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I just don't get it! Avoid certain foods?.. Is that it? Is there any way to get rid of it? I have a tough time figuring out what foods cause my GERD, because i've had it for so long...I guess.

 

I also have a hiatal hernia... Is that fixable? What am I supposed to do about that??

 

I've been googling these things and reading about them... but I think it would make more sense for me to hear it from you guys.

 

Thanks

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You don't get rid of it. You live with it.

 

I tried the medications for it and found it was making it worse.

 

As of right now i follow these guidelines:

 

No greasy

No spicy

No rich

No chocolate

No caffine

 

In addition to this i try to eat something starchy every meal. I also eat smaller meals more frequently.

 

I sleep on an incline pillow instead of laying flat, as it makes it worse.

 

As for the hernia, i've heard they can be fixed, though i don't know how.

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You don't get rid of it. You live with it.

 

I tried the medications for it and found it was making it worse.

 

As of right now i follow these guidelines:

 

No greasy

No spicy

No rich

No chocolate

No caffine

 

In addition to this i try to eat something starchy every meal. I also eat smaller meals more frequently.

 

I sleep on an incline pillow instead of laying flat, as it makes it worse.

 

As for the hernia, i've heard they can be fixed, though i don't know how.

Okay thanks! I think the only thing I eat out of those is chocolate...my favorite! :( but i cant live without it ha. Are greasy foods just like french fries and stuff?... sorry, stupid question ha.

 

I dont like taking medications, so I never started... even though im not even sure what to take.

 

Is your pillow called a bed wedge?

 

Ok, thank you!

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Ohh, and I also heard that I can't eat certain fruits... Do you have problems with any?

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Okay thanks! I think the only thing I eat out of those is chocolate...my favorite! :( but i cant live without it ha. Are greasy foods just like french fries and stuff?... sorry, stupid question ha.

 

I dont like taking medications, so I never started... even though im not even sure what to take.

 

Is your pillow called a bed wedge?

 

Ok, thank you!

In a sense yes. French frys that are fried are, but those that are baked can be fine.

 

My pillow http://www.bedbathandbeyond.com/product.asp?SKU=101538

 

As for the fruits, those that are acidic can cause issues with GERD, or so i've heard. I don't eat them generally. My GERD caused some damage in my throat that took about a year to heal. I had no wish to make it worse by eating them. :)

 

No such thing as a stupid question :)

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