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Sufferers of GERD, unite!

IndyGirl | | Dec 30, 2012 07:50 AM

Hi everyone,

I've been felled by a nasty flareup of GERD (gastro-esophogeal reflux disease). It runs in my family, so there is no escaping it, and I guess I'm lucky not to have had a flareup in about five years.

Anyway, what do all of you do during a flareup to quell the awful discomfort? I have been avoiding alcohol, coffee (drinking black tea instead), tomato sauces and tomatoes in general, spicy goods, all citrus, garlic, etc. I also finally raised the head of my bed last night and for the first time in a week slept through the night wthout having to get up in the night and walk around and chew gum. It's been horrible.

Am I missing anything?

I would also like to know how you all avoid the onset of new flareups. I think mine started this time because I had been overdoing coffee and orange juice on an empty stomach, but who really knows?

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