium chloride, magnesium acetate or magnesium gluconate. The dose is about 500 mg taken twice or three times a day.

The acid reflux and sleep apnea is related in one way to still metabolic acidosis, but in the case of a sleep apnea, acid brain and inflammatory brain condition leads to the sleeping problem and that's not even considering the issue of acid reflux, yet. Most of the brain inflammation can be lowered in one way with 1000 mg fish oils, containing omega 3, having DHA and EPA. Those I think required taken twice or three times a day. That is also followed by twice a week vitamin B complex.

To help with sleep, I would prefer, 1/4 teaspoon of sodium carbonate and 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda in 1 glass of water taken three times a day. The last one most important and are often taken one hours before bedtime. Baking soda's efficiency in inducing sleep is not that effective in causing the brain to alkalized itself, inducing sleeping. It is only the sodium carbonate (washing soda) that can cause brain cells to alkalize, and hence this is added. The remedy is often called as carbicarb and is used in sleep apnea, astenia and other sleeping problems, rather quickly. Baking soda has mixed success.

As to the acid reflux, a 1/4 or 1/2 teaspoon per 1/2 liter of water taken slowly for about 2 weeks is one way to stop or reduce acid reflux and haital hernia, along with the added baking soda of 1/4 teaspoon too. Many people cannot sleep with their head down because of acid overflow. I have recently found toxin in the liver and the body, along with low levels of bicarbonates to be one of the major cause of this issue. So I'm rather slow in finding those. I suspect pure xylitol, mannitol and d-mannose taken in small quantities will kill off the organisms causing the hiatal hernia and acid reflux too. But sugar, wheat products and potatoes, and aspartame are the major ones I would try to avoid.

Most of the results will likely be the baking soda and sodium carbonate remedy, especially the sodium carbonate, such as up to 1/2 teaspoon added in one glass of water, if things went from bad to worse. However, I prefer a more moderate 1/4 of each (baking soda and sodium carbonate) in a glass of water.