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KLW #382323 02/27/08 12:16 PM
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I'm sorry to say that PPI's do not heal the stomach lining. Before taking these prescriptions I recommend slippery elm tea. You take 1 tablespoon (or a little less) of slippery elm powder (available at health food stores) and a teaspoon or less of honey and stir them into warm (not hot) water. This coats and heals the esophagus and stomach lining. It is not exactly a tasty concoction, but it really works for me. Also try Aloe Vera capsules and marshmallow herb (not the roasting kind!) I always recommend you see a licensed practitioner for dose recommendations.

I am working on an article on holistic answers to heartburn.

Please see my article on meds for GERD:
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Can't wait for the holistic answers to heartburn....

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Do you have any holistic suggestions for IBS? Would the slippery elm help any?

My fiance is very sensitive to his environment anyway with allergies and such. He has cronic IBS with both bloating and diarhea on a daily basis. He has been contemplating aloe juice. He is against medications but pro-natural remedies.

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Hi Karen,

I'm not a big fan of meds either.

Yes slippery elm will help IBS. It coats and heals the entire GI tract. Absolutely have your husband give it a try. I also found that fennel tea is very soothing. And meditation can make a huge difference. I recommend the book "The 4 Agreements" which helps you become aware that the anxiety that you feel isn't as real as you think it is.

I would stay away from the Aloe, though. Aloe can increase colon motility which can feel crampy. Aloe and can also loosen the bowls, which in a nutshell tells you that it will make his condition worse. What is good for the stomach and LES is not always good for conditions of the colon, so I'm glad you asked.

I am working on an article for IBS natural cures. You may also be particularly interested in the article I have in mind connecting IBS with the supernatural. (How daring is that?)


So tell me, what do you see in my future? wink

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PROTONIX is a prescription drug that is used to treat and maintain healing of erosive acid reflux disease, also known as erosive GERD (breaks in the lining of the esophagus), and relieve associated symptoms that may include frequent and persistent heartburn and stomach acid backup. Most patients heal within 8 weeks of treatment. Doctors may prescribe PROTONIX beyond 8 weeks to maintain healing or to prevent a recurrence of your symptoms. Controlled studies did not extend beyond 12 months.


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KLW,

Do you happen to be taking Byetta? (An injectable drug to lower BG but it is not insulin.) I am also a Type 2 diabetic with GERD and when i took Byetta i was sick as a dog. That is a side effect of Byetta but for many people that wears off after a short term. It only got worse for me.

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Im on Gylburide, Not Byetta

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I have taken and am taking Glyburide due to the fact that i can't tolerate Byetta but i've not had problems with that. I *think* i remember taking a GERD med before Protonix that i had a problem with but i don't remember for sure. Maybe there is a different med you could take that you would tolerate better. God, i really feel for you cuz i remember how completely horrible i felt on Byetta and how unpredictable my ability to keep food down was. When i was on Byetta and threw up it was like i was throwing up 2 days worth of whatever food i had eaten...i could never believe the amount. It was horrible. I really hope you can figure it out.

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Originally Posted By: KLW
PROTONIX is a prescription drug that is used to treat and maintain healing of erosive acid reflux disease, also known as erosive GERD (breaks in the lining of the esophagus), and relieve associated symptoms that may include frequent and persistent heartburn and stomach acid backup. Most patients heal within 8 weeks of treatment. Doctors may prescribe PROTONIX beyond 8 weeks to maintain healing or to prevent a recurrence of your symptoms. Controlled studies did not extend beyond 12 months.



This is an excellent quote and very true. Many medications can cause GERD by relaxing the LED (lower esophageal sphincter)and it sounds like you are on one of them. A healthy LED allows food to enter the stomach, then tightens back up. When the LED is relaxed, stomach acid can splash back up from the stomach causing the esophagus to burn.

But here's the rub, and it doesn't please me to say this: PPi's inhibit the production of stomach acid, so that there is less of it to splash back up allowing the esophagus to heal. Here is the red flag: We need our stomach acid to properly digest our food. If we can't digest our food quickly enough it sits in the stomach for longer than it should. When this happens, the LED relaxes. The LED can only then remain healed as long as the acid remains in a reduced state. The burns or lesions are "healed" but the LED is perpetually relaxed and your food under-digested. In other words, in most cases, you will be dependant on the PPi's to maintain a healed esophagus and in turn your LED cannot tighten up to protect the esophagus from the acid. So in the long run, PPi's cause acid reflux. Any one who has been on them for any length of time and tries to stop taking them will be in instant and perpetual agony. Besides acid reflux or GERD, long term use of PPi's can lead to an inflamed stomach lining and many other new health problems, including the dependency on acid reducers for life.

As I said, it doesn't make me happy to say this! I am painstakenly trying to get off of these meds. I used to have a burning in my stomach for years, which was probably H pilori. I never had acid reflux until I started taking acid reducers. When I learned the way these meds actually work I was stunned. This is why I caution everyone to try holistic approaches for acid reflux that heal the esophagus without harming the LED or stomach lining.

Of course everyone has free will. But as the saying goes "knowledge is power!"

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Thanks for the information Shay! I will be sure to pass it on.

BTW about tying the supernatural to IBS. Hubby says what happens to him after a milkshake or piece of pizza IS supernatural...lol whistle

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