Sunday, February 01, 2015
Coffee or GERD?
A most unfortunate thing has happened to me - I'm having a problem with gerd and coffee. I had a gerd attack, the last 4 days and it was so bad I was coughing up stomach acid. I've had this before so I knew what it was and how to treat it. Back to the medication to end this and 14 days giving up certain foods. I will then bring them back but a little at a time, to see what foods are my triggers. I already know, coffee is one of them. I've been in denial for a long time.
Confession: I still have a cup, but I put cinnamon in it and am making it weaker than I like and just having one cup. I try and have a banana before I drink. It's maddening for me. I never thought there would be anything that would make me give up coffee, but stomach acid is not a good thing. My gums were bleeding - I couldn't belch - I felt as if I was having a heart attack. Apple juice is very good. Not wild about it but it does sooth my tummy and I can burp.
For 14 days I am trying to lay off:
tomato based sauces
Now what the heck can I eat? I put garlic in just about everything. This is all the things I love. Not saying any one of these (except coffee) is my trigger, but I suspect, onions and bell peppers and spicy food. My poor esophagus needs to heal.
What is GERD?
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