... disease what is good for these symptoms? I don't take anything except for tums and I eat them like candy when I have a flare up.
My PC acted up the other day. GERD makes IBS worse, as the acid from GERD goes through the GI and further upsets the IBS, etc. Do you use diet-avoid spices, raw veges, alcohol, soda pop, chocolate, and don't snack for an hour or so before bedtime? That helps GERD. I take a prescription GERD medicine-do you get burning in your throat when you take Tums? That's a sign that Tums aren't strong enough and your hiatus hernia is really bad. When you get your GERD under control, you'll probably find out that you can eat some of the food. I like Zantac, and it's over the counter. It doesn't burn the throat like Tums do, but it takes about an hour for it to work. Some of the other meds didn't help me at all- You can friend me anytime that you want and talk about it more if you want.-Signed- GERD, IBS, etc. except for Crohns. Yes, the acid from GERD can add aditional symptoms that are like Crohns.
I too have very bad heartburn, acid reflux, and GERD. Instead of having sudden flare-ups, i suggest you ask your doctor about a maintenance drug called a proton pump inhibitor such as: protonix, nexium, aciphex, etc... I am on Protonix DR 40mg and i take it at night--as you should know acid gets worse when you lay flat--and I haven't had a problem with my GERD at all. What are your symptoms of YOUR IBS? chronic constipation and diarrhea? is one or the other more prevalent?
I have all of those problems also. I take Nexium daily for the reflux and it is fabulous. When the IBS/Divertuculitis flares up, take Gas-X and Enteric Coated Peppermint oil, it will give you great relief. Take Probiotics everyday of your life, eat yogurt and sauerkraut etc... they have probiotics also. Take metamucil daily and drink tons of water. This combination of things have completely changed my life. Good luck
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